Kelly and Gio are two of the kindest and most fun people we have had the pleasure of getting to know this year. They met through the magic of social media (with a little help from some mutual friends). Gio described their love story as only he could, by saying "she was dating someone initially so we became good friends, a couple years later the timing was right and the universe aligned and we fell in love! I proposed with the help of a marquee that read 'Kelly will you marry me?' Obviously she said hell yes (after I dropped the ring of course) and here we are!"
Kelly and Gio's wedding day was just as laid-back and fun as they are. We met them at the gorgeous Haley Mansion in Joliet; it was a beautifully sunny summer afternoon. Kelly was glowing with happiness as she changed into her gorgeous lace Allure Bridal gown and then joyfully went downstairs to see her father before her first look with Gio. After Kelly walked down the stone staircase and playfully grabbed Gio's butt, he immediately started crying tears of joy. It was incredibly sweet to hear Kelly tell her love that she had never seen him cry before, to which he replied "you just look so beautiful!" After their emotional first look we took photos with their awesome wedding party before heading around back for their ceremony. There were plenty of laughs and tears as Kelly and Gio exchanged their vows (which were written as a surprise by their friend who served as their officiant!) After a slight mix-up with the rings Kelly and Gio sealed their marriage with a kiss and the party began! Their guests were treated to a gorgeous reception at the mansion where they could explore the home on a scavenger hunt in between trips to the chocolate fountain for treats. It was the most perfect and unforgettable day and we were so incredibly thankful to be a part of it.
Congratulations, Kelly and Gio, we love you and wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
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The Crystal Bride
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER
Formally Modern Tuxedo
Orland Park Bakery
DJ John Limon
Patrick Haley Mansion