Sara & Sean

Exmoor Country Club | Highland Park, IL
Saturday, September 29, 2012

Event Coordination – GES Events
Invitations – Paper Source
Bride’s Dress – Wedding Belles | Barrington, IL
Hair | Make-Up – Wendy City Faces
Ceremony – Highland Park Community House | Highland Park, IL
Reception – Exmoor Country Club | Highland Park, IL
Floral Design – Debbie’s Floral Shoppe
Trolley – Absolute Dream Limousines
DJ – DJ Chicago
Cake – The Baking Institute
Associate Photographer – Dann Wunderlich

Jason Kaczorowski Photography © 2012


When I first met with and was hired by Sean & Sara their wedding was planned for September 22 at a venue in Lemont called Montefiori. Montefiori however was unexpectedly forced to close its doors after banks filed to foreclose on the property after the venue’s owners defaulted on a $3 million mortgage leaving over 30 Chicago area brides and grooms without a wedding venue (Brides-to-be left in lurch | Chicago Sun-Times). Fortunately you have to have a little rain in order to enjoy a beautiful rainbow.

Sean & Sara chose the Highland Park Community House to hold their ceremony and Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park for their luxurious reception. The couple couldn’t have asked for nicer weather and a more well executed and enjoyable day. Between their wedding ceremony and reception we visited nearby Millard Park for on-location bridal party portraits beneath a gorgeous canopy of changing autumn color.

Sean and Sara perfectly illustrate the old proverb, ‘the measure of one’s wealth is by one’s friends’. It was truly my pleasure capturing the geniune relationships unfolding within their family and friends.

Sean wore wristbands in honor of Sara’s departed brother and their friend.

(above) Sean & Sara’s engagement sign-in album showcased photos from their engagement session and was a big hit with guests

Dan, the oldest of four of Sean’s younger brothers, gave a great Best Man’s speech

Sean & Sara were wed on the 66th wedding anniversary of their grandparents, Carl & Catherine (above)