Christine + Austin: Loyola University

Christine and Austin's wedding was certainly a night to remember. Their special day was not only stunning, but it was filled with so much joy too!! Plus these two are total sweethearts. 

The day started off at the Hampton Inn before we headed over to Loyola University's campus for the rest of the festivities. Christine and Austin selected Madonna della Strada as the church in which to tie the knot. They kept up the tradition of not seeing one another until Christine walked down the aisle, and did that make for an emotional walk (not a dry eye in the crowd!). No matter how many times I witness couples say "I do" in that church, it still is incredibly moving every time. In part, because I love when my couples finally get to commit themselves to one another! And in part, because the sanctuary is just so incredibly gorgeous!  Be sure to also take a look at the flowers... the florists at Vale of Enna outdid themselves with the arrangements they produced for every part of the day. 

The cocktail reception continued at Piper Hall on the lake and guests moved to the Mundelein Auditorium for dinner and dancing. And boy did the evening go late! There was a live band and the groom even got up to perform a 15 minute set part way through the evening! The floor was hopping!

These jaw-droppingly beautiful images were captured by Leigh Ann Cobb Photography. Other amazing partners we worked with on the day included: Loyola University's Conference Services (venue), Aramark (catering), Vale of Enna (flowers), Pin Me Up Chicago (hair), Makeup and Skincare by Jamie (makeup), The Mix Musical Services (emcee and band) and Magbooth (Photobooth). 

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“Thank you so much for being such an important part of our big day! You were so wonderful to work with and we knew we didn’t need to worry about anything with you around. What a gift you have to make everyone feel at ease! Thanks to you, our wedding was the very best day of our lives. It far exceeded anything we thought possible. Have a happy 2018, and best of luck with your own big day!” - Christine, Bride

""Thank you for the awesome wedding planning which you did for our daughter's wedding, Nov 2017. Erin you made the wedding day run smoothly. You helped immensely with our decision making during the weeks prior to the wedding weekend. It was perfect and you helped make that happen for all of us. Great effort on your part and great results for us!" - Colleen, Mother of the Bride