Lauren and Brandon had an incredible summer wedding with a Catholic ceremony at Annunciata Church in Chicago and ending at the Halls of St. George reception hall. In between we saw some incredible emotion, a lot of laughs, a traditional Croatian band, a bucket full of happy tears, a laser light show, delicious homemade desserts, some beer and wine, and oh yeah, more emotional moments. Let's get to it... ***Click On Images To Enlarge***
The day started off at Lauren's Aunt's home where we photographed the beautiful wedding dress and accessories. Plenty of food was out for the bridesmaids and the many family and guests who came to visit. It was here where we began to see the emotional moments of the day unfold between the bride and her mom, joyous dancing with grandmother as a Croatian band played in the living room and her opening the gift from her goom. My apologies to the flower girl for the corn dog photo. Please don't hate me when you are 23!! :)
Our next step was Annunciata Church in Chicago, IL for the Catholic wedding ceremony. Lauren appeared out of the bright light to walk down the aisle as Brandon and the congregation awaited. Afterward the band was waiting and paid tribute in song to the newly married couple.
After photos inside and outside the church, we were off to Whiting Lakefront Park where clearing skies let us see the Chicago skyline etched in the distance on the other side of Lake Michigan. It looks as though the groom was attacked during pictures, but don't worry he appears to be okay. :)
Our final stop of the day brought us to The Halls of Saint George in Schererville, Indiana. The room was awash in blue and more homemade desserts were on hand in addition to the fantastic meal and wedding cake. Seems as though the flower girls was not going to allow the groom to take off the garter she helped put on!!
So many great moments were captured and so many more images to show. Please stay tuned to social media for more images of Lauren and Brandon's summer wedding at Annunciata Church in Chicago.