Alyssa + Tom's Wedding: Mundelein Auditorium

Just because the weather turns chilly doesn’t mean that wedding season is over! As the air turned brisk this past November, Tom and Alyssa said “I do” at Loyola University’s Madonna della Strada Chapel, and then celebrated the occasion with dinner and dancing on campus in the Mundelein Auditorium.

As is often the case with couples I work with, I learned so much about the two while working with them, but got to know an even more intimate side of them from the toasts during the dinner reception. I love listening to those toasts because the childhood memories, funny stories and sweet words really bring out the uniqueness of the couples, and I feel like I know them even better after getting to listen. For Alyssa and Tom, this was especially true. Right before dinner was served, friends serenaded the two with song written to a Disney tune, and told stories of the couple looking after their friends while traveling. My heart was so warm after hearing the touching words shared about Alyssa and Tom! It made the day that much more special to me.

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A huge shoutout to Fox + Ivory for sharing these lovely images with me. Other partners for this day included: Florals: Avenue Flower Shop. Bakery: Toni Patisserie. Band: St. Louis Big Band. Catering: Aramark at Loyola University. Hair: Rare Bird Beauties. Makeup: Beauty Is What I Do. Hotel: Hampton Inn Loyola Station.

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