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Classic Bows + Seersucker Michigan Shores Club Wedding

This wedding is full of little moments that have stolen my heart. Tucked in little corners everywhere you really start to see the love that went into planning the details of this beautiful wedding from Christina G Photography. Top of my list? The bows on the bridesmaids’ shoes!


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Country Club

From the beautiful bride… Chris and I have known each other since first grade and grew up down the street from one another. It was not until eigth grade when Chris asked me out over instant messenger for the first time but our love for each other matured as we grew older. As a couple that grew up together, shared the same teachers and overcame similar challenges, we wanted our wedding to reflect the history we have had together and the people in our lives that are most important to us, our close friends and family. After Chris proposed in May of 2012, it was a no brainer for us to have our wedding ceremony at our grade school church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview and the reception at Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette where we used to bowl, swim and hang out together as children.

Chris and I wanted our wedding to be traditional with a fun twist. We wanted to treat our guests to a night they would never forget. We took a lot of time making sure that every aspect of the wedding had an unpredictable addition from the seersucker bow ties and monogrammed cummerbunds for the groomsmen to the bows on the back of the bridesmaids’ shoes to the choreographed first dance and bow ties on the escort cards! Our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be. We could not have asked for a better day/night!

Photography: Cristina G Photography | Videographer: Well Spun Weddings | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Florist: Bunches Chicago | Cake: Sweet Mandy B's | Reception Venue: Michigan Shores Club | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew Weddings | Hair: Sharon Daniel Salon | Band: Orchestra 33 | Bow Ties/ Cummerbunds:: Just Madras | Church: Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Dress Store: Ultimate Bride Boutique | Linens: BBJ Linen | Makeup: Kate Mueller | Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse

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Wilmette Engagement by Kristin La Voie Photography

Giddy is the only word that can possibly describe how I felt when I opened up these images from Kristin La Voie Photography. As I went through each picture, I noticed an uncontrollable goofy grin that seemed to form on my face, and it’s a grin that will be sticking around for awhile – because I won’t be able to pull myself from this gallery anytime soon.

From Kristin La Voie PhotographyThere are no words other than PERFECTION to describe this sun-drenched, super adorable, swoon-worthy engagement session of Madeline and Nick. Gillson beach, in the North Shore Chicago neighborhood of Wilmette was the ideal location for these two love birds. Self-proclaimed nerds, Madeline & Nick opted for a scrabble picnic at the beach just as the sun set. I don’t think the two of them ever stopped laughing or smiling, so PERFECTION is really just the best word to describe this amazing session with the most spectacular couple!

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | dress: H&M | shoes: ModCloth | Skirt: ModCloth

Nautical Themed Engagement from Heartily Wed + WojoImage Photography

There is no other way to say it – this engagement session from WojoImage Photography is downright adorable. From the sweet stationery by Chykalophia Design (hello save the date kite!) right down to all the nautical touches – each and every moment planned by HeartilyWed couldn’t be cuter. See it all here.


What better way to spend your sunny summer day then at the beach with your loved one. We wanted to incorporate just that into our inspirational nautical themed engagement session. Details such as: balloons, coca cola and a custom made kite made this session fun and unique. The kite was custom designed especially for this session and it even matched the nautical custom designed invitation suite. We hope that with this session we can inspire couples to get creative and have fun during their engagement sessions.
Photography: WojoImage Photography | Stationery: Chykalophia Design | Stylist: Ari Krzyzek | Hair + Makeup, Accessories: Evelyn Smesh | Organized by: HeartilyWed | Models: Evelyn Smesh & Will O’Connor | Location: Gillson Park, Wilmette, Illinois