On May 29th, 2011 Carolyn Freeman & Jason Cade were married at the lovely Patrick Haley Mansion! To say this wedding was extravagant and just amazingly elegant is an understatement. The day started with a major rain downpour but after mother nature ran it’s course the skies were pretty clear for the rest of the day. The mansion was a perfect setting for this beautiful summer wedding! If was filled with so many picturesque rooms and filled with so much character. I started the day by taking getting ready shots at the hotel with all the girls. Then we headed over to the mansion for the first look, family portraits and pictures of the bride & groom prior to the ceremony. The ceremony was wonderful! The sunlight came through the full length windows…. Once again breathtaking! After the ceremony ended the party began! We went right into the cocktail hour and reception. Everyone was having a great time dancing and the live band was fabulous! Two days after the wedding we headed over to the beautiful Chicago Botanic Gardens for a bridal fashion session. Again the day started with an outburst of rain but quickly went away so we could take such beautiful pictures all over the gardens. We started in the Rose garden and made our way back all the way through to the Japanese Garden. Carolyn and Jason were such fun to work with. They and their families were wonderful and once again I can’t tell you how beautiful every little detail was! Congratulations Carolyn & Jason! I wish you much happiness in your new marriage together!! Here are some of the highlights of the day!