It was Carlos and Sharon’s wedding day! I showed up right as Sharon was putting on the party music. Shorty Got Low?! Come on. You knew it was about to be a crazy day.
Here’s Sharon having the final touches done on her make-up by Nika Vaughan.
One of Sharon’s bridesmaids watches her get ready.
A detail shot of Sharon’s beautiful wedding day earrings.
And the dress!
I love the sparkle coming from her dress. The light in her condo was insane!!!
The bridesmaids were all cheers when she stepped into the living room.
A quick shot after her veil made its debut!
An air kiss for her little friend and we were off.
Sharon helps herself on the trolley.
Her flowers were designed by Vale of Enna.
We pulled up to St. Ita’s Catholic Church where the couple was getting married.
The details outside of the church were great.
Their friend did a wonderful job singing as the guests prepared for the ceremony to begin.
And here’s Carlos, watching as Sharon enters the church. I love when a groom gets all choked up.
Here she comes!
Her mother was crying too.
Carlos takes a loving look at his beautiful bride.
One of the groomsmen watches as the ceremony continues.
A reading from a friend.
Everyone was getting a little choked up.
Sharon delivered her wedding vows to Carlos.
Even Carlos’s socks matched the color scheme of the day!
The couple and guests all joined in a prayer for the couple.
Carlos stepped out to give his mom a hug.
Uh-oh! I’ve got some competition!
I hope it was the clicks they were hearing and not the tics! =)
The priest gives the couple a final blessing.
Congratulations to the newlyweds! They exited to a massive amount of bubbles!
The happy couple takes a seat on the trolley before heading out into the city to take pictures.
We started out at this mosaic near Lake Shore Drive.
A shot of the whole wedding party. Carlos and Sharon are blessed with many loved ones they included in on their day!
The trolley was out of control.
We made a stop at one of their favorite Cuban restaurants, 90 Miles.
They had some fun with bubbles…
…and ordered some drinks.
The workers congratulated the couple, who are regulars there.
We totally took over the kitchen.
Sharon was living it up!
Love this mural.
Carlos and Sharon stepped out to the patio…
…to show off some of their salsa moves.
We left with some delicious food!
Then we posed in front of the murals around 90 Miles.
Back on the trolley…
He must have realized we were heading the wrong way….
No worries, we made it to this awesome mural that complimented their wedding colors!
What a gentleman! Carlos helps his wife with a slight shoe malfunction.
The wedding party was great about trekking out across this field to take pictures.
Carlos and Sharon were up first.
The wedding party joined us and the craziness was under way!
Carlos and Sharon, looking much more serious than they actually are. =)
I love this shot of them leaving the abandoned lot.
Reception time! I was in love with these elegant place cards.
The centerpieces featured colors from the day.
Their vintage cake topper. The couple had their cake designed by Rolf’s Patisserie.
Loved the details from the reception. Sharon made these records with quotes from their favorite artists that she placed on each table.
Marilyn from Honeybee Weddings helped with the plans for the day.
The guests stood and applauded as the couple entered the reception site.
Carlos and Sharon share a first dance.
One of the groomsmen says a blessing before dinner.
Next up was Sharon’s maid of honor, who congratulated the couple.
Carlos’s brother and best man thanked the guests for sharing the day with their family.
Another maid of honor! They had an abundance of friends!!
Carlos and Sharon thanked all of the guests for coming.
Finally, one of their friends played a song for the couple.
Sharon and her father share a father/daughter dance.
Carlos and his mother.
Carlos joins Sharon and her family for some quick photos before the dancing got crazy!
They were really excited to see him.
Nobody seemed to mind!
Everyone was dancing up a storm!
It definitely was a spirited crowd!
…and they partied all night long!
Thanks for sharing your wedding day with me, Carlos and Sharon. Your family and friends showed me a great time!
Thanks for having me!