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5

May 2014

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Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding- Alicia and Lukasz

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Alicia and Lukasz’s Elmhurst Wilder Mansion wedding day couldn’t have been more beautiful! Everyone knows I’m a huge fan out rustic outdoor ceremonies, and they couldn’t have picked a better location. They had their outdoor ceremony at the Churchill Woods complete with vintage wooden doors for Alicia’s grand entrance.

Alicia and Lukasz have had a relationship since middle school. These two have known each other since they were little kids. Their bond is amazing and sincere, and everyone who has ever met Alicia and Lukasz would tell you that their souls are bonded deep.  Gah, I just about cried at the ceremony myself. We felt so honored to photograph these two on their stunning day. elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0001 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0002
elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0003A touch of blush whimsey on Alicia’s Maggie Sottero dress is to die for.   elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0004 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0005 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0006Putting the finishing touches on his vows.

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elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0030The color pairings Alicia envisioned are amazing!  Some of you who have met me have heard me go on and on about my new fondness over the color purple- It photographs so well with the florals from Ipomea Floral.  Sheila, the owner and florist extraordinaire does an amazing job. elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0031 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0032 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0036 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0037 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0038 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0039 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0040 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0041 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0042 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0043 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0044 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0045 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0046 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0047 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0048 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0049 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0050 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0051 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0052 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0053 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0054 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0055 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0056 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0057 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0058 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0059 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0060 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0061 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0062 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0063 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0064 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0065 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0066 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0067 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0068 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0069 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0070 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0071 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0072 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0073 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0074 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0075 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0076 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0077 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0078 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0079 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0080 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0081 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0082
A huge thank you to all of these amazing vendors and fashion touches.

Caterer:  Chow
Ceremony site: Dupage County’s Church Hill Woods in Lombard, IL
Reception site: Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, Il
Music: DJ Chicago
Tux: Perry Ellis

Sunday

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September 2011

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Megan and Jim’s Wedding!

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I love the way Jim wraps his strong arms around Megan’s waist- every time they hugged, danced, even during their first look.  If people were able to fit like a glove, I’d have to say these two are it.  Megan and Jim were accompanied by Megan’s two sisters and Jim’s two brothers for their wedding party, matching dresses and ties, all in sets of twos. 🙂

Megan and Jim had their first look at the front of Wilder Mansion, in Elmhurst- a couple of hours before this amazing Wilder Mansion wedding, to make time for family shots and other photo ops so that they could enjoy their cocktail hour right along side everyone else. AND! You have to check out the dance party later into the night.  Epic.

Jason doesn’t always get to come along for the start of the day to the salon, but he did today- and I’m glad, because he go this shot:

While I got this one: 🙂

Tickle me Elmo bonanza? What a cutie. 🙂

Megan, you look graceful even when you’re putting on your shoes!

The pack of brothers and sisters-

AND! Not to mention- Megan’s dad is a part of the Emerald City Pipes and Drums Group.  She’s become used to the volume over the years, even when walking through a congested hallway. 😉

These guys are AWESOME!

Congrats guys!

Saturday

2

July 2011

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Megan and Jim

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The sunrise was amazing.  Golden over the lake- casting a bright blue over the city and everything else. I don’t think we’ve ever seen Chicago in such a blue light.  Perhaps its because it was just after 5am. 😉 And Megan and Jim are amazing people for being up that early with us- AND looking gorgeous so early in the morning might I add. The sun also had about 30 minutes of cloud cover after it rose, giving us a fantastic photo-op in the 7 Weeping Willows. My favorite tree- and seven of them! In downtown Chicago? Who knew?!?

Megan and Jim actually met at their friends wedding, almost 3 years ago. How perfect is that? They are set to get married later this summer at the Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst- a lovely area with a fantastic courtyard and magnificent historic house. Megan is so sweet- she asked us how we were doing in the middle of the wedding season- it’s the nurse in her. 🙂 Megan we are so excited for your wedding and to see your sisters and Jim’s brothers standing next to you two next month!

Blue cityscape AND golden sunlight? Yes please!