Spring is here, and we’re reminiscing on this gorgeous April wedding from last year! Maureen and Dave had the sweetest Spring wedding! This couple and their crew was so adventurous and fun. We absolutely adored their willingness to adventure outside in the rain to get some amazing shots on Kinzie Street Bridge.
Hilary + John have the most incredible, beautiful, charismatic personalities and we had so much fun joining them on this momentous day! They were married at Old St Patricks before taking a stroll around the city for some fun colorful shots in front of Chicago’s street art. Then we were joined by their sweet son for a few shots in the Women’s Garden before heading to their reception! We loved all of the personal touches at their reception but our very favorite detail was their cake topper which included their whole family! Cheers to the newlyweds!
We had been looking forward to Angela+Joe's wedding day for almost a year, but it was absolutely worth the wait! After a beautiful ceremony at Old St. Pat's, these two had an epic celebration at The Union League Club. Congrats, Angela+Joe! We can't wait to hear about your next adventures!
Angela+Joes' Vendors Include:
Old St. Pat's - Ceremony Location
Union League Club - Getting Ready and Reception Location
Indigo led by Dan Nicholson - Wedding Band
Angie Diem - Makeup Artist
Bella Bianca - Bridal Gown
A-List Diamonds, Farzad Hakimian - Wedding Rings
Shine Wedding Invitations - Stationery
BLVDier - Men's Attire
Loren+John's Wedding Day was a beautiful, Chicago-centric celebration! Both the ceremony and reception were held in the heart of Lincoln Park, at A New Leaf, where guests enjoyed the gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces, surrounded by flowers. Though these two met in Ohio, they've made Chicago their home and were so excited to share classic Chicago foods with their out-of-town friends and family! The menu included Chicago-style popcorn, Mini-Italian Beef Sandwiches, and Mini Deep Dish Pizzas! Every detail was perfect! Congrats, Loren+John!
Loren+John's Vendors Include:
Hotel Lincoln - Getting Ready Location
A New Leaf - Ceremony and Reception Location
Kate Lerman, Chicago Vintage Weddings - Wedding Planner
Laurie Dunphy, A New Leaf - Floral Design
Fig Catering - Wedding Cake
Betty Nguyen, Fig Media - DJ
Branden, Pin Me Up Chicago - Makeup Artist
Jessica, Pin Me Up Chicago - Hair Stylist
BHLDN - Bridal Gown
Suit Supply - Groom's Tux
Fey & Co - Wedding Rings
Second City Stationery - Stationery
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!
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
Amy+Shane's September Wedding was classic, elegant, and a riot of a good time! Though they first met in Boston, this couple celebrated in perfect Chicago style, with a lovely ceremony at Old St Pat's, and a wonderful reception at Chicago Athletic Association (not so coincidentally where Shane proposed). We were so happy to share such an incredible day with this fabulous couple! Congrats Amy+Shane!
Amy+Shane's Vendors Include:
Conrad Chicago - Ladies' Getting Ready Location
Old St. Patrick's Church - Ceremony Location
Chicago Athletic Association - Men's Getting Ready Location and Reception Location
Brianne Vajaria, Marquette Avenue Events - Wedding Planner
Flowers For Dreams - Floral Design
Cake Chicago - Wedding Cake
Matt Lewis and Great Life Music - Wedding Band
Frances Tsalas - Makeup Artist
Erin Graham - Hair Stylist
Romona Keveza, Dimitra's Bridal Couture - Bridal Gown
Shine - Stationery
Adrianna Papell - Bridesmaids' Gowns
The Black Tux - Men's Attire
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
Annie+Rocky's magical wedding day featured some of Chicago's most beautiful and romantic locations. From their First Look at The Palmer House and Bridal Party Photos at the Art Institute, to their Old St. Pat's Ceremony and Reception at The Shedd Aquarium, every single spot was epic! These two were beaming from head to toe and even got a 'good luck' afternoon rain shower!
Congratulations to Annie+Rocky! We loved being a part of your 'happily ever after'!
Annie+Rocky's Vendors Include:
Getting Ready Location - The Palmer House
Ceremony - Old St Pat's Church
Reception - Shedd Aquarium
Floral - Anthony Gowder Designs
Cake - Everything Sweet
Cupcakes - A Sweets Girl
DJ - O'Dea Entertainment
Bride's Gown - Maggie Sotero at Jackie's Bridal Salon
Jewelry - Orin Jewelers
Groom's Attire - The Groomsman Suit
After meeting at News 4 NBC in Reno, Nevada and getting engaged on a hike in Bishop, California, Ashley and Ross chose Chicago for their big day.
Ashley looked beautiful in a Stella York gown, while Ross channeled his inner 007 in a Hugo Boss tuxedo.
Between the lovely ceremony at St. Michael's Church and the fabulous reception at Embassy Suites,
Ashley, Ross, and the Bridal Party played in the rain at North Ave Beach for some photos.
Congratulations Ashley+Ross! May your Wedding Day showers bring you a lifetime of good luck!