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Meet Becky and Zack. They were willing to wake up for a sunrise Chicago engagement session with us. Crazy troopers, I tell you.
My eyeballs feel like burning needles when I wake up this early, but every time I get to witness the sunrise, I’m grateful for actually waking up. It’s like you have the whole city to yourself for a sunrise Chicago engagement session.
Not to mention- Becky’s laugh is contagious.These two lovelies are having their wedding festivities at the Cityview Loft here in Chicago. Though we wont be waking up early like for the sunrise Chicago engagement session, it’ll be amazing light no matter what at that venue. 🙂
We stopped by the first apartment, which happens to be right down the street from where they currently live. And I was Jones-ing for some symmetry. 🙂 These two are so cool.
After that, we headed to their current place, and had some puppy engagement session time.
Okay- sooo the righthand image below is one of my favorite things ever. Every time I see it, it just cracks me right up. Attack of the flying puppy!!!
…the sweetest flying puppy. 🙂 Becky and Zack are the absolute best. Lets finish it off with their back entry stairwell. <3 So excited for your Cityview Lofts wedding this fall!! Thank you so much for waking up for a sunrise Chicago engagement session with us. xoxo
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.
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
The Knot Chicago Magazine Feature with Sara and Mark’s Room 1520 Chicago wedding! Yay! We are so excited to be featured in The Knot magazine. A huge thank you to all of the people who worked with Sara and Mark on their big day. You can check it out in print or below.
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Venue: Room 1520
Flowers: Vale of Enna
Gown: Anne Barge
Hair: Chicago Bridal Hair & Makeup
Makeup: Beautiful Yu
Catering: Blue Plate Chicago
Dessert: Black Dog Gelato
Music: Grace Youn Quartet
What an amazing day for photos – the Chicago light was just perfect
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.
Oh Melanie! You look just like your mom behind you!
And we are off to the ceremony for their Embassy Suites Wedding!
I love bubbles. And rice. And sparklers.
Jon wanted to get photos by where he works at the Chicago Board of Trade building.
Ah, such a glowing city. It’s like the future.
Weddings have caused me to have a new appreciation for the color purple, because it looks pretty stellar in up-lighting.
Jason’s favorite. A big thanks to the guys who taped the glow sticks together so that Jon could jump rope.
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
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