I first met Leslie and Danny over skype! Their love even showed through the pixels on my iPad and their love story plays out like an romantic comedy -I'm not joking! She met him while he was walking a dog on a busy Chicago street. A horse walked by, startled the dog, and Leslie came by to make sure everything was alright! And as they say, the rest is history! Danny is a calm, handsome, low key, big picture kind of guy. Leslie is a brilliant, beautiful, and thoughtful woman with a plan, and really gets into all the details! From the times I've spent with them, there has totally been an ebb and flow to their relationship, with each one allowing the others strengths to shine through at just the right time ;) Their families were so warm and welcoming and by the end of the day, I felt like I was one of them! Danny's mother was also just an absolute sweetheart, and I kind of want to adopt her as another mom! I can't say enough good words about how fabulous these two families were to photograph and I feel lucky to have been the one to capture their wedding day!
Special thanks to an amazing team of wedding professionals who made Leslie and Danny's vision into a reality!
The ladies started their day off with mimosas at the Hilton President Hotel!
Danny's sister putting on finishing touches...
The bride's sister helping out!
The gorgeous bride, Leslie!
Fun Fact! Just a few minutes before this photo was taken, there was a parade of bagpipes marching down this street...
All the lovely ladies!
Beautiful florals by Botanica
We had some pretty strong winds that day! It made for some dramatic photos though! I love that she wore this long veil - It was her "something borrowed" from her sister!
As I headed up to meet the guys, the elevator door opened... This was my view! Father of the groom!
Danny and his brothers!
The guys wanted to pay an homage to their grandfather with his favorite drink... Gin & Tonic
Leslie and her father!
Leslie was such a classically beautiful bride!
Mother and son! I love Danny's mom so much! She lives in AZ, but I hope we can meet again soon!
Momma and her men!
So, I have so many photos of Leslie coming down the aisle. She was so sweet and really teared up, and I think I'll save those photos for her to view in her private gallery! For the blog, I did get this huge smile and I love it!