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Monday, June 20, 2011

Elizabeth+Alex

These two are crazy cute! I was so excited to celebrate May day with them (how appropriate), I knew that their wedding was going to be filled with wonderful surprises, and was it ever! There was so much talent in the room, and a whole lot of love. Every detail was so personal, you couldn't help but feel special and all bubbly inside just watching it all unfold. I have no doubt that their marriage will be just as sweet and wonderful as this wedding day, I am so glad to have been a part of it. Congrats Elizabeth and Alex! Queue the drumroll for my top photo favorites... (special thanks to Joan of Five Grain Events)
I met the girls at the hotel in the morning.
Elizabeth admired her dress while her hair was being teased.
Alex's brother made sure he had the rings.
Alex was looking good and ready to see his bride.
It was time to sign the Ketubah.
Alex and Elizabeth's mothers made a gorgeous Chuppah, embroidered with all the names of the family.
The bride and groom circled each other 3 times.
Mazal tov!
Beautiful flowers by Fleur.
Kelly Marie from Fleur working on the final touches.
The guests gathered in the lobby area in anticipation as Elizabeth and Alex joined the bluegrass trio on fiddle and mandolin. It was awesome!
Elizabeth's parents kicked off the reception with a heartfelt speech and very clever poem that recognized every single guest and family member in the room.
Alex's brother surprised everyone with a barber shop quartet, with him singing one of the parts. They sounded great.
Alex accompanied his niece for her version of "Love me do," it was the cutest thing ever!
Then to top it all off, Elizabeth's parents joined the Larry King Orchestra on duel harmonicas, they tore it up!
Horah time!
The Larry King Orchestra ended with a bang.
Then some alone time with the bride and groom at the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
Lovely.
Congrats Elizabeth and Alex!


Hair and makeup: Hair: Livia Caparole ; Make-up: Kaylin Clinton (she is a friend of mine)
Event Planner: Joan of Five Grain Events 
Florist: Fleur 
Ceremony location: Chicago History Museum
Reception location: Chicago History Museum
Caterer: Food For Thought 
Dress: Caroline DeVillo 
Accessories: Elizabeth wore a necklace that was her grandmothers.
Band: Larry King Orchestra 



First Dance:  Into the Mystic, Van Morrison
Father/daughter: Combined our Father/daughter and Mother/son dance 


Q&A with the bride and groom:
What was the most memorable moment of your day?  Elizabeth: I couldn't pick just one, but I would say that the most memorable aspect of the wedding was that everyone we love was in one room together celebrating with us.
What was your favorite detail?  Elizabeth: the music
Funniest memory from your wedding day?  Elizabeth: Mitch's (the best man) speech/performance 
Any advice for future brides/grooms?  Elizabeth: don't sweat the small stuff; plan an event that speaks to you as a couple.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?  Elizabeth: no
Where did you go on your honeymoon?  Elizabeth: We didn't actually take a real honeymoon, but had a mini-moon in Stillwater, MN - we went to pick out our new dishes from the St. Croix River Valley Pottery Festival.

2 comments:

  1. oh, my goodness this takes me back to what a magical day May 1st was! Thank you, Bethany, for capturing this so beautifully!!

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  2. Best wedding ever! These pictures are among some of the best that I have ever seen. Great job!

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