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A Fairytale Wedding at Venuti’s: Tia and Justin

When Justin proposed on Tia’s birthday, much thought went into planning for such a defining moment in their relationship.  Out to dinner that night for her birthday with family,  a cake was brought out  with a quote from my favorite, childhood Disney movie.   It read ” Here in town here is she, Who is so beautiful for me. So I’m making plans to woo and Marry me?!”  Her heart racing, she turned around to see Justin down on one knee.  He asked her to marry him, and jumping in his arms, replied, “Yes!”

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing a wonderful couple’s wedding.  Tia and Justin planned the most gorgeous late summer wedding, and it was a true celebration of the love they have for one another.  Family and close friends celebrated the night away in a gorgeous Ballroom at Venutis with sweet toasts, memorable dances, an abundance of laughter, and love.  Enjoy some of my favorites…

That dress… Stunning!

And the Bride… so STUNNING!

Tia had a picture of her Dad, who had passed away, attached to her bouquet.  So beautiful and great way to remember and honor him.  <3

While Tia got ready, Justin was getting all ready for the day!

Outside of Grace Episcopal Church just before getting married!  (Fun Fact:  This church was the church in Home Alone).

Justin seeing his Bride for the first time…

This gets me every time!

Tia walking down the aisle with her beautiful mom and handsome brother

Official official!

I don’t usually post family pictures, but taking this picture between a Bride and Grandma makes my heart happy <3

And a sibling picture because this couple opted to have their Family pictures outside (which I just adore)!

Love this picture of the newlyweds!

You are such a stunner Mrs. F!

A handsome group of Groomsman with the Groom

And some gorgeous girls with the Bride (and her brother who served as her Best Man)!

Venutis was gorgeously decorated and the perfect place to celebrate the night away!

Loving toasts…

Congratulations, newlyweds!

A special thanks to everyone who made this day even more beautiful…

Church | Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park, IL

Venue | Venuti’s Banquets, Addison, IL

Hair | Amanda Diedrich

Makeup | Tiffany & Jude (Fabb 2 Go)

Bride’s gown | Demetrios

Bridesmaid Dresses | Eva’s Bridal

Groom’s Tux | Emanuele Tuxedo

Florist | D’s Flowers

Cake | The Baking Institute

DY | JoJo & Gizep

Video | PD Video Films

Photo Booth | Bloopers Inc

Photography | Annie Steele Photography

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