Just a couple of weeks ago we had a wedding with this sweet couple! Mary Ann and Vito planned a beautiful navy and silver wedding at Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena. The love and joy that poured out around them from their friends and family was palpable all day long. With their focus on joining their two families, they spent the day with smiles on their faces and happy tears in their eyes. Their hearts were light all day long and that rolled over to every person that shared the day with them!
Mary Ann and her ladies started their day getting ready in a downstairs room at Eagle Ridge. All of them spent so much time laughing and enjoying each other’s company!
Mary Ann’s daughter, Grace, wrote a little story about Mary Ann and Vito’s love story. It was the hit of the morning!
Vito got ready at his house in the Territory surrounded by his best guys!
Their fist look was emotional and touching. Neither of them could stop grinning! Vito was amazed by how beautiful his wife looked and Mary Ann kept telling Vito how handsome he was 🙂
It was a super sunny day with some pretty harsh light so we couldn’t have them look at us too much, but that didn’t bother them one bit. They loved the extra excuse to snuggle close together!!! Mary Ann’s dress and flowers were just stunning!!!!! Then it was finally time to bring their wedding party together! They had a diverse party that consisted of people from throughout their lives. And of course they included Mary Ann’s three sweet children! Vito’s very best friend since childhood passed away suddenly one year before Mary Ann and Vito’s wedding. The hole that he left in Vito’s life will never be replaced, but in his stead Vito asked his two daughters to be his “best ladies”. They were so happy to stand beside the man that has been like a second father to them throughout their lives.
Before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony to begin! Lynn did an incredible job as their officiant. She created a ceremony that was just as sweet and heartfelt as the couple getting married.
Doesn’t this tent just look amazing?!?!? Rodney with Special Moments Entertainment did the ceiling draping and the bistro lights. They added such a great look to that tent making it look more inviting and personal. What a perfect day for a wedding!!!! Mary Ann and Vito shared one pair of reading glasses while reading their vows to each other which cracked everyone up! From the moment they walked out of the tent the party was on! They enjoyed their cocktail hour greeting their guests and exploring how great their reception decor looked. I just loved how bright and vibrant this cake looks with these flowers!!!! They shared their evening with laughs and tender moments with their guests and each other. So much love was shown throughout the evening! Even though it was incredibly hot and everyone was sweating like crazy, the dance floor didn’t stop hopping all night!!!! This kid tore up the dance floor and was a master at any Michael Jackson dance! We all look like hot sweaty messes (because we were!), but we just had to get an UnPosed selfie with them!
Mary Ann and Vito, thank you for letting us share your day with you!!! We wish you two a lifetime of love and happiness! Thank you to all the vendors that made their day possible:
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, Galena IL / Wedding Coordinator: Special Moments Entertainment / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: Garden Party Florist, Galena IL / Hair & Makeup: Stonedrift Spa, Galena IL /Bridal Gown: Mira Couture, Chicago IL / Bridesmaids Attire: Nordstrom, Chicago IL / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Chicago IL / Ceremony Musician: Dana Starkell, Galena IL / Entertainment: Hot Mix Entertainment, Chicago, IL / Invitations: Village Paperie & Gifts, Chicago IL / Cake: Wedding Day Bakery, Galena IL / Officiant: Lynn Gallagher, Galena IL / Drapery & Décor: Special Moments Entertainment
-c & j-