Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Francina+Steven's Holiday Inn Wedding

The Proposal: Steve got Francina by surprise during their vacation in San Sebastian, Spain 
while visiting her mother. They were walking around the city with Francina's
mom when they passed in front of San Sebastian's main cathedral and Steven
thought it would be a good idea to take a picture in front of it. As we were
posing for the picture.... next thing Francina knew Steve was kneeling down and
popping the question in the middle of the street. So romantic and

The Wedding: Francina and Steven's wedding was planned by Jaclyn Duffield of JDetailed Events. The day started at Holiday Inn Mart Plaza with Francina's hair and makeup by Elena Denning, her gown was by Demetrios, and shoes by Badgley Mischka
The soft white and pink florals were by Virginia Wolff. The bridesmaids wore BHLDN, with accessories by J.Crew, while the men wore Joseph A. Bank.
We then headed to Assumption Church for the ceremony, where Francina and Steven finally tied the knot. Following the ceremony we took the whole wedding party around to some classic Chicago spots for photos. We headed back to the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza for the reception filled with music provided by Sounds Abound and cake by Alliance Bakery. Fun was had by all!
Congrats Francina and Steven!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Janel+Gary's Fall Wine Themed Wedding

The Proposal:  Janel and Gary are a fun and adventurous couple. They got engaged on a trip to Costa Rica when Gary arranged for a private dinner on the beach, and right before dessert he popped the question!  He gave her a ring from New York Jewelers

The Wedding: The day started with Janel getting ready at the Sheraton Chicago. The lovely event was planned by Elisa Juster from Simply Elegant Events, with florals by Ashland Addison Florist, makeup by Arch Apothecary, and hair by Rachel Miller.
Janel wore a gown by Martina Liana, and jewelry from BHLDN. The Bridesmaid's wore Jenny Yoo, while the Groom and Groomsmen wore Vera Wang from Men's Warehouse. Janel and Gary shared their first look in the lobby while their extended family and friends looked on. After a few happy tears, we headed out to a nearby fountain for the first bridal party photos. It started to rain almost immediately, but we embraced it and had a great time going around the city taking photos at the Kinzie St. Bridge, Board of Trade, Union Station, and U.S. Cellular Field! Just as we finished shooting on the field, it started to pour and we had to run for cover. Now it was off to the ceremony and reception at the Bridgeport Art Center. Janel and Gary married in the large first floor event space then went outside to share wine and cocktails with their guests while the room was changed for the reception festivities. Dinner was catered by the Hearty Boys, the cake was from Bitter Sweet, and music was provided by Blue Water Kings Band
Congrats Janel and Gary!

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