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Mayslake Peabody Estate | Chicago wedding


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October 30, 2013

Mayslake Peabody Estate | Chicago wedding






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World travelin’, sustainability guru, humanitarian, foster and adoptive mommin’, photographer, photobooth-er, educator, multiple hat wearing entrepreneur. This girl’s love language is hugs and her tank is filled by serving others. You can find her under a palm tree, on a mountain, renovating a vintage trailer/house or running through the sprinklers with her husband, two boys and three fur babies.

Kevin, the groom, is a former Graceland University men’s volleyball player. I too played volleyball at Graceland so staying in touch with him has been so fun. Kevin was raised in Oakbrooke, Illinois and married the love of his life (who swore she’d never get married) Stephanie. She played volleyball too, so you definitely know what sport their children will be playing some day.

What a perfect outdoor ceremony at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Illinois. I was so excited for this wedding, knowing how fun these two were. Kevin rode into the ceremony with his groomsman dressed for the day, on their motorcycles. They lined them up at the end of the long walk way so that Steph could walk through as she walked down the isle with dad. I loved all their creativity. Kevin and all the boys at the wedding had custom Chuck Taylor shoes, with the colors and wedding date stitched onto the heel. Stephanie let the boys be themselves, so one of the best men was excited that he was able to wear his tall mohawk all day. The centerpieces at the reception were all named after vintage cars and motorcycles, and Stephanie’s gorgeous smile lit up the entire day. And everyone knows how big she smiles, always laughing at everything-she is SO fun. This wedding was beyond laid back, and so fun to be a part of. Thank you for letting me and the Banana Who? Booth be there with you all to celebrate. Everyone was so hospitable so thank you a million!

Congratulations to you both Stephanie + Kevin.  More images coming to the gallery tomorrow.

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Cake ~ Delicity Cakes  
Photography ~ Jana Marie Photography
Catering ~ My Chef,  Naperville, Illinois
Tuxes/Suits ~ Men’s Wearhouse
Custom Converse ~ www.converse.com
Bridesmaid Dresses/Shoes ~ Davids Bridal 
Flowers-Enchanted Florist Orland Park, Illinois
Hair ~ Jean Krystofiak
Makeup ~ Malia
Dress ~ House of Brides, Glen Ellyn
Limo/Party Bus ~ Schaumburg 
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  1. Teri Allison says:

    Such beautiful pictures!(Such a beautiful couple!) I can’t wait to see the rest of them. How fun it must be to document the most special day in a couples life! And of course it is even more special when you personally know the people. You do beautiful work. Best wishes to you for continued success in your business.

  2. Cindy says:

    WOW, what an awesome setting and scenery…………..beautiful wedding and beautiful couple. Fun day!

  3. Miranda Devenish-Benefield says:

    The pictures are stunning, emotional, hilarious, and capture both Stephanie’s zest for life and her love of/for her new husband. Thank you for capturing and sharing with those who weren’t there what was surely an emotional and MEMORABLE day!! The picture of the best man/groomsman’s toast captured both Stephanie and her sister in their element!! Your work is BEAUTIFUL!!

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  5. Lisa and Peggy says:

    Great photos! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful couple! Congratulations Kevin!!!

  6. Jeff Allison says:

    Thank you, Jana, for taking such care in taking these photographs for Steph and Kevin’s wedding day. The kids made such a wonderful choice in photographers, and since you’ve known Kevin for so long, it must have given you some insight into what they would want for momentos of their special day. My wife and I both were excited with these beautiful pictures, and can’t wait to see the rest. Thanks again, and keep up the good work…we would certainly recommend you anytime.

  7. Katie Allison says:

    This was the most fun wedding ever and these pictures truly capture the love Kevin and Stephanie share. Great work, Jana!

  8. Donna Smith says:

    Wow! What beautiful pictures. Your creativity and knowledge certainly show in the end product!! You captured every emotion possible on such a happy occasion! The weather was wonderful, the grounds were lovely and the venue was stunning!! The couple?
    Well, that goes without saying, a gorgeous/handsome husband and wife!!! I would certainly recommend you to future couples!

  9. lynn n says:

    Absolute beautiful pictures of a fabulous couple. Made me remember what a great time we had at a memorable wedding. Thanks so much for the memories.

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