My last name is Fagan. My mom's maiden name is McDermott. My grandmother was born on St. Patrick's Day. I was given a claddagh ring with my birthstone as the gem for my 18th birthday. You *might* say there's a little bit of Irish pride in my family's ancestry. 🍀
Years ago, when I was in high school, my dad discovered ancestry.com. What started as a quick and fun "free trial" to peek into our history became a crazy hobby that would keep him up past 3:00 in the morning (even on weekdays). He eventually hit a wall while sorting through our tree; apparently there was a large fire in an old church in England that permanently erased centuries of records. Ever since, one of his biggest dreams is to visit Ireland JUST to track down cemeteries and continue piecing together our heritage. I love it. My dad wants to take a trip to Ireland to look for tombstones. 😂 It's IRELAND, though, so who's complaining? Double tap if you'd like to join us when we go- I have a feeling we'll be there a while!
Bridal Footwear: @houseofelliotlaceboots
Groom Accessories: @thegroomsday
Models: Tyler and Ashlea Snell, @ashleasnellphotography
Film Scans: @thefindlab
After a nice long break, I have less than two weeks before I launch back into a travel-heavy schedule. If you want to see all the 2018 travel info go check out the link in my bio. If I’m going for be in your town, hit me up!
We first met Maggie last summer at @Starbucks to talk over all the dreams and ideas she had for her wedding day. As soon as we met, I could tell she had the sweetest spirit about her. And on her wedding day she was no different! She was calm, relaxed, and just looking to enjoy and remember every moment of the day she would say “I do”. Meeting sweet brides like Maggie make this job so fun and rewarding. 💐
I’m happy to share this fun Irish-inspired editorial featured today over on @burnettsboards. An incredibly talented team of vendors made for such a lovely and magical day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Planners | @ouawchicago
Venue | @bridgeportartcenter
Florals | @pollenfloraldesign
Stationary | @design_voyage
Dress | @sarahvarcabridal
HMUA | @meghana_rose
Cupcakes + Lollipops | @intoxicakeschicago + @flourandfig
Rentals | @hallrentalsupplies
Models | @gtb.imagery + @scooter_dom
Ring Box | @the_mrs_box ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I took some time last night to read more about St. Patrick. If you have no clue who he is like me, you should seriously look him up! His journey of ministry to the Irish people began when he was kidnapped by Irish raiders. His vision of wanting to bring Christianity to Ireland started while he was in captivity. He wanted to find ways to minister to the Irish people that they could best relate to using Celtic symbols and of course storytelling. That's where the Celtic cross originated. March 17th was actually the day of his passing. I had NO idea, did you? ...also, crazy cakes over one of our Irish bride's bouquets by @paragonflowers ! Brigid, we believe every ceremony should end with bagpipes too!
Weddings gone green...Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🍀
#Repost @ashleydahlphotography with @get_repost
Today has been dedicated to checking items off of my to-do list, adding more to my to-do list and listening to the @shecreatesbusiness podcast on my drive home from work. Anyone else's Thursday feelin' like a Friday?
In this photo 💕
Toodles Chicago! I’m going on vacation. Have a wonderful Saint Patrick’s day Chi-town, I know you’ll make it count.
Loooooving this California vibe shot by @n.d.photo 😍. The Florence gown is from my new Whiskey and Diamonds collection!
Really itching to photograph another Arizona wedding... Any takers out there?! 🤗 (Fun fact: I grew up in the Paradise Valley and still consider myself an AZ girl at heart... Even though I've lived in Chicago for almost 7 years!🌵)