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Celebrating 1 Year Married with Sequins and Sweets: Lauren + Ralph

Many years ago, I met Ralph.  I don’t remember how many moons ago, but what I do remember, was meeting such a personable and kind person when Peter introduced me to his coworker, Ralph.  It was both of theirs first job out of college, and it wasn’t long before many of us were having dinner and hanging out on the weekends.  A little while later, Ralph introduced me to his new girlfriend.  The moment I met Lauren, I knew she was special girl and how much Ralph just adored her.  They dated, fell in love and when we Ralph proposed at Millennium Park on a winter’s eve, we met them at Pops for Champagne in downtown, Chicago to celebrate.

Last year on 8.10.12, Lauren and Ralph joyfully got married in Arlington Heights in front of their friends and family.  They asked my husband, Peter, to marry them and I got to take some lovely pictures of these two!  Exactly ONE year ago on their ONE YEAR Anniversary, Lauren + Ralph came to Chicago and I got to take some more pretty, little pictures!  They still have the I’m so in love newlywed glow and we couldn’t be happier for these two and their future.  A picnic basket was packed  and the same bubbly we drank the night they got engaged was popped to celebrate!

Dearest Lauren + Ralph, ONE year has flown by way too quickly!  It was an honor being able to capture yet another milestone in your lives and I can’t wait for what your future holds…together!  Thank you for feeding us wedding cake and champagne on the beach after your session… and being such wonderful friends!  Much, much love!  XO, Annie


Get ready for some beautiful-ness…


Nothing says Chicago like old, red brick alleys and green ivy…

Their ONE year anniversary was one gorgeous day…

That sunset was pretty amazing.  Just like these two…

I could have photographed here all night.

For Lauren.


Lincoln Park doesn’t dissappoint.

A Favorite!

Some loving on Lake Michigan!

  A sweet ONE year anniversary gift from Lauren’s mom.  A picnic basket for 2…

The top of their wedding cake and some bubbly that was drank on the night they got engaged…

I adore the way Ralph adores Lauren

Back-up plan if the cake tasted a year old… Cup cakes (that were delicious)!

The sun was starting to set at North Avenue Beach, and these newlyweds just glowed…


Cheers to many more Anniversaries!

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