Elopement

March 8, 2021

Wilder Mansion Wedding | Monica & Drew’s Elopement

Monica & Drew finally got to tie the knot this past weekend at the beautiful Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, IL! They got married on March 6th the date of their very first date 6 years ago. Drew & Monica were not even supposed to be married here in Illinois. Their original plan was a destination wedding in Jamaica. Unfortunately, the Pandemic had other plans, and instead of the dream wedding that had been so carefully planned they instead planned for a wedding here in their hometown. Like so many couples this past year Monica & Drew were only allowed so many guests and masks and social distancing were in place. A zoom chat was set up for family and friends to witness in the safety of their homes. Loved ones watched the nuptials of these two amazing people miles apart.

I’ve known Monica professionally and personally for a few years now. It’s always an honor when a fellow photographer wants you to capture her/his big day. I knew how much this day meant to them both. I hope that I have captured this new season in their lives just the way they had envisioned it. Congratulations to my friend and her husband!!! I wish them a lifetime of love and success. I can’t wait to see all of the new adventures that life has planned for them both <3

XoXo,

Winterlyn

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Wedding Dress detail shot at Wilder Mansion

Bridal formal portraits Just married at Wilder Mansion

First dance at Wilder Mansion

Wilder Mansion Wedding Photography

Wilder Mansion Wedding Photography

A special thanks to all the vendors who made Monica & Drew’s  Elopement day beautiful!

Bride’s Dress: Reddington Bridal 

Dress Designer: Litty Chen Coutoure

Florist: Stella Designs 

Ceremony / Reception: Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst

Cake: Sweet Ali’s Bakery

Macrons: Kyleen Gray

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal 

Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Ethan Lord Jewelers

Hair & Makeup: Hair By The Volume

Jersey’s: Chicago Blackhawks!

 

 

 

 

  1. Kim Forbes says:

    These are beautiful wedding photos! You did a fantastic job capturing this gorgeous elopement at Wilder Mansion! I love it and I really love her bouquet!

  2. Maria says:

    Such a fun special day for them. I also just love her ring!

  3. Annie Wimmer Smith says:

    Such a beautiful day! You captured the joy of the moments in spite of masks and social distancing. Beautiful!

  4. Sara says:

    Beautiful wedding photos! I love that they got married on the anniversary of their first date.

  5. These are so fresh! I seriously LOVE his socks, so glad you got those on camera! What a beautiful small covid wedding at Wilder Mansion! You killed it with these.

  6. Brigitte says:

    What an absolutely beautiful wedding day! I’m so glad they were able to celebrate with close family.

  7. Ashley says:

    You captured their day perfectly! I love the vibrant colors in her bouquet and your lighting is spot on!

  8. Mandy says:

    They had such fun details and personal touches! Beautiful wedding.

  9. Beautiful photos, and it looked like such a fun day! (Loved the hockey shirts!)

  10. Ashley says:

    Oh wow! This wedding is stunning!! I love the florals!

  11. Nelya says:

    Oh this was perfect!! Beautiful colors and the best part, they are hockey fans!! I love hockey and wanted to bring them their sticks for a face off in the garden.

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