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Chicago Wedding Photography: Jessica+Casey

Every so often we get to photograph a small wedding that totally sweeps us off our feet! After eleven years together, Jessica+Casey made it official in a lovely ceremony beside the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool at the Lincoln Park Conservancy. Surrounded by close family and friends, their wedding day was absolutely perfect! We loved how photo-driven their day was -- we got to photograph them in so many amazing and iconic Chicago locations! Congrats, Jessica+Casey. We couldn't be happier for you!

Jessica+Casey's Vendors Include:

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool - Ceremony Location

The Ivy Room at Tree Studios - Reception Location

Dilly Lilly - Floral Design

Sprinkles - Wedding Cake

Natural Elements Salon - Makeup Artist

Vera Wang, David's Bridal - Bridal Gown

Zales and Manly Bands - Wedding Rings

Men's Warehouse - Groom's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Colleen+Juan

After meeting online, Colleen+Juan shared a fabulous first date at Bar Takito. It was clear to each of them that they had an instant connection. One year later they celebrated their anniversary where their romance began and after dinner, Juan proposed! Colleen+Juan were so excited to share their wedding celebrations with their closest family and friends -- and they certainly picked gorgeous locations! Congrats to the bride and groom!

 

Colleen+Juan's Vendors Include

Palmer House - Getting Ready Location

Old St. Pat's Church - Ceremony Location

Chicago Cultural Center - Reception Location

Blush and Luxe - Day of Planner

Blumgarten - Floral Design

Cake Chicago - Wedding Cake

The Lakeshore Encores - Wedding Musicians

Wendy Woodside - Makeup Artist

Ginger Damato - Hairstylist

Peter Langner, Ultimate Bride - Bridal Gown

Papier Girl - Stationery

Alfred Sung - Bridesmaids' Gowns

Chicago Wedding Photography: Lauren+Jonathan

Lauren+Jonathan, both CPAs, first met while working at the same accounting firm in 2012. Sparks flew and love wasn't far behind -- how could it be in such a glamorous and sexy setting? Before long it was clear that they were meant for each other! These lovebirds tied the knot on a gorgeous August day and celebrated in style at The University Club. Congrats, guys! We're so excited for your happily ever after!

 

Lauren+Jonathan's Vendors Include: 

The University Club - Getting Ready and Reception Location

Old St. Pat's Church - Ceremony Location

Jill Quinn, University Club - Wedding Coordinator

Steve's Flower Market - Floral Design

Paul Michaels - DJ

Sunshine Myatt - Makeup Artist

Zea Salon - Hair Stylist

Nordstrom Bridal Suite, Oakbrook - Wedding Gown

Ethan Lord Jewelers - Wedding Rings

Invitations By Design - Stationery

Men's Warehouse - Groom's Tux

Chicago Wedding Photography: Nicole+Brian

Nicole+Brian's Wedding Day was a beautiful whirlwind of fabulous Chicago locations. From getting ready at The James Hotel (where the couple stayed for a romantic birthday weekend) to a Bride+Groom portrait session at The Lincoln Park Conservatory Gardens (where Brian proposed) every location had special meaning for them.

We were so excited to be a part of their amazing wedding! Congrats, guys!

 

Nicole+Brian's Vendors Include:

The James Hotel - Getting Ready Location

Church of Our Saviour - Ceremony Location

The Ivy Room - Reception Location

Sarah Deeke - Wedding Planner

Avant Gardenia - Floral

Sweet Mandy B's - Wedding Cake

The Mix Musical Services - Band

The White Closet Bridal, Tampa, FL - Wedding Gown

Tacori - Wedding Rings

Chicago Wedding Photography: Tamika+Dan

Tamika+Dan warmed up a cold November day in Chicago with beautiful red accents and a whole lotta love! When this couple met up for their first date, they immediately hit it off and spend hours talking. Just shy of three years later, they tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at Old St. Pat's and spent the rest of the night celebrating, dancing, and being blissfully happy.

We wish them the best of luck in this next chapter of their lives! Congratulations, Tamika+Dan!

 

Tamika+Dan's Vendors Include:

Renaissance Chicago O'Hare - Getting Ready and Reception Location

Old St Pat's Church - Ceremony Reception

Erin Daubert, Dotted Events - Wedding Planner

Zenia Ruiz, Flor del Monte - Floral Design

Chad, DJ Chicago - DJ

Lena Clark - Makeup Artist

Albert Morrison - Hair Stylist

Martina Liana, Mira Couture - Bridal Gown

The Jewelry Exchange - Wedding Rings

Invitations by Daniels - Stationery

Wtoo by Watters, Brideside - Bridesmaids' Gowns

Men's Warehouse - Men's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Maureen+Jordan

Maureen+Jordan have been in each other's lives for a long time! They met in eighth grade and went to high school together. When the couple bought their first house in 2015, Jordan made their housewarming party extra special by proposing before their guests arrived!

They exchanged vows on a perfect summer day in Glenview, IL, surrounded by their family and friends.

Congratulations Maureen+Jordan!

 

Maureen+Jordan's Vendors Include:

Weber House/North Shore Country Club - Getting Ready Location

North Shore Country Club - Ceremony and Reception Location

Mary Ansis - Floral

Central Continental Bakery - Wedding Cake

High Society Orchestra - Band

Nataliya Patsivas - Makeup Artist

Debra Petrielli - Hair Stylist

Wedding Belles - Wedding Gown

Cy Fredrics - Wedding Jewelry

Minted - Stationery

Black Tux - Men's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Matilde+Emilio

Matilde+Emilio's Wedding Day was filled with timeless elegance! After meeting in warmer climates -- the couple were classmates at medical school in the Dominican Republic -- this Bride and Groom exchanged vows on a beautiful November day with a fresh coat of snow on the ground. From their ceremony at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago to the reception at the JW Marriott, every detail was perfect.

Congratulations to a lovely couple!

 

Matilde+Emilio's Vendors Include:

JW Marriott Chicago - Getting Ready and Reception Location

Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago - Ceremony Location

Nector Collazo - Wedding Planner

Anthony Gowder - Floral Design

O'Dea Entertainment - Music

Makeup By Evy - Makeup

Erica Polacek - Hair Styling

Ersa Atelier, Dimitra's Bridal Couture - Bridal Gown

Macy's - Jewelry

Minted - Stationery

Ralph Lauren - Groom's Tuxedo

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 Wedding Photography: Alisha+Nicholas

After a relaxed morning getting ready at The James Chicago, Alisha+Nicholas exchanged vows in a small but elegant ceremony outside the South Branch Tavern & Grille. Nestled among iconic Chicago architecture and overlooking the Chicago River, the happy couple celebrated well into the night with all their closest family and friends.

Congratulations Alisha+Nicholas! Thank you for inviting us to photograph your special day!

Alisha+Nicholas' Vendors Include:

The James Chicago - Getting Ready Location

South Branch Tavern & Grille - Ceremony and Reception Location

Kim Prusa, South Branch Tavern & Grille - Planner

Ryan Turner, Stemline Creative - Floral Design

Molly's Cupcakes - Wedding Cake

Gene, Standing Ovation DJs - Music

Troye Antonio - Makeup

Elana Darrus - Makeup and Hairstylist

BHLDN - Wedding Gown and Accessories

Simon G, Albert's Diamond Jewelers - Jewelry

Paperless Post - Invitations

Suit Supply - Groom's Tux

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