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ONSI + ELAINA : MARRIED | CLASSIC PURPLE SUMMER WEDDING Illinois State Fairgrounds Classic Purple Summer Wedding Photography

June 21, 2016

Every wedding must be an occasion of joy that human beings can do such great things, that they have been given such immense freedom and power to take the helm in their life’s journey.”  These were some of the first words spoken in Eliana and Onsi’s ceremony, read by a friend of the couple and officiated by their pastor who knows them very well.  It struck me as absolutely beautiful- the whole day did, really.  All day long, people spoke of this couple.  Of Onsi and his love of philosophy and good conversation. Of Elaina and her sweetness and grace.  And of the two of them together.  Young, but sure. Tried and tested through distance.  Each other’s perfect balance, match, and home.  There were so many faces smiling and hugging and talking all day long of these two and of their lives together- everywhere I turned, people were celebrating.  It was truly a breathtaking day.

My sweet and extremely talented friend Kim of Kim Nehrt Photography and Design second shot with me and I loved working with her! She is extremely experienced, and made it all so easy.  The florists, videography team, and Elaina and Onsi’s planner (who isn’t in business currently but did this for them- and it is truly a loss to the wedding world) just added to the color and warmth of such a beautiful day.

The quote from the top, and this final quote were both readings in their ceremony, from A Wedding Sermon From A Prison Cell by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I have since read it, and highly suggest it.

“As God today adds His ‘Yes’ to your ‘Yes’, as He confirms your will with His will, and as He allows you, and approves of, your triumph and rejoicing and pride, He makes you at the same time instruments of His will and purpose both for yourselves and for others. In His unfathomable condescension God does add His ‘Yes’ to yours; but by doing so, He creates out of your love something quite new – the holy estate of matrimony.”

It is the best description of “matrimony” that I have ever heard.

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Love it!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0019Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0007Onsi’s coat was truly awesome!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0021Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0077Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0020Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0024Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0022Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0031Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0025Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0023Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0032Kim, I love these of Elaina that you got!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0029Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0026This has become one of my favorite moments of weddings this season…Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0028Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0027Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0030Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0033Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0034First look time!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0036Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0037These moments are unforgettable.Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0038Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0039Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0040Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0041Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0042Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0043Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0044Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0049Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0045Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0047Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0048Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0046Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0050Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0055This bridal party was so easy to work with!! Loved them!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0056Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0060Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0058Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0061Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0054Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0057Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0062Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0035Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0063Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0059Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0065Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0064Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0053Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0068Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0067Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0052Elaina, you are gorgeous!  Elegant beauty in definition! Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0051Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0069Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0070Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0071Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0072Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0073Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0074Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0075Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0076Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0078Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0079Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0080Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0081Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0082Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0083Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0084Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0085Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0086Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0087Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0088Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0095Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0096Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0094Loved these just married portraits!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0097Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0099Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0098Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0100Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0101Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0102Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0104Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0103Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0105Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0106Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0108Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0107We were at the beautiful Artisan Building for the reception, which I truly love!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0089Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0092Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0109Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0090Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0091Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0093Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0111Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0112Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0113Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0114Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0115Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0116Bananas Foster for part of dessert? Good deal!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0110Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0117Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0118Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0119Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0120I have never seen a dance floor that was so lively as this one….loved it!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0121The band, Upbeat Orchestra from Chicago, TOTALLY blew me away and kept that dance floor rocking!!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0122Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0123Elaina and Onsi, thank you so much for asking me to capture your day- it was truly an enormous honor for me.  I think you two are beautiful together, and am beyond thrilled for you!Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0124Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0126Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0125Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0127Classic Purple Summer Illinois State Fair Grounds Wedding_0128

I was thrilled to work with this fantastic creative team for Onsi & Elaina’s wedding!

Venue: Artisan Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds

Videographer: Chris Costello

Flowers: True Colors Floral

Cake: Incredibly Delicious

Hair: BJ Grand Salon & Spa

Caterer: 5 Flavors Catering

Band: Upbeat Orchestra

Event Rentals: Signature Event Rental

 

 

Comments

  1. Candi

    June 21st, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Beautiful wedding!!! Love that bridge! And those shoes!!!!

  2. Jamie

    June 21st, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Love those church doors! Beautiful post!

  3. Mari Stiles

    June 21st, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Best wedding of the century! These pictures are stunning!!!

  4. Marta Stiles

    June 21st, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Stunning pictures of a beautiful day! The band, Upbeat Orchestra from Chicago made the reception!!

  5. Sara O'Hara

    June 21st, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Beautiful day!!!! Great job Jill!

  6. Misty

    June 21st, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Just beautiful! I love those red doors!! Adorable!

  7. Stefani

    June 22nd, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Beautiful wedding! I love their colors!!!

  8. Joan Romiti

    June 22nd, 2016 at 4:21 am

    How Beautiful!

  9. Nancy Cocconi

    June 25th, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Very beautiful!!

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