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A Summer Wedding in Alsip: Kathleen + Alex

They dated for many years leading up to the proposal.  Alex wasn’t sure how he wanted to propose, but he envisioned planning the perfect date in downtown, Chicago.  They went to dinner, then a movie, and perhaps the moment never happened in Chicago, because it got late and the December night was cold.  After the movie let out, Kathleen was in more of a rush to find their car in the parking garage.  Alex hesitated getting to the car as fast, because he envisioned proposing downtown under the stars.

They reached the car, turned up the heat, and drove home.  As Alex walked Kathleen up to her door, she turned around to see her future husband on one knee.  She had no idea he had spent the night trying to find the perfect time to propose.  Not wanting to go home until he asked his love to marry him, he found the perfect moment just before saying good night.  She of course said, Yes, and for the past year they have been planning the most perfect Wedding Day.

Kathleen and Alex got married on the first day of summer, and it was the perfect day to promise sweet forevers.  The day had a forecast of chance of rain, and I am so happy it held off until their Reception indoors began.  Their perfect night was full of some of the best dancing, sweet toasts, and celebrating the forever kind of love.  We just feel so honored to have been a small part of it!  Xo, Annie

I hope you enjoy some of my favorites!

Kathleen’s dress was gorgeous, and set the tone for the same kind of day…

Soft yellows and corals were the perfect summer colors!

All her Bridesmaids excitedly watched as she was buttoned in to her dress… becoming a Bride!


These flowers were simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

While the girls were getting ready, Alex was with his groomsman getting ready…


Walking into the Church is always so exciting.  Kathleen’s sister helped the lovely Bride sneak inside so guests wouldn’t see her…

Officially Official!


You know some of my all time favorite pictures from the day, are the ones with my lovely couples…



The soft yellows and golds continued into the reception…

LOVED their First Dance!

I’ll end with this because this sums up the rest of their night… a huge celebration of some awesome dancing moves… and LOVE.



If you would like to see more images from Kathleen and Alex’s beautiful day, please click below…

Many Thanks to the Creative Teams that made this day so, so pretty!

Church | St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel

Venue | The Doubletree by Hilton, Alsip

Hair | Jenny Fox

Make-up | Lisa THomas Salon

Dress | David’s Bridal

Groom’s Tux and SHoes | Men’s Warehouse

Florist | Sweet Bliss Floral (Tiffany Fox)

DJ | The Pros

Videography | DKP Films

Photography | Annie Steele Photography




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