Mohsin + Heidi Married! Starved Rock Ottawa Utica IL Wedding Photography
Mohsin + Heidi traveled with family and friends to Heidi’s home state of Illinois to unite in marriage for a under a canopy of trees at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, IL. A far contrast from their current location in bustling New York City as graduate students at Columbia University, the popular outdoor Starved Rock weddings location offered Heidi memories of her early childhood visits hiking the canyons, as well as the perfect wedding location incorporating the beauty of nature, an intimate ceremony backdrop and rustic retreat of the lodge.
M+H planned for a romantic pre-ceremony, private meeting spot followed by a hike into one of the park’s many sandstone canyons which served as a beautiful backdrop for their bridal photos. A wedding at Starved Rock Lodge is an excellent option when searching for a Chicago outdoor wedding ceremony location – it is noted as one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois.
With the early morning rain thankfully receding, Mohsin + Heidi’s ceremony proceeded outdoors where the soft sounds of a dulcimer enhanced the Islamic Nikah ceremony officiated by the Imam. Heidi customized every visual element of their destination wedding day with the incorporation of personalized details of brilliant, peacock feathers which influenced the variety of jewel tones in her bridesmaid’s dresses and various feathers within the wedding programs, bridal hair pieces and décor. She looked stunning in her unique, 1920’s vintage style, v-line Jenny Lee gown purchased from Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier in NYC. Thank you Heidi + Mohsin and congratulations! We enjoyed spending your wedding day with the two of you.”
Contact the wedding coordinator at Starved Rock Lodge by calling 800-868-ROCK.
For wedding and bridal party hair and make-up, contact Heidi’s stylist Neil at Luscious Moi Beauty Salon located in LaSalle, Illinois at (815) 220-8005.
View Heidi + Mohsin’s published wedding announcement in The New York Times by clicking here.
I love your wedding photography and poses. I am love with all these pictures.
Thank you “anonymous”
YOU ARE THE BEST
Hi guys, just discovered your work via BridalTweet and spent an hour or so going through your site – love your work and thanks for the inspiration!
AMAZING!!! Your photography is out of this world and it was nice working with such a professional team! I look forward to working with you both again soon…take care.
The pictures are beautiful! Love them all!! Your creativity is breath taking.
Thanks Neil. You did an amazing job on Heidi’s make-up and hair. She looked beautiful and she mentioned how pleased she was with your salon. The peacock feathers integrated into the bridesmaids hair styling was also a nice touch. We’ve added your contact info above for future bride’s referrals.
Again, a wedding so beautiful with amazing detail! Love the colors and peacock feathers! Bride was beautiful! Are you sure you don’t give them modeling lessons ahead of time? Congrats to the couple!!!!
I own Luscious Moi Salon where Heidi had her hair and make-up done. I was her make-up artist and am blown away by your beautiful photography ! It is truly the most stunning bridal photography I have ever seen. I would love to work with you both for free just to build my book.
She is a stunning bride. Nice pics you two. They just keep getting better and better.