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Monday

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
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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

11

August 2013

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Woodwalk Gallery Door County Wedding – Carrie and Ted

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Woodwalk Gallery in Door County Wisconsin is probably one of my favorite wedding venues ever. The owners were so incredibly sweet- and also doubled as officiant/gallery coordinator. Carrie is originally from Iowa, and Ted is from New England- they both wanted to have their wedding in a place which is special to both of them. Conveniently, they both used to vacation in Door County’s Egg Harbor when they were kids.  Boom- perfect wedding location set – Woodwalk Gallery in Door County!
Carrie made the most ultimate DIY extravaganza- from vintage cans, to wooden signs all matching the checkered cherry pie red they wanted for their wedding.  It was some of the most amazing DIY wedding details ever, paired with babies breath balls and a custom pie topper. Carrie and Ted actually drove all of their decor to Door County from Brooklyn, which is a pretty amazing roadtrip on it’s own.
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Friday

12

July 2013

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Black and White Sneaks- Alicia and Lukasz’ Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding

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We had an amazing time photographing Alicia and lukasz’ Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding. This shot Ela captured of Alicia’s Dad walking her down the aisle in the woods just as the sun parted made me want to post a bit of dramatic Black and Whites that I’m a big fan of.
Everything from the ceremony space to the florals, dress and emotion from Alicia and Lukasz’ day was awe inspiring. Take a sneak peek below.

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Sunday

23

June 2013

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Nicaragua Engagement Photography Love- Nicole and Joel, A peek into Central America

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A couple of weddings back, I had a bridesmaid ask where our most off-the-beaten-path destination wedding was. At that moment it dawned on me, we haven’t blogged about Nicole and Joel’s amazing Nicaraguan Wedding yet! So this week is set to be dedicated to Nicole and Joel, along with a bit from our adventures in Central America.
And now, for bits of the photography we did around Central America, I introduce a bit of the love that is Nicole and Joel.
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Monday

3

June 2013

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Owen and Matt’s Chicago Cozy Noodle Engagement

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Growing up, I was surrounded by nostalgia. Tin and wooden toys are a few of my favorite things- so when we went to Cozy Noodle for Owen and Matt’s Chicago engagement photography session, we had a plethora of amazingness. Added in with that, the interior of the space paired with the autumn backdrop colors quite well. Fall in Illinois is downright breathtaking. So when Owen and Matt said they had a blanket- well, we had a field. 🙂
They are getting married at Architectural Artifacts later this summer, so speaking of being surrounded by nostalgia- it couldn’t be at a better wedding venue. Can’t wait!
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