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Carriage Greens Wedding in Darien, IL: LeAnne & Mario

I met LeAnne when she was part of Caitlyn & Will’s wedding party (Check out that wedding here) Mario was her date back then! When I got the call that they made it official, I was thrilled! At this point, they were living in Colorado and actually flew back for their engagement photos, which you must see here!

Planning a wedding is hard, let alone from out of state. But as luck would have it, Mario got an amazing job offer and they were able to move back to Chicago, yay! They chose Carriage Greens for their reception, they were able to get ready there too! I hung out with the ladies as Jason was with the guys.

We then got to the church for a first look right before the ceremony, so sweet! During the procession, all 3 grandmas got to be flower girls! Once the rings were exchanged and the blessing were given, the bubbliest of exits and a cool car were waiting for them. Back at the reception, the club had golf carts for us to use around the course. I loved all the classy baseball touches, seeing their engagement photos in their guestbook and all the floss dancing! Congratulations also to her aunt and uncle, that day they celebrated 40 years of marriage! And wait, just wait… they got married at Carriage Greens too! Special thanks to Jason for bringing his talents to both the engagement and wedding day.

Alpine Banquets Wedding in Darien, IL: Julie & Dan

You can tell Julie & Dan are truly grateful to have found each other. There is an ease and comfort to their relationship that can be seen and felt by all. When the day started, I got to hang out with Julie while she got ready and discovered her extensive Goofy figurine collection. We then headed to the church for a first look with her dad and a very sweet ceremony. Julie & Dan smiled from ear to ear the entire time!

We went to one of our favorite parks for photos. It went so well, we finished early and had time for a few more photos at the beautiful field at Alpine BanquetsTheir reception was a big family meal, an impressive dessert table and a whole bunch of dancing. Congratulations you two!

Carriage Greens Country Cub Wedding in Darien, IL: Linda & Michael

Linda & Michael have been together for a long, long time. They finally set a date and chose Carriage Greens Country Club for their big day. After they got ready, they had a first look and a bit of time away from everyone.

The ceremony included actual knot tying, yay! It also had the best first kiss ever, just look below. After the ceremony, the wedding party headed out into the golf course for some photos.

The reception had some unique touches. The groom's cake and the introductions were quite memorable. Thank you for having us, cheers to you two!

Chateau Orleans Banquets Wedding in Darien, IL: Jen & Jay

Jen & Jay had the cutest ceremony in the cutest chapel. It was old timey yet classic. They had a sand ceremony that included the kids, very sweet indeed! Afterwards, we headed over to the beautiful Lilacia Park for photos with the bridesmaids and groomsmen. 

The reception at Chateau Orleans had a vintage theme and one of the table number stations I've ever seen. The guests loved getting their "letter" and checking out the memorial table that was set up for the guests in heaven. The wedding party entrance was great, they had a little dance party before sitting down and hearing the toasts. Another incredible thing that happened, was during the bouquet toss. Jen just handed the bouquet to her friend, and well, just scroll down to see what happened.

Congratulations you two! You are finally husband and wife, cheers to your newlywedness!