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month: March 2013




Chicago Engagement session, Skyline by the Adler Planetarium–Katey & Don-

I had a great time with Katey & Don at the lakefront.  The skyline by the Adler Planetarium has the best view of Chicago.

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So sweet, love this one.

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Gorgeous!!

Chicago Engagement session Lake Michigan skyline couple adler planetarium (9)

You know I love reflections!

Chicago Engagement session Lake Michigan skyline couple adler planetarium (10)

Chicago Engagement session Lake Michigan skyline couple adler planetarium (11)

Chicago Engagement session Lake Michigan skyline couple adler planetarium (12)

Chicago Engagement session Lake Michigan skyline couple adler planetarium (14)

Chicago Engagement session Lake Michigan skyline couple adler planetarium (15)

Chicago Engagement session Lake Michigan skyline couple adler planetarium (16)

Chicago Engagement session Lake Michigan skyline couple adler planetarium (18)

Chicago Engagement session Lake Michigan skyline couple adler planetarium (19)

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Victoria Banquets Rosemont Wedding, Suzy and Mario–previews [Rosemont Holiday Inn Express] –

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 🙂

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 Suzy and her Dad, LOVE!!

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 Gorgeous!

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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.

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Dress from David’s Bridal.

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Pre-ceremony photos were at Eaglewood Resort & Spa. LOVE this photo of Michelle below.

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First look!

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One of my many favorites.

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Eric looking handsome in a tux from Men’s Wearhouse.

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Ceremony & Reception took place at Venuti’s .

Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos Yanni Design Studio decoration and flowers (1)

Yanni Design Studio Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos (3)

Ceremony decorations by Yanni Design Studio.

Yanni Design Studio Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos (2)

Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos Yanni Design Studio decoration and flowers (4)

Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos Yanni Design Studio decoration and flowers (2)

Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos Yanni Design Studio decoration and flowers (5)

 Venuti’s  has the best food,  thank you Michelle & Eric for making sure we got a plated meal, yum!

Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos Yanni Design Studio decoration and flowers (9)

How amazing is this place? Even the ceiling is pretty!

Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos Yanni Design Studio decoration and flowers (8)

Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos Yanni Design Studio decoration and flowers (10)

Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding Old Hollywood glamour wedding photos Yanni Design Studio decoration and flowers (7)

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Lighting by  MDM Entertainment.

Venuti's Wedding Assison, MDM entertainment chicago DJ (8)

Cake by The Baking Institute.

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Venuti's Wedding Assison, MDM entertainment chicago DJ (7)

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Venuti's Wedding Assison, MDM entertainment chicago DJ (2)

Music by MDM Entertainment (Hi, David!)

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😉

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Five minute break for some romantic photos 🙂

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Love!

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 Prefect end to the evening!

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Venuti's Ristorante & Banquet Hall Addison Illinois wedding photos Yanni Design Studio decoration and flowers  (4)

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Photography by Hilda Burke, Angel Eyes Photography, Chicago. More photos on Facebook.





Natalie & Matt, Eaglewood Resort & Spa Itasca, Illinois wedding-

A big Congratulations to Natalie & Matt who are expecting their first baby this fall…below is a recap of their beautiful wedding. Natalie here’s photographic proof that doing the first look was a great idea 😉  Aren’t you glad you listed to me and Matt?
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Mom and Bride beautiful moment hands
Mori Lee dress at Here Comes the Bride in Addison (1)
 Gorgeous!!! Make up by Gia Densford. Please contact me for her info.
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 Loved her bouquet! Flowers by Marisa in Wheaton.
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 Fist look = more time for photos!
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 Ceremony, photos and reception all took place at  Eaglewood Resort & Spa.
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 The groom brought his Harley-Davidson for more photo awesomeness!!
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 Suit from Black Tie Formal.
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Harley-Davidson wedding photo Angel Eyes photography Chicago
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 Love!!
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 You know it’s a good shot, when Carol whips her phone out 😉
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Eaglewood Resort & Spa Itasca, Illinois wedding fun Harley Davidson Bride and Groom unique photos first look (5)
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The handsome boys waiting for the ceremony.
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 We have lift-off! She was so cute!!
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Eaglewood Resort & Spa Itasca, Illinois wedding fun Harley Davidson Bride and Groom unique photos first look (8)
Eaglewood Resort & Spa Itasca, Illinois wedding fun Harley Davidson Bride and Groom unique photos first look (11)
 The DJ was Matt Windsor from A Posh Production, the dance floor was packed!
Eaglewood Resort & Spa Itasca, Illinois wedding fun Harley Davidson Bride and Groom unique photos first look (9)
Eaglewood Resort & Spa Itasca, Illinois wedding fun Harley Davidson Bride and Groom unique photos first look (12)
Eaglewood Resort & Spa Itasca, Illinois wedding fun Harley Davidson Bride and Groom unique photos first look (10)
From the Bride…
‘VENUE: Eaglewood Resort & Spa Itasca, Illinois. Just an absolutely beautiful venue! Everything from the lobby, to the ball room to the grounds! Every single person there is super helpful and work very hard to make your day run smoothly! my guests raved at the service during the reception too! GREAT FOOD!
 
