Maricay + Anthony : Summer Wedding at Patrick C. Haley Mansion

Get ready for a LOT of beautiful and colorful detail! 

I first met Maricay and Anthony at Anthony’s brother’s wedding the year before.  Same venue! 🙂  I was beyond thrilled to be given the chance to photograph this family again but now with the gorgeous Maricay and her family.  This day was filled with one VERY large wedding party, LOTS of Summer florals, one epic veil, and two people VERY much in love.

Vendor Information

Dress : Pronovias- Fiance Couture

Tux : Formally Modern Tuxedo

Florist :  Bokay Frankfort, IL

Band: Standing Room Only/ Midlife Crisis (Groom & Groom’s Father’s Band)

Venue: Patrick C. Haley Mansion, Joliet

Makeup/Hair : Niki Spano / Pin Me Up Chicago

Video : I do Video- Ryan O’Connor



Maricay had this gorgeous detailed bracelet to wear in honor of her late mother.

Are you KIDDING me with all of this beautiful detail!!!

A big toast to the bride before everyone go dressed.

When the bed makes a POPPING sound…can you tell who owns this bed by the reactions? 😉 HA!

Maricay, you are STUNNING!

GAH! I love me some Badgley Mischka!

An epic FIRST LOOK with Maricay’s dad and bridesmaids.


So happy!

Meanwhile at the Entsminger residence…

The very dapper Anthony.

Love that detail!

Hello Gentlemen!

Ceremony time!

These 3 were adorable!


A shout out to the amazing flower girls.

They were so happy!

Officially MARRIED!

<3 <3 <3

LOVE these happy faces!

Marriage license = OFFICIAL! 😉

Off to the gorgeous Patrick Haley Mansion for pictures!

Such a fun wedding party!  I love when everyone goes along with my silly directions.

I mentioned DETAIL right?! I was obsessed with these dresses and flowers.

There is something about a black & white photo of men wearing bow ties.

So classy.

The gorgeous ladies!


Talk about a perfect couple!

When the clouds part and the sun shines right on the bride, you stop EVERYTHING, run and GET THAT SHOT!

<3 <3 <3

You two are so pretty! 😉



Such a perfect day.

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Reception time at the amazing Haley Mansion. I never get tired of photographing this place! <3

HA! Caught the flower girl and groom making faces right before the grand entrance. 🙂



LOVE getting these fun reaction shots during toasts.

Nothing like listening to your family actually play and sing music in the band at your wedding! 🙂

Their first dance was so much fun to watch!

Loved how much fun Maricay had dancing with her dad.

Let the band BEGIN!

Everyone danced ALL NIGHT LONG!

Who doesn’t love an epic night shot to end a perfect wedding day?!


*A little about Maricay & Anthony*

Q. When did you meet? Where

A. [We] met at St. Kieran School in the first grade. [We] were friends all through grade school and starting dating in high school.

Q.  When did you get engaged? Where?

A. We were engaged on March 7, 2015.
Anthony asked Maricay to marry him in Millennium Park. After the engagement, Anthony planned a surprise engagement party at the Witt Hotel rooftop with all of our friends and family. Maricay was completely shocked by the proposal and had no idea it was coming!

Q. What was the most important aspect for you two when planning your wedding?

A. The most important aspect of planning our wedding was making sure all of our friends and family were there to celebrate.
Another important aspect of our wedding was our honeymoon in Italy. This trip was on our bucket list. It was something that we have always wanted to do together. Anthony did the majority of the planning. It was absolutely perfect.

Q. What was your favorite thing about your wedding day?

A. Our favorite part of the wedding day, was getting ready with our family and friends the morning of. And of course the ceremony, finally getting to see each other.

Q. What were the first dance songs?

A. First Dance- Frank Sinatra- Just the Way You Look Tonight
Father-Daughter- Dean Martin You’re Nobody till’ Somebody Loves You
Mother-Son- Barry Manilow- Young at Heart

Q. Where did you (or plan to) go for your honeymoon?

A. We went to Italy for our honeymoon.
We started in in Rome, traveled to Florence, and ended the trip in Positano.

Q. Can you give any advice for future couples planning a wedding?

A. Do not listen to other people’s opinion! Do what makes you both happy.

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Thank you for sharing!

I’m beyond honored to have been a part of your day! You two are a gorgeous couple inside and out and I wish you all the happiness in the world!

To many, MANY more years of smiles and laughter.


And finally, a BIG thank you to my friend and awesome 2nd photographer,

Maria of Maria Harte Photography, for your amazing help!

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