Archives for November 2012

Hitched: Melissa & Dave’s Wilder Mansion Wedding – Part 1

Melissa and I had our first meeting at my favorite brunch spot, Meli Cafe, back in Spring of 2011, and I knew were going to hit it off! Melissa & Dave wanted a truly intimate wedding – meaning only 60 guests – with only their closest friends and family. I love that they opted to keep things simple by not having a bridal party at all. They selected the lovely Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, which was the perfect venue for a wedding of their size. The mid-August day yielded perfect weather, and photographer Dennis Lee was on-hand to capture every minute of the wedding!

Melissa & Dave welcomed the newest member of their family, Jacob, earlier in the spring… isn’t he just the cutest?!

10. Melissa.Dave. Wilder Mansion. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events

Melissa & Dave had their First Look at one of my favorite places, the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook.

A beautiful family photo!

21. Melissa.Dave. Wilder Mansion. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events

Lovely, loose bouquet and freesia boutonnier by Larkspur.

28. Melissa.Dave. Wilder Mansion. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Larkspur. Ivory Freesia Blossom.

29. Melissa.Dave. Wilder Mansion. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events

Believe it or not, it was REALLY hard trying to drive this stake into the ground!! :)

Melissa walked towards the ceremony area together with her mother. And then she started down the aisle by herself and was met halfway by Dave… such a wonderful moment!

They chose one of my favorite officiants, Reverend Barry Kolanowski to officiate their ceremony.

Stay tuned for Part 2! Thanks Dennis Lee for the gorgeous photos!

Venue: Wilder Mansion
Photography: Dennis Lee Photography
Wedding Planning: Sweetchic Events
Officiant: Rev. Barry Kolanowski
Ceremony Musicians: Music by Lise

Caterer: Pure Kitchen Catering
Florist: Larkspur
DJ: Toast & Jam

Hair/Make-up: Beauty on Call