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Charming Loyola University Wedding Chicago // Megan + Steve

Megan + Steve's Loyola University wedding was a sentimental walk through memory lane.

Because their love story began at Loyola, it was so meaningful that they said their I do's at the beautiful Madonna della strada chapel. They walked all over the campus as students and now they walk hand in hand as husband and wife at their Loyola University wedding.

Beautiful bride looking out the window.

Getting Ready

at Hotel Sofitel

Getting ready for their big day at the Hotel Sofitel, Megan was all smiles.

Her charming Irish grandmother added some laughs and a few tears as Megan got into her wedding dress. Her adorable nieces sipped some kiddie mimosas (orange juice!) and giggled about how many times Megan + Steve would kiss. When Megan's Dad saw her for the first time in her wedding dress, he couldn't hold back the tears. Awe!

Flower girls laughing together.
White wedding shoes
Bride getting her makeup done on her wedding day.
Beautiful bride looking out of the window.
Wedding lay flat details photo
Bridesmaid helping bride into her wedding dress.
Bride hugging her emotional dad on her wedding day.
Bride walking down the stairs at the Hotel Sofitel
Bride with her grandmother on her wedding day.
Bride laughing with her mom on her wedding day.

The Madonna della strada is such a beautiful chapel! Overlooking Lake Michigan, the location is perfect for wedding photos. With the bright white marble and gold accents, the chapel looks almost greek. After their Loyola University wedding ceremony, we were excited for more wedding photos around the campus. Our time was cut a little short when the rain came pouring down.

Wedding dress blowing in the wind at Loyola.

Loyola University Alumni

The happy couple were so excited to take wedding photos around their alma mater before the ceremony. Because many of the people in the bridal party also went to Loyola University, they got some extra reminiscing time about who studied more and who had more fun!

Bride straightening the tie of her groom.
Bride seeing her groom for the first time.
Groom kisses bride at their Loyola wedding.
Bridesmaids in blue dresses pose for wedding photos at Madonna Della Strada.
Groom kisses bride at their Loyola wedding.
Wedding couple kisses in front of Loyola library blue doors.
Groomsmen pose for photos at Loyola.
Groom kisses bride at Madonna della Strada.
Wedding couple posing for wedding photos at Madonna della Strada
Wedding couple poses for photos at Loyola Library
Wedding ceremony at Madonna della strada chapel at Loyola
Bride walking down the aisle at Madonna della strada chapel Loyola
Cute ring bearers at wedding ceremony
Wedding couple walking down the aisle at Madonna della strada chapel at Loyola.
Happy couple exiting church at Madonna della strada chapel at Loyola.
Wedding couple walking in the rain at Loyola University.

At their Galleria Marchetti wedding reception, guests noshed on appetizers and sipped yummy cocktails. All the toasters brought the house down! Megan's dad peppered a sweet sentimental toast with bits of humor. Her maid of honor gave tribute to her front line worker friend for her dedication in the last year. And the most humorous moment of the evening went to Steve's best man who pulled out a poster sized photo of the groom. Steve was channeling his inner European, sporting a fedora while studying abroad.

Bridal party fun wedding reception entrance at Galleria Marchetti
Bridal party fun wedding reception entrance at Galleria Marchetti
Wedding reception table setting at Galleria Marchetti
Wedding reception table setting at Galleria Marchetti
Wedding couple reception entrance at Galleria Marchetti
Happy couple cutting the wedding cake at Galleria Marchetti
Wedding couple toasting at their Galleria Marchetti reception
Best man toasting to the groom
Bridesmaid toasting at Galleria Marchetti wedding.
Bride and groom first dance at their Galleria Marchetti wedding.
Dad dancing with his daughter at wedding reception
The sweets table at the wedding reception
Laughing flower girls dancing at wedding reception
Groomsmen dancing with his grandma.

Ceremony - Madonna della Strada Chapel | Reception - Galleria Marchetti | Event Planning - Liven it Up | Florals - Steve's Flower Market | Sweets - Vanille Patisserie | Beauty - Bianca Sansosti Artistry | Video - Our Wedding Movie | Jams - Bluewater Kings Band

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