The beautiful Stan Mansion is what set the stage for Gabe and Maria’s gorgeous windy city wedding. They set out to create a warm and welcoming affair for their nearest and dearest and boy did they succeed. They were treated to a nice warm April day to say I Do. We started off the day in the upstairs of the mansion where the girls got ready. This room was beautiful and had the most amazing light. I loved shooting all the details up there. Gabe and his fellas arrived at the mansion to put on their final touches then we got ready for a wedding. Since Gabe and Maria waited to see each other, Gabe’s first look at his beautiful bride was when she came down the aisle. And boy did he have a huge smile on his face. My favorite part of the day was the ceremony. They had a mutual friend perform the service and she did an awesome job. Since she knew both of them she was able to really make the ceremony personal and funny! I loved watching the two of them up there promising each other their forever. Congrats Gabe and Maria, thanks so much for letting us be a part of your special day. -Holly