Thursday, October 29, 2009

Impact Tip - ideas for your bouquet

If you are looking for a way to preserve your bouquet but don't want to use the chemicals to have it preserved just to have it sit on a shelf, check out this idea. Baubles by Maclyn in Naperville provides the service of taking pieces of your bouquet and putting it into jewelry. Just another way to recycle :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Morgan and Alex

Morgan and Alex met and fell in love in Chicago even though they do not live here anymore, it had to be here that they married. So it was also important to get lots of photos of them in this city and it couldn't have turned out to be a more beautiful fall day! I don't think I stopped laughing all day...oh wait, except when I was crying during the daddy daughter dance!! Thanks guys! Anyway, what a blast, thank you for choosing us!

Makeup: Tracy with Chicago Bridal Makeup
Hotel: The Sutton Place
Venue: Peggy Notebart Nature Museum
Catering: Berghoff
Flowers: A New Leaf

Their first meeting, you can't fake happiness like that!

more to come on our Vrai Fan Page, check often :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Herk and Jill

Herk and Jill were such a fun and laid back couple enjoying every minute of their day with no worries just love for each other and their families and friends that shared the day with them. I loved how they took the little moments to hold each others hands and the looks they exchanged throughout the day that showed the how much they love each other!

Venue: Rhapsody
Catering: Blue Plate

This was so sweet, Jill couldn't help but give Herk a hug after hearing his vows. Herk equally moved! The snort! haha
More to come on facebook!

Monday, October 19, 2009

We've been spotted!

Check us out on jb made, a fun blog filled with tips for hand made and fair trade! Did you know it was fair trade month? Thanks Jill!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Aaron shoots Jessica and Cecil's wedding

Last weekend Cecil and Jessica got married at the beautiful South Shore Cultural Center. They combined their Christian and Indian cultures into one beautiful ceremony. There was such great emotions, customs, and color.

I love this moment!

More coming soon on facebook!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Molly Grace's shoots Carolyn & Chad's e-session

This monday I photographed the engagement session of Carolyn & Chad, though it was kinda gloomy outside these two made it bright because they are super cute together! I am looking forward to their day!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Molly Grace Shoots Sherri and Michael's Wedding

I adored this couple, I loved their sweetness to each other and their thoughtfulness in planning a wedding that reflected them, their style and the fun they have as a couple. I knew this wedding would be hilariously fun after I did their e-session back in smoking hot July when the three of us sweat it out on Chicago's Navy Pier and they were being all silly. However shooting the wedding increased my knowledge of their story, as individuals, as a couple, and so therefore my images got the whole spectrum of emotion, I noticed they got deeper and sweeter and more real like the moment below when Sherri wiped her tear, and yet continued to show their elation for the day's arrival, and their all out silliness. What a fun day! I loved this bridal party too, they rocked and were awesome even though it was a tad bit chilly outside.

Church: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Venue The Odyssey Country Club
Cake: Fleckenstien's Bakery
Flowers: Bella Flori Flower Shop
DJ: Max Davis of Style Matters DJs, Inc.

I loved this weddings thoughtful details!
Sherri made these for everyone in her bridal party.
Love this moment

A perfect way to finish the night!

More on Facebook!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nicole and Bobby

Nicole and Bobby were married last Sat at the beautiful Ivy Room. I am so glad that they stayed true with their vision for the wedding and kept it outside in the courtyard. It was gorgeous and although the temp was a little colder than they would have preferred, I honestly don't think it even mattered. I know I didn't even notice because I was so excited to see it all go so the bridesmaid's might have a different story to tell! haha In any case, I only saw smiles and tears and have no doubts it all went perfectly!

Big thanks to:
Event planner: So Stacy
Venue: Ivy Room
Design: Ronsley
Band: The Dan Hayes Band
Catering: Blue Plate Catering

I love looks like this, priceless! Now that is an entrance, hilarious! I love this look on Nicole's face, it seemed so her. I would be terrified and she still looks so sweet! More coming soon on facebook!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Aaron shoots Stephanie and Nick's wedding

Stephanie and Nick were married last Friday and the Stan Mansion, a very fun venue for a very fun couple! Thank you for having me be a part of your special day, I had a blast!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Carrie and Ben

Carrie and Ben were married this weekend at the Ravenswood Billboard Factory, a really modern and unique venue. Although the rain kept us from doing some pictures outside, Carrie liked that it was raining and I was glad to see her embrace the romance of a little rain :) I tried to incorporate that detail in her photos (more on facebook).

Flowers: Asrai Garden
Venue: Ravenswood Billboard Factory
Antique bottles for centerpieces: Penn Dutchman
Cake stands, toppers, place cards and vinyl frames all from Ebay! I love that she incorporated these vintage and antique items!
Cakes: Bittersweet (this was a special treat as Carrie and her dad would get sweets from here when she was growing up)
Band: Mabin Millennium Music

I don't think there is any way that glass wasn't going to break!