Gaby had always seen herself getting married at the Chicago Botanic Garden, but as the day got nearer she felt nervous to have the big wedding and be the center of attention all night- to the point she thought she wouldn’t have any fun. Well, she dropped those jitters and was all smiles the entire day. Both Gaby and Brad had a blast and at the end of the night they told me it was the best night of their lives!

Check out all these beautifully captured memories from Angel Eyes Photography.


When the rain storm forced the ceremony indoors we had to improvise a new chuppah, since the old one was soaked. Four cousins stood up as the pole bearers and held a blanket (from the car) over the couple. The guitarist, Neil Dixon Smith, played while Gaby and her father walked down the aisle and you could just feel the love in the room. Gaby later told me she wouldn’t have changed the outcome, rain and all- it was a very special moment.


I just loved the lush centerpieces, provided by Pollen, set atop the apple green linens. They chose florals with a vintage tone (blush, ivory, lavender, grey) and a soft, romantic ruffled look. We took the couple’s personal mercury glass votives and had them filled with soy based wax from our favorite non-profit, Bright Endeavors. With the pond in the background and the surrounding greenery, it was a perfect touch of elegance.

Gaby and Brad chose to have a blues band for their wedding entertainment and it was amazing! Morry Sochat and the Special 20’s is not a typical wedding band but they know how to get the dance floor packed. They had so much energy!


Finally, check out this adorable video from Burton Charles Wedding Films:


Happy Anniversary Gaby and Brad!