Your Life. Your Love. Your Story: Anthony + Patrick

Many will joke that their true love is “right around the corner” well, for Anthony + Patrick, it was just a few floors away. After meeting unexpectedly in their apartment building, our newlyweds embarked on a love story that movies are written about. Not only are they two of the most charming gentleman we’ve met, their charisma and love for each other made for some truly amazing images. Once we saw how their day came together we couldn’t wait to share it!

Patrick and I met living in the same apartment complex in Chicago. We actually first met each other in the hot tub, of all places. Needless to say, there was instant chemistry and living in the same building made dating very convenient and easy.As a matter of fact, unless one of us have been out of town for work we have seen each other every single day since our first date. I am a meeting planner and produce one of the largest healthcare conferences in the United States. Patrick manages an Orangetheory Fitness studio.

Being a meeting planner I was all over wedding planning from the day we got engaged! I loved just about everything involved in the process. Countless hours were spent researching everything and anything associated with weddings. Thankfully Patrick wanted to be involved in every step of the process so neither of us was carrying the burden of the planning on our own. There were so many things that we feel like we got so lucky with. We hit the jackpot with Pinstripes as our reception venue. Not only did the look and feel of the space fit our personalities perfectly, but an architectural tour boat company just so happens to dock right outside the venue and we are able to secure the boat for our ceremony.

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It truly was a picture-perfect day and you can see that throughout all of the photos from the day. Our TWA photographer, Heather, took such great care of us. She was an absolute joy to work with and we couldn’t be any happier to have these photos to reminisce over.

Floral Design:
Jill Wilson-Dauphinee Flowers

Dessert: Swirlz Cupcakes

Venue and Catering: Pinstripes

DJ: Gavin Quinn

Groom’s Attire:

Indochino– Suits
Cole Haan– Shoes
J. Crew– Socks and Tie Bar
OTAA Australia– Ties

Wedding Stationary:
Purple and Platinum


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Timothy Whaley is a 3rd generation photojournalist. His father, along with his grandfather, a Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame inductee, passed down a love for telling stories through pictures.

Mr. Whaley has taken this passion and assembled a group of award-winning photographers who are dedicated to providing couples with excellence and care. Visit us at to learn more.