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Pantila and Dan, Married (part 1 of 2)! | Chicago Wedding Photography

Ever get one of those couples who, when you see them interact with each other, you just know, they truly know what it means to live with joy? Dan is a faithful, thoughtful man who really likes finishing other people’s brownies and will be a great psychiatrist. Pantila never stops smiling. She is so optimistic, full of life, silly, gives people silly nicknames, and loves jasmine rice. Thank you to Rebecca for referring these two amazing people to me. I could not ask for a better way to start off my 2011 season and my first Chicago wedding! (although, technically, I consider them both more Boston since Pantila shared my alma mater ;)

First off, I do ring shots on top of items that are personal to the wedding. These are bags that Pantila brought back from Thailand as a gift to all her bridesmaids. Love that color!

The light in this bridal suite was gorgeous! Brides – always try to get ready in rooms with LOTS of light. Made  a huge difference here especially since we were a winter wedding

Did you know that hair spray can get rid of dress static? I had no idea!

I can’t get enough of Pantila’s relationship with her father. He was able to make it out to this wedding from Thailand and is just quite the gentleman

I posted these frames a little earlier. I typically try to stick with the bride and groom as much as possible even in the crazy commotion post-ceremony because you never know when you’d get moments like these

Stay tuned for part 2!
Second Shooter: Kyle Weaver
Ceremony: Ascension Church, Oak Park, IL
Reception: Marriott Oak Brook, IL
Bride’s dress and bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Rings: Tiffany & Co
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Makeup and hair: Mario Tricoci
Officiant: Myles Sheehan, family friend

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February 27, 2011 - 12:13 am

Melissa Gorgeous pictures (as always). So much love! Looking at them are making me so excited for my big day!

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