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Chicago Wedding Photography: Courtney+Erik

Unofficially, Courtney and Erik met at a party at their alma mater, Bradley University. Officially, they met in the campus library. Either way, the chemistry was obvious from the start. Fast forward to a walk through the Japenese Gardens at Chicago Botanic Garden, where Erik proposed and Courtney's friends surprised her to celebrate. Their wedding day was perfect in every way and the couple was most excited to create memories that they could cherish for the rest of their lives together. Congrats, Courtney+Erik!

Courtney+Erik's Vendors Include:

Holiday Inn Lake Zurich and Hampton Inn Deer Park - Getting Ready Locations

Presbyterian Church of Barrington - Ceremony Locations

Biltmore Country Club - Reception Location

Kristen Janes, KioKreations - Floral Designer

Lovin Oven - Wedding Cake

TVK Orchestra - Wedding Musicians

Gabrielle, Bianca Sansosti - Hair and Makeup Stylists

Demetrios Bride - Bridal Gown

James Allen - Engagement Ring

Dimend Scaasi - Wedding Rings

Kathryn's Bridal - Stationery

Crystal Bridal - Bridesmaids' Gowns

Men's Warehouse - Groom's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Gina+Joe

We LOVED all the gorgeous details and love-filled-moments from Gina+Joe's big day!  This adorable couple exchanged vows at Old St. Pat's Church and celebrated with a beautiful reception at Kendall College's Skyline Room.  Congratulations to the wonderful couple and may you live happily ever after!

Gina+Joe's Vendors Include:

The Gwen Hotel - Getting Ready

Old St. Pat's Church - Ceremony

Kendall College - Reception

Sarah Stolzenberg - Floral

Oakmill Bakery - Cake

Delta Discjockeys - DJ

Jaclyn Mednicov - Makeup

Ashley Condron - Hair

Pronovias, Volles Bridal - Wedding Gown

David Nelson Jeweler - Rings

Jos A Bank - Men's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Karen+Brian

Karen+Brian's big day had a little rain and a lot of love! This gorgeous couple chose plenty of amazing and iconic locations to celebrate their wedding day Chicago-style. From a classic ceremony at Old St. Pats to an epic party at Baderbrau Brewery, Karen+Brian's wedding was fantastic through and through. We couldn't be happier to have captured their special day! Congrats Karen+Brian!

 

Karen+Brian's Vendors Include:

Kimpton Allegro - Getting Ready and First Look Location

Old St. Pat's - Ceremony Location

Baderbrau Brewery - Reception Location

Jennifer Henderson, A Fresh Event - Wedding Planner

Casey Scherrer, Pen and Petals - Floral Design

Kelly Lynch, Scafuri Bakery - Wedding Cake

David Rothstein Band - Musicians

Pin Me Up - Hair and Makeup

Pronovias, Dimitri's Bridal - Wedding Gown

Ruth Tomlinson and La Ron Jewelers - Wedding Rings

On Paper - Stationery

Jenny Yoo, Brideside - Bridesmaid's Gowns

Suit Supply - Men's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Jillian+Stephen

Jillian+Stephen's love story began in college. Fast forward a few years later, when Stephen took Jillian on a late night walk to the spot where he first told her he loved her. He got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him! The two were married on a beautiful September day, surrounded by all their family and friends at the Langham Hotel.

We were so excited to be there to capture their incredible wedding day and wish them the best of luck as Mr & Mrs!

 

Jillian+Stephen's Vendors Include:

The Langham Hotel - Getting Ready, Ceremony, and Reception Location

 Susan Davidson & Robbin - Wedding Planner

Platinum Events - Floral and Event Design

Elysia Root Cakes - Wedding Cake

Chicago Catz - Music

Beaute Luxe Salon - Hair and Makeup

The Crystal Bride - Bridal Gown

Rolland's Jewelers - Wedding Rings

Men's Warehouse - Men's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Rachel+Ryan

On a warm and beautiful day in September, Rachel and Ryan exchanged vows in the heart of Lincoln Park. After an Indiana University romance, these two shared a classic Chicago wedding day! From their first look at The Ambassador Hotel to their ceremony and reception at Cafe Brauer, it was a picture perfect day all around! Congrats Rachel and Ryan! We're looking forward to all the joys along the way as you live happily ever after!

