Kelly and Dan’s wedding was filled with joy, color, love and a TON of fun…and did I mention color? It was everywhere and it was amazing.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Tuxes: Formally Modern Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Ultimate Bride Planner: Kara Underwood Gordon, Magnificent Milestones Flowers: Hello Darling
The ladies arriving at the Church.
The ceremony took place at St. Clement Church in Chicago. ( I could go on about how gorgeous it was but I think the photos just speak for themselves.) A beautiful moment between Kelly and her dad.
The girls watching Kelly walk up to Dan.
Seriously it was almost overwhelming it was so beautiful!
They were so cute and happy to be married! All night long Dan kept saying ‘Where’s my wife?’ even when she was standing next to him, he liked saying ‘wife’, it was the sweetest!
This wedding party had so much personality and fun, they had me and Carol laughing all day and night.
Me, working, directing, yelling, joking, having fun!
Even for the ‘formals’ this group just infused their personalities into every shot…notice the men in the front row holding hands 🙂
Back on the trolley, they were having the time of their lives 😉
By the time we got to our second location it started to rain, but they were prepared!
Yes, I do have a red umbrella in my car at all times, because the green would clash with the “True Love” sign, that’s why…duh! (I have issues, but I don’t care)
Do I really need to say that this is my FAVORITE photo, that it just makes my heart melt every time I look at it?! I mean really, it could not be any more perfect! Kelly and Dan if you do not have this printed HUGE in your house, I’m going to quit photography.
There are so many I love from this wedding, like this one below…I love the raindrops on the window and on the ground.
The reception was at Carnivale. This was the one of the appetizers people, freaking lamb chops covered in garlic.
And oh yeah, did I mention the COLOR???? It was everywhere, I thought my brain was going to explode from overdose, I was soooo happy!!!!
Attention Bides-to-be, here’s something different if you don’t have a guest signature album with your package ….get a cool ‘artsy’ book and have your guests sign that, what a great idea!!!
This was my dinner, soooo yummy!!! I cannot wait to take my hubby to Carnivale so he can experience this amazing food. (it’s a wonderful restaurant downstairs and they have the weddings upstairs)
Of course we took full advantage of the decorations around the restaurant.
I was actually hyperventilating at this point…
…but still managed to crack some jokes!
L.O.V.E. the next two so much. There is nothing better when a couple puts their trust in my vision and go along with my crazy ideas, because the end result is pretty freaking great.
I hope everyone loved reading this as much as I loved writing this blog post, and if you did please leave a comment. I will leave you with some words from Kelly.
Favorite parts of the day: -Seeing Dan for the first time at the end of the aisle and holding his hand throughout the ceremony -Finally relaxing and dancing on the trolley -Dancing with all our friends and family surrounding us -All the amazing toasts- Steve, Lindsay, Erin, Tom and my dad, Kevin
Advice for future brides and grooms: -Take it all in and enjoy every aspect of the weekend -Relax and have fun, don't stress about anything after it is out of your hands -Have fun! Moments I'll always remember: -All of them...it was the best day of my life -Dan's beautiful vows -Feeling so much love in the room for us from our friends and family