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Tuesday

15

March 2016

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Chicago Cafe Brauer Wedding with Erica and John

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Eeek! I’m so excited to show you guys Erica and John’s Cafe Brauer wedding!

 

It was our first wedding of the 2016 season. We couldn’t have started our Chicago wedding photography year with a nicer couple for their Cafe Brauer wedding. Erica and John were/are awesome! We ventured were outside in March for their photos and they were such troopers to brave the chilly weather right on Lake Michigan.  I’m glad that the bridesmaids had long dresses on – thanks Jenny Yoo! We were all filled with warm thoughts, good vibes, and love, which helped keep us all warm.

Erica and John had their wedding festivities at the historic Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park. It is an amazingly beautiful space made by Perkins & Hamilton in a Prairie Style architecture. It is one of our favorite spots in the Chicago to photography.

Erica’s bouquet, the bridesmaid’s dresses, and all of the other details mimicked the lavender and prairie green in Cafe Brauer Wedding’s space. We started the day off at Hotel Lincoln– which is conveniently close, FILLED with Mid Century Modern furniture and amazing antiques, which are all locally sourced.  Anything mid-century modern and vintage warms my heart. We also took a trip to the roof to Hotel Lincoln’s – The J. Parker.

Checkout the photos from their big day below.

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A huge thank you to all of the Vendors who were a part of Erica and John’s Cafe Brauer wedding, we couldn’t do it without you:

Flowers: Collette Clancy Flower Firm
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Dress Designer: Romona Keveza
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Caterer: John Calihan Catering
Cake: Calihan Catering
Music/DJ: Toast and Jam
Groom’s Tux: Men’s Warehouse
Coordinator: Bambi Rogers
Hair/Makeup: Kate Johnson Artistry
Getting Ready Location: Hotel Lincoln
Ceremony and Reception Location: Cafe Brauer

Thursday

25

February 2016

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Thatcher Woods Pavilion Wedding in River Forest with Ellen and David

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Ellen was the ultimate DIY bride.  Imagine- a Thatcher Woods Pavilion Wedding in the woods with food trucks, nature, and non stop dancing.  This was the most amazing party! Food trucks, yes you heard it- the most delicious and fun eating activity that you can do at a wedding. 😀 Since Ellen and David had a Thatcher Woods Pavilion wedding, there was plenty of room for those food trucks, it being in nature and all.

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David got ready at the Carlton Hotel, and both spots were conviniently close to their Thatcher Woods Pavilion wedding, essentially down the street from both of their Oak Park locations.  So with that! We decided to do a first look near the Carlton Hotel over by Mills Park and the Pleasant Home.
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A huge thank you to the other vendors involved!  The weather, details, all of Ellen’s DIY wedding elements were perfect.  And David did an amazing job making sure that everything was set up the morning of their Thatcher Woods Pavilion Wedding.
Florals: Bride
Invitations: Minted
Shoes: Nina
Dress Designer: Adrianna Papell
Catering- Food Trucks! Nomad Pizza and Grill Chasers
Yea! You gotta love a Chicago Food Truck Wedding 🙂

Groom’s Attire: Kenneth Cole
Groom’s Getting Ready Location: The Carleton Oak Park
Bride’s Getting Ready Location: Mom’s Airbnb
Ceremony: Thatcher Woods Pavilion Wedding
Hair and Makeup:  Studio Salon 212
First Dance Song: Is This Love by Bob Marley

Thank you Ellen and David for having us a part of your amazing wedding day!

Monday

8

June 2015

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Wednesday

3

June 2015

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My Favorite photo ever…

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Ding dong. Wait- what?  The Fedex delivery guy ACTUALLY RANG THE DOORBELL?!  NO WAY! (Turns out, it wasn’t this delivery guy’s normal route- darn)

So with that- Meghan and Ben’s wedding album arrived over the weekend!
Okay, so It’s true- I’m pretty bad at the whole blog thing. So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to post the most favorite photo I’ve ever taken.  The one on the right-hand side of their album spread.

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It’s simple, windswept, one of the last photos we took from their amazing Cancun wedding weekend- filled with flash mobs, memorial catamaran sailing trips, beautiful light, and a wonderful group of people. With that, and all of the other destination weddings we’ve done lately, I guess you could call us chicago destination wedding photographer . 🙂 But for real, I promise to blog the other 50+ weddings we haven’t blogged, because they are all awesome. Eeek!

Thursday

22

January 2015

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Announcement 4 – Last announcement, We are going to India!

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Yup. You read it.

Some of you might have been wondering why our road-trip map ended abruptly in Las Vegas instead of circling back in Chicago. We are officially traveling to India, specifically Bangalore, India, to photograph a wedding March 6th and 7th. Thank you so much to Aditya and Nichole for this amazing opportunity to photograph your Indian wedding.  Your wedding is going to be a blast!

We will be leaving our dear little Toyota in Las Vegas, and we will see her again a few weeks after we get back to Chicago.