November 13, 2009
Sonia and Dario's wedding was laid-back, meaningful and beautiful - much like Sonia and Dario are.  I'm completely in love with Sonia's childhood church, St. Alphonsus. It is such a gorgeous cathedral. I also had a piece of their cake, which was the best I've ever had.  Almond flavored with chocolate chips then brushed with apricot filling and buttercream frosting with chocolate ganache. OMG!!!

There's something about Sonia and Dario's relationship that moves me.  They've been together for a long time and initially thought that marriage wasn't for them.  But just like my own husband, they finally got to that place where they knew it was right.  During the ceremony, Dario brimmed with emotion during his vows. Let me tell ya, there wasn't a dry eye in the church as he spoke through tears.

Sonia and Dario, thank you for allowing me to be part of your momentous day.

Click here for the slideshow, which includes more photos.

Cake : Cafe Salmerie: www.cafesalmerie.com
Church: St. Alphonsus Church
Reception: Las Tablas Restaurant: www.lastablas.com
Flowers: Flora: www.florachicago.com
Dress: House of Brides
Make-up artist: Maria Barrera
Programs: family

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Laura says:

The picture of the little girls while the cake is being cut is precious!!

(11.13.09 @ 03:07 PM)
Joann says:

I just love the pictures you took the day of the wedding. Especially the candid ones. I was one of the maids of honor and just wanted to let you know that it was really nice working with you. You were very professional, had great ideas for pictures and extremely fun to work with. Thanks for making my sister's day a great one!!! P.S. I love the pictures you took of our church, you really captured how beautiful it is!

(11.14.09 @ 09:56 AM)
Sandra Chavez says:

Thank you for making my sister's wedding so special. You truly have a gift in capturing the best moments! Thank you Laurie!!!

(11.14.09 @ 01:29 PM)
Laurie Peacock says:

It was my pleasure! :)

(11.14.09 @ 01:34 PM)
Sonia says:

Laurie, the pictures are wonderful! Me encantaron. Dario and I couldn't be happier. I haven't been able to stop smiling since I've seen our pictures. Thank you so much for capturing the beautiful moments in our wedding.

(11.15.09 @ 08:48 PM)
Luciana Hernandez says:

Very nice! Love your work!

(11.16.09 @ 09:14 AM)
Diana Santiago says:

Congrats to the happy couple. Sonia you look amazing! Those were some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen.

(11.16.09 @ 05:09 PM)
Janeth S Ruiz says:

Hola Sonia las fotos estuvieron muy bonitas, como una pelicula y supieron capturar todos los bellos momentos de tu gran dia con Dario, muchas felicidades para ustedes !!!


(11.17.09 @ 09:13 PM)
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November 12, 2009

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Sandra Chavez says:

What a lovely picture. Thank you sooo much Laurie for making my sister's wedding so special!! I can't wait to see the rest of the pics! :)

(11.12.09 @ 06:36 PM)
Sonia says:

Can't wait to see the pics! Everything was perfect! Thanks! Too many exclamation points. Sorry.

(11.12.09 @ 06:39 PM)
Jenna Cruz says:

Awww It was such a Great Wedding!!!

(11.12.09 @ 06:51 PM)
Janeth S Ruiz says:

Las fotos estan muy padres llenas de magia , simplemente me encantaron
Felicidades Chonie + Dario

(11.17.09 @ 09:18 PM)
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November 3, 2009
When I photographed Kara and Tradd's engagement session with their little pup, Gunther, last year, I never envisioned I would be where I am today. Not only did I get to see Gunther again in his wedding finery on their wedding day while now a full-time wedding photographer, but I am soon to photograph Kara's friend and now my vet, Sarah's wedding later this month.  This job has enabled me to meet some fantastic people!

In addition to having the coolest names ever, Kara and Tradd, are such kind people who you love to hang out with.  And I love their families and friends! The wedding went off without a hitch, largely in part to Kara's mad organizing skills, but also because the Allegro Hotel knows how to host a great event. It was such a wonderful day.

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Heather Parker says:

i love the allegro. i love the barcelona furniture. the reception looks like it was a blast. love yoru blue vibrant photos earlier in the set! yay awesome.

(11.03.09 @ 06:16 PM)
Kelly Ry says:

Gorgeous wedding, her dress is amazing and her hair a work of art! Well captured, Laurie!

(11.06.09 @ 09:26 AM)
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