August 10, 2021

The Grande Hall Liberty Tower Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan

Mike and Sarah are MARRIED!! Wow it really was such an incredible day! I’m so glad we can re-live it again & again through their images (and wedding video coming soon). These two overcame SO many hurdles, disappointments, changed plans, etc. throughout their wedding planning process (oh hey global pandemic) but still remained incredibly positive! Guests traveled from all over the United States and Canada to celebrate with them. They incorporated so many thoughtful and intentional details into their wedding. Sarah wore her grandmothers wedding dress, that her mom also wore, for the ceremony. We’re talking a beautiful dress that’s 65 years old!! Sarah chose to do a first look with her grandpa & that was such a sweet/emotional moment as it was the third VonderBrink woman he’s seen in that specific gown. From her bridal jewelry, to Mike’s tie and cufflinks, every detail held rich history from their families. It’s no surprise that they chose to get married in the same church Sarah’s parents were married in and that they chose The Grande Hall downtown, built in 1931, for their reception (I’ll save you all the details but you can read all about the history of that building here).

It was truly such an honor to document their start of their marriage surrounded by so many of their favorite people! As you scroll through you’ll see a lot of beaming smiles, sweet moments, their adorable niece, the BEST father of the bride speech, and so much more!!

Cheers to Mike & Sarah!!


Ladies Getting Ready Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites Dayton | Guys Getting Ready Location: The Radisson | Ceremony Venue: Holy Angels Church | Reception Venue: The Grande Hall at Liberty Tower | Catering: Elite Catering | Reception Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo | Dress Boutique: Chicago Salon | Bride’s shoes: Nordstrom’s Rack | Bridesmaid Dresses: Poshmark | Hair & Makeup: Salon EXP | Florals: Furst Florist | Cake: Rachel Bakes | DJ: Toad Productions | Party Bus: Xtreme limo

it was so sweet to have her mom button up the wedding dress that she and her mom wore!
lots of teary eyes for this sweet moment!!
Mike’s tie, cufflinks, bracelet and ring are all family heirlooms- I love all the family history they incorporated! Sarah gifted Mike his new watch, which was an adventure by itself by how well boxed it was ha.
the beaming bride & emotional father- someone get me a tissue!
Officially husband & wife!!
Phil, the father of the bride, gave my favorite FOB speech to date (minus my own dad at my wedding ha)!
their sweet niece Kennedy totally stole the show!

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