Fairytale Wedding at Monte Bello Estate

The Monte Bello Estate is a unique, elegant wedding venue and event space in Lemont, Illinois, perfect for a fairytale summer wedding. The 55 acre estate and charming gardens make it one of the most picturesque locations, with unlimited beautiful backdrops for a ceremony and wedding reception in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. The ponds, waterfalls, American Oak trees make it a photography dream for wedding day portraits.

The day began in the newly renovated bridal suites as Rachel and Derek started to prepare for their big day. The glam team from Daniela Kosta Beauty did a lovely job making all of the girls look perfect! Meanwhile, Derek and his groomsmen took advantage of the unique groom’s suite.

The charm of Monte Bello Estate lies in its idyllic surroundings. Nestled amidst lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes, it was no question that the couple would share their first look among this captivating backdrop. Rachel and Derek are the kind of people who soak in every single moment they are together, which added even more romance and charm to the day. Shortly after the first look and the intimate portraits of the bride and groom, the bridal party joined Rachel and Derek for bridal party portraits throughout the estate. From the beautiful gazebo, the golden sunlight filtering through the greenery, to all of the scenic gardens, the Monte Bello Estate is a setting truly out of a fairytale.

Soon it was time to head back indoors for the ceremony. Family and friends gathered in the beautifully decorated space with floor to ceiling windows that allowed an abundance of natural light to illuminate the room. For an added touch of elegance, everyone was greeted with a champagne display and was ready to witness the special vows of this amazing couple.

The magic of this special day continued into cocktail hour on the outdoor terrace, and furthermore into the reception. The beautiful floral decor by Bou K Bridal enhanced the elegance and charm of the already stunning estate. Some of the many highlights of the reception included the bride and groom’s choreographed dance, the display of sweet treats from Stan’s Donuts, the late night sparklers, Photo Booth, and late night snacks of Lou Malnatis pizza and soft pretzels. Sounds Abound DJ made sure the dance floor stayed full, as guests danced the night away celebrating the love of the bride and groom.

From the joyous laughter of the guests to the radiant smiles of the couple, happiness surrounded every corner of this magical day. It was a true celebration of love, and I am honored to have been able to capture it. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!

Venue: @montebello.estate

Planner: @northwestweddings

Florals: @bou_k_bridal

Hair/MUA: Daniela Kosta Beauty

Video: @yourstrulymedia

DJ: @soundsaboundtonyho

Dress: Jane Hill

Tux: Indochino

Photography: Janet D Photography

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