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Metropolis Ballroom wedding in Arlington Heights | St. James Church | Michelle & Erik

Ever since I photographed their romantic proposal, I’ve been looking forward to this wedding.¬†¬†I absolutely loved all the details that made this day so fun and unique. The flowers were my favorite, so beautiful in colors and textures. Erik is not only a firefighter but a very talented man.¬†He made the LOVE sign, the bench (the guest signed that instead of a book) ¬†and the card holder. I also thought that is was fun touch to have the firemen bring their helmets and they were used as part of the table decorations ūüôā

Flowers: Ashland Addison

Dress: Hayley Paige

Jewelry: Stella & Dot

Hair: Adam and Eve Salon in Arlington Heights | Makeup: Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair

Flowers: Ashland Addison

Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff 

Tuxedos: Formally Modern Tuxedos 

Church; St. James in Arlington Heights 

Rolling Green Country Club

Wood Decor: (LOVE Letters, Guest Bench and Card Box): Custom Wood Inventions

Reception: Metropolis Ballroom

Cake: Gladstone Bakery

Flowers: Ashland Addison

Dueling Pianos: Felix and Fingers

From the couple….‘Vendors:
Dress: Hayley Paige (Oakbrook Nordstrom Wedding Suite) | Jewelry: Stella & Dot
Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff  | Tuxedos: Formally Modern Tuxedos 
Flowers: Ashland Addison | Cake: Gladstone Bakery
Photographer: Angel Eyes Photography  | Videographer: Life Made Still
Party Bus: Emperor Limousine & Party Bus | Dueling Pianos: Felix and Fingers
Wood Decor: (LOVE Letters, Guest Bench and Card Box): Custom Wood Inventions
We couldn’t be happier with all the vendors.We are so thankful to each of them. From the start of picking the venue to the littlest details in between and the day of each one worked with us the entire way and really made our vision come true.
 
Besides the Dress I think the best purchase was the materials that Erik purchased that he used to make our LOVE Letters that were used as a backdrop to the dance floor, our guest bench that we used for our guest to sign and our card box.
 
The Funniest moment would be either me falling on the dance floor during the mother daughter dance or Erik and his groomsmen dancing around with cow bells.
 
Our favorite wedding memory is the choreographed Backstreet Boy dance we did after our first dance. We had many laughs learning it and were so happy that we actually got through it on the dance floor. Also being able to celebrate our wedding with all our family in friends. Definitely a day and night to remember.
 
Advice to other couples is too enjoy every moment and take it all in….XO Michelle & Erik.’




Wedding at the Grove Redfield Estate in Glenview, Illinois unique historic venue | Chicago wedding photos | Carla & Carlos

When two of the sweetest people hire you to photograph their wedding at one of my favorite venues, (Redfield Estate in Glenview a.k.a. The Grove) the end result had to be happy and amazing photos ūüėČ [humble brag] I might have scared the Bride with my squeals of joy when the flower crowns arrived ūüėÄ

A special shout out to the unofficial but hardest working ‘wedding planner/assistant’ ¬†Casey who was tireless in helping anyone with anything they needed! Thank you!!

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All the fun and activities too place at Redfield Estate in Glenview a.k.a. The Grove.

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Such a funny moment…came across these boys playing in the woods and they started yelling “ewww love” ūüėČ

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Manna Music 

From the couple…

They were in charge of our catering and also providing all the eating utensils including forks, plates, coffee cups etc. Refined Dinning also provided our cake and our sweet table with wonderful desserts.
Provided all of our alcoholic drinks and they also provided the champagne glasses, wine, and the cups for the mixing drinks. Of course we had to rent the cups from them.
She made our beautiful centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres. Pamela is very sweet and able to capture our ideas and made everything  look beautiful 

For the groom and groomsmen tux. 
I was lucky to have found  the perfect purple shoes to match my bridesmaids dresses. 
Where I purchased  my wedding gown. The manager helped me the first  time i went looking for a gown she was sweet and really worked with me I was able to make payments on my dress
Dj  he was great! 

-Our favorite wedding purchase would have to be searching for wedding favor to give out. Carlos and I did not want to give something that people would throw away right away so we decided to give succulents. It makes us ¬†so happy when we ¬†visit ¬†family and friends and they still have our wedding favors and the succulent are still alive ūüôā¬†
One of our favorite wedding memories was after we exit the house we saw our beautiful reception the purple lights, and the lights on the trees in the lawn and see all of our guest and just admiring at how blessed we were that we had the perfect weather for a fall day. 

