Patrick Haley Mansion Joliet, IL Wedding | Catherine & Chris

We first connected with Chris and Catherine back in August of 2017. We connected via Instagram and I could already tell that these two were bound to become some of our favorite people!

When we met for their engagement session, in July of 2018, at the Arranmore Farm Polo Club, in Oswego, Illinois, it truly was like connecting with old friends. We laughed. A lot. And had such a fabulous time, hanging out, and of course, taking some photos too! They were naturals in front of the camera, but more importantly, you could feel their love. {If you’d like to come on over here, you can check out more from their session that day!}

Fast forward to March 16th, 2019. All the planning and all the hard work had come to fruition, and it was their wedding day. It was a gorgeous, winter day, at the Patrick Haley Mansion, in Joliet, Illinois. Chris and Catherine we’re surrounded by the people that are most dear to them, including Catherine’s mom, who was unable to be at the wedding, due to illness, but was able to share in the festivities via satellite! Which we thought was pretty darn amazing. Cheers to technology and to awesome friends who helped to make sure she was witness to it all!

There were nearly 300 people who attended this amazing couple’s special day, and the love in the air was palpable. I think everyone had goosebumps a time or two …

There were so many laughs. And quite a few tears. But they’re the kind of laughs, and tears you’ll remember. Because they’re the kind that made you feel something real.

This New York style wedding was fabulous from start to finish, and we can’t help but give a shout out to the amazing coordinators, Wendy and Krystle of Day of Divas for their amazingness throughout the day, Hunter, with Hunter Floyd Films, who is a badass filmmaker and you should go check him out when you get a chance! The amazing florals by Petals n' Bloom. And to one of the most spectacular bands we’ve ever heard! Green Fourteen got the party started, and kept it going into the moonlight! And as always, the staff and team at the Patrick Haley Mansion!

To Chris and Catherine ... you have become friends along this beautiful journey, and we are so lucky to have shared in this moment with you both, and your amazing family and friends. Thank you for letting us stand alongside of you and for letting us share in your one of a kind love. We certainly will never forget this special day. We adore you guys!!!

And just because we can remember it like it was yesterday … we have to share a couple of our favorite moments, which you can see below, too!

First, Chris & Catherine's first look. The way Chris looks at Catherine, and vice versa ... ladies and gents, find yourself someone who looks at you like this!

Second ... the fabulous bridal party! Such a fun group, filled with so much love for this pair!

Third ... father/daughter moments ... melt your heart folks ... 

Fourth ... the partay!!! Hire a band like Green Fourteen, and you’re sure to dance the night away, and have a blast too!

Fifth … the amazing, wonderful family and friends of this couple! The love was genuine, and beautiful.

Sixth … the BRILLIANT team of people who we were SO LUCKY to work along side of! {check em’ out below!}

Coordinator: Day of Divas LLC
Florals: Petals n' Bloom
Band/Dj/Rockstars: Green Fourteen
Venue: The Haley Mansion
Makeup: LG Makeup + Tans
Dress: Here Comes The Dress
Videography: Hunter Floyd Films
Photography: Hey Sisters! Photography | Emily Allison & Erin Elliott

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Downtown Chicago Engagement Session | Ashley & Rob

We have always been fans of Chicago. We grew up coming here for day trips with our family and we continued that on into our adulthood. We get pretty stoked when we have a wedding or session in this busy, beautiful Windy City.

Ashley and Rob wanted something a little different with their engagement session. We met up at the very first place they met at, J.J. Thai Street food. There, they sipped on yummy noodles and we chatted about how they met and their upcoming wedding.

We then headed downtown to the raddest rooftop overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan. As a lover of city lights I was so excited when the sun started setting and the lights of the city started glowing.

I had such a great time with Ashley and Rob. These two are so sweet together and so much fun! We are so excited for their wedding later this year at Tabor Hill!

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Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding Jess & Tyler

We are sharing all the details of Jess and Tyler’s wedding day at Bread & Chocolate in Goshen, IN!

Jess and Tyler’s love story started with a three hour long date at a local Starbucks where they talked and talked as they felt the hours pass by in the span of minutes. They quickly began dating and fell in love over the span of the next three weeks before Tyler left for college. They both graduated and the plan for a snowy winter proposal was hatched by Tyler!

Tyler planned to orchestrate a snowy winter proposal for Jess, because that was her dream, but the winter weather in Indiana was less than cooperative with his plan. Tyler knew that he could still make the proposal happen with one of their favorite holiday traditions. The couple headed off to downtown Fort Wayne to check out the Santa light display together and take a selfie with Santa (their tradition) and that is where Tyler asked Jess to be his forever! Both of their families were waiting in the wings and secretly capturing the exact moment as it unfolded.

Just for fun, we asked Jess and Tyler to use three words to describe the other and here’s what they told us! Tyler descried Jess as driven, passionate, and loving. While Jess described Tyler as selfless, easygoing, and affectionate. Don’t they sound like the perfect match?!

