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Architectural Artifacts, Unique Chicago wedding venue | David & Cheri previews-

Here are a few favorites from a recent wedding at Architectural Artifacts. Truly one of the most fun and unique venues I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing.

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More photos coming soon, don’t forget to check back!





David and Cheri, photo of the week [Chicago fun, unique, wedding photography]-

Here is one of my many favorites form this past week-ends fabulous wedding. As you can plainly see this couple was up for an adventure and then some!! Yes, that’s a Bride and a  Groom at the top of the fire truck ladder.  Can’t wait to share more photos soon,  so be sure to check back.

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 A BIG thank you for the awesome review on Wedding Wire! Love you both!!

More photos from this wedding on Facebook.





Michigan Shores Club, Wilmette IL Wedding — Brighid & Chris-

When I arrived at Brighid’s home to photograph the getting ready portion of the day, the Beatles were blasting, an adorable toddler was dancing with her little plastic guitar, and  I saw this hanging in the hall. I knew it was going to be a great day…and it was!!
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I am totally obsessed with this dress.
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Love this photo!!!!
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Stunning, simply stunning!
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I mean come on, do I need to tell you how happy this photo makes me?
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 This one too 🙂
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Great photo by Carol of the handsome men.
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Love!!
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From the Bride…
‘Hair and make up- Fuga Italian Escape Salon and Spa: I’ve been going here for years and knew that I could trust them to make me beauteous. Really, though, I wanted things to be kept simple and as natural as possible, and they succeeded in every way. I could not have been happier with the way I looked. They’re the best. 
Church-Our Lady of Perpetual Help : The church was by far the easiest choice to make. I attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help from K-8, and I have always been astounded by its beauty. I also have wonderful memories there that couldn’t be recreated any other place. Not to mention that my grandparents, parents, and sister got married there as well. It was the best choice as well–what a magical walk down the aisle.
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Venue-Michigan Shores Club: Choosing our venue was the second easiest part of our planning. Chris and I knew right away (I might have known before he even proposed) that Michigan Shores Club was going to be the perfect place for our wedding reception. My grandparents, parents, and sister all had their receptions there. Michigan Shores Club was the best choice for us not only because it is absolutely stunning but also because the staff made everything about our reception effortless. John and Irene are amazing people. They made sure that everything went as smoothly as possible. The food was definitely something to write home about as well. We still have people raving about how delicious the meal tasted. MSC went above and beyond our expectations.

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Dress-Ultimate BrideMonique Lhuillier: My mom and I went to Ultimate Bride for my dress, where my sister had been successful a couple of years prior, and they did not disappoint. Ultimate Bride made us feel comfortable right from the get go–even when making an appointment and validating parking. My consultant was Stephanie, and she was fabulous. She took everything I said into consideration, but she also helped me to look a little bit out of my comfort zone (without being pushy), and thank goodness she did. She showed me a dress that I had already said no to based on online photos, and she asked me to try it. Needless to say, that was the one. It fit everything I wished for: fitted, lace, open back, fun accessories, etc. I also cannot say enough about Maria and Nami from the alterations department. Maria and Nami are miracle workers. Seriously. My dress fit like a glove. It honestly looked like it was made just for me when they were finished. They did such a beautiful job. Ultimate Bride made what could be a very stressful piece of the wedding planning puzzle effortless and, for that, I am forever grateful. Also, the dress. No words. I’ve honestly contemplated wearing it around the house on several occasions. I have never felt so glamorous. There’s not enough I can say about how perfect this dress was for me and how beautiful I felt in it.

