Real Wedding: Sara & Chad 9.19.09, Part 2

(In case you missed it: Part 1 of Sara and Chad’s wedding. All images by Jessica Grant.) So where was I… The ceremony!

Sara and Chad decided to do something a little different. She started down the long aisle by herself…

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And then Chad made his way from the front of the Church towards her…

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And met her halfway. They made the journey down the rest of the aisle together.

So, perfect.

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Of course, Sara’s fab sense of style also made its way onto her bridesmaids (sorry, wish I had a better close-up!)! Check out their black knee-length cocktail dresses (with various necklines), elbow-length opera gloves, pearl necklaces, black peeptoe pumps, and black feathery hair fascinators! Breakfast at Tiffany’s circa 2009!

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The beautiful ballroom at the Woman’s Club of Evanston. The curved ceiling is my favorite part!

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Sara and Chad took a sneak peak at the ballroom while all the guests were downstairs at cocktail hour, and they shared a romantic moment.

Sara was also a crafty, DIY bride… she tied almost a hundred of these tulle bows which my assistants painstakingly hung from every other chair, just to “dress” them up a bit. It’s amazing what a bit of tulle and a lot of elbow grease can do!

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FYI, there was NO florist for these centerpieces. Sara ordered bulk hydrangea and almost a hundred glass candle holders from CB2 (I don’t see the actual holders on the site anymore) and my team and I assembled these centerpieces on the spot.

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This cake topper is 100% fitting of their wedding day style as well as the simplicity of the cake design!

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Do you notice something different about Chad? Yes, he changed into a white dinner jacket! Super suave...

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I wish I had pictures to show you what a PARTY they had! Every guest young and old, made their way out on the dance floor and danced the night away.

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The End… just kidding!

I have one more set of images from their day-after shoot which will blow you away! Stay tuned…

Photographer: Jessica Grant Coordinator: Sweetchic Events Hair/Makeup: Alice Salazar, Art & Science Salon Church: St. Athanasuius Ceremony Musicians: White Lake Quartet Reception Venue: Woman’s Club of Evanston Catering: Va Pensiero Cake: Dinkel’s DJ: Music by Design Personal flowers: Ashland Addison Photobooth: First Class Photobooth Trolley: Victoria’s Flying Lady

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