Julie & Steven’s Monte Bello Estate Wedding | TWA Photographic Artists | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Julie & Steven’s Monte Bello Estate Wedding | TWA Photographic Artists | Chicago Wedding Photographers

With such picturesque grounds and a beautifully designed mansion, it’s easy to see why The Monte Bello Estate in Lemont is so popular for both ceremonies and receptions! Each wedding here becomes so personalized and unique though, which is why our Chicago wedding photographers always love photographing at this stunning 55 acre estate.

Julie and Steven held their ceremony celebration The Monte Bello Estate and then headed over to The Odyssey for their reception which was super close by! These sweethearts decided to do a “first-look” which we love capturing. It’s definitely something we hope all couples consider! Not only do “first-looks” help organize wedding timelines really well but it also gives our Chicago wedding photographers enough time to photograph the couple together and allows for more creative, artistic, and uniquely styled images too. Plus, Julie and Steven had the absolute loveliest reactions seeing each other for the first time!

They had such a large wedding party and we definitely spent a lot of time photographing their amazing group. Ten people standing up on each side! Both Julie and Steven were definitely surrounded by a great group of friends and family on their big day. They just had the best bunch of supporters and celebrators with them! Not to mention a cute wedding day pup!


One of the biggest trends that we’ve seen the past few years, and one that we don’t see going away any time soon, are naked wedding cakes. We love the simplicity and elegance of this cake style. Julie and Steven topped their naked cake with a beautifully delicate topper featuring their now married names. This combined with a pretty set of florals and voila!- a stunning wedding cake that perfectly fits their chic celebration.

The entire ceremony and reception at Monte Bello was gorgeous! We love looking back at Julie and Steven saying their vows, sharing a first kiss, laughing with friends and family, and ending their big day with a fun sparkler send-off!


Thank you for choosing TWA Chicago wedding photographers, Julie and Steven!  


Photographers: Zandro and David

Ceremony Location: The Monte Bello Estate, Lemont

Reception Venue: The Odyssey, Tinley Park

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