Joshua and Joanna’s Wedding Celebration in Chicago, Illinois

There’s really one word to best describe Joanna and Joshua’s wedding day. That word is beautiful. They read beautiful letters from one another prior to their wedding ceremony. They chose beautiful locations for their day and of course they’re a beautiful couple.

We had a great time working with Joanna and Joshua from getting ready at the Chicago Hilton through the ceremony where Joshua’s father and Joanna’s brother-in-law (both Priests) took part making it even more special. After that it was off to Concorde Banquet Hall in Kildeer, Ill for dinner and dancing! What a day! Many thanks to Joshua and Joanna for inviting us to be part of it.


Cinematography Vibe Video Productions

Photography Lex Alexander

Catering, Banquet Facility Concorde Banquets

Entertainment Sounds of Greece DJs


Carolyn & Tom – Chicago Wedding {At Waldorf Astoria}

CarolynCarolyn is the third of four beautiful Kennedy girls to get married in the last decade and I’ve been priviledged to film for them all so far and I am always amazed how beautiful their weddings are. This is a testament to not only the character of the Kennedy family and each daughter but the amazing job their mother Karen does planning each event and their father’s financial blessing of course.

Carolyn and Tom met in France during college however have since moved to Chicago, Ill where they call home. They are an amazing couple and were a delight to hang out with and film. They chose the Waldorf Astoria downtown to host the reception and I must say it’s a beautiful hotel. I didn’t stay at the Waldorf personally as it’s little out of my price range:) but I did walk there from my hotel that morning which was a sweet way to see/film the city as I had my camera in tow. I was really excited to get some epic city shots from the street and later of the couple off the North Shore looking back which you can see in the trailer. Check out Carolyn and Tom’s adventure!

Emma & Larry – Chicago Wedding

Emma and Larry had a beautiful wedding in their hometown Chicago, IL. The day was perfectly planned around the downtown area. The Waldorf Astoria, Holy Name Cathedral and the Gibson’s Steakhouse were all within walking distance and offered us some wonderful locations to film in.  Also, I don’t know if a couple could be any nicer than these two individuals are. They did a fantastic job of catering to all their guests and vendors and we certainly appreciate that. Best of luck to them in the future!

Key Vendors: Videography Vibe Video Productions Photography Carpenter Photography Dinner Service Gibson’s Steakhouse Entertainment Your Night Productions

Affordable Wedding

There seems to be an unlimited amount of options and price ranges to go with when it comes to wedding planning. Don’t get frustrated or feel like you can’t have your dream wedding because of budget restrictions and the still recovering economy.. take a huge loan..just kidding!

Its possible to have a beautiful wedding on just about any budget the best part is you don’t have to do without things you want- especially don’t do without videography and photos as this will be your only visual proof and the best way to preserve your memories of the day. Here’s a clip written about a wedding Vibe Productions filmed last summer, a good example of a beautiful wedding on a budget. Read full article here

“Elizabeth and Mike both attend college in Chicago, but thoughts of a big city wedding faded fast with the economic reality. Elizabeth said that probably 75 percent of their 200 guests were directly affected in one way or another by the recession. An Elkhart wedding cut down on their travel costs and enabled her to get better deals for the wedding party. Bargain shopping landed the bridesmaids outfits, including jewelry and shoes, for about $90. The groomsmen bought suits for under $100 instead of renting expensive tuxedos. The caterer, rentals and cake all came from local businesses and the invitations were from Target. After finding just the right wedding dress in a Chicago boutique for $700, Elizabeth searched on eBay and bought the same dress, brand new with tags, for just $250.

None of the budget-friendly items detracted from the scene in the courtyard of the Ruthmere Mansion.”    by  (John Makely /

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