“I just hope the rain holds out,” she whispered under her breath as a mist of hair spray fell on to her blonde curls. All week, Nicole had been stalking the weather and willing it to rain any day … just not on her day. She spent endless hours making sure every detail of the day – from her shoes to the bow tie for their furbaby, Ranger – was perfect. It is what her friends, family, and Bryan adore about her … her dedication and determination. As she counted down the minutes until she would see, Bryan, the skies remained bright and sunny and relief and excitement overtook her.
When the church doors opened, Bryan stood at the end of the aisle grinning with delight as he anxiously waited for Nicole to make her way into his arms. Hand-in-hand, they stood before their friends, family, and God and pledged to bask in the sunshine and weather the storms …. together. As they sealed their promise with a kiss, they vowed to never forget this beautiful moment in time, where everything was perfect.
Nicole and Bryan (and Ranger!) – Thank you for making your wedding day so much fun to document. Between all the emails, calls, and texts, I felt like I was apart of all the planning along the way, and I was thrilled to see the day unfold so beautifully. The love you share makes those around you better. I wish you nothing short of a lifetime of love, happiness and new adventures. Much love and gratitude – Brittany
Nicole’s bridesmaids were thrilled to see her in her wedding gown. She is absolutely gorgeous – inside and out – and on her wedding day, her friends and family couldn’t agree more.
Bryan is the type of guy who goes with the flow. He is considerate and fun, and he looked extra handsome on his wedding day in his tuxedo.
Guests gathered at St. Linus Parish to witness Nicole and Bryan’s promise to one another.
And just like that … they were officially husband and wife!
Their fur baby, Ranger, was outside waiting to congratulate them. He came dressed for the occasion with a little bow tie and cuffs, and I am not sure who was the most excited to see whom. :)
The day was a constant celebration among their friends and families.
The weather was muggy, but Nicole and Bryan made it look like a perfect June afternoon.
As we were finishing up their bride and groom photos, the sky turned dark. We were literally running back into the venue in hopes of missing the rain … and we did.
Friends and family celebrated Nicole and Bryan’s love all night long at DiNolfo’s, and Nicole and Bryan designed a beautiful room for them to enjoy.
Naples Bakery designed a beautiful (and delicious) wedding cake.
Nicole and Bryan have the most amazing friends and family who shared how much they love Nicole and Bryan. Both are generous, kind and loving, and those closest to them reaffirmed this during their toasts.
The first dance was one part romance, one part fun. And that is how I think all first dances should be.
Rendition had the dance floor packed for an evening of crazy dance moves.
Bryan and Nicole snuck off for a few minutes to document their love at their photo booth, and I thought it was a lovely way to end the evening.
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this Homer Glen wedding together…
ceremony : st. linus parish // venue : dinolfo’s banquets, homer glen // catering : dinolfo’s banquets, homer glen // floral + centerpieces : catherine’s gardens // bride’s dress : allure from eva’s bridal, oak lawn // bride’s shoes : badgley mishka // bride’s jewelry : givenchy // bride’s + bridal party makeup : samantha paradiso // bride’s hair: maria spatharakis // groom’s tux : men’s wearhouse // groomsmen + ring bearer tux : vera wang, men’s wearhouse // bridesmaid dresses : alfred angelo // band : rendition // wedding cake : naples bakery // table numbers : diy by bride // invitations : daniel’s printing // programs : diy // escort cards : diy // videography : windy city productions // photography assistant : nicole morisco // photography : brittany bekas photography