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Andrea + Wes's wedding was recently featured on Perfect Wedding Guide!  All of their vendors knew from the word "go" that this wedding was going to be a showstopper!  The inspiration for the entire wedding started with Andrea's custom wedding ring, studded with sapphires and diamonds and in a fascinating diamond art deco shape.  The reception at Pear Tree Estate was full of navy blue, cream, and gold sparkle.  Off-white florals and tons of greenery added a soft, feminine touch to the whole affair.  The cake was black and white art deco with an old Hollywood flair.  The bride's dress was an ivory satin with a delicate criss-cross pearl beading pattern that tied in so nicely with the overall feel and theme.  The groom, groomsmen and bridesmaids were styled by Michelle's Bridal.  The couple also incorporated their dog Will for a few photos, and Wes's love of the Chicago Bulls with his sharp cufflinks!  I'm so honored and thrilled to be published again and to have a chance to share images from this great couple and wedding again! invitation dress shoes detail photos navy gold glam wedding details white gold cream wedding details bride and groom getting ready at Concorde Room First Look with couple's dog Will wedding party in navy and gray wedding couple seeing their reception for the first time navy gold sparkling wedding details indoor wedding ceremony at Pear Tree Estate portraits at sunset portraits on PTE grounds art deco sapphire wedding ring closeup shots Navy gold glam Old Hollywood wedding reception couple's entrance and cake cutting sunset candid and posed photos dancing wedding reception shots


Venue: Pear Tree Estate || Dress: Wolsfelt's Bridal || Groom, groomsmen, & bridesmaids: Michelle's Bridal || Florist: Flowers by Kristine || Cake: Cakes by Lori || Rings: Champaign Jewelers || DJ: Party On Productions || Catering: LA Gourmet || Videographer: Chris Costello || Invitation, programs & menu: Dixon Graphics

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You know what would be awesome? If winter was over and it would start to get warm around here again! I'm very tired of the single-degree digit days and would much rather have the sweltering heat of Illinois summers. You know where it is summer though? In Australia! And since January 26 is Australia Day, my friend Serena over (down?) at Pretty Fluffy in Sydney did a feature on Australian Shepherds that showcased some of my pet photography. And remember, even though I'm posting this on Jan. 25, it's already Jan. 26 down under! :) And since every blog post is better with a photo, here's another shot from that session (which was actually an engagement session that included Jessica & Dan's two lovable dogs)! Jessica + Dan | Engagement session with dogs