Kimberly & Hernán

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Kimberly and Hernán’s wedding day was filled with so many friends and family who love and support them both. Over and over we heard how people closest to them were so happy they found each other. People from around the world came to celebrate with them, and even their little pup Penny was the perfect flower girl.

The fantastic vendor team:

Planner: A Fresh Event

Venue: Wyndahm Grand

Hair & Make-up: We Only do Pretty

Floral: Flowers for Dreams

Officiant: A Perfect Fit Rev; Eva LaRoche

Cake: Bittersweet

DJ: Cage + Aquarium

Molly & David

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Molly and David's wedding was sunny, beautiful, and full of so much joy. From start to finish they were smiling, laughing and crying the whole day. To be included in a day that is overflowing with joy is a blessing that we're so thankful for. 

The vendors that made their day amazing:

Bridal Prep: The Homestead

Groom Prep: Hyatt House

Wedding planner: Lionhearted Events

Hair: Art & Science

Make-up: Corey (Cousin of the Bride)

Dress: Aisle Chic

Bridesmaid Dresses: Diana's Bridal

Suits: Snapsuits

Venue: Women's Club of Evanston

Florist: Blooming City Flowers

Catering: Catering by Michaels

Liquor: Bottles & Cans

Band: Bluewater Kings Band

Meg & Andy

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We've been looking forward to Meg & Andy's wedding for over a year. We heard the ideas, plans, and vision for what they had hoped their day would look like. And when it was finally here, it was just so perfect from start to finish. 

The whole day was filled with happiness and joy for their marriage. It was so hard for me to narrow down photos for a preview because I just wanted to edit them all! 

Courtney & Tim

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Courtney and Tim's wedding day was filled with laughter and tears of joy, often at the same time. It's obvious that their wedding day and their marriage is something they've both been excitedly waiting for. From the heartfelt vows they wrote for each other, to the looks they gave each other throughout the day, it was amazing to photograph this moment in their lives.

Makeup: Zj Fe Griño

Hair: Shattered Ends by Emily

Flowers: Floral Arrangements by Nicole

Church: Grace Church

Dinner: Jimbooo's Italian Beef

Bar: Tyler Grey Bartending

Dessert: ChrisTina's Homemade Goodies by Chris Delaurentis

Late Night Snack: Lady's Gourmet Popcorn

Photo Booth and LOVE sign: 219 Productions

DJ: Laura Visscher with Music 'N' Motion DJ Service

Tables, chairs, and heaters: Crown Party Rentals and Lansing Heating & Air Conditioning

Cake: Sydney Sams

Party Bus and Limo: Limo Emporium

Holly & Tasos

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What a beautiful day! Holly and Tasos' wedding day had amazing weather, a powerful ceremony, and a reception filled with warm speeches and lively dancing. We're so honored to have captured their story.

The amazing vendor team:

Wedding Planner: Naturally Yours Events

Make-up & Hair: Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair

Bride's make-up: Dawn Bliss Beauty Make-up Artist

Bridal Attire: Fifi's Tailor & Custom Design

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Suits: Formally Modern Tuxedo

Florist & Lighting: Atmosphere Events Group

Ceremony: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Transportation: M&M Limo

Reception: Drury Lane

Bakery: Sugar Fixe

DJ: Sounds of Greece

Photo Booth: Magic Moment Photo Booth

Videographer: PNG Wedding Films

Mien & Lance

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Michael and I traveled to Indianapolis this weekend to have a wedding-filled weekend with Mien and Lance. It was so nice exploring a new place together. We photographed her sister's wedding two years ago, so it was really nice to see the family again. Both families came together to make sure they had an amazing day, which ended with a pretty fantastic sparkler exit. 

Since Mien and Lance live in Chicago, they wanted wedding photos featuring Chicago's iconic skyline. The weather was perfect and the light was just beautiful. It was a fantastic ending to their wedding weekend.

Mary & Ryan

Mary and Ryan had the most amazing day. The details were well thought out and so beautiful. They chose their first look to be near the location where Ryan proposed. Their closest friends and family were part of the wedding ceremony and offered their love and support the whole day. 

Amazing Vendor Team:

Dress: House of Brides - David Tutera

Bridesmaid dresses: House of Brides - Allure

Hair: Sonia Roselli - Sara Allott & Korena Robinson

Make-up: Mary with Assistants- Diana Alvarez & Julia Hamilton from Pretty Windy City

Flowers: Fab Flora

Tuxes: The Black Tux

Venue: Meridian Banquets

Cake: The Baking Institute

Dj: DJ Jennefa

Video: Hendzel Productions

Elissa & Jon

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From start to finish Elissa and Jon's wedding was so relaxed which allowed them to truly focus on each other. The rain stayed away, and their day was beautiful. 

