Josh and Julie celebrated the beginning of their new life together with close friends and family that traveled miles to share in their happiness! It was a beautiful day in Chicago, they seriously couldn’t have asked for a better July weekend!

| Online and Long Distance Love Story |

If you thought online dating was dead or didn’t work, try again my friends!  These two met on Christian Mingle and after a witty one liner from Josh, Julie was hooked! It wasn’t until the day after this message she realized he lived 6 hours away from Chicago. God had a bigger plan as they began to talk more and then eventually started a long distance relationship! Josh proposed on December 9th, in a style very similar to their wedding day; Simple, romantic, and down to earth.

Josh has a quiet strength that compliments Julie’s outgoing personality. The morning had been a little stressful, as most wedding days are, but as soon as Julie and Josh saw each other all of those “little things” seemed to float away! It was in that quiet moment, that moment that brought them to the heart of what this day means, that I realized it was my favorite moment of the day. Tears were flowing as they read their love letters to one another, sweet hugs and kisses were given, and the day progressed from there. The ceremony went off without a hitch, and their beautiful reception at Victoria of Rosemont followed. It was the perfect end to a new beginning as they celebrated with friends and family!


Dear Josh and Julie,

I am so thankful and honored to have been your photographer on one of the biggest days of your lives. I could see from the moment I met you Julie that we would get along well, and that Josh was going to have to be a pretty amazing man to deserve someone like you Julie. Know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers. As you begin this new journey together remember to continue to pursue and encourage one another!  Choose to see each other as God sees you, giving grace, showing mercy, and loving well. I’m so excited to see how God uses you and continues to grow your marriage. I am here for you if you ever need anything!

Vendor Love –

Venues: New life Community Church Lakeview and Victoria of Rosemont.

Bakery & Catering: Victoria banquets
Florist: Busse Flowers
Videographer: Sajid Chohan Videography
Bridesmaids Dress: MoriLee
Invitations: Minted
Jewelers: Kay Jewelers

2nd Shooter: Stephanie Anne Photography