When Jessica first contacted me to help coordinate her July 2018 wedding, I felt as if I knew her. Maybe from another time or place, but I instantly felt a connection. It was not until Jessica’s mom walked into the consultation that the dots connected. I had ironically helped their family host their younger daughter’s quinceañera at a former job! Talk about a small world!
Jessica told me that both her and her fiance were extremely busy in their careers and were often living apart for Matt’s job, a tight end for the Denver Broncos. Long distance was grueling, but they had their routine. Despite growing her career, Jess wanted to prioritize the wedding, but have help along the way. I was honored to have been selected to help both Jessica and Matt create the wedding of their dreams.
Family was above all the single most important thing on their wedding day. It was so important that both Matt and Jess got ready at Jessica’s family home surrounded by love. The guys were even able to squeeze in a quick game of basketball. Ya know, the fun stuff!
After swiping right, Jessica and Matt quickly realized they had a lot in common! As a matter of fact, they grew up just a few miles from each other and both shared a love of art, history and architecture.
Jessica and Matt decided that the Rialto Square Theatre (Joliet) fit their vision for a historically significant space with stunning architecture. They could not have chosen wiser! The ceremony took place at Jessica’s childhood parish, Our Lady of Good Council (Aurora). The very special guest of honor, was their adorable pup, Winston!
Jessica and Matt, thank you so much for allowing me to help celebrate your love.
I am also honored and SO excited to announce that this wedding was featured in the newest edition of Modern Luxury Weddings Magazine!
Planning: Ashley Nicole Events
Photography: Oh So Lovely Photography
Videography: Needle & Thread
Catering: My Chef
Bakery: La Chicantia Bakery
Ceremony: Our Lady of Good Council
Reception: Rialto Square Theatre
DJ: Sound MVMT
Flowers: Zuzu Petals
Bridesmaid Fashion: Bella Bridesmaid
Mensware: Formally Modern Tuxedo
Transportation: Midwest Coach Limo
Hotel: Harrah’s Hotel & Casino