Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wendy and Rob's Spring Wedding at Danada House 04.23.11

We have another fabulous wedding coordinated by Sara to share with you!  See what she has to say about Wendy and Rob's wedding day below :)

When planning an April wedding Chicagoland, it's hard to predict what the weather will be like.  When Rob and Wendy hired us for their April 23rd nuptials, they were hoping to have an outdoor ceremony.  Days before the wedding, the forecast looked bad:  calling for rain and temperatures below 50.  Not exactly the springtime event they'd imagined.  But lo and behold, it turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day without a drop of rain in sight!!  Wendy and Rob decided to have their ceremony indoors anyway, but the 60-degree temperatures made the perfect backdrop for their wedding. 

Brian Kinyon Photography

The day started off with hair and makeup appointments for Wendy and her bridesmaids at Zazu Salon and Spa in Downtown Wheaton.  Then, everyone was off to the Hyatt Lisle for final prep and a bit of relaxation before the festivities began.  Photographer Brian Kinyon arrived at the hotel to capture the bridal party getting ready.  

Brian Kinyon Photography
My assistant and I checked in on the bridal party at the hotel before heading over to Danada House to begin setting up for the ceremony and reception.  Once the bridal party arrived, Brian captured Wendy and Rob's "first moment."  The pictures turned out beautifully--they were so full of love and laughter.  Wendy was a beautiful bride and the photographs really capture just how happy they were.

Brian Kinyon Photography
What a dress!!! 

Brian Kinyon Photography

Bridal party pictures followed.  The location was a fantastic backdrop for their photographs--loooove the picket fence!--and it was a great group.

Brian Kinyon Photography
 Once guests arrived, and the ketubah was signed, the ceremony began in the Danada House Atrium.  The large windows allowed guests to take in the scenery while experiencing Wendy and Rob’s meaningful ceremony.  

The ceremony ended and guests roamed around the house while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres deliciously prepared by True Cuisine.  Every other vendor with a free hand changed over the Atrium from the ceremony setup to a setting fit for dinner and dancing.  Within an hour, guests re-entered the room for dinner.  The Atrium looked stunning...if I do say so myself...thanks especially to the amazing view and the florals designed by Shamrock Gardens (who did the ceremony and personal flowers as well).

Brian Kinyon Photography
Between the first two courses, Wendy and Rob's friends and family gave heartfelt speeches.  After the entrée and the "special dances", the dance floor opened and it was time for dessert!  For Rob and Wendy’s dessert course, they decided to do something every girl dreams of…a cake buffet! The cakes were not only beautiful, but most importantly they were absolutely delicious!!  Most of them were provided by The Artful Baker, with one from Rose’s Wheat Free bakery for their gluten-free guests.  

Brian Kinyon Photography 
The guests danced until midnight to a playlist put together by Rob and Wendy and operated by Jeff from Just Press Play.  The day couldn’t have been more beautiful and the bride and groom were truly a joy to work with.  I cherished every moment, and I wish Rob and Wendy all the best in their new life together!!
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1 comment:

  1. Wow! April in Chicago and you had this weather! I'm loving the photo under the flowering tree. Looks like you did a great job!


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