Kristen and Mikey Wedding
Kristen and I had been Dming over the whole year up until her wedding. Of course we talked about wedding stuff, but also just about life in general. So Kristen and I got to be good friends, and I knew their wedding was going to be a blast!
When I arrived to Danada House for the getting ready photos I was wowed; the grounds were gorgeous and I loved the inside details of the getting ready space! Pro-tip: Ask your florist for a few loose flowers to use for taking photos with your details in the morning, it really makes the photos pop!
Kristen was re-writing her vows while her maid of honor was writing out her speech (rather than read it off a phone), such fun moments to catch. Meanwhile Jake (my bf and second photographer), was with Mikey (or Michael) and his guys, grabbing photos of them getting ready and of course doing a little cheersing! The girls were the same and were all drinking (and a few shotgunning) Whiteclaw. I have to say, Whiteclaws really are where the party is at when it comes to weddings!
Mikey’s guys got him ready to walk down the aisle and the ceremony began. They read their vows in the perfect ceremony, full of both laughter and tears. They walked out, gave hugs and signed the marriage license. Official!
Afterward, we took some time to do family photos and then moved on to wedding party photos!! After some quick full-wedding party photos, we set them loose to go party on the bus and wandered around the beautiful grounds of Danada House for some magical couples shots, some of my favorite photos from the day!! Danada House is such a gorgeous venue!
Finally we jumped on the bus, danced to all the songs, and ended our day at Double Tree by Hilton in Oakbrook, IL for their reception. It was such an amazing day. THANK YOU to Michael and Kristen for having us, it is one we will always remember!
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Photography: Hanna Walkowaik Photography
Getting Ready/Ceremony Venue: Danada House
Reception Venue: Double Tree by Hilton in Oakbrook
Hair: Sarah Petrie – Urban Edge Salon
Makeup: Rachel Danielle
Cake: Baking Institute
Florals: Phillips Flowers
Officiant: Dan Petrie
DJ: Tony Keas
Brides Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal
Brides Dress Shop: Bijou Bridal
Invitations: New and Blue