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Belvedere Banquets Wedding | Laura & Tay

Ceremony: Westin, Itasca IL Reception: Belvedere Events & Banquets, Elk Grove Village IL See Full Gallery

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This was certainly a day filled with emotion as you can see with all the photo highlights. While Laura prepped for the day at her sister’s house, Tay and his groomsmen got ready at the Westin Itasca where the ceremony also took place. Tears of joy were surrounded the room during the ceremony, mostly from the groom himself. Some helpful kids and the MOG helped to get Tay through the emotional ceremony. The Westin Itasca provided for some wonderful photo backdrops. We also made a stop in the Rosemont area for more photos. The reception was held at the Belvedere Events & Banquets in Elk Grove Village.

Some fun details… Laura & Tay “Jumped the Broom”, an African American wedding tradition symbolizing sweeping away the old and welcoming the new, a symbol of new beginnings. The first half of the ceremony got so emotional that they forgot to do the “Blending of The Sands” which they made up for afterwards. Each guest was greeted with Hershey kisses as wedding favors.

Congratulations Laura & Tay! We are yet again blessed to be doing a repeat family wedding, getting to see familiar faces, so thank you for having us back!

Belvedere Banquets Wedding Photos | Joanne & Joe

Ceremony: St. Hyacinth Basilica, Chicago IL Reception: Belvedere Events & Banquets, Elk Grove Village, IL

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We were contacted by this lovely couple in search of “true photojournalist candid” coverage. These terms are used by so many which then can be defined in many ways. It really all comes down to looking at a photographer’s full wedding coverage, not just the highlights, and determining if that’s what you are looking for. Definitions and marketing presentations will never achieve the same understanding as viewing a full gallery.

Our photo coverage began late, starting at the ceremony at St. Hyacinth Basilica, one of the most well-lit and magnificent churches in Chicago. We headed downtown to Kinzie Bridge which followed by the reception at Belvedere Events & Banquets in Elk Grove Village. They were certainly a fun wedding party which made for some great laughs and great pictures during the shoot.

Joanne & Joe did an amazing job with their decor as you can see. They’ve transformed Belvedere Banquets into something magical and marvelous which “wowed” the guests as they walked in.

Congratulations Joanne & Joe and thank you for having me tag along!

Ceremony: St Mary of The Woods, Chicago IL Reception: Belvedere Banquets, Elk Grove IL See Full Gallery

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Cinematography by: Carbon 14 Films

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