The warm weather didn't stop their friends and family from celebrating and enjoying each other's company well into the night.

Amazing vendors: 

Dress: BHLDN

Bridesmaids dresses: Show me your Mumu

Tuxes: The Black Tux

Hair: Vicky Savanovitch

Make-up: Makeup by Brittany

Flowers: Diana's Floral

Venue: Oak Brook Bath & Tennis

Lighting: A Posh Production

Catering: My Chef Catering

Cake: Mariano's & Portillo's

Band: Hey Jimmy

Eunice and Ricardo

Eunice and Ricardo's wedding day was overflowing with the love of their family and friends. It's such a blessing to be around so many caring and encouraging people. 

The weather was beautiful, and the day was filled with so much laughter!

Maura & Patrick

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The rain miraculously held out for Maura and Patrick's wedding on Saturday and they had the most beautiful weather. 

Seeing two families come together and enjoy each others company is so wonderful to witness. They have great friends and family supporting them as they start their marriage.

Amazing team of vendors:

Hair & Make-up: Lauren Leonard - Tropical Sunsations Salon & Spa

Dress: Volle's Bridal, Blush by Hayley Paige

Bridesmaid's dresses: David's Bridal

Tuxes: Men's Warehouse

Florals: Redberry Floral Designs

Church: Queen of Martrys Church - Rev. Edward Mikolajczyk

Venue: Chicago Gaelic Park

Cake: Portillo's

Band: Bluewater Kings Band

Videography: Midwest Video Production

Margo and Will

After rain was predicted, we were so excited to have beautiful weather all day Saturday. The whole day went so smoothly and the wedding party was happy and encouraging, making Margo and Will's day incredibly special. 

A big thanks to the amazing group of vendors that made their day special.

Wedding Planner: Haviland Events

Hair: Jaclyn Christell

Make-up: Cassie Barron Makeup

Flowers: Prairie Basket

Paper goods: Noteworthy Expressions

Calligraphy: Laura Reilly Calligraphy

Tuxes: Men's Warehouse

Church: First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights

Venue: Arlington Raceway

Linens: Classic Party Rental

Head table setting: Vintage Place Settings

Head table design & linen: Haviland Events

DJ: Toast & Jam

Sarah and Neal

Our first wedding of the year was a great one. The weather was beautiful, everyone was relaxed, and the guests truly enjoyed the day. 

The wedding party was pretty epic. It's always so great to see so many close friends celebrating together.  

There was an amazing group of vendors that made Sarah & Neal's day.  

Hotel: The Godfrey

Church: Holy Name

Venue: Stan Mansion

Dress: Bijou Bridal

Bridesmaids dresses: BHLDN

Hair: Maria Milano

Make-up: Brianna Halagiera & Kelly Mogensen

Suits: Suit Supply

Florist: Roberts Floral Design Studio

Cake: Sweet Mandy B's

Band: Bluewater Kings Band

Decor: Art of Imagination

Catering: D'Absolute Events and Catering

 

Jackie & Dave

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Saturday's wedding was a fantastic way to close out our 2016 wedding year. We had a great time capturing life-long connections between most of the guests. It's so refreshing to see true friendships that have lasted so long. Jackie and Dave's day came together beautifully.

Jackie and Dave were not only surrounded by amazing people, but also amazing vendors that did a fantastic job to make their day special.

Wedding Planner: Clover Events

Hair & Make-up: Frizzie Lizzie's

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection

Videographer: White Quill Creative

Church: St. Paul of the Cross Church

Reception: Fountain Blue

DJ: Go2Guys DJ

Transportation: Chicago Trolley

Photo Booth: Moments in Time

Alana & Eric

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We had an epic Michigan wedding last weekend. Even though Alana and Eric live in Chicago, they wanted to have their wedding in Michigan where they're both from. They had most of their guest travel from Chicago and enjoy the weekend in Michigan with them.

Their wedding day was flawless and you could tell how much love and thoughtfulness was poured into the day and their union. It was just beautiful from start to finish. 

Monica & Brett

Monica and Brett had the most beautiful day for their wedding. The weather was nice, but it was beautiful because I could truly FEEL their love. The excitement before the ceremony, the conversations of anticipation they felt towards finally seeing each other, and the toasts all reflected how Monica and Brett are always looking for ways to serve and honor each other.

Absolutely beautiful.