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Elegant Burgundy & Blush Elmhurst Wedding | Hannah & Pat


If there was ever proof that classic elegance never goes out of style, THIS wedding is it. I should have known from their Union Station engagement shoot that elegance was going to be the name of the game for Hannah and Pat. These two incorporated so many beautiful classic elements. From the black and gold invitations (made by the bride’s mother by the way – how talented is she?!?) to the sleek black tuxes and Hannah’s incredible Hayley Paige gown, every bit of this day was as lovely as this couple is.

It may have rained all day, but that did not stop this couple or their awesome wedding party from having an amazing day. With a little bit of planning and a little bit of luck, we managed to score some space at Wilder Park Conservatory, which was the PERFECT setting to get some beautiful (and rain-free) portraits.

It’s always so hard when looking back at a wedding to pick favorite moments. For this one, Hannah’s heart-wrenching first look with her dad definitely took the cake. It was the sweetest moment between two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. I really need to start having tissues tied to my camera! The vows were also incredibly moving (I’m pretty sure I had to put my camera down for a minute to pull myself together). Hannah and Pat wrote their own vows (in the cutest little vow books by the way!) and, yeah, there is pretty much a 100% chance of me crying when couples write their own vows.

Hannah and Pat, you are two amazing and kind people and together you make an incredible couple. I’m absolutely honored that you chose me to be a part of your day. Enjoy your highlight reel!


Vendor Love:

Ceremony: St. Alexander’s Catholic Church

Portraits: Wilder Park Conservatory

Reception: River Forest Country Club

Dress: Hayley Paige from Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal

Veil: Angellure

Garter: Brilliant Bride

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Tuxes: Vera Wang from Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita from Bella Bianca

Florals: Shamrock Garden Florists

Hair/Makeup: Judith B Salon

Invitations: Mary Zupec

Cake: Delish Cakes

DJ: Mike Staff Productions

Robes: Sandy Waters Store

Second Shooter: Lish Marie Photography

Third Shooter: Lisa Hufford Photography

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  1. Mary Zupec

    October 19th, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Nicole your photographs are breathtaking! I cannot thank you enough for all the time you and your assistants devoted to capturing the beauty and love of Hannah and Patrick’s wedding day. You are amazing.

  2. nicole jansma

    October 19th, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Mary it was an absolute pleasure!! I had the best time getting to know your sweet family! Thanks for all the work you put into making their day so beautiful!!

  3. Brent Reynolds (Hanna;s Uncle)

    October 19th, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Beautiful work!

  4. nicole jansma

    October 20th, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Thank you so much Brent!

  5. Alisha

    October 20th, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Beautiful couple and wedding!

  6. nicole jansma

    October 25th, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    🙂 Agreed!!

  7. PJ

    October 25th, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Such a lovely wedding!! What a joyful day <3

  8. nicole jansma

    October 25th, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you so much PJ! 🙂

  9. Kate

    October 25th, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Love the black and white edits! they invoke so much emotions!! Beautiful work.

  10. nicole jansma

    October 25th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you so much Kate! I’ve been finding myself more and more drawn to black and white these days!!

  11. Carolyn

    October 25th, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Love the greenhouse photos!

  12. nicole jansma

    October 25th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you Carolyn! We really lucked out with such a gorgeous indoor space – it was POURING outside!!