Introducing Mrs. Kaitlyn Stavros
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This past Saturday marked the beginning of Kaitlyn Stavros (you may remember my friend Kaitlyn from the bridal shower I threw for her a few months back).  I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for Kaitlyn.  It’s been a mild winter here in Chicago, so even though the white wonderland Kaitlyn initially visualized for her wedding didn’t happen, it was a sunny,  50 degree day.  Her day was be.au.ti.ful.

I’m biased considering Kait is one of my best friends, but I know I’m not the only one who sees Kaitlyn as the most amazing looking bride!  It all started with hair and makeup.

Kait purchased clip in hair extensions from Sally Beauty Supply to thicken and lengthen her hair.  After they were clipped in the stylist trimmed them a bit then curled everything.  The extensions held the curls all night long!  She finished off her look by pinning back the shorter pieces rounding her face back and to the side.  

Now for my favorite part… THE DRESS!


Deep sweet heart neckline + A line  + 100% heavy silk fabric + beaded belt = dazzling!  After the ceremony we tied it up into a french bustle.  I don’t know the designer, but I’ll  be sure to ask Kait when she returns from Maui.  I’ll get back to you 😉


Kaitlyn went the traditional route with flowers.  The bouquets were timeless with a touch of winter sparkle.  Each bridesmaid bouquet had a dozen red roses with silver glittered berries and a pine cone.  Kait had white roses, white hydrangeas, and the same sparkle touches as the bridesmaids.


I don’t have pictures of the centerpieces at the reception, but I was lucky enough to grab one on my way out.  They look great on my mantel :) Thanks, Kait!  At the reception, half the tables had a dozen red roses in a low rectangular vase and the other half had a taller piece with roses, white hydrangeas and a few greens.  They were topped with branches holding three candle votives.  I loved how they added height to the room but guests at tables were still able to see and talk to everyone.

Before the dancing began, Kaitlyn presented Vince with a little surprise.  Since they didn’t have the snowy wedding they had hoped for, Kaitlyn brought winter indoors with a groom’s cake of Vince and Kaitlyn on a snowmobile.  

And of course, we danced and sipped the night away…

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I think chocolate and cheese should be their own food group. Or, at least I treat them as if they are. To say I like wine is an understatement. I hope to one day call myself a professional photographer, but in the meantime, I'll just pretend I am. I'm a second grade teacher by day but a potty mouth by night.

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