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Melissa’s modern, artistic images are regularly featured in various magazines and wedding blogs. Brides near and far have praised her sincere, personal approach and passionate attention to detail.

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Website

http://melissahayes.net

Email

melissa@melissahayes.net

Phone

312.880.9354

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blog.melissahayes.net

Chicago Engagement from Melissa Hayes Photography

Sooo... these two are adorable.  The kind of adorable that makes soaking in their beautiful engagement session a downright joy-filled affair; one that brightens your day by about 1 million happiness points (that's a real thing).  It's one of those days where smiling faces and pre-wedding bliss join hand and hand and the results are captured beautifully by Melissa Hayes Photography.  See it all...

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Cedar Rapids Wedding Weekend from Melissa Hayes Photography

What you are about to see is a lesson on how to plan the perfect wedding weekend. Rehearsal dinner, wedding, brunch... tie it all together so the images (like these gorg ones from Melissa Hayes Photography) flow in a way that is beautiful. This is a rehearsal dinner and a wedding all in one post, and even I am learning so much about honing in on your...

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Chicago History Museum Wedding from Melissa Hayes Photography

Chicago has chic down. That's not a question. But this adorable couple took that Chicago chic style and added their own dash of cuteness, making for one personality-filled party at the Chicago History Museum. The best part? We get to see the ahh-inducing day unfold thanks to the talented Melissa Hayes Photography, and you can do just that...

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Wisconsin Wedding from Melissa Hayes Photography

Black and white will never, ever go out of style. It's fresh and dramatic yet classic all at once and makes for some pretty fabulous images in our humble opinions. Case in point: this beyond lovely Madison, WI wedding from Melissa Hayes Photography. We're sort of dying over the gorgeous bride and her amazing dress! Oh, and we'll take her shoes too, thank you very much. Take notes people, this is how you do sophisticated and chic.

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Chicago Cultural Center Wedding from Melissa Hayes Photography

Talk about total kismet! The story that inspired this couple's key themed escort card display is too good not to share. When the groom gave his bride a key to his home while they were dating, she learned shortly after that the key opened her front door in California. They had identical locks and keys! Their love is certainly one in a million, and their wedding was a gorgeous celebration of it. Homemade guest gift favors, DIY paper decorations, and seemingly endless amounts of delicious food...

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Wrap It Up Pretty Little Black Book!

If the week of weddings has to come to a close, at least we are doing so with the most amazing New York City engagement session from BinaryFlips Photography. It's perfection and sophistication wrapped up in a giant love fest, and it's most definitely the best way to send you off into your weekends. Stay cool in the heat and don't forget to meet back here nice and early Monday AM for another week of stunning soirees! xoxo...

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Parisian Inspired Chicago Wedding by Melissa Hayes Photography

Another wonderful Wedding Wednesday is upon us, SMPers - and you know what that means.  A morning, noon and night of gorgeous inspiration, all courtesy of NINE downright glorious weddings guaranteed to make your heart sing.  So, sit back, relax and prepare yourselves for a day of all caps LOVELY - and don't forget to check out those galleries for even more pretty! Up first in our fabulous lineup is a Chicago wedding that will, put simply, rock.your.world.  It's a Parisian-inspired love...

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Austin Engagement Session by Melissa Hayes Photography

Love caught on camera...there's nothing like it. Love caught on camera by Melissa Hayes around the wilds of Austin, there is definitely nothing even remotely close to that magic. And these two are like the cooler, hotter version of my hubby and I. Just hanging out reading, playing chess, grabbing a bite to eat but looking ever so stellar in the process. They are too cute and they have the images to prove it.

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South Bend Wedding by Melissa Hayes Photography

Up next is this gorgeous Indiana outdoor fete filled to the brim with gorgeous mercury glass, amazing floral displays, and loads of unique, personal touches. We're loving that the couple created a guest book out of rocks collected from Lake Michigan, one of their favorite places. Each and every element was captured perfectly by Melissa Hayes Photography and there's an...

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Epic Restaurant Wedding by Melissa Hayes Photography

How utterly fabulous is this Chicago affair by Melissa Hayes Photography?!?  (Answer: VERY.)  With its vibrant green bridesmaid frocks, awesome venue (Epic Restaurant) and succulent-filled bouquets by Fleur Inc, I haven't stopped swooning yet.  And don't even get me started on those gorgeous paper goods, which...

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Buying Guide: Glencoe Beach Trellis Photo Shoot

I just can't get the romantic, lakeside wedding inspiration from yesterday out of my head!  The soft, romantic palette, the perfect blend of vintage and modern and the organically elegant flowers have planted themselves in my wedding-loving heart and have no plans on evacuating any time soon. So I thought I'd put together a little buying...

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Glencoe Beach Trellis Wedding Photo Shoot by Melissa Hayes Photography

I have been totally swept off my feet by this uber-romantic, sustainably-chic, lakeside inspiration shoot by Melissa Hayes Photography.  The details are the perfect blend of classic meets modern and organic meets whimsical and each one has found a little place inside my heart.  Naturally Yours Events made sure that all the lovely, soft details were not only completely...

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