If we could do anything differently it would be our planning Carlos and I had been  engaged for two years and were planning for about a year although everything came out better than we expected we left a lot of things for the last minute and we were so close to the deadlines with our payments which made us very stressed out. So definitely wished we had a better system to planning and managing. 
Our funny moment was when we were at the gazebo and the pastor is talking about how we are soon to be husband and wife and I jump and kiss Carlos before the pastor actually pronounces ¬†us husband and wife all of our guest laughed which made it very funny. ‘





The Westin Chicago Northwest wedding reception | St. Edna Catholic Church | Kari & Dan

It was an absolutely prefect fall day for Kari and Dan’s wedding. No detail was overlooked and everything turned out beautiful.¬†From the getting ready to the dances, everything went off without a hitch. A special shout out to Kari’s sister and M-O-H who made sure that everything stayed flawless ūüėČ

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Shoes by Nina, shoe clips from an Etsy shop (MissJoansbridal)

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Dress and Veil ‚ÄďMacy‚Äôs

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All the getting ready photos for the ladies were at  The Westin Chicago Northwest

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Flowers-Flowers by Steen

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Transportation by Naperville Trolley

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The Groom and the Best Man are the founders of Tiesta Tea.

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Tuxes-Formally Modern Tuxedo

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St. Edna Catholic Church

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Venue-The Westin Chicago Northwest

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Cake-Lovin Oven

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Favors-Tiesta Tea

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Flowers-Flowers by Steen

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Flowers-Flowers by Steen

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DJ- Music By Design (Nicole)

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From the Bride…

‘Dress and Veil ‚ÄďMacy‚Äôs– I loved my dress and veil! My veil was probably one of my favorite purchases

Flowers-Flowers by Steen-Karen is very professional and spent a lot of time with me to plan out the flowers and centerpieces. Everything turned out beautiful!

Venue-The Westin Chicago Northwest– The tent pavilion was a beautiful venue. We wanted something other than a banquet hall or ballroom but loved that it was still part of the hotel. The hotel rooms were reasonably priced. The dinner and appetizers served at the reception were delicious. The serving staff was helpful and friendly. The drink package we chose was high quality as well.

DJ- Music By Design (Nicole). Our music was one of the best parts! Everyone stayed on the dance floor the entire time. She really knew how to read a crowd and accommodated all of our requests!

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Hair and Makeup-Anastasia Tomala and her coworkers-They were very professional and timely. I was very worried about being ready on time and we ended up with time to spare. I am picky about my hair and makeup and loved how Ana did it.

Videography-John Zale, Klein Video- Highly professional and accommodating. We met with John before the wedding and he asked great questions to really understand what we wanted.

Naperville Trolley– The trolley was perfect for us! Our driver, Chris, was so nice and professional. Annette was my contact at Naperville Trolley and she was so friendly and accommodating when I changed our timing last minute.

Photography-Angel Eyes Photography-Loved Hilda and Carol! Not only were they awesome photographers and all of our pictures look amazing, but they also were by my side all day to help me!

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Cake-Lovin Oven-We had several different layers with different flavors. Our favorite was the chocolate peanut butter!

Favors-Tiesta Tea-My husband’s company provided tea for our favors. They were a hi

Tuxes-Formally Modern Tuxedo-They were professional and had everything ready for us.

One of our favorite memories is when Dan and I got on the trolley before everyone after the ceremony. While we were waiting, it was nice to have time alone to reflect on our wedding ceremony. You spend the whole day with other people so it nice to have some time alone to cherish the day. One of our other favorite memories was having everyone out on the dance floor the whole night. We had a blast dancing together with our closest family and friends.

One thing I would have done differently is worry less! Everything went smoothly and you’re too busy throughout the day to notice if something went wrong anyway.

One of our funny moments of the day was playing a game while waiting at the church. It helped me to be less nervous!’

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The Armour House, Lake Forrest wedding photos | Chicago wedding photographer | unique wedding venues in Illinois

This was one of my favorite weddings of my career. Some couples just radiate joy and love and everyone feels it…at the end of the night I did not want to leave…I just wanted the fun to last…but we’ll always have these photos to look at whenever we want to re-live this most incredible day ūüėČ

Venue:  Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

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Dress by Demetrios from Macy’s

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Dad giving the Bride the thumbs-up¬†ūüôā

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First look.

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Suit by Tom Ford from Neiman Marcus

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Cake: Deerfield’s Bakery

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Flowers by  ArtQuest

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Flowers by  ArtQuest

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We snuck out for some fun night time photos.

