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Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center-wedding photo-Lindsy

This was my first time photographing at the Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center. It’s a gorgeous modern Hotel with a really cool lobby…that’s where I photographed this beautiful Bride. Congratulations Lindsy, you are photo of the week!!

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Chevy Chase Country Club wedding | Red wedding dress | Denise & Rick

As if the Bride wearing a Red wedding dress  didn’t make me delirious with joy,  photographing Denise and Rick was like a shot of adrenaline! They are both happy people, but together as a couple they’re practically glowing!! It was such a pleasure photographing them and their families at Chevy Chase Country Club.

Bandolino from Macy’s for the ceremony…Red Converse sneakers for the reception.

Fist look!

They are just the happiest couple ever!!

Venue – Chevy Chase Country Club

No extra charge for the sometimes funny, occasionally bad jokes 😉

The signing of the Ketubah.

Beautiful ceremony by Rabbi Ari Margolis.

Flowers – Joseph’s Florist in Libertyville

Cake – Sweet Ali’s Gluten-Free Bakery

Music – Michael Walters Orchestra

From the Bride…

‘Venue – Chevy Chase Country Club – Truly a hidden gem. The Devonshire room is classy and beautiful – more of a city feel in the suburbs, and they indulged us in doing food stations, which was more work for them, but our guests loved it! They couldn’t have been better about handling our and our guests’ dietary requirements, and carefully marked the gluten-free and vegan items.

Dress – Maggie Yan from Deemi Fashion. She was simply amazing. She took my vision of a red dress and made it a reality. It was the biggest dress she’d ever made, and of course, the first red wedding dress!

Music – Michael Walters Orchestra.  One word – AMAZING.  EVERYONE raved about them.  They kept us dancing all night, learned a new song for us, and couldn’t have been easier to work with!  They did every single thing we asked, exactly as requested.  

Flowers – Joseph’s Florist in Libertyville.  We worked with Jill.  She helped us create an elegant look without breaking the bank.

Cake – Sweet Ali’s Gluten-Free Bakery.  The cake was beautiful, but best of all, all of our guests ate it and liked it!  Ali is the nicest woman ever, and we’re grateful that even with gluten allergies, we got a traditional-looking wedding cake!

Tux – Men’s Wearhouse.   Rick looks handsome wearing anything, if you ask me. 

Shoes – my heels were Bandolino from Macy’s – they cost $34.  The more fun detail is that I ditched the heels for the red Converse sneakers after the ceremony!

 

Your favorite wedding related purchase? THE DRESS. Your favorite wedding memory? Standing with Rick under our chuppah – just soaking in the moment and marveling at how much we’d been through. Funny moments? When Rick and I totally fumbled through the Jewish tradition of circling 7 times (it wasn’t easy in the big dress, and we almost forgot to do it altogether!), and the Rabbi noted that we circled “Seven-ish” times! Also when I said in my vows that I know I’m not the easiest person, and everyone laughed. A lot. Something you wish you would have done differently? Totally regret not videoing it. Should have done it, 100%. Any additional thoughts you’d like to share? We’d like to add a thank you to our amazing photographer, who was so much more than photographer that day! You became a memorable part of our day and night and were a huge help!

We feel so lucky to have this second chance at marriage! Our best advice is to keep the focus on the marriage, not the wedding. And to have a good rain plan if you choose an outdoor venue for your ceremony or celebration – it rained for ours, and it was so nice having an equally lovely Plan B! ‘





Eaglewood Resort & Spa Wedding | Chicago wedding photographer | Amanda & Mike

I met Amanda though her friends when I photographer their weddings. (Hello Heidi, what’s up Katie :D) I also knew most of the Bridesmaids though these weddings, so needless to say it was great hanging out with these fun ladies!!   I had a blast photographing this gorgeous couple, I mean they look like freaking models, but they are also kind, sweet and very much in love. The kids at the wedding gave me plenty of photo ops as well, keep scrolling to see them 😉

Getting ready, ceremony and reception took place Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca IL

Dress: Eve of Milady purchased at Eva’s Bridal of Chicago

Shoes: Nina

Venue: Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Flowers by Steen

Flowers by Steen

The little flower girl was all smiles ’till she saw the ring bearer in tears, then it was game over, and she took off for her Mom…please note the flowers petals flying out from her basket 😀

OMG this kid with the stink eye!! 🙂

This was my first time working with Rev. Phil, and I certainly hope to work with him again. He is a true professional who took the time to email me before the wedding and give me the run down of the ceremony. He made sure I had the heads up for anything taking place during  the vows, and he set up the best bubble exit ever!! Thank you Rev. Phil!

