After three fabulous years together, Brittany+Phil are ready to make it official! We recently enjoyed an excellent engagement shoot with them in some of their favorite Chicago haunts. We're so excited for their big day, and with their wedding scheduled for December 28th, it'll be an epic New Year to remember! Congrats guys!
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
For Molly+Brad, an ordinary walk through Lincoln Park one Wednesday night became extraordinary when Brad proposed! These two are a super sweet couple. You can tell at a glance just how in love they are! We were so excited to photograph their gorgeous wedding day this spring! Congrats Molly+Brad! We wish you nothing but the best in your future together!
Molly+Brad's Vendors Include:
Ascension Catholic Church - Ceremony Location
Hinsdale Golf Club - Reception Location
Patty Kudlacz, Events by Fairy Godmothers - Floral and Event Design
Molly's Cupcakes - Wedding Cake
Indigo - Wedding Band
Bianca Sansosti Artistry - Makeup Artist
Maria Traversa - Hair Stylist
Rachel Avail - Bridal Gown
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
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!
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
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
Whether it's our first steps or our walk down the aisle, Moms are our biggest cheerleaders, our most trusted advisors, and our first source of unconditional love. To all our clients, our fellow vendors, and the special mothers in our own lives, the G+S team wishes you a Happy Mother's Day! Thanks for all you do!
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