Blog Post From the Photographer: All the fairytale wedding vibes are here with Emily and Milan’s wedding photos! This romantic wedding was a dream with Emily and Milan, and it was an honor to play a part in their Providence Vineyard wedding this summer!
You might remember these two from their engagement session last fall. We all loved their engagement photos… But gosh, I think their wedding photos are the sweetest icing on the cake! I’m so excited to share more about this couple and their fairytale wedding day on the blog!
FROM THE BRIDE
Milan and I met on the first day of our junior year in college at Loyola University Chicago. It was the night before on August 24, 2014, that I was frantically trying to finish my schedule for the semester. On a whim, I decided to add a Psychology minor and was trying to find a statistics course to fit into my course load.
One class appeared on my search and I wasn’t thrilled when I saw it… A 3 hour night class on Monday evenings. It’s safe to say that I’m far from a night owl, so this was a tough decision to make. Take the course and work towards adding a Psychology minor or just settle for my Biology degree… I’m glad I took the class.
I arrived at Mundelein Hall 20 minutes early to snag a seat near the window. We were 10 minutes into class when (in what I now know was perfect Milan late arrival fashion) the cutest guy walked in, gave the instructor a big smile, and sat right in front of me.
After class ended, I made a quick exit for the stairs to walk home. I noticed that the handsome guy from class was keeping up pace with me… As we were 50 feet or so outside of Mundelein Hall, I hear someone behind me shout out, “Hey! Do we have homework?” And the rest is history.
Milan and I (& our 3-year-old Yorkie, Gracie!) now call Lake Geneva, WI home. We love going on walks together, taking our boat out, making dinner, our little herb garden, traveling, and spending time with our families.
THE WEDDING DAY
This wedding day was a first for us at Providence Vineyard wedding venue! We’ve been ooh-ing and ahh-ing over this new venue and were so excited for Emily and Milan’s wedding day.
Before we knew it, it was time for Emily and Milan to share a sweet first look and privately exchange their vows to one another. These were such beautiful, intimate moments, and I’m thankful that we could document them.
Emily and Milan shared a sunny, outdoor wedding ceremony at Providence Vineyard with the vineyard surrounding them. Their ceremony combined Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. It was perfect for Emily and Milan! These two were officially MARRIED!
At the end of the evening, Emily and Milan’s guests gathered for a fun sparkler send-off. It was the perfect note to end this wedding day on! A few days after this wedding day, Emily sent me this, and I had to share… “What an absolute honor it was to have you and the guys document our special day! I had so many friends in our bridal party and family members compliment how professional and fun you all were! You were so thorough and organized and made everything fun and a breeze! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, it was such an incredible day.”
Caterer: True Cuisine
Bakery: Gooseberries Market
Invitation Designer: Elmwood Paperie
Equipment Rentals: Dish & Decor Vintage Rental
Event Designer: Parker Drive
DJ: After Hours Music
Event Planner: Simply Detailed Wedding
Floral Designer: Michaela Mantarian
Officiant: Pastor Rich Rubietta
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita
Dress Designer: Martina Liana
Dress Store: Marien Mae Bridal Boutique
Hair Stylist: I Do Hair by Kimberly May
Makeup Artist: Dani of Hannah Elisabeth Beauty
Event Venue: Providence Vineyard
Photographer: Kara Evans Photographer