 

Rachel and Ryan's Vendors Include:

Ambassador Hotel - Getting Ready and First Look Location

Cafe Brauer - Ceremony and Reception Location

Allison Young, LK Events - Planner

Allison Denny, Stems - Floral

Cake Chicago - Wedding Cake

Kate, Toast and Jam - DJ

Kate Johnson Artistry - Hair and Makeup

Nordstrom - Wedding Gown

Wedding Bands and Co - Jewelry

Jenny Yoo, BHLDN - Bridesmaids Dresses

Black Tux - Men's Attire

Chicago Style Shoot: Giving Thanks

One of the best parts of working in the events industry is the incredible vendors we get to meet and collaborate with! We recently spent a fun and productive day at DL Loft, photographing some of the brilliant and beautiful floral designs and tablescapes by the mega-talented Debi Lilly. We'll be sharing more of the seasonal designs over the next couple weeks, but this first collection features a bright yet delicate Thanksgiving theme. We are obsessed with all of the fantastic details -- such impeccable design makes our job so much easier! Enjoy!

Thanks to all of our amazing partners on this shoot:

DL Loft - Venue

Debi Lilly - Floral/Styling

Kate Johnson - Makeup Artist

Jayme Golden - Hair Stylist

Lovers Society, Chosen by One Day provided by Lovely Bride - Model's Gowns

Chicago Wedding Photography: Kelsey+Shawn

Kelsey+Shawn's big day had all the makings of a Hollywood romance! From the impeccably dressed and gorgeous couple to all the beautiful floral and decor, every detail was perfect!  The Bride and Groom exchanged vows and celebrated with an elegant reception at the luxurious Medinah Country Club.  We're so excited for them as they start their lives together!  Congratulations Kelsey+Shawn!

Kelsey+Shawn's Vendors Include:

Medinah Country Club - Getting Ready, Ceremony, Reception

Anthony Navarro, Liven It Up Events - Wedding Planner

Renee Price, Kehoe Designs - Floral and Event Designer

Miriam Carlos - Wedding Cake

Calvin Buado, Double B Entertainment - Music

Lauren Guillen - Makeup

Jimmy Choo - Bride's Shoes

Diamonds of Africa, Razny Jewelers, and Borsheims - Jewelry

Just Invite Me - Invitations

Teresa's Wedding & Fashion - Bridesmaid's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Kristi+Robert

We had a blast photographing Kristi+Robert's beautiful Summer Wedding!  From the details to the reception, every moment was special and unique to the happy couple.  Congratulations on a wonderful day and best wishes for the future!

Kristi+Robert's Vendors Include:

Sofitel Chicago - Getting Ready and Reception Locations

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Ceremony Location

Christine Poczik - Wedding Planner

Flowers by Stem - Floral

Cake Sweet Food Chicago - Wedding Cake

Stitely Orchestra - Band

Vwidon - Wedding Gown

Dimend Scaasi - Jewelry

Jenny Yoo - Bridesmaid's Gowns

Formally Modern Tuxedo - Men's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Eileen+Dustin

Eileen+Dustin officially joined their lives and hearts in a beautiful ceremony at the recently re-branded Ambassador Hotel.  After meeting through work, and becoming engaged on Chicago's Riverwalk, the couple knew that a Chicago Wedding was the best way to celebrate with their family and friends!  We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!  Congratulations Eileen+Dustin!

Eileen+Dustin's Vendors Include:

The Ambassador Hotel - Getting Ready, Ceremony, and Reception Location

Michelle Ganti - Wedding Planner

Fleur de Lis - Floral

Alliance Bakery - Cake

DJ Chrismix - DJ

Rare Bird Beauties - Makeup

Carla Andreescu - Hair

Bella Bianca - Wedding Gown

New York Jewelers - Jewelry

Paperless Post - Invitations/Stationary

Men's Warehouse - Men's Attire

Chicago Engagement Photography: Trishna+Srey

Trishna + Srey may already be newlyweds, but it's not too late to look back on her beautiful Bridal Shower!  We loved all the fun games, including a very competitive, and at times heated, roti making contest.  Trishna's family and friends did an awesome job throwing this lovely shower.  It's a great preview for the EPIC wedding photos -- coming soon!