This couple, wedding, wedding party and families will forever hold a special place in my heart. I can’t even tell you how much it means to me to become friends with a couple even before their big day, their most perfect day, hoping to capture every little detail so that one day you can go back and say “Oh yeah, I remember my dad’s face the first time he saw me in my dress…”. Amazing.

Dan and Christine, thank you for all of the effort you put into making us feel so cared for. For your attention to our meals and a goody bag, letting us ride on the party bus, not letting the rain get you down, and having just the most excited of spirits on your wedding day. I should have known it would be that great when receiving a hand-written note after shooting your engagement pictures.

I pray this next phase of you lives together as husband and wife is filled with joy and love, I assure you it’s the greatest adventure. xo

Ceremony: St. Raphael Catholic Church | Reception: Chicago Marriott Naperville | Videographer: Aria Films | Invitations: Minted | Florist: Ocie Florals | Makeup Artist: Tamara Hair & Makeup Artistry | Hair Stylist: Mezzaluna Salon | Wedding Dress: Eva’s Bridal of Oak Lawn | Brides Shoes: International Concepts | Bridesmaids Dresses: House of Brides | Men’s Tuxes: Lorenzo’s Formalwear | Rings: The Classic Gem | DJ: White Label DJs | Mariachi: Mariachi Perla de Mexico | Transportation: Cloud 9