With her hair and makeup perfectly done, she stood at her kitchen sink and washed her goddaughter’s baby bottles. Her bridesmaids laughed and told her to sit and relax, but Joann is the the type of person who loves to help. It was only natural on her wedding day that she was bouncing about her condo checking in on everyone to make sure everything was perfect.
In the church were she made all of her Catholic sacraments, Joann and Danny married surrounded by those they love most. Together they celebrated their love, clicked glasses and danced late into the night. The wedding was a blend of families, friends, and memories resulting in a day of complete perfection.
Joann + Danny – It was a complete joy to document your first day as husband and wife. I loved spending time with you and photographing your love over the last year. I wish you a lifetime of love, happiness and new adventures. Much love + gratitude … Brittany
The morning started off at Joann and Danny’s condo where Joann had all her beautiful details set aside. I loved her silver strappy shoes.
Joann’s wedding dress was beyond stunning and it looked gorgeous on her.
Joann and Danny had a custom whiskey bottle designed for their wedding.
Joann glowed with excitement all morning long but once she slipped into her dress, it was amplified.
Danny surprised Joann with two beautiful pieces of Tiffany jewelry including this gorgeous necklace.
Joann is gorgeous, and LG makeup design highlighted her beauty on her wedding day.
While I was photographing Joann and the girls, Nicole hung out with Danny and the guys before the ceremony.
Joann couldn’t wait to see Danny ….
He smiled throughout the whole ceremony …
and Joann was delighted to finally to exchange vows with her love.
I always love the moment when the bride and groom walk down the aisle as husband and wife … it is true bliss at its finest.
I just adored the ombre bridesmaid dresses that Joann’s bridesmaid wore.
Joann and Danny’s friends and family are so much fun, and they made the photos post ceremony a blast.
It was a cold, November afternoon, but Danny kept Joann warm in his arms during our bride and groom photos.
A favorite …
The team at the Westin Chicago Northwest did an excellent job transforming the tent into Joann and Danny’s vision.
These decadent desserts were calling my name …
but so was this gorgeous cake.
These two know how to make an entrance!
The evening was complete with laughter …
and toasts that celebrated the love that Joann and Danny share.
Joann surprised Danny with the first dance song he wanted (but didn’t think the band could learn in time).
I love it when my couples have fun on the dance floor … spins encouraged.
The Lisa Rene Band rocked the wedding all night long. They had guests jumping out of their chairs to show of their best dance moves.
Fun, fun, fun.
Many thanks to the wonderful team who made the day so special for them.
CEREMONY : st. philip the apostle church // RECEPTION : westin chicago northwest // FLORIST : quasthoff’s flowers // MAKEUP : LG makeup design // HAIR : jessi semcken// BAND : lisa rene band // LIGHTING : lisa rene band // PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT : nicole morisco // PHOTOGRAPHY : brittany bekas photography