A Classic and Sparkly Wedding at Galaxy Banquets│Schiller Park, IL
This Saturday's wedding was absolutely out of this world! Very quickly became one of our favorites for the year so far. Diana and Juan really took us, the photographers, for the experience of our lives!
Diana and Juan had on and off encounters with each other between 2011 and 2016 starting at the University of Illinois as they both had mutual friends but never really talked with one another. However, it seems Juan was pretty persistent in being in her life, and finally, Diana said yes to a date! But not just any date, a company party where she would meet his coworkers. If you ask us, that’s the perfect way to really ask questions and get to know the real Juan.
From that date, they both continued to have a good relationship with each other, and fast forward to this weekend where now they both shared their vows and can’t imagine life without one another.
Now the weather was supposed to not be as cooperative as it has been but luckily we did not get all the rain that was called for. We started our day at Diana’s parents' home where we had her beautiful lace dress hung so we could start getting pictures of those intricate details.
The church was gorgeous and the ceremony was sweet, but we were just itching to get the bridal photos and really see the bride and groom show their true party selves. We went to Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Which was a first for us, but after seeing it, it will not be our last time there.
Juan and Diana went with almost a mint light green color that went perfect with all the greens surrounding the conservatory. There was a spot where it was nothing but tulips, which happens to be Diana’s favorite flower. Juan made sure to not let us forget to include some pictures with tulips in them. Those pictures are probably some of our personal favorites!
Once done with bridal photos we headed towards the venue, both our bride and groom and some of their close family members took a trolley to the venue. We met them back at Galaxy banquets in Schiller Park.
What really touched our hearts was seeing Juan sing a song for his bride! And after they both danced along to “Fly Me To The Moon“ sung by a Frank Sinatra impersonator. We also like how they not only did a father-daughter and mother-son dance but they also did a father-in-law-daughter-in-law and mother in law- son in law dance. We thought that was a special touch to the family.
Soon after they had Los Chinelos, which we thought was a great way to incorporate their heritage, Los Chinelos are traditional costumed dancers and are very popular in parts of the state of Morelos and Mexico City.
The dance floor opened up after that and from then on it was just dancing, laughing, and crying happy tears. We were in awe of the whole thing and loved every second of it. If it were possible we would love to have re-enacted the entire thing and do it all over again.
A huge congratulations to Juan and Diana we wish you both a life full of happiness.