As I walk into the W Lakeshore hotel suite where the ladies are getting ready, I am greeted with hugs, smiles, and kisses. Fiorella looked absolutely stunning as she quickly gave me all of her gorgeous details to photograph. I just kept thinking “This wedding is going to be amazing!” As I looked around the room, she was surrounded by her best friends, her mother and aunt, and the sweetest grandmother I’ve ever seen. As Fiorella put on her wedding gown, her grandmother begins to cry as she holds Fiorella’s hands. These are the moments that I know they’ll treasure forever.
We pull up to the church and I am in complete awe at its size and beauty. I mean, this church stole my heart! The ceremony begins and I knew how anxious Chris was to see his gorgeous bride walk down the aisle. He tries to hold back the tears as he takes her hand into his own.
After the ceremony, we ventured to LaSalle Bridge for couple photos and bridal party photos. Which, by the way, may just be one of my new favorites spots in the city! These photos are just incredible!
The night ended at Carnivale, a super unique and colorful venue infused with Latin culture! Their first dance tugged at everyone’s heart as we watched Fiorella sing the words of their song into her husband’s ear. This was such a fun wedding and I am so happy to share my favorite images with you all!
Congratulations Fiorella and Chris! See their feature on The Knot HERE!!
Second shooter: Elizabeth Greve
Ceremony Venue: St Mary of the Angels
Reception Venue: Carnivale Restaurant
Florist: Maria Nelson
DJ: DJ Spin Chicago
Suits: Hugo Boss
Baker: Oak Mill Bakery
Hair: Carla Betancourt
Makeup artist: Sara Betancourt