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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
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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

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13

January 2015

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ArTango Wedding in Chicago with Voni and Clivens

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Two things we love: vivid colorful street art in Chicago and our lovely couples in front of it

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So, this morning Jason and I were talking about how cold it is and how awesome it was that a year ago, Voni and Clivens braved the very brisk January weather to do a Chicago Engagement session in the winter with us.  Seriously you guys- we talk about you all of the time. So I found it fitting to blog about their ArTango Wedding in Chicago today.

Voni and Clivens met online, but Clivens likes to tell people that they met at a bar. Haha, which is technically true- also, in that case- Jason and I met at a coffee shop diner. 🙂

Voni and Clivens both moved from their home states to Chicago. I’m from Michigan, so I know how that goes. But yes, on to their wedding!

They both got ready at The James Hotel- Clivens actually got ready in the library room, which I didn’t know existed- and that was a pretty awesome spacious location option for the guys to get ready.

Where is this mural? It’s at a fast food parking lot on the way to their ArTango Wedding.  I asked them if we could stop here because I was a bit smitten by it.

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I hope you guys are staying warm on the northside and that the lake is not making any crazy wind or ice this year!  Happy late birthday Voni and I hope your European honeymoon was AMAZING.

Also, a big thank you to all of the vendors- here is the shout out list:

Getting Ready Location- The James Hotel
Ceremony and Reception Location- ArTango Wedding
Florist- Beata from Dahlia Blooms
Hair and Makeup- Rachel and Audrey from Strange Beauty Show
Shoes- Nina
Dress- Casablanca Bridal
Caterer- ArTango Bistro Wedding Events
DJ- Kevynn Global
Suit- Ferrecci
Cake- Defloured

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11

January 2015

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Spiaggia Chicago Wedding – Lily and John

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Lily and John wanted to have a destination wedding in Chicago.

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Since it’s a main hub, it makes it easier for family to be able to attend. They decided that a Spiaggia Chicago Wedding overlooking Lake Michigan was the perfect venue for them and family to be able to enjoy delicious food and to later get their groove on.
When we met Lily and John, they were in the midst of planning their move to Hawaii- cargo loading and all of that craziness, as John was going to be stationed there after his homecoming.

John and Lily got ready together in their hotel room- which I loved. It was so zen and calming in the room. I thought it was pretty awesome that they are getting ready together, I mean- if you’re marrying your best friend, it’s only right to get to spend the whole day with them right? And not to mention, their view was pretty awesome as well.

They eloped before John was deployed, so they decided to have a family blessing instead of a traditional ceremony for their Spiaggia Chicago Wedding.  You’ll be able to see it in the photos as both John and Lily’s dad’s performed the family blessing together.  It was quite sweet. <3
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I hope you guys are having an amazing time in Hawaii! Trust me, we are all jealous here in Chicago while the high temperatures are 0 degrees. Brrr.
And a thank you to all of the Chicago Wedding vendors at John and Lily’s Spiaggia Chicago Wedding

Getting Ready Location- Mile North Hotel
Ceremony and Reception Location- Spiaggia Wedding
Hair Stylist- Season McKesson, Mary Jane Salon– San Diego, CAFlorist- Dilly Lily
Invitations- Forever Fiances, San Diego CA
Shoes- Badgley Mischka
Caterer- Spiaggia Private Events
DJ- Mike Lopez
Suit- Black Lapel, NY (guys, custom suits are AWESOME, you won’t regret it!)
Tie- Calvin Klien

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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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Chicago Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft Wedding- Jenna and Jim

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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…

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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
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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.Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0021 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0022 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0023 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0024 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0025 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0026 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0027 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0028 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0029 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0030 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0031 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0032 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0033 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0034 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0035 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0036 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0037 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0038 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0039 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0040 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0041
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? 🙂Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0041b Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0042 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0043 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0044 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0045
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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
Shoes: Nina
Suit: Tommy Hilfiger
Ceremony: Holy Family Catholic Church Chicago
Reception: Bridgeport Art Center’s Skyline Loft