Posts with tag: "Wedding"
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
By Erin Stefanik Photography
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Jon & Clare got married on March 22, 2014. Their wedding website had a quote, that I believe explains this couple so perfectly. 

  "With our love, we could save the world." George Harrison."

You can see through their images, how their love for one another is unconditional and you cannot, not smile while you look at them with each other.

We started off the day with the Clare, her mom & her bridesmaids getting ready at the Double-Tree Alsip.  Everyone was so calm & collected!

Being a Chicago Blackhawks Fan, I obviously loved Clare's garter!

Jon, the Groom, quickly got ready at their apartment in Lombard, and then headed to a local favorite bar (Jt's Porch Saloon & Eatery) to finish off groomsmen photos.

Ceremony was extra special, the Groom's Father was the Priest that married them.

The moment before the Father of the Bride walks his daughter down the aisle, is one of my favorites. Clare, stopped at the beginning of the aisle, and took it all it. You can see below, how amazing it was. It's your day, take your time, and do what you want!

Bridal Party consisted of Friends & Family Members.

It's always great running into past Bride & Groom's. {Sarah & Brian, November 2013}

First Dance Song: God Gave Me You- David Barnes

Clare is apart of The Dennehy School of Irish Dancing, some Irish dancers &  bridesmaids took part in the dancing as well!

The Bride is an Irish Dancer. How awesome is it that she even danced at her own wedding & in her wedding dress! It was definitely a crowd pleaser! Everyone loved it! Clare did an amazing job, and her husband Jon, was cheering for her the whole time!

Even the Groom loves to dance!

At the end of the night, Buddy's Special Events was a big hit! Thanks to Mary for letting us capture you checking out the fabulous hot dog stand! 

The Creative Team:

Photography: Erin Stefanik Photography

2nd Photographer: Ron McKinney 

Videographer: Gigi 

Ceremony Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church 

Minister: Rev. James Brubaker

Formal Photos Location: Lake Katherine

Reception Venue: Gaelic Park

Wedding Dress: David's Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal

Flowers: Kristina Lynn Floral 

Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse

Hair: Beth - Tropical Sunsation

Make-Up: Deanna Ballauer

Cake Artist: Strack and Van Til

DJ: Tone Productions

Hot Dog Stand: Buddy's Special Events

Friday, June 20, 2014
By Erin Stefanik Photography
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WELCOME! Today is the official launch day of my BLOG! So excited to share all the wedding's I have photographed in 2014 so far (4 of them to be exact with another one this weekend). 

First wedding up is Sean & Erin's. I knew Sean from high school, and when I first met Erin, she was such a sweetheart, granted, we both had the same name, so that was even better. We met at a local Tinley Park Starbucks, and when they told me where they were going to be getting married, The Danada House, I was so jealous. That was one of the first places I had looked at last year when I was looking at wedding venues to get married at, simply because it is GORGEOUS!  After we went our seperate ways that night, we had such great conversation and going through packages, wedding albums samples, Sean said more then once, "I have to say again that I was very impressed when we met." That was an amazing compliment and truly appreciated hearing those words from a fellow classmate. Needless to say they booked with me, and their wedding was a true love story. 

Erin and her bridesmaids and the Mother of the Bride got ready at Erin & Sean's house in Naperville.  I arrived and everything was running on schedule. I started working on all the details, Rings: David Nelson Jewelers, Wedding Dress from Wolsfelt's Bridal, Bridesmaids Dresses from David's Bridal


Sean & his groomsmen (brothers & future brother in law) got ready at Sheraton Lisle Hotel. Groom & Groomsmen were wearing suits from Formerly Modern.

Once we made our way to the Danada House where the ceremony & reception was going to take place, Erin finished up getting ready and now it was time to put on her beautiful dress.


The Father of the Bride was waiting behind the white French doors to see his daughter, the bride for the first time. 

And now, the FIRST LOOK is about to happen. Sean & Erin had invisioned how they wanted to do their first look, utilizing the beautiful staircase in the front hall. 

Sure enough, after the bride and groom have an emtional first look, we head outside too take bridal party photos. Mother nature at it's finest, decided it wanted to bless the bride and groom with rain showers for good luck at this moment. We all headed back inside and finished up photos prior to ceremony.

Guests started to arrived and take their seats for the ceremony.

After stealing the bride and groom away for some photos during cocktail hour, the themed reception, Candlight Spring began, just as the sun was setting.

Wedding Cake: LaLaLi Bakery


Always great to see another one of your bride & groom's at a wedding. Looking forward to Matt & Liz's wedding next month!

DJ Matt Ammons: Sounds Abound

Thank you Sean & Erin for allowing me to be apart of your wedding! 

Here is a list of the creative vendors: