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Wedding Bells: Janae & Evan – 63rd St Beach House

Much to their out-of-town guests surprise, Janae and Evan had a beach wedding…in Chicago! It is amazing how diverse and rich our our metropolitan city is, you can be surrounded by high rises and taxi cabs one minute, then have your toes in the sand and waves crashing on the beach in the next minute. Janae and Evan have family and friends from all over the country, so they decided to just make their wedding a destination wedding in Chicago! And I have to tell you that every single one of their guests were absolutely elated to be there! They celebrated and danced the entire night away in one of the most fun receptions I have ever been to!

Not only did these two have one of the most fun weddings of the year, they are also head over heels in love! So, the energy of their wedding day was bursting with happiness.  Janae and Evan are so adorably in love, it’s ridiculous! Anytime I asked Evan to put his arms around Janae or look into her eyes, his response was always, “Oh, easy!!!” And you could just tell that every part of loving Janae came easy to him, it was genuine, real, and oh-so-beautiful to watch!

Click through for more of Janae and Evan’s wedding!

All of Janae’s colorful details went perfectly with her unbelievable Mignonette gown for a beach wedding!

  How incredible did Janae look?!  While her groom awaits…  After wowing her groom at their first look, it was off to explore the city with their wedding party…  And then this happened! Janae and Evan suddenly went into this fierce and totally gorgeous model mode that I didn’t even know they had! Hello hotness! You two are too much!  After a fun afternoon in the city, it was off to the beach to be barefoot and married!  (Thank you to Suzy for being an absolutely amazing right hand as usual! Love this capture of hers below of Janae and her dad getting ready to meet her groom on the beach.)  Their joy is contagious, I love it!  An exciting introduction for the newly married couple! Everything about their day exuded fun and it was such a blast to be a part of!  After Janae and Evan’s sweet first dance, we ran back down to the beach to catch the sunset…and I am SO glad we did! Talk about gorgeous!  After a few minutes of alone time, it was back to the reception, where the party was just getting started!It was such a wonderful thing to see all of Janae and Evan’s family and friends, who had come from near and far to be there, surround them with love and joy in their hearts. From all their beaming smiles during their ceremony to their laughter and arms around each other while dancing the night away together, it was a beautiful thing! And one fantastic party!

Congratulations Janae and Evan! It was such a pleasure getting to be a part of your day and witness this next step in your love story! Good luck on your newest life adventures in Louisiana, I’m sure it will be nothing short of amazing, as long as you two are together!

The vendors who made Janae and Evan’s day amazing!

Venue: 63rd St. Beach House

Caterer: Corky’s Catering

Musical Entertainment: Admit One DJ

Wedding Gown: Mignonette Bridal

Makeup: Beauty Parlor Chicago

Hair: Debra Petrielli

Flowers: Trader Joes

Cake Pops Cake: Homemade by Bride

Print Materials (Graphic Designer): Janae Laverdiere Photography + Design (The Bride!)


Emilia Jane - September 7, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Loooove that first picture!!

Christy Tyler - September 7, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Oh my goodness! Stunning! I’ve never seen that venue before – but I love it! Also – those sunset shots? Yes!

Glenna Laverdiere - September 8, 2012 - 12:28 am

Beautiful and fun – just like Janae and Evan!

Kerry Santosuosso - September 8, 2012 - 12:47 am

great pictures, congrats Janae!

Erin Pasciuto - September 8, 2012 - 1:17 am

I love how mom #2 is in some of these shots. Beautiful beautiful pics. even more beautiful couple.

Cindy Gagin - September 8, 2012 - 1:52 am

Looks like a gorgeous wedding for a beautiful couple! Congratulations and best wishes for a happy life together.

Mary Ann Matejka - September 8, 2012 - 2:25 am

Congratulations to all. Looks like a day made in heaven. Wishing the happy couple abundant Blessings <3.

Deborah Murzycki - September 8, 2012 - 2:25 am

Absolutely gorgeous!! Such a beautiful and happy couple.

Leone Hare Laferriere - September 8, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Oh, Janae, spectacular! You guys look amazing together! Congrats to you and Evan.

Phyllis Watson McNeil - September 8, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Gorgeous couple in a beautiful place! Looks like so much fun! Wishing them a lifetime of happiness.

Denise Pasciuto - September 9, 2012 - 5:53 pm

What a perfect day, perfect weekend!

Julie Kaluger Turner - September 12, 2012 - 3:19 am

Beautiful photos. I especially love the ones of just the two of you.

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