Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 in Pictures

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about 2014!!!  This is going to be an amazing year, and I am really looking forward to it!!!  However, for just a few moments, I want to reflect and look back on 2013 . . .

Honestly, it flew by.  I couldn't even remember what all I had done 'til I started flipping through my hard drive.  Sometimes I joke about it, but seriously I really take pictures to remember things.  Hahahaha!!!

I really did try to narrow these down, but it really is hard to condense a whole year and so many amazing individuals!!!!  I am beyond blessed, and I am so thankful that I get to work with such fabulous people!!!  Thank you all so much for including me in so many priceless moments!!!  We've been through love, loss, births, deaths, birthday parties, graduations, holidays, weddings . . . words cannot even describe.  My clients are beautiful inside and out, and without further ado, here are some of my favorite moments of 2013 . . .


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wedding in the Windy City!!!

Meet Jonathan & Jennifer!!!

I will do my best not to gush, but Jonathan & Jennifer are the absolute MOST FABULOUS couple, and I had a total blast with them on their wedding day!!!

They had a beautiful wedding at the elegant Palmer House in downtown Chicago.  I just love a place with a fun history, and Palmer House has it all . . . Built in 1871 by Potter Palmer for his lovely bride as a wedding gift, it tragically burned to the ground in the Great Chicago Fire less than two weeks after opening.  So, what did Palmer do!?  He immediately set out to rebuild with iron and brick, advertising it as the "World's Only Fireproof Hotel!"  It was completed 1875 and still stands today!!!

What a great symbol of dedication, persistence, longevity, and love!!!

After a beautiful ceremony, they strolled around the city hand-in-hand, to Buckingham Fountain and Lake Michigan, and then through Millennium Park!!!  It was sooo much fun to see their favorite spots, and they are just sooo CUTE!!!  Everyone stopped them to congratulate them and commented on how beautiful the bride looked!!!
Then, it was off to Quartino Ristorante for a yummy dinner and fun evening with family and friends!!!!

I hope you enjoy more photos from their wedding in the slideshow below.

And Jonathan & Jennifer . . . Congratulations!!!  I wish you both the BEST on your journey together!!!