Heather & Matt Married
Heather & Matt Married at St. James Lutheran Church in Chicago
Heather & Matt married at St. James Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois in May and held their reception at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum where they have a butterfly room!
Heather & Matt’s wedding portrait in front of Chicago Theater Light Marquee.
Heather and Matt’s sweet moment from their first dance at their Peggy Notebaert nature museum wedding reception.
Heather smiles up at Matt during their first dance. I was using an off camera remote light to illuminate them from behind.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Wedding Reception Dancing.
Dress Designer & Boutique: Paloma Blance from Mira Couture
Accessories: Bride’s jewelry is her mom’s. Necklace was worn by the bride’s mom on her wedding day almost 50 years ago
Groom’s Suit & Accessories: Formally Modern
Hair Stylist: Krysta Rojas from Axelle and Ivy Salon
Makeup Artist: Joel Marrufo from Axelle and Ivy Salon
Bridal Party Gifts: The girls earrings and bracelets from Banana Republic, picture frames with pictures with each girl. I have known three of my bridesmaids for 20+ years, one for 18 years, and one for almost 10 years. The flower girl will wear a bracelet with her initial.
Rings: Fuenfer Jewelers. Engagement ring: 1.3 carat solitaire. The diamonds on the band are from the groom’s grandmother’s jewelry. The wedding bands are an eternity band and a solid yellow band. My mom’s engagement ring is white gold and her wedding band is yellow gold, so it reminded me of hers. The groom’s ring is Tungsten.
Officiant: Pastor Robert Donovan
Reception Venue: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Church: St. James Lutheran Church
DJ/Band: The Empty Pockets
Caterer: Jordan’s Food of Distinction
Car/Limo Service: Chicago Trolley
Cakes Bakery & Topper: Oakmill Bakery at 2204 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL
Programs, Place Settings, Guest book, etc:
In lieu of favors, we will be donating to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. Matt is from Memphis and has a personal connection to the hospital as they have helped a friend who recently gave birth to 24 week old twins. Our card holder will be a wine barrel because Matt sells wine, and we love it 🙂
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