Lombard Westin Hotel Wedding Photos: Carna & Don

Carna and Don’s Lombard Westin Hotel wedding was amazing and so much fun! The hotel provided not only a great location for the ceremony and reception, but also had great rooms for getting ready with beautiful window light. When it comes to getting the best “getting ready” photos, that’s a huge factor. I had a great time hanging out with Carna and the ladies while Justin was with Don and the guys.

Once Carna and Don finished getting ready, we headed down a little trail behind the hotel for a first look. After a rainy engagement session at Buckingham Fountain, I was very happy we got a beautiful day with blue skies for the wedding.

We took a short drive down the road for wedding photos at Morton Arboretum. The tall pine trees and wooden bridge were both great locations on the west side of the park. I’ve shot at the Arboretum several times now, and we always find some place new to make pictures.

We arrived back at the hotel with plenty of time for the family group photos before the ceremony. Carna’s brother, Stuart, officiated and did a really wonderful job keeping everyone smiling and laughing throughout. After an incredible room flip (I’m always amazed how fast they are), it was time for the reception.

Toasts started with the Best Man and Maid of Honor each giving a speech before Carna’s parents’ had a chance to say something. When dinner wrapped up, Carna and Don shared their first dance. I loved the marquee lights with their names! Carna then danced with her father and Don with his mother before the dance party kicked off. Ron Bedal Orchestra played both the ceremony and rocked the reception!

Justin and I had a great time at Carna and Don’s Lombard Westin Hotel wedding and making wedding photos at Morton Arboretum. Thanks for letting us sharing the story of your day!

closeup bride smiles while getting ready for her wedding at the Lombard Westin Hotel

bridesmaids and mother of the bride laugh while looking at a book of photos while getting ready for a wedding at Lombard Westin Hotel

bridesmaids help each other get ready putting on dresses for a wedding at Lombard Westin Hotel

black and white photo of a groom putting on a bow tie while getting ready for a wedding at Lombard Westin Hotel

silhouette blue groom getting ready for wedding at Lombard Westin Hotel

bridesmaids smile at bride while she puts on wedding dress at Lombard Westin Hotel

bridesmaids laugh with bride while she puts on wedding dress at Lombard Westin Hotel

mom helps bride finish putting on wedding dress at Lombard Westin Hotel

groom smiles after seeing bride during first look at Lombard Westin Hotel

bride and groom see each other during first look in front of green trees at Lombard Westin Hotel

bride and groom see each other during first look in front of green trees at Lombard Westin Hotel

bride and groom pose for morton arboretum wedding photos on bridge

bride and groom pose for morton arboretum wedding photos on bridge

bride and groom pose for morton arboretum wedding photos in front of pine tree grove forest

bride and groom pose for morton arboretum wedding photos in front of pine tree grove forest

bride and groom walk during their morton arboretum wedding photos outdoors

bride and groom walk during their morton arboretum wedding photos outdoors

groom has a serious face while watching bride walk down the aisle during Lombard Westin Hotel wedding

bride walks down the aisle with her parents during Lombard Westin Hotel wedding

bride and groom exchange vows during their ceremony of Lombard Westin Hotel wedding photos

parents react while watching wedding ceremony at Lombard Westin Hotel

bride smiles while groom reads wedding vows during ceremony at Lombard Westin Hotel

bride and groom kiss at the end of Lombard Westin Hotel wedding photos ceremony

bride and groom walk down the aisle after their Lombard Westin hotel wedding ceremony

best men toast during wedding reception at Lombard Westin Hotel

bride and groom listen to toasts during wedding reception at Lombard Westin Hotel

maid of honor toast during Lombard Westin Hotel wedding reception

parents of the bride give toast during Lombard Westin Hotel wedding reception

bride and groom first dance during Lombard Westin Hotel wedding reception

bride and groom share first dance during reception at Lombard Westin Hotel wedding photos

bride and father of the bride share first dance during reception at Lombard Westin Hotel wedding photos

groom and mother dance during wedding reception at Lombard Westin Hotel

Ron Bedal Orchestra performs during wedding reception at Lombard Westin Hotel

guests dance during wedding reception at Lombard Westin Hotel

guests dance during wedding reception at Lombard Westin Hotel

guests dance during wedding reception at Lombard Westin Hotel

groom dances with guests during wedding reception at Lombard Westin Hotel

guests dance during Lombard Westin Hotel wedding photos at reception in ballroom

guests dance during Lombard Westin Hotel wedding photos at reception in ballroom

bride and groom are surrounded by friends dancing during the reception for their Lombard Westin Hotel wedding photos

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