Vanessa + Gino | Chicago Wedding Day

All Saints Saint Anthony Chicago

Meet Vanessa and Gino, who threw themselves a fabulous and large Chicago Wedding Day! They were married September 23 at All Saints, St. Anthony Parish which is a magnificent old Catholic cathedral. While I personally am not Catholic a large portion of my extended family are and between family and being a wedding photographer I have spent a great deal inside many Catholic churches, they are always awe inspiring for their sheer magnitude and beauty, I love photographing them!

Vanessa & Gino are from two large italian families, thus they had many friends and family they wish to include in their special day; leading to a whopping 40 person wedding party! They have taken the top spot as the largest wedding party I have ever worked with and probably won’t be beat anytime soon.

Vanessa got ready with all her girls and her parents at a friends home, while Gino was at his own home with his guys before heading to St. Angelos Club for candid photos with his groomsmen and family. I was lucky enough to arrive to the church, after photographing the girls getting ready to capture an awesome moment of Gino and his groomsmen walking together down the street, which is reminiscent of other family members on their wedding day.

We were joined by Bella Donna Studios with a 3 man videography team, who were just amazing to work alongside for the day. The highlight video is just fabulous which you can see below or by going to their facebook page!

We took group photos and couples photos on the campus of the University of Chicago which Vanessa and I scouted out months prior for the perfect spots for her wedding day. I love this campus and it is the second time I got to photograph there for a wedding day, it has such beautiful architecture and gives a great romantic vibe! After photos we headed to the reception, which was held at the Biagio. The reception was perfectly romantic, with a rustic chic theme and lit with great mood lighting.

The wedding day was long and there were a lot of people to work with, but in the end it all came together and the day was beautiful. Gino & Vanessa had a fantastic day, filled with all the people that mean the world to them and I am honored as always to be able to capture that for them. I wish them a lifetime of marital bliss and many many more great memories to come!

 

All Saints Saint Anthony Chicago

All Saints Saint Anthony Chicago

Chicago Wedding Day

University of Chicago Wedding

University of Chicago Wedding

Chicago Wedding Day