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Chicago Wedding Photography: Dad's First Look

With Father's Day coming this weekend, we wanted to mention one of our favorite wedding day moments -- Dad's First Look. 

For many brides, the first part of the day is all about spending time with your girls. You get dressed with your mom, your sisters, and your girlfriends. Soon you’ll walk down the aisle toward the man (or woman) of your dreams. More and more we’re seeing lots of brides take the time to do a First Look with their Dads, and we love it! Dads are the original VIPs. Consider setting aside a few minutes for your Dad to see you in your dress. Catch a breath. Share a moment or two.  Give him a chance to get a little emotional. It will mean so much to him and become one more happy memory to hang on to!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads in your lives and ours!

Chicago Event Photography: Thursday Therapy

We were so excited to join some fabulous Chicago wedding vendors for a Thursday Therapy networking event at Room 1520! We loved meeting and catching up with all the behind-the-scenes Chicago wedding superstars! This is one talented city! Thanks to Jennifer Henderson of A Fresh Event, Katherine Brown of Clover Events, and Bethany Fritz of Maypole Studios for planning an amazing evening!

This Thursday Therapy's Vendors Include:

Room 1520 - Event Venue

D’Absolute - Catering

Ceciel’s Flowers - Floral Design

Gussied Band - Musicians

Double Trip Press - Invitation Station

Chicago Style Shoot: Elegant Bridal Shower

We've shared some amazing style shoots from our friends at Clover Events before, and this one is equally epic! We LOVED the soft, delicate, and elegant details the vendors put together this time around. Who wouldn't love walking into a Bridal Shower that looks like this? 

Thanks to the vendors for this fabulous shoot:

Katherine Healy Brown, Clover Events - Decor Design/Stylist

Jeannie Zuehlke, Simply Scripted Ink - Calligraphy

Flowers For Dreams - Floral Elements

Chicago Engagement Photography: Angela+Joseph

Angela+Joe's story began as a happy accident -- right place, right time. On her way up to a friend's apartment, Angela held the door for one of Joe's friends who was heading up to a wine tasting in his apartment. In a brief elevator ride, Joe's friend invited Angela to stop by the tasting. Angela and her friends decided to duck in and say hello -- a decision that introduced Angela to Joe, the man of her dreams!

Congrats, Angela+Joe! We're so glad the universe helped you find your way to each other!

Chicago Wedding Photography: Emily+Peter

Emily+Peter met at a wedding, so it seems destined that they would fall in love and get married themselves! After all the big milestones, dating, moving in together, and merging their lives, Peter proposed with the help of their dog, who was dressed up in a tuxedo! These two form one of the sweetest couples we've had the pleasure of knowing. Their wedding day was beautiful, fun, and touchingly emotional. We loved every minute! Congrats, Emily+Peter! Thank you for inviting us to share your special day!

Emily+Peter's Vendors Include:

The Ace Hotel - Getting Ready Location

Morgan Manufacturing - Ceremony and Reception Location

Michelle Kurinec, LOLA Event Productions - Wedding Planner

Rachel Wyffels, Life in Bloom - Floral Design

The Chicago Players - Wedding Band

Honey Bridal - Bride's Gown

 

Chicago Engagement Photography: Lindsay+Jon

Lindsay+Jon are getting married and it's happening this weekend! We're so excited to see these two fabulous people experience their special day! We had a great time visiting some of their favorite Chicago locations, including the place they got engaged -- Sweet Mandy B's! We wish them nothing but happiness on their big day and all the days after! The best things in life are sweet! Congrats Lindsay+Jon!

Chicago Wedding Photography: Colleen+Brendan

For Colleen+Brendan, Friday the 13th was a very lucky day! Colleen spotted her future husband during a night out at a pub in Lincoln Park, found an excuse to talk to him, and the rest is history! They tied the knot on a gorgeous Spring day last month, and we're so excited to get to share some of our favorite moments! Colleen+Brendan are such a fun and sweet couple. Their day was absolute magic and we wish them nothing but the best as they start their lives as Mr. and Mrs.!

Colleen+Brendan's Vendors Include:

JW Marriott - Getting Ready Location

Old St. Pat's Church - Ceremony Location

Galleria Marchetti - Reception Location

Stephanie Cook, The Creative Planners - Wedding Planner

Anthony Gowder Designs - Floral Design

Ferrara Bakery - Desserts

Chris Sarlas Orchestra - Wedding Musicians

Kelly Marie and Kaedi, Pin Me Up Chicago - Makeup and Hair Styling

Paloma Blanca, Mira Couture - Bridal Gown

New York Jewelers - Wedding Rings

Minted - Stationery

Dessy, Bella Bridesmaid - Bridesmaid's Gowns

Men's Warehouse - Men's Attire