There was one moment this Fall when all the droplets of rain poured down as did Grace and Paul’s love. What followed were two very important words; words which put smiles on faces, turned eyes into glass, warmed up people’s hearts. “I do,” were the two words that Grace and Paul exchanged while looking deep in each others eyes. It was the culminating point of the day that everyone was so eager to witness knowing how dear the two were to each other.
While standing there in front of all their friends and their family, she, in a beautiful white dress , and he, in a sharp navy blue suit, they were fully invested in the moment. Smiles filled their faces, and so did a bit of nervousness. The love between Grace and Paul, though, was so clear, that there were no doubts: this moment needed some spectacular, spectacular! celebrating!
Sure enough, the celebration was nothing short of spectacular: every moment of the reception felt special: filled with beautiful stories and fun anecdotes about Grace and Paul’s childhood, and stories of their special gift of making everyone feel so dear. Following the speeches, Paul and Grace entered the center of the room for their first dance. As they drifted through the space, all guests watched carefully inspired by the beautiful newly weds. The reception continued with many beautiful moments until and through the dances when all the guests celebrated together on the dance floor.
It was a truly beautiful day and I’m so happy to have been apart of it. Thank you Paul and Grace and best wishes on your new path!
Ceremony: St Gregory the Great Church | Reception: Mundelein Auditorium | Officiant: James Monsignor John Bracken | Catering: Aramark | Florist: Mariano’s | Music: DJ Chicago | Pie Artist: First Slice | Hair Artist: family friend, Lisa Hannover | Make-up Artist: family friend, Emily Morency | Wedding Dress Designer: Rachel Alvia, Avail & Co. custom dress | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: BHLDN | Shoe Designer: TOMS | Place-cards: Kathe Leon (groom’s mom) | Setting up decorations: Karla Ortiz Flores and Rob Anderson (friends) | Second Shooter: Michelle Weeks | Invitations/Stationery: Paperless Post