Tara and Sean met on New Year’s Eve 2011 at a party thrown by two of their mutual friends. Although their paths could have crossed numerous times before that evening, they never had. They shared a handful of common friends, yet it seemed as though the timing wasn’t right until they met on that chilly December night. Sean struck up a conversation with Tara early in the evening and they first bonded over the veggie tray she had prepared. Tara could tell what an attentive, thoughtful and funny person Sean was after their first conversation. She knew he was different and there was something special about him. They went on their first date two weeks later to a Mediterranean restaurant Sean chose and have been inseparable ever since. Much to Tara’s surprise, Sean proposed at Starved Rock on August 18, 2013. Tara thought they were going hiking for the day! Little did she know they would return home as an engaged couple. Throughout their twenty month engagement, they had plenty of time to envision and create their “perfect” wedding. They were married on April 18, 2015 and had a wonderful celebration surrounded by family and friends.
Photographer: Daniela Cardili Venue: Salvage One Church: Assumption Catholic Church Hair: Torrey Zeleznak Makeup: Lisa McGinnis and Jaime Herst Catering: Jewell Events Catering Dress: The Crystal Bride Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jasmine Galleria Flowers: Costco (assembled by bride) DJ: Cage and Aquarium Cake: Jewell Events Catering Videographer: Upriver Productions