Monday, December 15, 2014

Antonia+Mario's Lincoln Park Engagement Session

Antonia and Mario joined us in Lincoln Park for their classic city engagement photo session. We had a great time walking around the park and shooting in the various little pretty spots throughout. The couple is planning for their May 2015 wedding. They are getting married at St. Jerome's Church with a reception to follow at the Croatian Cultural Center.
Looking forward to your big day!
Congrats Antonia and Mario!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jennifer+Joseph's Winter Engagement Session

Jennifer and Joseph met up with us for their engagement session earlier this winter. We spent some time with Bowie, the Kinzie St. Bridge, and inside of Union Station. The couple is planning their wedding for mid September 2015.
We can't wait for it!
Congrats Jennifer and Joseph!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Jessica+Mike's Glen Oak Country Club Wedding

The Proposal: Mike planned the perfect surprise by telling Jessie they were attending a birthday party for his mom, Eileen, at the Westerkamp's home. Little did she know that her family and friends were all in on the surprise and her friends had been secretly talking about the party with Mike for months! They arrived to "Eileen's" party where Mike dropped down on one knee (hotly debated whether he would due to past knee surgeries) and asked Jessie to marry him in front of all their family and friends. The celebration continued from the Westerkamp's home to a private party held at Kincade's where Mike and Jessie first said, "I love you."

The Wedding: The day started at Glen Oak Country Club with Jessica getting her hair done by Elana Darrus, hair by Ivonne Cascallares Olandese, gown by Allure Bridal, shoes by David Tutera, and vintage jewelry from her grandmother. The Bridesmaids wore dresses of their own choosing, with matching Swarovski earrings. The Groom and Groomsmen wore tuxes from Black Tie Formalwear. Jessica's mother, Janice Nelson was the wedding planner, florals were by Laura Walsh from Phillips Flowers, and video by Earle Greenberg.
After getting ready, Jessica and Mike shared their first look right outside the Club. Then we had time for photographs before we headed into the city to Old St. Patrick's Church for the couple's ceremony. Then it was back to Glen Oak Country Club for the reception! Catering was taken care of in house by Glen Oak, cake by DeEtta's Bakery, and entertainment by Mark Rankin from DJ Chicago.
A great time was had by al.
Congrats Jessica and Mike!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Alexa+Joshua's Drake Hotel Wedding

The Proposal: Josh proposed at the St. Regis Princeville in Kauai, Hawaii. He arranged for a table at the Makana Terrace overlooking Hanalei Bay and Makana Mountain. Just as the last part of the sun was setting behind the mountain, Josh turned to Alexa, got down on one knee and asked her to marry him, giving her a custom ring by Danhov.

The Wedding: Alexa and Joshua's festivities would revolve around the iconic Drake Hotel, where the couple would get ready, have their ceremony, and finally the reception. The day was planned by Audrey Gordon, with florals by Anthony Gowder Designs, and a sophisticated color theme of white, black, and gold. 
Alexa's makeup was by Rebekah Veen, hair by Ramsay Marston, gown by Badgley Mischka from Ultimate Bride, Kate Spade earrings, and Jimmy Choo heels. The couple had their first look outside, followed by photos of the whole wedding party. We got to photograph Alexa and Joshua in several beautiful spots inside the Drake, then it was time for their ceremony, where they finally got to tie the knot.  The reception that followed was rocking long into the night with entertainment by Stitely Entertainment, and delicious cake by Amy Beck.

Congrats Alexa and Joshua!

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