Vince + Priscilla | Married! | Backyard Wedding | Downers Grove | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Priscilla and Vince had a very specific vision of what they wanted their wedding to be...  They were going to get married in their friends' backyard on a beautiful October afternoon.  Their first dance was going to be timed perfectly with  the glow of the sunset so they could dance together with their friends and family surrounding them with sparklers. And most was not going to rain that day.

Mother nature envisioned it differently.

It didn't just rain. They had a full day of severe thunderstorms and torrential down pours!  

Fortunately, the two are blessed with incredible friends who were unbelievably creative and resourceful.  While Priscilla and Vince were getting ready to exchange their vows, their friends were able to rearrange the space and convert the garage into the perfect ceremony site and dance floor!  Everyone worked so hard to make sure their wedding was still just as beautiful as they had pictured.  Everything worked out.  We met up a couple weeks later for a much drier photoshoot, Priscilla still got her sparkler-lit first dance, and Taylor Swift (Priscilla's favorite) even made an appearance at the reception! ;)  If rain on your wedding day truly is good luck, these two are set for a lifetime of happiness!  


Venue: Private residence
Hair + Makeup: Jennica Ann - Hair & Makeup Artist
Fresh Florals: Petals n' Bloom
Ceremony Backdrop + Floral Arbor: Bling In The Barn


Jake + Ashley | Married! | Drake Hotel Oak Brook | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Jake and Ashley had a wedding that was almost as beautiful and amazing as they are as a couple. After meeting in college and dating for almost 8 years, they were married on a hot and windy Saturday in June, at The Drake Hotel in Oak Brook.  After the ceremony, it was time for dinner, drinks, and what I would say was one of the best dance parties I have seen in a long time.  Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs.!