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Wayne Illinois Outdoor Wedding

Jilllian + Matthew // St Charles + Wayne

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If I had to describe Jillian and Matthew’s wedding day in just one word, I’d have to pick “spectacular.” Everything about their day was the epitome of romance and glamour. It was amazingly beautiful. We were so honored to be a part of it.

The day started with Jillian and her bridesmaids getting ready at the father of the bride’s home in Wayne. The group was so happy to be together for such a special occasion, and that set a joyous tone for the rest of the day.

The couple exchanged vows before their 300 wedding guests at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in St. Charles. Jill and Matt chose to write their own wedding vows, which added a personal and emotional touch to the ceremony. It was hard to find a dry eye in the church!

From there, the couple and their guests headed back to Jillian’s father’s estate in Wayne for one fabulous celebration. Chandeliers and roses were draped underneath the white tent, which was exquisitely decorated by Heffernan Morgan Ronsley Event Design and Production. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the expansive grounds of the home and danced to the music by The Chicago Players. As a surprise to the couple, buckets of confetti dropped from the ceiling, ramping up the excitement on the dance floor. Jill and Matt departed their wedding along a trail of sparklers, and went on to their “Happily Ever After Party.”

It was a pleasure to capture the Jill and Matt’s wedding day on film, and of course we always enjoy working alongside Chicago’s favorite wedding planners, Big City Bride!

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Patrick C Haley Mansion Wedding

Whitney + Vince // Patrick C Haley Mansion

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Whitney met Vince while he was working at DSW: Designer Shoe Warehouse. Whitney was looking for another perfect pair to compliment her wardrobe but the store didn’t have her size. Vince called around to other stores and was able to find what she needed. That first time they met, Vince claims he asked her out but says his co-workers were talking over him. Luckily, Vince would have a second chance. The shoes were shipped to Vince’s store. As luck would have it, Vince was in the store again at the exact moment Whitney arrived to try the new shoes on. Whitney must have made a good first impression. Vince noticed she wasn’t wearing her glasses during the second visit to his store. They struck up a conversation and Vince asked her out a second time. They went on their first date, which lasted approximately 4-6 hours, but no one really knows. Time flew by…they weren’t keeping track! Vince was eventually known as “the shoe guy” amongst Whitney’s friends.

The Patrick C. Haley Mansion in Joliet, Illinois was the perfect venue for Whitney and Vince’s vintage-themed wedding. While you watch their trailer, take note of Whitney’s dress, which was fashioned out of her Grandmother’s wedding gown. Shoes used with that same gown on her Grandmother’s wedding day (June 9, 1925) also make an appearance in this video trailer!

Planner: Five Grain Events
Officiant: Rev. Kitty Benson
Bridal Accommodations: Harrah’s Joliet Chicago Hotel and Casino
Hair/Makeup: Blend Beauty
Barber: Frank the Barber
First Look: Bird Haven Greenhouse
Floral: Kio Kreations
Band: The Party Faithful
Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Photography: Jennifer Kathryn Photography
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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