Mayslake Peabody Estate and Crystal Grand Banquet Wedding

September 08, 2015  •  1 Comment

There are so many personalized details from Karen and Justin's wedding I don't even know where to start.  From the bouquet charms to the flask garter with their name, every item hold a special meaning to the couple.  One of my favorite part of the day to photograph is the getting ready including the accessory shots.  When I saw Karen's collection of personalized items I could not not contain my excitement.  I think the getting ready image is an essential part of the wedding story.  It provide a nice transition into the main event.  Also there are so many great emotional moments to be captured during this time.  


This is my second wedding at the Mayslake Peabody Estate . This time I had the privilege of working with the nicest officiant Pam from Rev for Whatev.  Haha, with a name like that you know she is laid back and fun to work with. The historic chapel of Mayslake and main estate provided a dreamy backdrop to the ceremony.  The venue also have great shabby chic vintage interior plus outdoor space with mature trees.  The whole place looks like the set up from a movie set and I can't believe it located right here in Oak Brook.  Sorry Justin, I love a teary eyed groom too much not to share the moment you saw your bride. 


It's so cool that the bride and groom got a school bus to take the guests to the reception at the Crystal Grand Banquet of Lemont.  I didn't even know you can rent a school bus!  I must say this is a premium looking bus.  It just looked shinier than the ones I took to school years ago.  The lighting of the day was perfect so we were able to step out and grabbed a few more portraits during dinner.  After that?  Hours of dancing with music provided by Windy City Mix DJ service until the sparkler grand exit. 


Joyce Welsh(non-registered)
Beautiful pictures and very professional. Job well done!
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