Amy & Brandon’s wedding was our 2nd wedding of the weekend in late August. Even though we may physically be just a little bit tired, we always show up to a wedding excited and ready to create something new and beautiful for each and every couple.
Amy & Brandon’s original wedding plans were to have a celebration surrounded by a large group of family and friends – but with limitations on gatherings, they decided to postpone their big reception until next year. So the alternative plan was to be married at their church followed by a small backyard reception at Amy’s parents’ home in Palatine.
It was our first time capturing a wedding at St. Anne’s Parish – we were concerned that due to the COVID restrictions, we were only permitted to shoot from the balcony. However, when we arrived we saw how beautiful the church was – large skylights, tall rounded windows, and a mezzanine that wrapped around the entire sanctuary, 360 degrees. Many church weddings can give wedding photographers nightmares but this place of holiness was a photographer’s dream and the perfect location for Amy & Brandon to show witness of their marriage vows.
Once the ceremony was complete, the bridal party boarded the bus for portraits as Amy & Brandon’s family headed to the house to pull together the final touches for the celebration.
As family and friends gathered at the home, everyone was in a festive mood excited for the start of Amy & Brandon’s marriage. Even their new little chocolate lab, Baux, got into the excitement and posed for a few pictures with the newlyweds.
Congratulations Amy & Brandon we are excited we were able to capture your wedding “Part 1”
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Amy & Brandon’s day beautiful.
Ceremony Venue: St. Anne Parish
Reception Venue: Private Estate
Florist: Berwyn’s Violet Flower Shop
Officiant: Fr. Bernie Pietrzak
Transportation: M&M Limo Services
Bridal Dress Shop: White Dress Boutique
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Azazie
Guys Getting Ready Venue: Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago Deer Park
Tux Shop: JoS.A.Bank Clothiers
Make-up & Hair Stylist: Renata Berdychowska
Videography: The Alcantaras
Invitations: Jelly Bean Palette
Bakery: Tag’s Bakery
Catering: My Chef Catering
Jeweler: Feldsteins Jewlers