Julia + Andy ~ Dank Haus Wedding ~ Chicago Wedding Photography

Julia holds a very special place in my heart because she was the first ever APWer to book me when I first started sponsoring the site last fall! (Yay!) She was a total sweetheart in all of our correspondence online, and when I finally met her in person on her wedding day — she was exactly as I expected. In addition to being beautiful and super smart (she just passed the BAR exam!), she is down-to-earth, sweet as pie, and has a smile that lights up an entire room. And the best part is – that it is completely apparent just by watching Andy & Julia together that he absolutely adores all of these things about Julia.

I only covered the core part of this wedding, from the ceremony through the important events and the reception, but even in that little amount of time – I saw how great these two are together. I saw over and over the way Andy looks at Julia, and I saw the way Andy makes Julia smile.

Julia and Andy – I was absolutely honored to be a part of your beautiful wedding day! I know you two will have a full and rewarding life together and I wish you all the happiness in the world! xoxo!


After their regular vows they said private vows to each other. So sweet.

This is the part where the priest told them to face their family and friends, and for their family and friends to wish them their best… love these reactions!


Then towards the tail end of their portraits – we heard something from the distance…

… their families had surprised them with a bagpiper to lead them to the reception! So off we went!

The beautiful view from the top of Dank Haus…


They are so stinkin’ cute!!

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