A Wedding at Patrick C Haley Mansion McKenna and Matthew

May,14

I had been anxiously awaiting McKenna and Matt’s wedding day for months. I knew we were “meant to be” after our first meeting together, but ever since their engagement session at the Adler Planetarium, I couldn’t wait to get these two in front of my camera again! Matt and McKenna are amazing in every way and are some of the sweetest people to be around. McKenna’s smile and laugh is so contagious and I just love watching the way Matt looks at her. Being able to capture the beginning of their marriage was truly an honor. They were married on April 28th at the St Joseph Chapel at the University of St Francis and ended the celebrtion at the stunning Patrick C Haley Mansion in Joliet, IL.

As I walked into McKenna’s parent’s home that morning, McKenna was getting her hair done and I greeted her with a big hug! She already had an array of stunning details waiting for me to choose from … Badgley Mischka heels, pink Coco Chanel perfume, a ring box, and so much more! Swoon! Her bridesmaids were getting ready downstairs in beautiful matching floral robes and sipping champagne out of the cutest gold glittered champagne glasses. Also accompanying them were two adorable dogs so, naturally, I was in heaven. I loved the blush bridesmaid dresses that the ladies wore and the rose and hydrangea floral bouquets they carried. Waiting for us to arrive to the chapel were Matt and his handsome groomsmen in their black tuxes. The chapel was decorated beautifully with white ribbon and greenery, and there was a pianist playing music. During the ceremony, McKenna’s grandfather sang a special song for the newly married couple and it was so precious to watch! Every second of this wedding was filled with love and joy, and it couldn’t have been a better one to start my wedding season off with! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Shine!

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Vendor Spotlight

Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph Chapel at the University of St. Francis

Reception Venue: Patrick C Haley Mansion

Florist: Donna Figora

DJ: Steve with Admit One DJs

Dress: From Marien Mae BridalEssence of Australia

Tuxes: Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse

Cake and Catering: Patrick C Haley Mansion

Hair: Angie Seiler

Trolley: The Trolly Car and Bus Company 

Second and Third Photographer: Elizabeth and Nicki

  1. Karen

    May 14th, 2018 at 10:08 PM

    Just Beautiful !!!❤

  2. Elizabeth Nord

    May 15th, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Thank you Karen!

  3. Momma Edie

    May 15th, 2018 at 6:08 AM

    Beautiful work Liz!

  4. Elizabeth Nord

    May 15th, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Thanks so much mama!

  5. Maureen

    May 15th, 2018 at 6:04 PM

    You took beautiful photos, I was delighted to see this lovely couple will have amazing memories because of your photos.

  6. Elizabeth Nord

    May 15th, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    That’s so very sweet! Thank you Maureen!

  7. Ashley

    May 16th, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    Her wedding day details are absolutely stunning!! They help tell the wedding day story so well!

  8. Elizabeth Nord

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Thank you! I loved all of her details too!

  9. Denise

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:24 PM

    Beautiful images once again, love them!

  10. Elizabeth Nord

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Thanks so much Denise!

  11. Kyle

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:29 PM

    What a fun spring wedding! I love all the bright colors!

  12. Elizabeth Nord

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    Me too!! Thanks Kyle!

  13. Lisa

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    So gorgeous! Love all that you captured! I hat a beautiful wedding album this will be!

  14. Elizabeth Nord

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Thank you Lisa! I totally agree 🙂

  15. Alex

    May 16th, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    The reception looked gorgeous! Awesome job 🙂 Love them!

  16. Jess

    May 16th, 2018 at 9:54 PM

    Stunning!! I’m such a sucker for those detail shots. Beautiful work, love!

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