Their wedding day at one of our favorite local wedding venues, Bread & Chocolate in Goshen, IN, had so many sweet anticipated moments. We captured a first look between Jess and her dad, in the bridal suite, after our beautiful bride was fully attired and ready to walk down the aisle. Tyler and Jess also shared a first look with each other. Tyler waited under the beautifully draped and twinkle light sparkling ceremony location as Jess slowly trailed up the aisle from behind to surprise her groom. Beaming smiles and warm embraces emerged! They said their I dos amongst friends and family and their sweet evening ended with a naked style wedding cake!


Scroll down to see all of Jess and Tyler’s wedding at Bread & Chocolate in Goshen, IN!

Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography

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Wedding Vendors:

Chicago Wedding Photographer: Hey Sisters! Photography

Venue & Catering: Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN

Bridal Gown: Calla Blanche from One Fine Day Bridal

DJ: Sound Solution

Bread & Chocolate Goshen, IN Wedding | Mackenzie & Steven

Mackenzie and Steven are two high school sweethearts who were married at Bread & Chocolate in Goshen, IN!

Bread & Chocolate has to be one of our absolute favorite wedding venues in the Goshen area!  I mean how much are we loving that name?! The venue itself sits on the third floor of the historic Old Bag Factory (we snapped a shot from outside so you’ll get an idea!) and it’s a lofty yet romantic space with ultra modern vibes. the perfect spot for Mackenzie and Steven to say I do.

Steven put a lot of thought into when and where he would pop the question, and you are going to the love the sentiment behind it. Mackenzie and Steven had been planning to move to Maryland and were there on a trip before their big move. Steven took Mackenzie out to dinner at an old school house turned hip restaurant and popped the question then! He wanted to ask Mackenzie to marry him while they were in Maryland so that when they finally made the official move, it already felt like home to them! How thoughtful is that?!

When it came time for their wedding day Mackenzie and Steven decided to have a first look with one another in their space at Bread & Chocolate before meeting down the aisle for the official ‘I dos’. Mackenzie confided in us that she had talked Steven into doing a first look because she didn’t think she could go the whole day before seeing him. We captured all the reactions from their first look, including plenty of smiles and Steven twirling Mackenzie around in her fairytale gown.

After they made it official, we took the bride and groom, along with their bridal party, outdoors where a fresh blanket of crisp white snow awaited us. Mackenzie wore a short fur jacket over her bridal gown to keep warm, and her bridesmaids all wore cozy white chenille scarves with tassels. Steven and his groomsmen all looked dapper as they strolled down Chicago Avenue.

Scroll down to see more of Mackenzie & Steven’s wedding at Bread & Chocolate in Goshen, IN!

Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography
Bread & Chocolate Goshen IN Wedding - Hey Sisters! Photography

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Vendors

Photography: Hey Sisters! Photography

Venue: Bread & Chocolate

Cake: C’est La Vie Cakes

Floral Designer: LB Floristry

Bridal Salon: Nancy’s Bridal Boutique

Hair: Nicholas J. Salon & Spa

Makeup: Amanda Kain

The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding | Sarah & Richard

We are so excited to share Sarah & Richard’s dreamy intimate wedding at The Armory in South Bend Indiana!

Sarah & Richard’s love story all began when they met on match.com, how is that for a modern day romance?! They soon set up their first date together at Fiddler’s Hearth. Sarah & Richard later figured out that they had unknowingly caught a glimpse of each other on the morning of their first date, while they were both out picking up coffee at Purple Porch!

We asked Sarah & Richard to describe the aspect of their wedding day that they both deemed to be the ‘most important’ and they confided in us that they couldn’t wait to walk around their reception together to visit with each of their guests individually. They were both so overwhelmed at the outpouring of love and support from their family and friends; so returning that love on their wedding day at The Armory in South Bend Indiana made it to the top of their priority list!

We also got the full details of their proposal story, which all began with just a tad bit of craftiness on Richard’s part. He led Sarah to believe that he had ‘forgotten something at his office’ and that he needed to ‘swing by to pick it up’ while offering to bring back a donut for Sarah. When he returned, Sarah met him at the front door with a cup of coffee, fully clad in her PJ’s. Richard asked to come inside and when he handed her the donut box, she opened it up to find an engagement ring. Isn’t that the sweetest surprise?


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The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
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The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer
The Armory South Bend Indiana Wedding - Chicago Wedding Photographer

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Wedding Vendors

Chicago Wedding Photography: Hey Sisters! Photography

Venue: The Armory in South Bend Indiana

Catering: Navarre Hospitality

Cake: Over the Top Bakery

Florals: Poppies by Polly McCarthy

Bridal Gown: Marie Gabriel Couture

Hair & Makeup: Bangs Salon