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July 2016

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A Chicago Ravenswood Event Center Wedding with Kelsey and Dave

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Kelsey and Dave’s wedding is so incredibly refreshing and delightful.  I mean, one of their colors are Yellow- which I love!  They had a Ravenswood Event Center Wedding in Chicago, with their ceremony at St. Vincent DePaul Parish over on Sheffield.  Bear with me you guys, I have to post a gazillion photos from their wedding because it was hard to chose which wedding moments were my favorite.
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Kelsey and Dave met while attending DePaul- Dave actually worked at Kelly’s Pub, which is conveniently across the street from their St. Vincent DePaul ceremony. Dave was the bar tender and door guy, and Kelsey was smitten (as Dave would like to put it). Kelsey likes to think of it in the sense that they simply met at DePaul’s School of Education where Kelsey attended classes and Dave was the TA.

Speaking of smitten, Kelsey’s dad was smitten when he saw all of the beautiful cars for Ravenswood Event Center Wedding walk-through.  That space was officially meant to be! And how could it not be?! Every floor is beautiful in it’s own right- cars, timber frames, floor to ceiling glass space? Heck yes!

Okay, I’ll stop babbling now so you guys can see their Ravenswood Event Center Wedding.  The ladies got ready at the Westin Chicago River North.
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Ah! Some of the views of the Chicago river at the Westin are breathtaking. I feel really lucky to be able to experience these places on a weekly basis.Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0004 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0004b Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0005 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0005b Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0006 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0008 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0009 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0010 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0011 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0012 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0013 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0014 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0015 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0016 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0017 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0018
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Since we had the time, we had to do a first look with dad- the car guru.  He’s a super sweet guy. I was a big fan of his wedding thank you toast.Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0021 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0022 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0023 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0024 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0025 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0026
We snapped a few extra rolls with the Contax645, with this light and her beautiful dress- how can you not.Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0027 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0028 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0029 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0030 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0031 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0033 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0034 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0035 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0035c Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0036 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0037 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0038 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0039 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0040 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0041 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0042 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0043 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0044 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0045 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0046 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0046b Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0048 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0049
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Kelly’s Pub!  The place they met!Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0057 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0058 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0059 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0060 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0061 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0062 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0063 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0064 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0065 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0066 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0067 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0068 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0069 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0070 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0071
Kelsey and Dave’s neighborhood of Roscoe Village.  I didn’t know that this wonderful sign on the Metra existed until a month before their wedding when Kelsey asked if we can stop there on the way to their Ravenswood Event Center Wedding reception.Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0072 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0073 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0074 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0075 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0076 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0077 Chicago wedding photo 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Ahh! Thank you so much you guys for having us apart of your big day.
And thank you to all of the vendors who helped make their Ravenswood Event Center Wedding oh so magical:

Getting Ready Location: Chicago Westin River North
Chicago Ceremony Location: St. Vincent DePaul Parish
Chicago wedding reception Location: Ravenswood Event Center Wedding
Flowers: Life in Bloom
Hair: Pink Beard Salon (Brittney Lingle)
Makeup: Shannon O’Brien
Invitations: designed by Christy Steinbrueck (best friend of maid of honor)
printed by VistaPrint
Wedding Shoes: Nina & Coach
Dress Designer: Allure
Caterer: Ravenswood Event Center
Cake/Baker: Sweet Mandy B’s
Music/DJ: Steve Hardy (Hardy Boii)
Ceremony Music: Robert Beatty (pianist) & Heather Boehm
Coordinator: Aly Szczek of Ravenswood Event Center
Suit Brand: Brooks Brothers
Tie Brand: Tie Bar

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

15

January 2015

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Embassy Suites Chicago Wedding – Melanie and Jon

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What an amazing day for photos – the Chicago light was just perfect

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Melanie and Jon had their ceremony at the Wicker Park Lutheran Church, which is just a short walk from our house. It rained in the beginning of Melanie and Jon’s wedding day, which actually worked out swimmingly for all of us.  Chicago seemed like it was glowing after their wedding ceremony in Wicker Park. Seriously though, glowing.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen the skyline look like that on a wedding day, it was beautiful.
Melanie got ready at Embassy Suites downtown before their ceremony, which was pretty convenient- as she and her guests staying at the hotel won’t really have much travel after the reception.
So, besides travel logistics, guys.  I have to say… I’m smitten with Melanie’s dress.  It was BEAUTIFUL.  And super well tailored.  The lace detail all over was so crazy gorgeous. And Melanie, of course, was stunning in it.
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And we are off to the ceremony for their Embassy Suites Wedding!

