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Drury Lane Oak Brook Wedding: Emily + Matt

On Emily and Matt’s Wedding Day, I arrived to the house where Emily grew up in. May 24 was the day they chose to get Married, but that date has held special meaning since Emily was born. When she was a baby, Emily was adopted and brought home on May 24 to that same house she was now getting ready for her Wedding in. The house was filled with joy as her Mom, bridesmaids and the lovely Bride-to-be were busy getting ready. Emily was finishing her own make-up (because she is that talented) and just glowed as she applied her red lip stick just before getting into her Wedding gown.

They met several years ago at a Halloween Party.   They began dating shortly after, and just knew that their love was just the beginning of forever.  On their Wedding Day, they vowed to love one another forever and celebrated the entire day with family and friends!  May 24 was about becoming a family, and years later, the same date continued the tradition.  Emily made one stunning Bride, and Matt was one handsome Groom.

Emily + Matt,  Thank you for allowing us to document your gorgeous Wedding Day.  The love you have for one another is an amazing love to capture!  As we smiled along side your family and friends, we realized how perfect you are for each other!  Wishing you years and years of happiness and love!  Xo, Annie

Enjoy some of my favorites…

The stunning Bride getting ready…

Emily and her bridesmaids had matching robes while getting ready…

The Bridesmaid dresses were lovely…

Emily got dressed in her childhood room and just glowed as a Bride!

After getting dressed, we went outside for some Bridal Portraits…



Matt and his groomsman getting ready…


Emily’s Dad proudly walked her down the aisle to where her handsome groom was waiting…


Officially, official.

Beautiful Ladies!

Emily’s laugh and smile are so infectious that you can’t help but smile along!

The Newlyweds!


Emily, you are truly GORGEOUS!



Afterwards, the party was just getting started at the lovely Drury Lane in Oak Brook!

Emily’s beautiful dress transformed into a halter style and her hair was pinned up just before cocktail hour began…

Thoughtful toasts and loving words were said to the Bride and Groom!

The Bride and Groom sharing their first dance together as Mr. and Mrs!

Emily and her Dad had rehearsed the perfect Father/Daughter Dance to entertain their guests!


Congratulations, Emily + Matt!

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