Lauren + Graham

Lauren and I have been the best of friends since gradeschool and I was so excited when she asked me to be her matron of honor and help plan her special day! Lauren and Graham moved out to LA after hey got engaged and did the majority of their planning from out-of-state. What made this process easy was Lauren and Graham working as a team and knowing exactly how they wanted their wedding day to unfold. 
We all knew Lauren would be a gorgeous bride but when she put on her mother's wedding dress it took everyone's breath away. She was stunning! The couple wed at the brides hometown church in Hinsdale and then made their way into the city for the rest of the festivities. With the groom being an expert sailor from Michigan it was only fitting that their reception was held at The Chicago Yacht Club. It was a gorgeous setting surrounded by the city lights and the sun setting off onto Lake Michigan. Before cocktail hour Lauren did a quick dress change into her "party dress" designed by an LA designer, Shareen. This was a good idea since Toast and Jam had the couple and their guests up dancing all night long! The talented Tammy Leathem captured the day getting some great shots throughout the city. 

It was sad for this amazing wedding to end and even harder to say goodbye to Lauren and Graham as they made their way to Hawaii and then back to California. The whole day was filled with so much love and laughter and I wish them both nothing but the best! XO.

Ceremony Venue: Union Church of Hinsdale
Reception Venue: Chicago Yacht Club 
Photographer: Leathem Photography
Florist: Phillips Flowers
Entertainment: Toast & Jam
Wedding Cake: Kirschbaum's Bakery
Bridesmaids Dresses: J.CREW
Bride's Party Dress: Shareen