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Shoes-Michael by Michael Kors: I didn’t want to break the bank on shoes, but I knew I needed to find a comfortable pair if I was going to be tearing up the dance floor all night. I headed into the Michael Kors store on a whim with my sister, and we were immediately greeted by an incredibly warm, friendly sales woman who wanted nothing more than to help me find “the shoes.”  They had the perfect pair of peep-toe, platforms that were just flashy enough to compliment my dress without being over-the-top, and they were definitely affordable. They were pretty comfortable, too. I lasted quite a long time on them–including a one and a half hour cocktail hour at which I was walking around and standing the entire time. They also made it through quite a lot of dancing. I won’t lie though…I changed into flats later on. Brides-to-be I suggest always having a back up pair of shoes you know you can go to for comfort. It’s well worth it.
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Tux-Formally Modern Tuxedo: They had a lot of variety at great prices. Their tuxes were fitted, sharp, and classic. I have to say my hubby looked pretty darn good. The staff there was really helpful and laid back. They even let my brother return the tuxes a day later (free of charge) so that we could spend some time with my family the next day instead of racing to return all of the tuxes. They made it really easy for out-of-town groomsmen, too. They told them exactly how to get measured and then they could enter all of their info online. We had a lot of groomsmen who were out-of-towners, so it was great. Going with Formally Modern Tuxedo was well worth it. Chris’s input is, “I agree.” That says it all.
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Flowers-Morning Glory Flower Shop: Barb and her staff had created beautiful bouquets and flower arrangements for not only my sister’s wedding but also a great friend of mine’s wedding. Morning Glory Flower Shop was incredibly helpful when discussing flower options (especially because I wasn’t really quite sure what I wanted). They were realistic about costs and availability as well. My flowers were very simple, and I did not do centerpieces, but they delivered on everything. I did bouquets and a card table centerpiece, and I loved all of the arrangements. They were exactly what I had hoped they would be and more. They added so much while still being simple and classic. They were delivered to the church as well, which was great–one less thing to worry about. If I needed floral arrangements in the future, I’d go back to Morning Glory Flower Shop in a heart beat.
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DJ-Style Matters DJ, Inc.: Go with these guys if you want to have a great night with a ton of dancing. They are easy-going, fun, intelligent DJs who know how to keep you and your guests out on the dance floor. They are also incredibly professional. Spencer always responded to any issues/concerns I had promptly, and he made me feel confident in my choice of DJ.  The dance floor was always full, and I had to be dragged off the floor to leave when the night was over. Working with Style Matters was a great experience, and I highly suggest them if music is something that’s really important to you but you want something a little different than typical music you hear at weddings.
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Cupcakes-Three Tarts Bakery: We went with cupcakes as our centerpieces instead of flowers, and we were not disappointed. Not only did our cupcakes look beautiful but they also tasted incredible. Honestly, I could have kept eating cupcakes for days. They also made a small cake for Chris and I, which was to die for. Three Tarts was easy to work with, and they took my ideas into consideration and created a great alternative to the typical flower centerpieces. If you’re looking for a delicious cake or cupcakes you’ll hear about long after the wedding, head over to Three Tarts.
 
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My favorite wedding related purchase-Angel Eyes Photography: All brides have heard at least a million times that the day goes by in a blink of an eye and that could not be more accurate. That’s why booking a confident, intelligent, fun, crazy, quirky photographer was one of the most important things to me. Now, Hilda may be reading this and thinking, “she’s being a bit premature in saying I was her favorite wedding related purchase because she hasn’t even seen all of the photos,” but, that’s the great thing about Hilda–I never have had a doubt in my mind when it comes to her or her photography. Hilda is amazing. Chris and I are maybe two of the most awkward people ever (ask our families), and Hilda, somehow, got beyond all of that, and she made us feel incredibly at ease, and we had so much fun with her! Carol, her assistant for our wedding, was also a trip. I think we laughed more with them than we could have ever expected. As I’m writing this, I’m actually missing them. Angel Eyes Photography was by far my best wedding related purchase. I know that the photos will be breathtaking, and I will have such fond memories of a day that really is a blur.
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My favorite wedding moment: It’s going to be a cheesy, totally cliche moment, but I can’t help it. When I began walking down the aisle, I kind of lost my bearings a little bit. No, I didn’t fall (thank goodness), but I kind of got caught up in looking at everyone around me, and I almost, for a slight, nanosecond, forgot where the most important person of the day was standing. Then I kicked myself in the arse and reminded myself of what was going on. At that moment, I looked up (instead of from side to side in a totally overwhelmed manner) and saw Chris. He was looking right back at me with a huge smile on his face, and I couldn’t take my eyes off him. At that moment, I knew all was right in the world for me and that happier and happier days were lying ahead of us. Another close second–seeing my dad right before walking down the aisle (he hadn’t seen me all done up yet). One of very few moments I had tears in my eyes.
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Something I wish I would have done differently: Nada. I can’t change the past, can I? And I truly have no regrets. What will be will be, and what was was. I loved everything about our day.
Advice for brides-to-be: Relax. Listen to all of the people who tell you that nothing can be perfect and that things will go wrong, and you won’t be able to change them. I actually listened (much to my mom’s and sister’s surprise), and I was present in every moment of the day and evening, and I can honestly say I enjoyed every single moment. I am not the relaxed type. I’m completely type A. I knew, though, that day I needed to relax and enjoy everything, and I did. I couldn’t be happier. Don’t worry about all the little things–or the big things. All you should worry about is enjoying yourself and being present for all of the love that will fill your special day.
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Chicago wedding planning, [ DJ, up-lighting, fun dance-floor ] MDM Entertainment–photo of the week-