Rev. Phil “I Do” Weddings, Ltd.
630-664-3500

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Cake: Oak Mill Bakery, Chicago IL

Flowers by Steen

Music & Uplighting by The Music Boyz

Shoes: Nina
Flowers: Karen Steen from Flowers by Steen, Homerglen IL
Cake: Oak Mill Bakery, Chicago IL
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From the Bride…
“Favorite memory – looking at my handsome hubby as I walked down the aisle and how we kissed before the ceremony began (whoops!)
Funny moments – my panic attack from the heat and my maid of honor’s dress strap busting open
I wish I would have worn my hair up considering how hot it was 🙂
Advice for couples – Be in the moment, laugh at anything that goes wrong, and remember the meaning of the day – you just married the love of your life!”




Lacuna Lofts wedding photos | Chicago unique loft wedding venue | Beata & Steve

Words cannot express how happy I was to photograph this wedding. The Bride, Beata (Dahlia Blooms Design) has been my favorite florist to work with for so many years, I can’t even remember. She’s a beautiful, kind soul who dedicates herself to make couples happy, and I was thrilled when she asked me to be her photographer. Steve her husband is the man who knows everyone, everywhere. His company (SC Lighting Design) did the amazing lighting for the reception. Big thank you to Steve’s brother Bryan who got us into the Board of trade, where we created truly unique photos. What a great GREAT day this was 😀

Venue – Lacuna Lofts

Bridal Gown  and Hair Jewelry by Kasia’s Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique

Flowers – May Floral

First look 🙂

Men’s Formal wear – Men’s Wearhouse

Church- Father Ted Dzieszko- St. Constance Catholic Church

When the florist takes time to smell the flowers on her wedding day 😀 I was so excited to capture this moment!!

Inside the Chicago Board of Trade Building.

On the roof!!

The lobby was my favorite!!!!

Venue – Lacuna Lofts

 Catering – LM Catering & Events

Flowers – May Floral

Cake- Vanille Patisserie

Lighting – SC Lighting Design

Hair – Dorothy – D’s Corner  |  Makeup – Nadia – The Virgin Look

DJ- Garrett David

Lighting – SC Lighting Design

 Sweets- Laramie Bakery

From the couple….

Angel Eyes Photography -Having Hilda as our photographer was the best decision we made. We were so lucky to have Hilda and Carol with us on our special day. Hilda has blown us away with her sneak peek photos!!!!
Flowers – Lovely from May Floral – having my flower friend design my flowers on our wedding day was so stress free…I can’t imagine doing my own flowers, she did an amazing job.
 
Event Coordinators – Sara & Matt – ESP Presents
Transportation – Windy City Limousine
 Surprise Performance – Darling Squire
Wedding Bands – Krystyna’s Jewelers
Audio & Sound – AIS
Lighting – SC Lighting Design
 
We loved purchasing our wedding bands from our good friend Bernie who owns Krystyna’s Jewelers in Lemont – Steve bought my engagement ring from Krystyna’s and she helped us pick our beautiful wedding bands.
We had so much fun taking photos with our bridal party at the Board of Trade, a big thank you to Steve’s brother Bryan who was able to get us inside the building and up on the rooftop, it was an amazing view.
Another favorite memory was walking into cocktail hour and seeing our close family and friends there who came to celebrate with us
Funny Moments from the wedding: Me putting my slip on upside down, and my Maid of Honor, Renee, helping me flip it over…Having wedding crashers at the wedding pretending to be our cousins.
I recommend not leaving things to the last minute (considering we planned the wedding in less than 5 months, I thought overall we did a good job)
Enjoy every moment of your wedding day because it truly goes by fast, hiring an amazing photographer helps take us back to that day to relive all those moments.’




