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Belvedere Events Wedding, Elk Grove Village | Adria and Paul

I met Adria and Paul at Brooke and Rob’s wedding. They had already contracted with another photographer but they were  unhappy with their engagement photos and they worried about how their wedding photos would turn out. Shortly after they saw the blog post from Brooke and Rob’s wedding I got this e-mail from Adria.

“I am getting married on March 12, 2011.  We recently took our engagement pictures and were severely disappointed in the artistic ability of the photographer.  We are currently weighing if it is worth losing our deposit and finding a new photographer. I absolutely love your work, and the pictures of Brooke and Rob that I have seen are fantastic, can you tell me what your packages are?”

So long story short, they hired me and I’m very happy they did. They are one of the most romantic couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. What a fantastic way to start off the 2011 wedding season 🙂

Flowers by Sylvia’s Flowers in Arlington Heights.

Waiting for the ceremony to start.

One of the flower girls was upset because she had a basket of petals and not flowers like all the other girls did. Here’s Bella comforting her sad little friend by offering her puppy. They were just sooo cute my heart melted.

But smiles came soon after one of the bouquets was raided for some flowers 😉

Yes ladies, he’s handsome, romantic, handy, helpful, sweet, polite and just make make him even more lovable, he had the one perfect tear roll down his cheek as he saw his bride walk down the isle.


The weather wasn’t the greatest so we stopped at Peggy Kinnanes Irish Restaurant and Irish Pub  for photos.

Paul making sure her veil stays on.

Love Adria’s dress, the detail was just beautiful. She got it at  Here Comes the Bride in Addison. (design by Mori Lee)

Just for fun artsy photo of the bridal party.

The reception was at the Belvedere Events and Banquets in Elk Grove Village Illinois.


Paul’s brother gave the best speech ever, no contest. I was crying, everyone around me was crying, and my assistant Carolyn was sobbing. See photo below where a guest was comforting her 😉

Music by Enchanted Evening.

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  • LOVE these photos…it’s great to know even if they weather isn’t ideal, you can still get the ideal photos 🙂

    That flower girl photo is precious!