I will say it ’till I’m blue in the face…it doesn’t matter how amazing your wedding is, if your DJ is not, your wedding will not be the fun party you were hoping for. Hire a professional with great reviews like my friends at MDM 🙂 Love this photo of their new LED dance floor…no it’s not Photoshop, but it is my new favorite photo.

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Gibsons Restaurant Chicago Wedding Reception | St. Clement Church | Cindy & Brian-

What happens when you marry your best friend in a gorgeous Church, have a reception with the best food,  dance the night away with friends and family? You get your happily ever after of course 🙂
  Dress by Reem Acra 
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 Shoes: Kate Spade
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  Hair and Makeup + Melissa Murphy at Jonathan Breitung Salon = One beautiful Bride!
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 Flowers: Pollen
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St Clement Church, Chicago.
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Bridesmaids’ dresses: Ann Taylor
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Love!! We have the most beautiful City!!
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Gibson’s  in Chicago. Best. Food. Ever.
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DJ: Natalie from Toast and Jam
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From the Bride…
‘Dress: Reem Acra 
Shoes: Kate Spade– I. love. these. shoes.
Tux: Vera Wang for Men’s Wearhouse (Brian is still mad at me for making him wear a gray tux, but it was the right choice)
Rings: United Gem– Dara was awesome and helped us find just what we wanted. She even designed my engagement ring (with a bit of help from Brian)!
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Hair and Makeup: Melissa Murphy at Jonathan Breitung Salon– Part of my glow was because I was marrying my best friend. The other part was because Melissa is such a wonderful stylist and did my makeup just right!
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Ann Taylor
Flowers: Pollen – Lynn was amazing. I know nothing about flowers (at all) and so I basically told her that I wanted something “pretty” in “fall colors” and she somehow (very patiently) came up with exactly what I wanted!
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DJ: Natalie from Toast and Jam– Natalie was awesome. She was super patient with us when picking out first parent dance songs and she kept the dance floor full all night. I didn’t worry about a thing with Natalie in charge of the pacing and timing of all the events- everything was perfect.
Cake: Bittersweet – Super easy to work with and I think that the cake came out wonderfully- it was red velvet…yum (flowers on cake from Pollen).
Gibson’s: Wow! This could not have been better. I wanted to have our reception somewhere that had an on-site kitchen because the quality of the food that we served was really important to both of us. We got so many compliments on the food and the service was outstanding.
St Clement: Obviously, a beautiful venue. Father Manny made everything so personal by reading our own words about one another (surprise!) at the ceremony.
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Favorite memory- I have a few:
-Seeing Brian at the end of the aisle waiting for me when the doors swung open. Despite being nervous, I knew that everything was okay when I finally made it to him and grabbed his hand.
-Having everyone we know and love in one room together for US. Getting to share our special day with everyone we love made it that much more special…and so much fun.
-My dad’s speech. Classic. So, so funny and perfect.
-The surprise “bubble” first dance that Hilda arranged. So fun and whimsical.
My favorite wedding related purchase was probably my dress. I knew it was right because it fit perfectly when I first tried it on (I actually had to gain about 5 pounds for it to fit right with NO alterations on the fit – you can’t beat that!). OR those blue shoes. I am still trying to figure out what I have in my closet so I can wear them again. They are too fun to “save”!
Advice to Brides: The more relaxed you are through the process and the day, the more fun it is. Let the professionals take care of the things that you have hired them for – they know what they are doing!’
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Photography by Hilda Burke, Angel Eyes Photography Chicago. More photos on Facebook, stop by and leave a comment 🙂

 

 





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 .

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Ceremony decorations by Yanni Design Studio.

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

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

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Lighting by  MDM Entertainment.

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Cake by The Baking Institute.

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Music by MDM Entertainment (Hi, David!)

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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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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
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 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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 Love!!
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 You know it’s a good shot, when Carol whips her phone out 😉
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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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 The DJ was Matt Windsor from A Posh Production, the dance floor was packed!
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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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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.”