As we were walking to take pictures, Greg (the groom) came up to me and said, "If we could include all the guys into the pictures, like the ushers, that would be great." So, here's the thing...there were a lot of guys. And when Greg said that to me, it spoke volumes of who he and Kelley are...because they have such a love and warmth about them. They make you feel like you could call them up and ask to drink hot cocoa in their living room and talk about nothing and everything. And by "you" I mean "me". ;) The people in their lives aren't just fillers...it was evident that every single person there had great significance to and love from Greg and Kelley. Their families are their best friends and their friends are like family.
The day was rainy and cloudy, but there was so much warmth and love between these two, that it literally turned a gloomy day into a cozy hug. Kelley and all her beautiful bridesmaids got ready in the Elizabeth Taylor suite at the Public Hotel and I was DIE-ing over the light!! I mean, DIIIIEEEE-IIIINGGGG!!!!
The beautiful ceremony held at the St. Alphonsus Church was breath-taking and the reception and celebrating followed at the Germania Place. It was such a sweet day filled with a lot of laughing and love.
Greg + Kelley...I'm inspired by your love for each other and how it pours out to all those around you. It was an HONOR to be a part of your day and I simply adore you both. So much love for you.
A HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to Erin Joy Moody for being my second set of eyes and taking such beautiful pictures by my side!! You are always such an amazing partner on a wedding day and I was honored to have you with me!!
Bridal Suite - Public Hotel
Ceremony - St. Alphonsus
Reception - Germania Place
Wedding Planner - Kelly Kloak Events
Makeup Artist - Salon Duo
Hair Stylist - Robyn Tornabeni Productions
Car Service - Dynasty Limousine
Band - Chicago Catz