Now that I’ve finally started this blog, I get to share some of our amazing weddings.
Ciara first contacted us about planning her wedding in January 2018. The months we spent with her walking through the planning process were so much fun! In fact, some of our wedding planning meetings turned into a watch party for The Voice because we were both fans of the show that season. This relationship made the wedding planning experience easy.
These college sweethearts had been together for over 7 years before tying the knot. Their May 2019 wedding was filled with a light & airy color palette of lavender and grey with little touches of bling for this girly bride. They were surrounded by the most loving group of family and friends.
The bride & all her ladies were stunning & happily glowing as they got ready at the Hilton Garden Inn.
The celebration took place at the gazebo at the Odyssey Country Club.
The morning started with overcast skies with a light rain at points in time. As the day progressed, the clouds rolled in and out, and it became even more hot and muggy. By the time the ceremony started, grey clouds were still hovering. With no more rain in the forecast, we proceeded with the outdoor ceremony, in spite of the humidity. But wouldn’t you know it, just as our bride stepped outside, the sun came from behind the clouds and began to shine brightly on this beautiful moment!!
Needless to say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
During the reception, Thomas surprised his bride during their first dance with a live saxophone performance – her favorite instrument!! She did the full blown ugly cry. LOL
More from this beautiful day
Overall, this was a magical day of true love and forever friendship. Here are more images from Ciara & Thomas’ wedding day!
Vendor features from this wedding
Check out more images from this wedding on the Roland Andrade’s blog
Watch their highlight video from Allan Nino here.
Planner: SouthWind Events
Venue: The Odyssey
Photo: Roland Andrade Photography
Video: Allan Nino Films
Florals: Lavender Fields Floral & Decor
Invitations: Good Times Wedding Invitations
Saxophone player: Gerald Holden
Hair Stylist: Hair by Lani
Makeup: Pretti Ashley
Getting ready location: Hilton Garden Inn, Tinley Park
Cake: Cakes by Karen
Photo booth: Magic Uplighting
Men’s suits: Men’s Warehouse