month: March 2013
Some quick previews form Suzy & Mario’s wedding. Victoria Banquets in Rosemont is a beautiful venue, looking forward to working there again. Enjoy the previews Suzy 🙂
Suzy and her Dad, LOVE!!
Venuti’s Ristorante & Banquet Hall wedding, Addison Illinois | Yanni Design Studio | Michelle and Eric-
Michelle & Eric wanted an Old Hollywood style, dramatic, fun wedding…and did they ever have one! Everything was flawless and beautiful.
Flowers by Yanni Design Studio.
Dress from David’s Bridal.
Pre-ceremony photos were at Eaglewood Resort & Spa. LOVE this photo of Michelle below.
One of my many favorites.
Eric looking handsome in a tux from Men’s Wearhouse.
Ceremony & Reception took place at Venuti’s .
Ceremony decorations by Yanni Design Studio.
Venuti’s has the best food, thank you Michelle & Eric for making sure we got a plated meal, yum!
How amazing is this place? Even the ceiling is pretty!
Lighting by MDM Entertainment.
Cake by The Baking Institute.
Music by MDM Entertainment (Hi, David!)
Five minute break for some romantic photos 🙂
Prefect end to the evening!
Crispina & Steve Wedding, Holy Name Cathedral | Kasbeer Hall at the Loyola University Chicago reception-
Crispina & Steve are THE sweetest couple, Carol (my assistant) and I had so much with them. We had a great time running around Michigan ave, walking to Millennium Park trying to shake our our personal paparazzi, yep it’s true…keep reading to find out more…
Shoes: Twinkle Toes from Hey Lady
Flowers Zenia from Flor del Monte
Beautiful! Hair and Makeup: Bridal Beauty Chicago
Ceremony: Holy Name Cathedral
Looking gorgeous at Millenium Park.
Thank you random stranger for following us around and taking photos, take your time with the Bride…I’ll wait.
I love how she’s looking at her groom in this photo, so in love 🙂
I love this photo so much! No Photoshop, just shooting the reflection 🙂
From the Bride…
“Ceremony: Holy Name Cathedral—Monsignor Mayall had all the right words and the Cathedral Music Department hit every note perfectly, they were absolutely phenomenal. One of the happiest moments of my wedding day was standing underneath the cross on the beautiful altar holding hands with my groom while the divine music played!
Ceremony flowers: Zenia from Flor del Monte in Pilsen did our ceremony flowers. I loved my bouquet and the bridesmaid’s bouquets. All the flowers were very beautiful.
Reception Venue: Kasbeer Hall at the Loyola University Water Tower Campus. It was amazing to walk into the room and see how beautiful everything turned out.
Wedding favors from Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream in Geneva
Dress and veil: Modeca by Enzoani and Sara Gabriel veil both from Bella Bridal and Formal Wear
Shoes: Twinkle Toes from Hey Lady
Hair and Makeup: Bridal Beauty Chicago
Tux: Vera Wang Collection from Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: DJ Darknight our bilingual MC from Champion DJ Promotions was a great find. He did a fantastic job of getting and keeping the party going through a great mix of musical genres in English and Spanish.
Cake and reception flowers: Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market—I really wanted to have natural flowers and good cake but did not want to break the bank. We did a mix of orchid plants and flower arrangements that included pink gerbera daisies and white hydrangeas. Guests were able to take all the flowers home after the reception. Our cake had three different flavor tiers; chocolate, vanilla and red velvet.
Favorite wedding related purchase: wedding rings
Two (among many) favorite wedding memories: Groom—getting tossed in the air by the bride’s family, the groomsmen and friends. Bride—watching everyone have a great time on the dance floor.
What we would have done differently: Finished the day of preparations earlier.
Advice for Brides to be: It really is true that when you find what you need you’ll just know it. Don’t settle on anything that doesn’t feel quite right and really matters to you for your wedding day. We looked at a handful of venues within our budget that would have worked just fine. None really felt exactly right until we found the one that we chose. We were very happy that we didn’t sign until we were sure.
We had the best time with Hilda and Carol walking around downtown Chicago on what turned out to be a very beautiful and warm fall day! We can’t wait to see and share our wedding photographs with our families and friends.”