Chicago Styled Shoot: Elopement with Movado & Kay Jewelers


The second installment of our collaboration with Lakeshore in Love and Aisle Society for Movado and Kay Jewelers is here! If you’re looking for inspiration for gorgeous bridesmaid dresses, intimate rooftop ceremonies, chic white florals, or the perfect wedding gift then look no further! A brides dream intimate wedding come true!

Event Production: Storyboard Wedding + Lakeshore in Love

Watches: Movado from Kay Jewelers

Photography: Belen Aquino of Gerber & Scarpelli Weddings

Event Planning: Clover Events Chicago

Venue: The Gwen Chicago

Floral: The Petal Chicago

Hair and Makeup: Bianca Sansosti Artistry

Videography: Nick Gerber of Gerber & Scarpelli Photography

Wedding Dress: Alyssa Kristin Bridal

Tuxedos: Formally Modern Chicago

Jewelry: Kay Jewelers

Shoes: Badgely Mischka Bridal

Chicago Wedding Photography: Lindsay+Jon

You might remember these two from their Engagement Session -- we revisited the site of their proposal, Sweet Mandy B's. We've been looking forward to their wedding for awhile and it was better than we could have imagined! Lindsay+Jon tied the knot on a beautiful day at Chicago's Fairmont Hotel. Every detail was perfect and every moment was filled with love and happiness! Congrats Lindsay+Jon!

Lindsay+Jon's Vendors Include:

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

Jennifer Duczak - Wedding Planner

Steve's Flower Market - Floral Design

Alliance Bakery - Wedding Cake

Gold Coast All Stars - Wedding Band

Leesi B Cosmetics - Makeup Artist

Rhona, Blowout Junkie Chicago - Hair Stylist

Monique Lhullier, Ultimate Bride - Bridal Gown

Bashert Diamonds - Wedding Rings


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 Wedding Photography: Gianna+Tony

When Gianna+Tony decided to have a winter wedding, there was no way of knowing if they'd be lucky enough to get fresh white snow for their big day. Fortunately every aspect of their wedding day was perfect -- including a beautiful clean blanket of snow to make things even more magical! We loved working with this gorgeous, happy couple and their incredible family and friends. This was definitely one for the books! Congrats, Gianna+Tony! 

Gianna+Tony's Vendors Include:

Marriott Suites Downers Grove - Groom's Getting Ready Location

St. Giles Church, Oak Park - Ceremony Location

Carlisle Banquets - Reception Location

Michelle Durpetti Events - Wedding Planner

Yanni Design Studio - Floral Design

The Baking Institute - Wedding Cake

Gentlemen of Leisure - Wedding Musicians

Michal Medina, Dimitra's Bridal - Bridal Gown

Oak Park Jewelers - Wedding Rings

Priority Print - Stationery

Black Tie Formal - Men's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Kate+Eric

It's always a joy to watch your friends experience the happiest day of their lives, so we were honored to be a part of Kate+Eric's beautiful wedding day! Kate is a longtime friend, and mega-talented Hair and Makeup Artist. Naturally, her wedding day was a who's who of brilliant Chicago wedding vendors! It was such a joy to share such a special day and watch a dear friend marry the man of her dreams! Kate+Eric, congratulations! We're so happy for you and your 'happily ever after'!

Kate+Eric's Vendors Include:

Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel - Ceremony Location, Reception Location, Caterer

Dotted Events - Wedding Planner

Navjot Designs - Decor Design

Taylor & Co - Decor Design

Art of Imagination - Decor Design

Kate Johnson Artistry - Hair and Makeup

Greenvelope - Stationery

West Town Bakery - Cake and Desserts

Clix Imaging - Videographer

Okyne Media Lab - Entertainment

Biossat Custom Productions - Second Line Band

2nd City Diamond - Wedding Rings


Chicago Wedding Photography: Jenny+Mark

It had just begun to snow on a romantic date to see Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo when Mark asked Jenny to marry him. Nineteen months later, in a beautiful ceremony at Old St Pat's Church, they became husband and wife. Their day was filled with love and celebration surrounded by family and friends! Congrats, Jenny+Mark! 

Jenny+Mark's Vendors Include:

Eaglewood Resort & Spa - Getting Ready and Reception Location

Old St Pat's Church - Reception Location

Brooke, Tying The Knot - Wedding Planner

Karen Steen, Flowers By Steen - Floral Design

Oak Mill Bakery - Wedding Cake

Blue Water Kings - Wedding Band

Patty McGuire - Hair and Makeup Artist

Allure Couture, Lillian Lotte Couture, Scottsdale, AZ - Bridal Gown

Badgley Mischka - Bride's Shoes

Al Blackman, Blackman Jewelers - Wedding Rings

Daniels Printing - Stationery

Calvin Klein Tuxedos, 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: Mary Ellen+Michael

When Mary Ellen + Michael first met, they hit it off right away! Within their first year together they had explored much of the city and even ran a marathon together -- a first for both of them. Fast forward to 2016 and an epic Easter Egg Hunt where they revisited special places around Chicago. Michael proposed on the site of the final mile of the Chicago Marathon and Mary Ellen's answer was an ecstatic "YES"!

Congratulations to Mary Ellen+Michael! Thank you for choosing us to photograph your beautiful day!


Mary Ellen+Michael's Vendors Include:

Saint John Cantius Catholic Church - Ceremony Location

Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - Reception Location

Aberdeen's Wedding Florists - Floral

The Baking Institute - Wedding Cake

O'Dea Entertainment - Wedding Music

Sophia Bella Bridal - Hair and Makeup

Something Blue Bridal - Bridal Gown

M. Martin & Co. Jewelers - Wedding Rings

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