August 8th of this year, two beautiful souls said “I Do.” The day was gorgeous, but the day was much more meaningful than a pretty, August Saturday. Shortly after proposing last year, Ralph surprised his Bride-to-be with a trip. At the airport over breakfast, Ralph surprised her with the news they were flying to Hawaii to celebrate their engagement. On one of the days in Honolulu, they drove to the ever scenic and secluded Eternity Beach cove. Ralph had brought a blanket, wine, cheese and grapes for a picnic overlooking the ocean. With the waves crashing nearby, Ralph pulled out an eternity band and reproposed to his lovely bride-to-be. 8/8 would mark 8 years dating, and an infinity lifetime together.
Joanna and Ralph recently were married in front of close friends and family. The day was nothing short of two families coming together, celebrations, and so much love– the forever kind. Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your beautiful day. Enjoy some of my absolute favorites…
Joanna got ready in the couple’s home, and I’d like to add this house is GORGEOUS!
When I arrived and saw the calligraphy and letterpresses invitations, I knew the day was going to be oh-so-good…
Joanna opening her something new and blue from her groom-to-be…
Bridesmaids help turn this gorgeous woman into a Bride…
Two of the sweetest flower girl + ring bearer…
While the girls got ready, Ralph was busy getting handsome.
I loved that the entire ceremony was in Polish…
Introducing Mr. and Mrs!
After the ceremony, we headed to Cantigny Park for some gorgeous moments with the new Mr. and Mrs!
How i just adore these two!
Joanna made such a stunning Bride!
And, how stunning is this gorgeous group of friends?
Arriving to the reception at The Seville…
Everything was decorated beautifully
Special toasts are always some of my favorite moments during the night
I’ll end with this one! May you always enjoy the dance Mr. and Mrs. P! XO
A special thanks to all the teams that made this day purely magical…
Church | Divine Mercy Polish Mission
Reception | The Seville
Hair and Makeup | Joanna’s Artistry
Bride’s Gown | Maggie Sottero
Groom’s Tux | Royal Bridal and Tuxedo
Caterer | The Seville
Florist | Belmontes Florists
DJ and Nightly Entertainment | Tomek Sweich
Photography | Annie Steele Photography