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An Elegant Oak Brook Winter Wedding: Katie + Jesse

When I arrived at the hotel, Katie sat next to the bright window, while finishing touches were made to her make-up.   She sipped her orange juice bubbly and beamed as she laughed with some of her closest friends and family.  She smiled with excitement because she knew in a few short hours, she would be marrying her best friend.

Katie and Jesse were married in the beautiful St. Francis Xavier Church.  Katie and her Dad arrived at the church shortly before walking down the aisle to see Jesse for the very first time on their Wedding Day.  As Katie and her Dad made their way down the gorgeous aisle, Jesse’s reaction to his beautiful bride-to-be was unforgettable.  They vowed their lives to one another, and shortly afterwards, friends and family cheered with excitement.

Katie and Jesse, what an honor it was for us to photograph your stunning Wedding.  The day was freezing, but the warm love you have for one another was a absolute joy to document.  We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!  Xo, Annie

Enjoy some of my favorites from this beautiful, Winter Wedding…

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Katie wore her Mother’s beautiful veil from when her parent’s were married many years ago.

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The Shoes, the Rings… PERFECTION!

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The lovely bride-to-be just glowed before getting into her gown…

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Taking in every moment of being a bride…

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Katie… you make a STUNNING Bride!

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As the girls got ready, Jesse and his groomsman relaxed while watching football

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Katie and Jesse’s adorable nephews are a big part of their lives and couldn’t be any cuter…

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BEAUTIFUL!

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These groomsman braved the cold for some great pictures outside…

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BEST BRIDAL PARTY AWARD goes to these awesome ladies whom braved the cold!

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Katie and Jesse arrived seperately at the gorgeous St. Frances Xavier Church in LaGrange just before getting married!

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Peter’s perspective on the left, and my perspective on the right!  (The Bride and Groom seeing each other for the first time on their Wedding Day)!

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Rings and sweet glances were exchanged…

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Married!

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As the sun was setting, Katie and Jesse slipped outside just after saying I DO for some outdoor pictures…

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This veil makes me swoon for all things BORROWED…

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Who doesn’t love a good Bonfire to keep warm?

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When life gives you freezing cold weather outside, improvise and go Bowling…

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The Reception

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Loving this perspective as the Bride and Groom cut their beautiful Wedding Cake

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Loved this elegant, traditional Wedding Cake

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“A Thousand Years” played as the Bride and Groom danced their first dance as husband and wife

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Heartfelt speeches given by best friends are my favorite!

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Katie and her Dad danced to “Unforgettable” and I could’t agree more

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I will end with these… because these two love life together and know how to throw one great party!  Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs!

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 Dress | Wedding Belles

Shoes | Badgley Mischka

Hair | Zazu Salon and Day Spa Hinsdale

Make-up | Lauren Frenden

Flowers | Berwyn’s Violet Flower Shop

Cake | Labriola

DJ | Okyne Media Lab

Videographer | Our Wedding Movie

Reception | Chicago Marriot Oak Brook

Honeymoon | Jamaica

Photography | Annie Steele Photography

 

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