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Jason’s favorite.  A big thanks to the guys who taped the glow sticks together so that Jon could jump rope.Chicago Wedding Photography Embassy Suites Photos Studio Finch_0062

 

Congrats again you guys!! Just think of Cabo San Lucas while you’re all cozy this winter. xoxo
And a big Thank you to all of the vendors involved for Jon and Melanie’s Embassy Suites Chicago Wedding.
Getting Ready Location- Embassy Suites Chicago
Ceremony Location- Wicker Park Lutheran
Reception Location- Embassy Suites Chicago Wedding

Florist- Fleur du Jour
Shoes- Angela Nuran
Dress- Enzoani
DJ & Uplighting- Grand DJ Entertainment
Suit- Vera Wang
Hair and Makeup- Kim Piech

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5

January 2015

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Royal Melbourne Country Club Wedding in Long Grove with Angela and Eric

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Rolling Hills, green grass and flowers – yes please!

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We met Angela + Eric through Anna + Eui-Young, our couple who had the epic bubble send off last year. They are all a tight knit group of friends who go way back. Angela and Eric wanted a Royal Melbourne wedding, in Long Grove, which was close to their family’s church. The awesome thing about having a country club wedding in the middle of the summer is that you know it will have amazing lush green grass and rolling hills, and flowers and Oh! You’ll just have to see the photos.
They got ready at Hampton Inn, which was perfect logistic wise in getting to the Church and Country Club. Speaking of logistics-Angela had their honeymoon in the Cook Islands!!! Which was a convenient stop over to see Disney Land while they were in California on their way over to the tropics. It was quite fitting that Eric gave Angela a Mickey & Minnie Mouse card for her to read before their first look. And yes! Onto their Royal Melbourne wedding.
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A quick stop in front of the old school house next to their church.Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0017 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0018 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0019 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0020 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0021 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0022 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0023 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0024Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0025
I started crying at this moment guys… and I never cry. Their beautiful family emotions as they hugged their parents and gave flowers with a moment of silence for Eric’s late father was beautiful. Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0026 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0027 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0028 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0029 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0030 Royal Melbourne Chicago Wedding Photographer Long Grove Editorial Photography Studio Finch_0031
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Congrats you two!
And a big thank you to the vendors on the Angela + Eric Royal Melbourne Wedding team!

Getting Ready Location- Hampton Inn & Suites, Lincolnshire
Ceremony Location- First Presbyterian Church of Itasca
Reception Location- Royal Melbourne Country Club Wedding of Long Grove
Florist- Naperville Florist
Shoes- Louise Et Cie– Nadia Pump
Dress- Maggie Sottero
DJ- Dance Party DJs
Hair Stylist- Livia Caporale
Makeup- Sarah Yim

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4

January 2015

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Lacuna Artist Loft Wedding with Jamila and Andrei in Chicago

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It was such a joy to photograph Jamila and Andrei’s Lacuna Artist Loft wedding

The best room to have your portraits taken ever!

Jamila!!  You might recognize her- she was the awesome makeup artist who did Danley’s makeup when she got married a few years ago. Now it’s Jamila’s turn, and she had to get her own makeup artist. No one actually believed that she was going to hire a makeup artist- but! photos are proof, indeed she did. Andrei and Jamila picked Lacuna Artist Loft Wedding venue because Hebru used to use it as his main artist space.  I’ve known Hebru and his work for years thanks to my old roommate Niki. He does pretty amazing stuff- check out his website!

Anyway, it ended up raining on Jamila and Andrei’s wedding day, like a crazy rain. Thankfully, it only lasted for about 30 minutes, so everyone was still able to enjoy the amazing rooftop wedding celebration at Lacuna Artist Loft’s roof- filled with a view of the Chicago skyline.

 

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The Chicago Library is all fuzzy in the background behind the rain drops.  Okay- so maybe it rained more than 30 minutes… but thankfully it was all gone by the time the cocktail hour was over.

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I’m in love with the ruffles on Jamila’s dress!! Nice touch Veronica Sheaffer, nice touch.

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We all smooshed in a cab together on the way to Jamila’s Lacuna Artist Loft Wedding. I like cab smooshing photos 🙂

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Seriously, coolest room ever.  I normally don’t post family photos- but I had to show this space off.

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The Chicago skyline view was pretty amazing.

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I hope you guys will have an amazing trip to Zimbabwe! Please please post lots of pictures so I can Facebook stalk you. xoxo

A big thank you to all of the vendors for Jamila and Andrei’s Lacuna Artist Loft wedding:
Getting Ready Location- The Blake Hotel
Ceremony and Reception Location- Lacuna Artist Loft Wedding Rooftop
Flowers- Daureen Salvador
Invitaions- Zinga Zow (They were amazing!!! Etched and laser cut wood)
Shoes- Badgley Mischka
Dress- Veronica Sheaffer
Catering- Jas Jerk
DJ- Eddie Mills

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