:: meann & brainard ::

Congratulations to Meann & Brainard!  Maeann & Brainard were guests at Meliza & Richie’s wedding last year and that’s actually how we met!   We knew that we would be in for a treat for their first dance after seeing them dance during their engagement session.  These two can dance!  Thank you for an awesome day!

*See the image that inspired me to start my photography and read about my story… Scroll down please :)

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Maeann got ready at the Hilton Suites Oakbrook Terrace

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The flower girls sharing some goldfish before the long day ahead of them…

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I had this shot in mind as I arrived at the hotel…  Had to go across the way to capture it…

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Brainard and the guys got ready at his house.

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… and obviously had some down time to play some Guitar Hero!  I love Guitar Hero and Rock Band!  (BTW, Beatles Rockband is now out at your nearby game store!)

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Practicing some dance moves for the Reception.

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They wed at Christ the King Catholic Church in Lombard

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You can see the “Arras” or Coins that were exchanged between Maeann & Brainard.  They say that the louder the sound of the coins during the exchange between the bride and groom, the more wealthy and successful they will be as a couple.  You can read more about traditional Filipino wedding ceremonies here.

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After the ceremony, we headed out to beautiful Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

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They celebrated their wedding reception at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

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This is the largest “Cupid Shuffle” I’ve seen at a reception.  Good times!

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Did you know?… that this exact same image above is what started it all for me?  Let me explain… I started photography after being inspired by my own wedding photos.  I have this exact same image hanging up on my own bedroom wall (of course it’s of me and Andy) and it’s a constant reminder for me and the path He has led me… I feel very blessed for finding my passion…

How I wish I can produce the same exact image for all my clients to pass on a little bit of “me”… But I don’t always get this beautiful light… But when I do, I’ll definitely get it!

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One of our last images after a long day of celebration.

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Last, but not least, a new addition (Maeann & Brainard) to our Misha Media family with Meliza & Richie.  Thank you so much for the referral!

Details:

Music provided by Highflyin

Shoes worn by Maeann

Transportation provided by Deja vu Limo

Cake by Jarosch Bakery

Video by Grabari Studios

Oakbrook Terrace : 17W275 Butterfield Road Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 (630) 941-8300

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