There are three things that made me fall in love with weddings... the photography, the flowers and the venues. Those were my top three priorities when planning my own wedding a few years back—especially the latter! Your church might already be etched in stone for the ceremony, but finding a reception venue that sings to you and your collective wedding style is so, so important. And for this fete, the beautiful Patrick Haley Mansion was it. Full of charm, it was the perfect setting for the celebration after McKenna and Matt exchanged romantic Irish I do's at St. Joseph Chapel -- all captured by Elizabeth Nord. Images like this one are sure to warm your heart a little extra today.
From Elizabeth Nord Photography... As I walked into McKenna’s parent’s home that morning, McKenna was getting her hair done and I greeted her with a big hug! She already had an array of stunning details waiting for me to choose from … Badgley Mischka heels, pink Coco Chanel perfume, a ring box, and so much more! Swoon!
Matt and McKenna are amazing in every way and are some of the sweetest people to be around. McKenna’s smile and laugh is so contagious and I just love watching the way Matt looks at her. Being able to capture the beginning of their marriage was truly an honor. They were married on April 28th at the St Joseph Chapel at the University of St Francis and ended the celebration at the stunning Patrick C Haley Mansion in Joliet, IL.
Her bridesmaids were getting ready downstairs in beautiful matching floral robes and sipping champagne out of the cutest gold glittered champagne glasses. Also accompanying them were two adorable dogs so, naturally, I was in heaven. I loved the blush bridesmaid dresses that the ladies wore and the rose and hydrangea floral bouquets they carried.
Waiting for us to arrive to the chapel were Matt and his handsome groomsmen in their black tuxes.
The chapel was decorated beautifully with white ribbon and greenery, and there was a pianist playing music. During the ceremony, McKenna’s grandfather sang a special song for the newly married couple and it was so precious to watch! Every second of this wedding was filled with love and joy.
SO many more lovely shots ~ from getting ready to celebrating the night away at the Patrick C Haley Mansion ~ on Elizabeth Nord Photography's post right here! And... while you're there, take a peek at McKenna and Matt's engagement session at Adler Planetarium. That girl's smile will melt anyone's heart! Lucky for Matt, she's his ;)