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. 

I'm so thankful for all the amazing vendors that contributed to making their day so special.

Hair: Hollibeauty

Make-up: Samantha Lane

Wedding Planner: VV Social Events

Florist: Tina & Dollie Floral Design

Ceremony: St. Clement Church

Venue: Lacuna Loft - Events by LM

Bakery: Vanille Patisserie

DJ: Crestline Entertainment

Photobooth: Magic Uplighting Inc.

Decor: Exquisitely Striking

Nina and Jared

On Saturday morning, there were some clouds crowding an overcast sky, but by the time Nina and Jared were married later in the afternoon, all that was a distant memory. The weather was perfect, which made their outdoor ceremony at the Public Landing Restaurant in Lockport, Illinois that much more beautiful. Of course that wonderful weather was just a small part of their heart-warming celebration. They were surrounded by loyal friends and loving family, and they sure had a lot of fun.

Alicia and Taek

I'm still on a high from yesterday's wedding. Alicia and Taek planned a flawless wedding day that was filled with great meaning and honor to their families and to God. Their ceremony was an amazing time of worship.

The rain managed to clear up just in time for portraits giving us great weather that included a nice breeze. We are so happy to have been part of their beautiful day. 

Julie and Kevin

I love how Julie & Kevin's wedding truly spoke to who they are as a couple. They met in college during a Production class (Production 2 to be exact), when they re-enacted a scene from Star Wars, so of course they had to incorporate that into their wedding. They had a Han & Leia cake topper and mini "light sabers" for all the guests. The tables also had different movie/tv themes.

The improv group Kevin is part of even performed a several skits acting out scenes from their relationship after dinner.  It was unique, hilarious, and totally them. 

Ryan and Amy

It was a beautiful weekend for a wedding. Ryan and Amy had an amazing day filled with their love. Their wedding day was centered around their strong faith—It was evident in every conversation, every prayer, and every toast that Ryan and Amy felt incredibly blessed to have found each other. 

It was our pleasure to photograph this day for Amy and Ryan. I (Karina) have known Ryan since high school, and when I met Amy, I could tell they had found their soul mates. We're so happy for them and glad to be part of their celebration.

Vendors

Ceremony: Grace Church

Venue: Andorra Banquets

Dress: Eva's International

Bridesmaids Dress: David's Bridal

Tuxes: Dunhill Tuxedos

Flowers: Beecher Florist

Videographer & Slow Motion Booth: Poetic Productions

Cake: Sharon's Custom Cakes

Dj: Millennium Music

Make-up: Brittney Bouwman

Hair: Annamarie

 

Rob and Carter

It was a beautifully perfect day for Rob and Carter. Their family and friends came together from all over the country to celebrate their love. 

Many of the details, from the veil and headpiece to the gorgeous aisle runner to the accessories the girls wore outside were hand-made by Carter's mom, and everything came together so elegantly. As stunning as all the details were, the focus was on Rob and Carter. Their commitment to each other and the admiration of their guests was so apparent. Congratulations, you two.

We worked with an AMAZING team of vendors.

Venue: The University Club of Chicago

Planner: Clementine Custom Events

Florals: Steve's Flower Market

Make-up & Hair: Arch Apothecary

Dress: Maggie Sottero

Veil & Headpiece: Mother of the Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Pappeli - Macy's

Mensware: Jos A Bank

Officiant: Judith Doran

Cake: The University Club of Chicago

Entertainment: Dan Hayes Orchestra

Video: I Do Video by Leo

 

Christian & Luz

It was such a blessing to be part of Christian and Luz's wedding. It was filled with so much emotion and love. Their huge bridal party, made up of mostly family, brought so much laughter and support to their day. 

Even though it rained in the morning, the early showers gave the day a nice temperature for their outdoor reception. And the dance party at the end...amazing. 

Lauren and Kyle

Lauren and Kyle's wedding day was simply amazing. The day which was predicted to have stormy weather had the sun poking through the clouds all day. Lauren and Kyle have been together for 10 years, and it was incredible to see such a great system of support they have established through both their families and their friends.

We loved every minute of their wedding, and had a great time taking the trip up to Wisconsin. #loandkyle2015

There were so many vendors who made their day amazing:

Make-up and Hair- Alexa Raynor from Salon Diva

Dresses, tux and accessories - Elegance

Shoes-Etsy

Flowers-Inspired by Nature

Day of Coordinator- Mary Raynor

Catering- Rockman's Catering

Kim and Jim

Kim and Jim's wedding was amazing. She was a stunning bride and I could see the joy in her face all day. When Jim saw her during their first look he just beamed. 

It was great how relaxed everyone was throughout the day, even when rain meant kept us indoors. The bridal party was enjoying every moment. 

During the toasts and speeches, you could see how Kim and Jim have formed close and long-lasting relationships. The many friends and family who stayed until the very last dance made their wedding day a constant celebration.

 

We worked with some amazing vendors that did a great job in bringing the whole day together: 

Day of Coordinator: Jenny Andel

Hotel: Eaglewood Resort and Spa

Hair & Makeup: Hairs 2 the Bride

Dress: Casablanca Bridal

Officiant: Spirit of Love Ceremonies

Venue: Venuti's

Flowers: Dixon's Florist

Cake: The Baking Institute

DJ: Crestline Entertainment

 

Alex and Tuyen

Alex and Tuyen met at Loyola University and ended up taking several classes together. They spent time together because they had friends in common, but eventually realized how inevitable their love was. Their wedding showed how meaningful it can be for two families to come together. The day was filled with celebration, ceremony, and support for these two.

The awesome DJs from X-Fade Entertainment kept the dance floor full all night. They were great!

Aaron and Adrienne

The forecast called for rain. All morning long, dark clouds floated overhead. However, as guests started to find their seats, the sun arrived, illuminating everything. According to Aaron, that’s exactly what he and Adrienne were praying for.

Prayer permeated their wedding. Their attendants prayed for them before they saw each other. Their fathers prayed a blessing over them before they left the altar. After the lantern launch, guests crowded the dance floor and prayed for them as they left for the night.

Beyond these powerful moments, their day was filled with beautiful decorations, delicious food, and plenty of joy.