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13

January 2015

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ArTango Wedding in Chicago with Voni and Clivens

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Two things we love: vivid colorful street art in Chicago and our lovely couples in front of it

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So, this morning Jason and I were talking about how cold it is and how awesome it was that a year ago, Voni and Clivens braved the very brisk January weather to do a Chicago Engagement session in the winter with us.  Seriously you guys- we talk about you all of the time. So I found it fitting to blog about their ArTango Wedding in Chicago today.

Voni and Clivens met online, but Clivens likes to tell people that they met at a bar. Haha, which is technically true- also, in that case- Jason and I met at a coffee shop diner. 🙂

Voni and Clivens both moved from their home states to Chicago. I’m from Michigan, so I know how that goes. But yes, on to their wedding!

They both got ready at The James Hotel- Clivens actually got ready in the library room, which I didn’t know existed- and that was a pretty awesome spacious location option for the guys to get ready.

Where is this mural? It’s at a fast food parking lot on the way to their ArTango Wedding.  I asked them if we could stop here because I was a bit smitten by it.

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I hope you guys are staying warm on the northside and that the lake is not making any crazy wind or ice this year!  Happy late birthday Voni and I hope your European honeymoon was AMAZING.

Also, a big thank you to all of the vendors- here is the shout out list:

Getting Ready Location- The James Hotel
Ceremony and Reception Location- ArTango Wedding
Florist- Beata from Dahlia Blooms
Hair and Makeup- Rachel and Audrey from Strange Beauty Show
Shoes- Nina
Dress- Casablanca Bridal
Caterer- ArTango Bistro Wedding Events
DJ- Kevynn Global
Suit- Ferrecci
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Sunday

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August 2014

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A Chicago Lincoln Park Engagement Photography Session with Cheri and Jesus

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We met Cherita and Zeus initially a few weeks ago and they wanted to get their Chicago Lincoln Park Engagement Photography session finished straight away so that they can make their save the dates.  I am so happy the weather cooperated with amazing vibrant ombré hues of a sunset.

Before heading around town, we met them at Atomix Cafe, in Ukrainian Village for a few shots at a coffee shop, astronaut mural included. Thank you Atomix for letting us take a few photos at your awesome coffee shop space.
Cherita and Jesus’ wedding is going to be AMAZING! A blend of Mexican and Indian cultures, from henna to a mariachi band.  I cannot wait for their festivities and to see which family traditions they will put together.  Eeek! Okay, onto the ombré hued amazingness.
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My favorite set- these two horizontal bits of loveliness. Cheri, your eyes are mesmerizing.
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Monday

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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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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