Royal Fox Country Club wedding | Outdoor wedding ceremony Saint Charles, IL | Amy & Brandon

I love working at Royal Fox Country Club, it’s a gorgeous venue inside and out. From the stunning flowers to the amazing lace details and yummy cake, everything was perfection!

I loved Amy’s hair!!

Dress by Wolsfelts in Aurora.

Flowers by Town & Country Gardens in Elgin.

Flowers by Town & Country Gardens in Elgin.

Flowers by Town & Country Gardens 

Noah from Music By Design rocked it!!





Independence Grove wedding photos | Chicago wedding photographer | Lauren & Rob

Words cannot describe how much I loved Lauren and Rob’s wedding…but I will try 😉  When I think of them, the fist thing that always pops in my head is happy. They are one the most genuine, happy couples I’ve ever met. Lauren was a stunning Bride, I was obsessed with that dress…and Rob was a hottie Groom whose laugh is incredibly contagious. Love stories are written about couples like this, I’m beyond honored to have been part of it.  Hope you enjoy the photos 🙂

Dress – Volles Bridal in Lake Zurich Designer Allure Bridal

Flowers – Blue Daisy – Arlington Heights

Venue – Independence Grove, Libertyville

Suit – Mens Warehouse 

Flowers – Blue Daisy – Arlington Heights

Working with Rent-a-Rev is always a pleasure 🙂

Flowers – Blue Daisy – Arlington Heights

Cake – Oak Mill Bakery 

You guys, there was hot flaming doughnuts at this wedding!!! You have no idea what’s missing in your life until you have one of these with ice cream, OMG I’m drooling just thinking about it.

From the couple…

Venue – Independence Grove, Libertyville – We loved absolutely everything about having our wedding there. We were attracted to the outdoor space and greenery along with all the windows in the banquet hall. Even though we didn’t get to enjoy the outdoor space due to the weather, it was just as beautiful inside. They set the romantic ambiance by turning the fire place on throughout the whole event – ceremony and reception. Marta was such a pleasure to work with, she was professional, personable and always on top of everything. The food was amazing and more importantly the doughnuts were outstanding!

Dress – Volles Bridal in Lake Zurich Designer Allure Bridal – I had the custom build out, so the back and straps were added on and all done at Volles
Flowers – Blue Daisy – Arlington Heights – Annie was so fun to work and very knowledgeable about her flowers. The centerpieces, bouquets and greenery arrangements were outstanding.
Rings – Rolland’s Jewelers in Libertyville – Such amazing team of jewelers. Lynn helped us out each time, very personable, educated and customer service orientated.
Your favorite wedding related purchase? I was pretty obsessed with my dress and think about putting it on again, haha. But something we both really loved was the picture frame that our guests signed. It will be such a great memory to have in our home.
Your favorite wedding memory? The idea that nearly 180 people came together for the two of us that day, to share our love and happiness. Knowing everyone was there for us was such an amazing feeling for the both of us. And of course they were there for the party too 🙂
Funny moments? Seeing the picture of my Grandpa with some of the bridesmaids – we LOVE that photo and gives us a good chuckle whenever we see it.
Something you wish you would have done differently? Bribed Mother Nature for better weather.
Any additional thoughts you’d like to share? Well of course we had the most amazing photographer who capture the amazing day for us through her photography – but not only that her awesome humor and personality 😉
Lauren & Rob’





Independence Grove wedding photos in Libertyville, IL | Lauren & Rob photo of the week

Lauren and Rob got married this week end at Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL. Even though the weather was not ideal, and the ceremony had to be moved indoors, this happy couple was up for a few rainy day photos.  It was an absolute pleasure working with them and their families.  I will never forget how happy and full of joy they were the entire day 😀





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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 🙂

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 
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 😉 [humble brag] I might have scared the Bride with my squeals of joy when the flower crowns arrived 😀

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!!

North Suburban Flower Company

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

North Suburban Flower Company

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

North Suburban Flower Company

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 🙂 
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. ‘