Stephanie & Patrick’s Loyola University Wedding at Madonna della Strada
Last September I had the pleasure of capturing Stephanie and Patrick’s Chicago wedding day, starting at the historic Madonna della Strada Chapel at Loyola University. Both their ceremony and reception locations held much significance to them, having met as students at Loyola years ago!
“We are so thrilled to be having our wedding ceremony at the campus at Madonna della Strada Chapel. It means a lot to us since we did meet there, and Patrick also popped the question at Loyola as well! There is a lot of sentimental value that Loyola holds for us!”
Stephanie and Patrick arrived at Madonna della Strada just in time for a first look before the ceremony began. This stunning church had no shortage of photogenic angles… and SO much light! I think it’s safe to say it’s a wedding photographer’s dream church. After they said I Do, we got to explore campus with the wedding party and then headed downtown!
Osteria Via Stato Wedding Reception
Celebrating their marriage at Osteria Via Stato was so intentional for Stephanie and Patrick. As avid travelers and self-proclaimed “big foodies,” their mutual favorite place in the world is… you guessed it, Italy! Having their family and friends gather at this Chicago restaurant was the next best thing to traveling overseas together. Of course, the food did not disappoint – if you live in Chicago and have never had a meal here, you are missing out! Guests enjoyed delicious dinner, dancing, and a late-night gelato bar 🙂
Stephanie and Patrick: Thank you again for having us last year!! I absolutely loved seeing your vision come to life and wish you all the happiness in your future together.
Ceremony Venue: Madonna della Strada Chapel / Reception Venue: Osteria Via Stato / Hotel: The Flats at Loyola Station / Bride’s dress: Grace + Ivory / Groom’s suit: The Black Tux / Florist: Quasthoff’s Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Bella Bridal Beauty / Stationery: Shutterfly / Bride’s rings: Cottage Hill Diamonds / Groom’s ring: RJP Jewelers / DJ: Fig Media / Cake: Molly’s Cupcakes / Second Photographer: Jeremy