Iris and Luis | Harrah's Joliet Hotel | Patrick Haley Mansion Twilight Wedding | Joliet, IL
Iris and Luis have that hunking burning love for each other. I knew that right away when they contacted me after New Years and told me that LOVE hit them like a HURRICANE! Wow, what an incredible description of the power of love!
Photography was extremely important to them. Luis is a very talented and successful fashion photographer, so you know I had to bring my A game and then some (as I always do)! No pressure Luis! :D Patrick Haley Mansion was their DREAM VENUE and they really wanted a photographer to capture the elegance and romance of their day. And let me tell you, twilight is not just for vampires, Iris and Luis’ ceremony took place after sunset. It was so magically intimate and romantic. To follow was the best serenade and reception entertainment by Mariachi Monumental de Mexico, such talented musicians and vocalists!
We hadn’t met prior to Iris and Luis’ wedding day due to our jam packed schedules, but I swear I felt the love once we finally hugged it out come their big day. Iris and Luis are one of the sweetest people and truly are a special duo including their family and friends. It was such an honor to document their day and I’m so thankful to have met them.
Felicidades Iris and Luis!! Viva el AMOR!!
A momma’s LOVE.
Dad = Best Man
Pass the Kleenex please
Getting Ready: Harrah’s Joliet Hotel
Venue: Patrick Haley Mansion
Photographer: Candace Sims Photography
Videographer: Juan Carlos Acevedo Jr.
DJ: Marc Poise
Reception Live Entertainment: Mariachi Monumental de Mexico
Ceremony String Quartet: Ruth Volbre, Marta Rodriguez and Estaban Loredo
Florist: Flowers by Stem
Hair & Makeup: Camp Bride
Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige
Bridal Veil” Veiled Beauty
Bridesmaids dresses: Revelery
Groom & Groomsmen & Best Man: The Black Tux
Engagement & Wedding Bands: Heritage Jewelers
Bakery: Creative Cakes Design Studio Naperville
Transportation: Odyssey Transportation Chicago