I am SO excited to share this unbelievably JOYFUL and GORGEOUS wedding with you guys!!! When a bride emails you at 6:30am on her wedding day with the subject of the email, “I AM SO EXCITED!!” – you just know it is going to be an amazing day!! Ha! Kelly and John’s enthusiasm for life is seriously such a contagious feeling! These two are always ready to have a fabulous time and make sure everyone around them is laughing, smiling, and loving life as much as they are! So of course, their wedding was no different!! From start to finish it was SO. MUCH. FUN!!!
And on top of all the fun, love, and laughter – was their impeccable style and grace! Wowsers!! I mean – these two are straight out of a magazine and I absolutely adored everything about this day… from the gorgeous bouquets of pale pinks and neutrals, to the bridesmaids’ flowy maxi dresses, to Kelly’s stunning lace accented gown, to John’s change into a white coat for dinner!! Not a detail was overlooked and it was such a joy to photograph it all!
Kelly & John ~ Thank you, thank you, thank you for inviting us along to document this most beautiful next chapter in your love story!!! We were honored to get to spend our anniversary with you two and are excited to be anniversary buddies for life!! Yeah, May 23rd!!! We have no doubt that you two have a wonderful life ahead of you, filled with so much laughter and fun!! We wish you all the best, always!! XOXO ~ Christy & James
They surprised Kelly with bagpipers for their entrance into the reception – and as you’ll see from the photos – she was SO happy it brought her to tears!! Amazing surprise!!!
I was SO happy that these two were as excited as I was to get out and enjoy some quiet time together for sunset photos!! I mean… that light!!! Ah! Always worth sneaking out for a few minutes!!
I mean… seriously!! Right?! How beautiful!! Congratulations again, Kelly & John!!!
~ Vendor Love ~
Hair: Natalie Cemeno at Salon Elevation
Makeup: Sami at Sonia Roselli Salon
Bride’s Gown: Tara Keely from Bella Bianca Bridal
Groom’s Tux: Lauren by Ralph Lauren
Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Erin by Erin Featherston
Florist: Phillip’s Flowers
Band: High Society Orchestra
Photography: Christy Tyler Photography
Church: St. Paul the Apostle in Joliet
Venue: Oak Brook Hills Resort