Megan and Joe | Galleria Marchetti Wedding

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During the speeches at the reception, it was mentioned several times that when Joe and Megan first started dating, their friends and family just knew they were the ones for each other. They were meant to come to this day, standing together, saying their vows to each other. Surrounded by their loved ones. 

Chicago showed us why we all love living here…in the Summer. Haha! It was a gorgeous summer day, no humidity, no wind (how rare is that!) and the perfect temperature. We didn’t even hit any traffic as we traipsed all over town. Which is a small miracle!

I loved the first look that Megan and Joe shared outside near the Westin River North. A secluded little hallway that was perfect for them to have a moment alone.

The party bus took us to Olive Park, a must on the list for these two, as they spend many hours every summer on their boat in the “playpen”. Instead of playing in the water on this gorgeous day, they were the ones dressed up, overlooking all of the boaters enjoying Lake Michigan. 

After a few more stops around downtown, we landed at Galleria Marchetti for the ceremony and reception. I adore the space at Galleria! It is so welcoming, and feels like hosting a wedding in your own (amazing!) backyard. Followed by the perfect setting in the tent. The Dan Hayes Orchestra kept the dance floor full and everyone enjoyed dancing the night away.

It has been such an honor getting to know these two and capturing this season in their lives. They are the sweetest, kindest couple you will ever meet. I am so excited for them as they embark on many adventures together!

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Preparation: Westin River North | Ceremony and Reception: Galleria Marchetti  | Day of Coordinator: Cindy Cowdrey Events | Floral Design: Fleurs de Lisa  | Band: Dan Hayes Orchestra | Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s | Makeup and Hair: Elana Darrus | Wedding Gown: Reddington Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside | Groom and Groomsmen: The Black Tux | Photography: Joy Lyn Photography

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