Dara and Matt's wedding weekend began on a Friday afternoon in Chicago with a traditional Thai Blessing and Chinese Tea Ceremony.
It was important to Dara and Matt to incorporate parts of their family traditions and heritage into their marriage. Of course, I was SO excited when they asked me to attend and photograph. After all, it's not every day you when get to meet Monks! It was truly a pleasure to photograph and partake in such a special and intimate part of their weekend and meet their families before the big day. On Saturday, I was happy to see Dara and Matt's smiling faces again for part two. I also had the pleasure of working with La Belle Fleur Events, yet again! (Which means, of course, it was destined to be a wonderful day). Dara and Matt exchanged vows in front of family members and friends at Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Orland Park. Afterward, we ventured to the beautiful south shore at Chicago's always-beautiful Promontory Point for photos with the wedding party. Dara and Matt celebrated and danced the night away at Silver Lakes Country Club. Thank you, Dara and Matt, so much for letting me be a part of your day. It's been a pleasure getting to know you throughout the whole wedding experience and wish you both the very best! :)
And then on Saturday.... :)