Working at SMP is like this crazy awesome sneak peek into the lives of each and every one of you lovelies. And not only do I get to dive into your gorgeous weddings, I get to bask in your amazing love stories, as well.  And this darling duo?  Well, they have one seriously sweet tale; a set-up turned love story turned one breathtakingly beautiful wedding captured by Julia Franzosa Photography.  It’s a pretty, pretty day chock-full of amazing and you can see it all right here.

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From Julia Franzosa PhotographyJoanne and Scott’s Oak Park Wedding was absolutely the best way to start my 2013 wedding season. Their love and joy was so apparent throughout the entire day. From her simple Calla Lily bouquet (that her grandmother, mother and sister all carried) to the gorgeous vintage Rolls Royce, elegant whites and creams were scattered throughout their beautiful day. Their wedding was full of beautiful and personal touches that made their day so incredibly meaningful. They were married at St Giles in Oak Park followed by a lovely reception at The Carleton of Oak Park Hotel.

From the Bride… We were set up by Scott’s co-worker, I was helping design her kitchen when she kept mentioning how I just had to meet this wonderful guy she worked with. After a lot of resistance on my part and a great amount of persistence on hers, I let her give him my cell phone number. I never thought I would hear from or let alone meet this guy. After dodging his calls and ignoring him for a few weeks we finally decided to meet for a drink after work. That one drink lasted four hours and afterwards we both knew we had found something so special and rare. Ten months later we were engaged and planning our Spring wedding.

Wedding Photography: Julia Franzosa Photography | Ceremony Venue: Saint Giles Catholic Parish | Reception Venue: The Carleton of Oak Park  | Floral Design: Moss Modern Flowers  | Catering: The Carleton of Oak Park  | Cake: Kay’s Bakery in Forest Park | Hair: Linda at Park Avenue Hair Studio