Published By: Style Me Pretty | Wedding Photography: yazy jo | Ceremony: Deer Haven, The Bride’s Grandparents’ Estate | Cocktails: Chippewa Retreat in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin | Reception: Camp Jorn in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin | Wedding Coordination: Katie Kozlowksi of Bliss Weddings and Events + D’Arcy Theiler | Floral Design: Kae of Floral Consultants | Wedding Cinematography: Hannah Whelchel | Wedding Invitations + Name Cards: Cards of Wood | Wedding Invitation Booklets: Jen Merrill of Green Quince | Calligraphy: Love Letterer | Catering: Alex Hough of The Dinner Table | Wedding Cake + Wooden Cake Stand: Sharon of Sharon’s Coffee Company | Mini Pies: Sissy Loo’s | Late Night Snacks: Culver’s | Tent: Sperry Tents | DJ: Fig Media | Cocktail + Reception Duo: Bret & Frisk | After Party Band: The Marvins / Boat Rentals: Private, Greer’s Pier + Lakeside Rentals, Storage & Marina | Equipment Rental: MEC Party Rentals | Blankets, Koozies + Personalized Barware: Specialty Premium Group | Radio Rental: Dollar Radio Rentals | Photo Booth: Northern Exposure | Wooden Place Card Holders: VaniTeaz | Save-the-Dates, Luminaries, Escort Canoes, Chuppah, Programs, Table Signs + Runners: DIY | Mason Jars: Various Antique Stores | Lanterns: IKEA | Centerpieces: DIY | Centerpiece Cake Stands: Target | Centerpiece Birds: studiostockpile (Now Urban Analog) | Ceremony Bench Rental: Red Arrow Camp | Aisle Runner: Original Runners | Wedding Dress: Alice Padrul | Hair + Makeup: Only Skin Deep | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Belsoie | Shoes: Cole Haan + Nike Air | Men’s Suits: J.Crew
Walking around the lovely city of Chicago, witnessing the love between Jen and Sean was so joyful, it filled my heart with pure happiness. They invited me into a little place in their hearts and allowed me to capture how they really are. Every place we walked to, every statue we passed was touched by their love. Even the flowers looked as they giggle while they were passing by.
Jen and Sean’s love is so pure and special. I love the way the look at each other and how different they see life. I just love the way he loves her. ♥
Now that I have my own garden I can appreciate how wonderful the process is to grow something beautiful. While photographing Alexis and Matthew at the Chicago Botanical Gardens surrounded by multiple colorful flowers I could feel the love and blessings all around us. It was the prefect fit to showcase the true love connection between the two. May your love keep blossoming for many years to come!
What better place to capture your engagement pictures than at a beautiful Chicago beach. Donley and Jeff chose the 63rd Street Beach because they always spend time there, it brings them beautiful memories. When we got to the beach the breeze was just perfect and we were able to witness the sunrise. Donley was so comfortable in Jeff’s arms, he will look at her with such tenderness, made it so easy for me to capture their love. Thank you guys for choosing us to photograph your special day!
Joie and Vince wedding was blessed with a warm sunny day. They celebrated their day surrounded by their big Italian family in the beautiful downtown Chicago. The moment John and I walked in into Joie’s home, where she was getting ready we saw her cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews all helping with something. We could feel the love of everyone and the joy they had to be able to witness their loves ones getting married. Every wedding we photograph I always make sure to take a moment and admire the little details of what makes their family so unique and strong.
I always learn something and take notes and try to apply that to my own family. I noticed how her parents were holding their hands while looking at her with her wedding dress, I saw her dad’s eyes getting watery. Those are the moments that fill my heart, the reason why I choose this career. Yanni Design was in charge of their flowers and design so we knew the day would be magical and with so many elegant sparkles to adorn our pictures. We know that their love will be an example to many of your family members, may you always find comfort in each other.
Published: Style Me Pretty
Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Church: St. Hyacinth Basilica Chicago
Planner: Partie Girl, Inc.
Flowers, Lighting: Yanni Design Studio
Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool via Ultimate Bride Boutique
Band: Soco 7