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Annie + Francisco Wedding I Chateau Ritz Banquets, Chicago Wedding Photographer


You’ll remember Annie and Frankie from their amazing Chicago Botanic Gardens engagement session here. They met in high school, and have been together for 8 and a half years…they’re so stinking cute/funny/sweet/hilarious/loving/etc. that I honestly don’t even know how to fully express it in words, in only a short little blog nugget. So I’m going to let my pictures do that talking and you’ll understand what I mean :) But seriously, this wedding was FUN. I mean, laugh out loud, I didn’t want to leave kind of fun. Oh, and Frankie? Those are tears (and lots of them) that you’ll see when Annie walks down the aisle (oh who am I kidding, he started crying even before a single person started coming down). These two love each other; the best friend, you’re my one and only kind of love. It’s adorable, real, and awesome. Lastly, keep an eye out for Annie’s laugh, it totally sums up the happiness that this whole day had. Enjoy the pics!

Ceremony: St. Gertrude’s Perish, Chicago, IL

Reception: Chateau Ritz Banquets, in Niles, IL



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  1. Frankie Rosales says:

    Katherine you captured this wedding with perfection!! We can’t wait until we take more pics :-D!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  2. JC Ruiz says:

    Oh man.. Looking at these while I’m here at work brought me right back to it as if I was just there a few seconds ago! You guys did a phenomenal job capturing what can only be relived threw memories and these photos. A lot of fun and happiness are definitely caught in what was the best wedding I’d ever been blessed to be a part of. Thank you Annie and Frankie for that once in a life time opportunity. Katherine did a great job encapsulating the true love you two hold in these pictures. Where is the recommend button? Lol.

  3. Christine Roman says:

    I’m in love with these pictures! Such a beautiful day and you guys captured everything perfectly. Thank you for such an amazing job and can’t wait to keep looking at these!

  4. Margarita says:

    What can I say. You captured amazing moments. You can definitely see the emotion and feeling behind all the pictures. These are for sure lifetime memories. May God Bless your talent! Frankie and Annie, you guys make me sick… Lol. I am kidding. I just want to say I am sooo happy for you guys. You mean a lot to Mike and I. May God Bless your marriage always!!!! I will never forget this day. I think my feet still hurt…. BEST WEDDING OF THE YEAR!!!!!

  5. Evonne says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!! I think my hubby (JC) said it all, ditto from me. Love you guys :)

  6. Annie Rosales says:

    All I can say is that I didn’t think pictures could capture all the emotion and fun of that day. You guys very happily proved me wrong. Thank you for everything–they’re gorgeous!!!

  7. John Alioto says:

    Great pictures from an amazing night! Thanks for inviting me to share in your special day. Vatos locos forever!

  8. Theresa Resch says:

    Beautiful pictures of a great day! Love the fact that you captured the ‘real’ moments of the day and evening!

  9. Crystal Travis says:

    Congratulations! These are really nice pics. You all look amazing.

  10. Johnny Young says:

    Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs.Frankie Rosales……your wedding and reception was second to none! A most beautiful bride and handsome groom! A lifetime of happiness and prosperity for you both!
    Such beautifully taken photos!!! Kudos to the photographer(s) for capturing this magical moment so professionally and with such class!!!

  11. Cindy Young says:

    Thank you for capturing the beauty, emotions and memories on such an amazing event. Ann you are the most beautiful and elegant Bride, we are so very proud of you and Frankie, who by the way was knockout handsome. I love you Doll

  12. Talia Rich says:

    Such a beautiful wedding! Congratulations Annie and Frankie!

  13. Loretta Martin says:

    What a beautiful bride & groom! Perfect reception! Thank you! :)

  14. Griselda Elizondo says:

    No better word other than AMAZING can describe the incredible work the photographers did and not to mention how pleasant and fun they were….this was a wedding full of indelible moments that we all walked away with especially me… Since I don’t remember the end of the wedding lmao… Now that’s a party!!!! Frankie and Annie I love you both although at times I feel like punching you both in the stomach. Be true to your love and respect each other. Oh and Annie use Clorox for EVERYTHING

  15. John & Terri Resch says:

    These photographers were the best I’ve seen (and I’ve been to WELL over 150 weddings). This most special day for our daughter and son-in-law was captured perfectly. I would recommend this company to anyone for any event. Consumate professionals, genuinely nice folks and JUST DONE RIGHT! Many thanks, muchas gracias!

  16. Agnes Skobel says:

    Wow! Your pictures are amazing! Congrats again to Annie and Frankie! You guys are an amazing couple. I had a blast at your wedding. Best wishes!

