Julia and Dan are the sweetest couple! I had so much fun photographing their engagement session last year and their beautiful wedding at The Joinery just a few weeks ago. The Joinery is definitely one of my new favorite venues and is located in Logan Square. I love The Joinery because it’s quaint, charming, and unique, plus the people at the Joinery are so great to work with! Julia and Dan got ready at The Gwen hotel and had an intimate first look on the balcony of one of the rooms. It was the perfect place for them to enjoy a few minutes alone and to see each other for the first time. I love how they were looking at each other the whole day – with so much adoration. I also loved how they included special heirlooms into their wedding day like how the wrapping around Julia’s bouquet was from her mother’s dress and that she wore her late grandmother’s pearl bracelet. The groomsmen wore black tuxes while Dan wore a navy one and the bridesmaids wore beautiful light blue, almost periwinkle looking bridesmaid dresses and carried classic white and green floral bouquets. The ceremony and reception were held at the Joinery and the flower wall, created by Ashland Addison Florist, was the centerpiece of it all. It was stunning! The food from their reception was provided by the Boka catering group and it did not disappoint. I was so impressed with the food, efficiency, and the friendly staff! The reception had a small travel theme to it which I loved. They had a “where in the world are you sitting” seating chart and table numbers with some of their favorite places around the world on each table. Toast and Jam kept the dance floor hopping all night long. It was a blast to photograph Julia, Dan, and all their guests out on the dance floor! So without further ado, here are my favorites from their day!

Congrats Mr and Mrs DiZio!

Best chicago city skyline views off the gorgeous Chicago River Side by side views of an important day as well as some items that helped along the way Rings, shoes, and statement jewelry from G. Thrapp Jewelers Groom in a navy tux with black lapels and a sweet white rose boutonniere side by side with the brides engagement and wedding band Mother of the bride assists in getting bride, Julia, dressed Chicago Groom adjusts bow tie Groomsmen black tux Roof top view for wedding portraits Simple scalloped edged invitations with greenery Detail shot of groom's shoes, bow tie, cuff links, and pocket square Chicago Couple poses lovingly against classic architecture Black and White Couples Portraits Couples poses for portraits along the Chicago River Wedding Portraits along with Wrigley Building Periwinkle bridesmaid dresses from Bella Bridesmaid Chicago Couple gets playful in front of the Wrigley Building Wedding party of 7 and 7 pose along the Chicago River A gentle kiss on the forehead and an intimate touch

Light pinks and greens pop throughout the brides bouquet Romantic couple paired with a boutonniere Catching a group off guard for the perfect candid shot Black and white wedding portraits Personality pictures with portraits side by side in downtown Chicago Wedding party gathers around the couple in black and white Wedding bands, flowers, and shoes Downtown backdrop matched with a loving look Bride carries dress through a walk in downtown Chicago Bride and groom with the best downtown views Black and white portrait Ravishing details photo of the rings with green accents Walking along the Chicago River for portrait shots Bride and groom kiss in downtown views Girls pose their bouquets Chicago Venue The Joinery Groom anticipates the entry of his bride Bride is escorted down the aisle as guests rise Say "I do" against a beautiful backdrop Speech preparation Vows Family and friends gather for the ceremony Bride and Groom walk the aisle as husband and wife Elegant details to softer up this industrial venue

Guest book and keepsakes Seating arrangements and table settings Wooden Signage Sweetheart table set up Bride and groom enter the space and kiss Decorative room shot Speeches to melt the heart Smiling with cake cutting Table number detailed shot First dance and first speech Favors Dance floor opens Couple shares the first dance Dancing shot of bride and family Capturing groomsmen dancing and singing

Vendor Team:
Photography – Elizabeth Nord Photography
Venue – The Joinery
Planning – Lindsay with Simply Elegant Group
Floral – Ashland Addison Florist
DJ – Toast & Jam
Dress – Alice In Ivory Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses – Bella Bridesmaids
Suits – Suit Supply
Cake – Molly’s Cupcakes
Makeup + Hair – We Only Do Pretty
Catering – Boka Catering Group
Second photographer – Nicole



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