Regina + Michael’s Wedding Twist on a Disney Classic!

Regina and Michael’s “Beauty and the Beast” themed wedding looked as though they jumped straight out of an enchanted fairy-tale. Regina’s one-of-a-kind gold dress complimented Michael’s velvet tuxedo beautifully. The dark wood and gorgeous chandeliers throughout the International Museum of Surgical Science provided a timeless and elegant look that completed this fantastic wedding. The couple made sure to tie in unique decor elements throughout their reception as well. Weathered books sat in the center of each table, and a glass case with a blooming rose was even on display, just like in the beloved Disney film. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to photograph such a magical event and wish Regina and Michael their own Happily Ever After!

Gold Wedding Dress Bride Getting Ready with Red Lipstick Gold Wedding Dress with Black High HeelsBride Sitting in Chair with Bouquet Father and Bride making their grand entrance Groom at the altar, seeing his bride for the first time Bride and Groom kneeling together during ceremony Bride and Groom sharing first kiss at altar Bride and Groom proceeding out of the ceremony Bride posing in lobby with chandelier Bride posing by stained glass window Bride posing with gold wedding dress Bride and groom posing in courtyard Bride and groom sharing a moment as they walk down the path Centerpiece detail on table Encased rose with rings Wedding bands on vintage Beauty and the Beast book Bride and groom taking a bite of their cake Bride and groom's first dance Bride and groom sharing first dance Bride and groom dancing with masquerade masks

TWA Photographer: Abel

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Reception Venue: International Museum of Surgical Science

Florist: Rolling Meadows Florist

Catering: Chef by Request

Cake: DeEtta’s Bakery 

DJ/Band: Admit One DJs (Kyle)

Gown: Custom-made by Barb Helms at Sew Special

Tux: Jacket – Hugo Boss

Hair Stylist: Jenine from Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry

Makeup Artist: Jolisa from Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry 


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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.