There is so much fun amazingness to show for Jenna and Jim’s Chicago Wedding that I can’t even handle it! Ok, so here it goes…
Jenna and Jim planned their wedding from afar- having a long distance relationship, this was no sweat for them. We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph their engagement session in New York City’s Gramercy Park last summer. (No fence jumping needed) Since living and working on the East Coast, Jenna and Jim moved to Germany together to follow Jim’s career in the Air Force. Which I say is pretty perfect, since Jenna’s dream would be to travel to unique and amazing places all over the world- what better than marrying a pilot?
They decided to have their wedding at Chicago’s Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft wedding, which was large enough to house all of their amazing family and friends. Also, just as important- it is large enough to hold a late night pasty food truck. Talk about awesome. Before their cocktail hour and reception, they got married at the beautiful Holy Family Catholic Church on Roosevelt and spent some time going around the city with their decked out navy blue wedding party.
Oh! And check out Jenna and Jim’s decor choices! They had friends trade place cards with Polaroid photos of the guests. Also, a huge thank you to Liven it Up Events for making the schedule and decor flow as smooth as possible. <3
We took photos on the football field at St. Ignatius (which is right next to Holy Family Catholic Church). The field is named after Jim’s Uncle, who was a proud Wolfpack coach in his prime.
Eeee! The decor from Exquisite Designs and Liven it Up Events is amazing!!! Not to mention, I think I’m in love- if we got married again, I would want to to be a Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft Wedding. Vow Renewal anyone? Jason? Hint? 🙂
Close up of the genius Polaroid Place card Station in action:
Congrats again Jenna and Jim- you guys are so much fun! Have an amazing time in Germany.
And a big thank you to the Chicago Wedding Vendors for Jenna and Jim’s Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft Wedding below:
Coordinator: Liven it Up Events– Linda
Getting Ready Location: VRBO Condo on State St
Hair: Anasa Salon in Park Ridge
Makeup: Anjelica Bannos Artistry
Flowers: Exquisite Designs
Invitations: Checkerboard from Hill’s Hallmark in Park Ridge
Catering: Stefani Catering
Music: Toast and Jam– Carrie
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Suit: Tommy Hilfiger
Ceremony: Holy Family Catholic Church Chicago
Reception: Bridgeport Art Center’s Skyline Loft