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We ran into a random student who just happened to be playing his instrument in the dark, and he was nice enough to serenade the newlyweds…this entire day was magic.

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Party time with Toast and Jam DJs

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Videographer:  NightOwls Media  | Quartet:  Innocenti Strings

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Published on Huffington Post | HuffPost Weddings | Chicago wedding photographer

It’s always so thrilling to get the email from Huffington Post that my photos were published ūüôā

This article featured Romantic wedding photos.

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And this one Stylish Brides with short hair.

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Hotel Arista wedding photos in Naperville | Illinois wedding photographer in Chicago | Caitlin & Stephen

Things I like about the¬†Hotel Arista...it’s unique, plenty of parking, great staff, amazing food, wonderful service. Things I liked about this wedding…absolutely everything….super sweet couple, kind friends and family, adorable (and well behaved!) children, and the most amazing dress (that train!!!)

Dress by  Mira Couture

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Flowers by Floral Events

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Photo by Carol.

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Flowers by Floral Events

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The Bride’s Uncle, Steve Engelhardt did the beautiful ceremony.

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Flowers by Floral Events

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If you ever wonder if up-lighting is worth it, the answer is yes!!

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It’s always a pleasure working with MDM entertainment.

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From the couple…

‘Vendors there was Hotel Arista, Angel Eyes Photography, Floral Events,¬† Mira Couture for my dress¬†and Dance Spa for dance lessons.
 
Our favorite wedding purchase was Garrett Popcorn  that we put in the welcome bags.
 
Our favorite wedding memory was the first dance.’

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Published on Borrowed & Blue | Stan Mansion Chicago featured wedding | Chicago wedding photographer

So thrilled to announce that Yana & Steve’s wedding has been published again! This time on Borrowed and Blue¬†ūüôā

Click here to read all about it!!

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The Redfield Estate in Glenview Wedding photos | The Grove unique outdoor ceremony & reception | Lenore and Brian

The Redfield Estate in Glenview is one of my all time favorite places to work. It’s such a charming beautiful mansion surrounded by acres¬†of greenery…clearly Lenore agreed when she decided that this would be the place to have the most exquisite English Garden themed wedding. No detail was left to chance, everything was perfection. The happy couple collected those amazing antique tea-cups that the cup cakes were served in, if I remember correctly so was the lace and the plates on the tables.

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All the flowers were from Morning Glory Flower Shop

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All the pretty sparkley Bridal must haves!

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First look ūüôā

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Reverend Anne Styx did a wonderful job with the ceremony.

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I adore this moment! The happy couple paused their exit to turn back and look at all the happy faces of their friends and family.

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How cool are these name cards? They’re hand made tiny canvasses on tiny easels! I’ve never seen anything like it!! If you want more info please contact [email protected] or 847-208-0867

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Morning Glory Flower Shop

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Morning Glory Flower Shop

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Practicing their first dance in the gorgeous sunset light.

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Hel’s Kitchen Catering

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Cocktail hour visitor.

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Hel’s Kitchen Catering

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Oak Mill Bakery

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Oak Mill Bakery

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Oscar Swan wedding in Geneva Illinois | summer outdoor wedding reception | Alex & Jake

The Dress! The Venue!! The Band!!! This Wedding!!!!! I’m running out of exclamation points, but take a look and see for yourself how gorgeous this wedding was. Thank you Alex & Jake for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding day, ¬†enjoy the photos ūüôā
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Reception : Oscar Swan Country Inn
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Greenlight wedding band by¬†Rendezvous Music was THE BEST band I’ve EVER seen my entire wedding career, hands down.
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¬†From the Bride…“My favorite wedding purchase Kate spade tennis shoes and my Kate spade heels for ceremony.
 
My dress was the shit – literally and worth every penny (thanks mom)¬†I pretty much have the coolest parents ever…did you see that wedding?
 
Couples advice- there is no such thing as too much planning Go Big or Go Home and enjoy every minute because it’s the greatest day EVER
 Flowers: Forget-me-not Flowers I know Debbie and knew her work before the wedding but she even surprised me at how amazing everything looked
Suits:¬†Men’s wear house…Thanks for not f*in%¬† it up.
 
Dress:¬†Nicknamed “Big Brown” bought at Veil and Elegance with a custom made veil to match
 
Venue: Oscar Swan
I have wanted to get married here since I was super little we have done a lot of family events here including my confirmation/ 8th grade graduation. So very thankful they let me and my crazy friends and family come in and over take the place for the day.”
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