Real Weddings: Nereida + Anthony

If there is one thing we can’t get enough of, outside of photographing weddings, it’s a good love story! This June we capture Nereida + Anthony’s wedding day at the Lacuna Artists Lofts in Chicago’s Pilsen Art District. Now that the proofs are in from their big day we sat down with our newlyweds to learn a little more about their story.

“We met during our undergrad at Georgetown University. Anthony was my very first dance partner when I joined the Latin Dance Team. After becoming best friends we started dating. Since then we’ve been inseparable and have been together for about 8 years!”

“To be completely honest, wedding planning was difficult! We had the most difficulty choosing our vendors. Luckily, Anthony and I were friends first so instead of stressing out, we took our time with each choice and that made our wedding day go by smoothly.”

“The day was beautiful, however, as any married couple would agree, it went by too quickly! It was so great to feel the love from our friends and family. We were happy to seize our own special moment in the midst of a fast paced day and relieved to see everyone enjoying themselves on the dance floor, of course. Since saying “I Do” it has been relaxing and adventurous summer!”

Congratulations to our newlyweds! Thank you for sharing your story and allowing us to be apart of your special day. Check out all of Nereida + Anthony’s amazing wedding vendors below.

TWA Photographer: Mikhail

Venue: Lacuna Lofts

Floral Design: Floreria La Orquidea

Wedding Stationery:  Carlson Craft

Wedding Dress: Eve of Milady

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridal Boutique: Eva’s Bridal & Fashions

Groom’s Attire: GQ Tux

Dessert: Vanille Patisserie

Catering: LM Catering

Band: Humboldt Park Orchestra

Hair: Melissa Guidi Sander



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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.