DRESS: By Mori Lee. I bought my dress at Here Comes the Bride in Addison. It is a very small bridal shop with a great dress selection. They are very reasonable too. Alterations were amazing!!! 3 of my girlfriends bought their dresses there too!
 
FLOWERS: All Flowers by Marisa in Wheaton. You get the family owned feel from Marissa. She is very passionate about what she does and makes sure your flowers are exactly what you are looking for! She has tons of ideas!
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DJ: Matt Windsor from A Posh Production in Elmhurst. Very Professional! He is very good at keeping the party going! Our dance floor was packed the entire night….which is exactly what we wanted! He also provided our up-lighting which added a warm feeling to the whole ballroom.
 
CAKE: Oak Mill Bakery. I provided a picture of exactly what I wanted and they recreated it perfectly!
 
TUXEDOS: Black Tie Formal inside The House of Brides in Schaumburg. I also bought my invitations here at a discounted price.
 
SHOES: I wore Ivanka Trump flats and Paris Hilton Heels.
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JEWELERY: I had my earrings, bracelet and hair pieces hand made at a trunk show at VIP Occasions in Elmhurst.  Our wedding bands were from Jared.
 
HAIR: Kacie Amin, one of my best friends and also a bridesmaid is an extremely talented hair stylist who is very experienced in bridal hair.
 
MAKEUP: Gia Densford. Gia is a great friend of mine  She is awesome at what she does and has provided many brides with amazing makeup for their special day!
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Your favorite wedding related purchase?
I’M NOT JUST SAYING THIS…..but my amazing photographer!! Here is how I see it….i want to look back at my wedding day and see it captured in the best way possible!!  I will never be able to pull out my bouquet or a centerpiece and relive the best day of my life! So to me, the most important purchase is your photographer! And it helps when your photographer is super talented!! THANKS HILDA AND CAROL!!!!! 🙂
 
 Your favorite wedding memory?
I know this sounds cliche…but I cant pick just one memory! I was the luckiest bride in the world! Everythings went as planned. The entire day was amazing!’
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Photo of the week, Old Hollywood Glamour wedding photo–Michelle & Eric-

During editing this photo caught my eye…I started playing around with it and this is the end result. I like it, hope you do too 🙂

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Still Life, Chicago IL photographer-

Took this a while ago at a friends house, it was not a set up…this is exactly how she served it 🙂

Still Life, Hilda Burke Angel Eyes Photography





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

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Flowers Zenia from Flor del Monte

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Beautiful! Hair and Makeup: Bridal Beauty Chicago

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Dress and veil:  Modeca by Enzoani and Sara Gabriel veil both from Bella Bridal and Formal Wear

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Ceremony: Holy Name Cathedral

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A quick stop at M Burger in the Water Tower Place.

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Looking gorgeous at Millenium Park.

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Thank you random stranger for following us around and taking photos, take your time with the Bride…I’ll wait.

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I love how she’s looking at her groom in this photo, so in love 🙂

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Love!!!

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Favorite!!!!

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Reception Venue: Kasbeer Hall at the Loyola University Water Tower Campus.

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I love this photo so much! No Photoshop, just shooting the reflection 🙂

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DJ: Champion DJ Promotions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”