Speaking from personal experience, having a long "dating" relationship before getting engaged is an absolutely wonderful thing. That growing together process makes the day you say I do that much more meaningful, as these two lovebirds can attest. Hello Love Photography joined them to document all the feels. See some of our favorite captures below and check out the full gallery when you're done! From the Bride... Stanley and I had been dating for nine years before we got engaged last summer. Many of our friends and family have been waiting for this day for a long time. And since most of our family and friends live on all ends of the US (and even abroad) we were excited at the chance to have an occasion to bring everyone together! I was inspired by the beautiful arches and garden of the Winnetka Community House for the wedding. The lush greenery provides a gorgeous backdrop that doesn't need anything more to make it beautiful. I gravitated towards floral and watercolor motifs to bring it all together and aimed for simple, romantic and elegant.