462 days 18 hours 46 mins 34 secs

We're getting married.

on Saturday, the 22nd of August, 2015 in Spring Grove, IL
Megan Moran
Joe Rojas

Megan’s story

The day I met Joe was magical…
Just kidding.

On Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, I was scheduled to help coordinate a wedding with my long-time friend and rockstar wedding planner, Sharokina Pazand (Shar). I, however, was seriously thinking about bailing...

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Joe’s story

I told myself this wedding was going to be different but not in the way I thought it was going to be.

With about five weddings photographed under my belt, I was starting to get more comfortable. As usual, I received the paperwork for the wedding and then I reached out to my point of contact to introduce myself...

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"but as I walked back through the banquet hall doors, I turned around to throw him one more, over the shoulder, forget-me-not look, and saw his enormous smile shining back at me."


September 3

The day we met


Joe snapped this picture of Megan and her co-workers the night they met at another couples wedding.

September 11

Our first date


Beer and brats at Lincoln Square's German Festival made for a perfect first date.

September 24

Bonfire birthday


Joe was brave enough to attend Megan's yearly bonfire after just a few weeks of dating, meeting all her close friends and family at once.

December 11

Our first getaway


Saugatuck, Michigan is where we escaped to for our first getaway. We found this great Bed and Breakfast (Beechwood Manor) where we stayed during our visit.

June 1

Officially moved in together


For a short while Joe moved into Megan's apartment in Edgewater.

April 1

Adios Edgewater and hello Albany Park


Left Edgewater and Megan's bachelorette pad and moved into our new place in Albany Park.

February 12

Rango joins our family


The day we took our little monkey home.

November 27

The Moran's host Thanksgiving


With a secret proposal coming up, it was time for our families to meet. Thanks again for hosting Kevin and Lynn!

December 27

She said Yes!


Joe asked and Megan said yes! If you want all the details, click below.

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"As you turned around and walked away, the smile that would stay on my face for the rest of the night began to realize."

Wedding Events


For members of the bridal party At Megan’s parents’ home Friday, August 21, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rehearsal Dinner

Informal dinner gathering for extended family and out-of-town guests At Megan’s parents’ home Friday, August 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Shores of Turtle Creek 7908 Winn Road, Spring Grove, IL Saturday, August 22, 2015 5:00 PM


Shores of Turtle Creek 7908 Winn Road, Spring Grove, IL Saturday, August 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Dinner at 7:00 PM

Morning-After Brunch

Informal brunch for extended family and out-of-town guests At Megan’s parents’ home Sunday, August 23, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wedding
  • Hotels
  • Airport

Wedding Party


  • Leah Moran

    Sister of the bride

    Arelys Rojas

    Sister of the groom

    Jamie Daniels

    Cousin of the bride

    Julie Valenzuela

    Sister of the groom


  • Ernesto Rojas

    Brother of the groom

    Alex Trevor

    Future brother-in-law

    Alex Rojas

    Brother of the groom

    Patrick Daniels

    Cousin of the bride

    Megan's Family

  • Lynn Moran

    Mother of the bride

    Kevin Moran

    Father of the bride

    Barbara Benstein

    Maternal grandmother of the bride

    Shirley Moran

    Paternal grandmother of the bride

    Joe's Family

  • Marisela Valenzuela

    Mother of the groom

    Diego Valenzuela

    Stepfather of the groom

    Jose Rojas

    Father of the groom

    Luz Espinosa

    Maternal grandmother of the groom


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