  17. Liz Maldonado says:

    WOW! These are amazing pictures. Especially the black and white pics. A job well done catching those special moments. It was an awesome wedding. Thank you guys for sharing with Carlos and me. God bless your union together. Love you guys

  18. Samantha Montes says:

    Beautiful pictures!! Wedding was amazing! Thanks for inviting us to share ur wonderful day. Congrats again Annie & Frankie! Xoxo

  19. Liz Hartnett says:

    What fantastic pictures! You guys did such a great job capturing the love and fun of that day. They really do look great.

  20. Michael Arvizu says:

    The pictures are amazing Frankie and Annie. I must say I’m fortunate to have met you two fine people many years ago. I got the chance to see you guys go to prom together and here I am blessed again, witnessing one of my best friends get married to a wonderful women. Frankie your wedding was amazing and At least the shirt didn’t come off this time. lol (cause you took care of that!) :0) May we celebrate many years to come. Looking forward to our children growing up together. God Bless you Mr. & Mrs. Rosales.


  21. Lety Rosalez says:

    Katherine, these photos are very BEAUTIFUL! The photos visually represent all the excitement and thrill on the amazing day. Congratulations to the astonishing couple!

  22. Laura Rosalez says:

    Annie and Frankie….wow!! Pictures do speak a thousand words. They capture the amazing moments and all the beauty of that day. It reminds us of the wonderful couple you two are and all the fun we all had that day (well, those of us who do remember?) I love you both and wish you many years of happiness.

  23. Liliana Valdez says:

    Memorable moments captured for years to come…Amazing images you are spectacular on capturing great unplanned moments…An absolutely beautiful job no cheesy poses or forced smiles here…..

  24. Audrey Steele says:

    Annie and Frankie, these pictures are so beautiful and filled with emotion! I am so happy for you both and can only begin to wish you continued happiness in your life together! Congratulations and best wishes always!

  25. Heather Resch says:

    WOW! These are beautiful pictures. The joy, love & fun of that day were captured perfectly! What an amazing job you’ve done, I felt like I was right back there! I’ll definitely be recommending you to everyone. Thank you Katherine for capturing my sisters wedding & their love & joy so perfectly! Ann & Frankie I love you & wish you a lifetime of happiness & love!

  26. Sophea Hang says:

    wow! Annie and Frankie, I’ve gone to five weddings this year including yours and I can say that it was one of the best weddings I’ve ever gone to. The joy, the love, the laughters, the music, the dance, the company, all the drinks and last but not least ending the night with you two crazy people makes me believe that fairy tales can be true and that there is a happily ever after. These photos definitely bring me back to that amazing crazy night that I was able to be a part of and it definitely expresss the love you guys have for each other! Best wedding ever!! Can wait to see baby pictures hehehehe hopefully sooner then later. Love you guys and thanks for letting peter and I be apart of this amazing day with you and your families! Xoxo

  27. Patricia Green says:

    These pictures are absolutely amazing. You guys did such a wonderful job taking these great photos for such a fantastic wedding! Every shot is just gorgeous.

  28. Conor Resch says:

    WOW! Absolutely wonderful job for an absolutely lovely wedding! They really show all the time and effort everyone put into this thing. Much love to my lovely cousin Annie and her husband Frankie. I wish you all the love and happiness in the world!

  29. Jason and Charity Johndro says:

    Just want to say congratulations to you both! Im sad I wasnt able to make the wedding. Frankie im so happy for you brother! Wish we lived closer to hang more. It was always a blast. Annie, Frankie is a great guy always treat him as a King as you will always be his queen. Miss ya Frankie! All the best AKA your little chub! Lol

  30. Frank Rosales says:

    The pictures are great they catch special moments. That will live in our hearts and memories well the pictures are good because at the end of the night no one was in condition to take any pictures. I do say I couldn’t remember the next day the last hours of the party that’s because I was having a great time on my little brothers big day wedding. I hope every body had a good time and made it home safe.

  31. Abby U. says:

    What a beautiful day! The pictures capture all the moments that we were lucky enough to experience firsthand. Thank you so much, Katherine–you made my sister so happy with these pictures!!!

  32. Holly Dunsworth says:

    Wow!!! I’m so sorry I wasn’t there, but these pictures make me feel like I was! Incredible!!!

  33. Ricky Villegas says:

    First off, I would like to say congratulations to Frankie and Annie Rosales! The wedding was amazing and such a great time. I was thankful to be part of it and it is definitely a wedding to remember! And lastly I would like to give a shout out to the photographers who did a tremondous job! Amazing pictures!

  34. John Resch says:

    Please send Father of the bride the link or book so I can order pictures. They were phenominal!!