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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…
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
Kailee and Mike’s Kitchen Chicago Wedding at City View Loft was a day for the ages. Two words that describe their wedding day – beauty and style. And! Kailee wore an AMAZING Omelia BHLDN gown. The delicate lace detailing and unique shoulder draping is gorgeous. Polka dot tulle detailing is one of my favorite things.
Colorful perfection? Yes please! I am a huge fan of anything mint- from the shoes, shawl to the DIY hand-painted centerpieces.
Mike also brought along pizazz with his striped tie and dapper J. Crew suit. Stylish montage? For sure. Not to mention, awesome dance party of a reception that even had Black Dog Gelato for desert. Tasty Deliciousness.
Eeek! Kailee, your ring is beautiful.
Cocktails inspired by their kitties?! YES! Best mixology inspiring wedding idea yet. Not to mention that Buzz is the most photogenic kitty ever. (and he knows it)
I am IN LOVE and absolutely swooning over Kailee’s centerpieces. They were hand painted by her and her friends before the wedding.
Flowers/Stationary: Revolt Events
Cat Illustrations: Letterhappy
Shoes: Rachel Simpson
Getting Ready Hotel: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Ceremony Location: Kitchen Chicago
Reception Location: City View Loft
Dress: Omelia by BHLDN
Caterer: Pure Kitchen
Music: Toast & Jam
Hair and Makeup: Sonia Roselli Studio
Coordinator: Joshua Yates/Revolt Events
Suit: J. Crew
Jane and John had their Chicago engagement session with us shortly after arriving in town from Australia, where they live. It was an around the world affair for them as John is originally from Ireland and Jane from Chicago. They met while both working abroad in Australia and never looked back.
They held their festivities at the Rookery later that week, as well as in Ireland later- finishing off their around the world tickets to Japan before heading home to the amazing down under in Australia.
And the details! THE CAKE!!!!! Holy tomatoes, I can’t wait to show you all of the crazy epic details (balloons! Giant confetti balloons!) from their wedding day.
It was awesome having a chance to step outside of the world of Skype and meet John in person for the first time at this engagement session.
Tracey and Chris are awesome. We got to essentially just roam around Pilsen with them for the Chicago engagement photography session, joking about cheese and other bits of silly-ness for the first half of their session.
I can’t wait for their wedding! Their city affair is going to be held at the beautifully historic Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Chicago later this fall. Fitting? Yes. Tracey and Chris got engaged in Las Vegas as he swept her off of her feet and they stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas.
Now, on to the engagement session. Might I add- Tracey, your hair is AMAZING. That is all. <3
Typically brides get really stressed out about the possibility of rain on their wedding day. Not Jenna though, she was beaming the whole day. Gah, and the emotional smiles and happy tears from everyone made it hard to not get a good shot at this Royal Fox Country Club Wedding. Seriously Jenna, your friends and family are amazing!
So, back to the rain- a thing we love about rain? The color of the trees and grass that go along with it. All of our wedding photos seem to get more vibrant after the rain. A huge thank you to Jenna and Matt for being willing to go out on the Green of the Royal Fox Country Club when the clouds still looked like they were going to burst.
Now… to start with the perfect wedding ballerina shoes for today.
My Favorite shot of the day. Thanks Jason for being the perfect photojournalist I can count on.
Jenna with all of her radiance. While Matt- learned to drive stick shift quicker than anyone I ever met.