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And blogpost season begins!!! I’ve been in the midst of working on Megan and Patrick’s album, so I couldn’t help but share some photos online from their awesome sauce wedding. Megan and Patrick had a Hyatt Lodge at Mcdonald’s Campus wedding in Oakbrook. The scenery, guests, weather, details, overall vibe, and everything was picture perfect (zing!) And I was really digging Megan’s florals and bouquet- created by Ipomea Floral Design.
Before Megan and Patrick’s Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus wedding, the guys got ready at the hotel and Megan and her ladies got ready at Megan’s parents’ house, which was also the location of their post Chicago wedding ceremony/pre cocktail hour VIP cocktail hour. 😀
Oh oh! And they also had Irish Dancers from the school Megan and her friends danced at. It was amazing to watch! I included some of those photos after the cocktail hour.
Ok, anyway- enough of my babbles. You can scroll and check out the loveliness that is Megan and Patrick’s Hyatt Lodge at Mcdonald’s Campus Wedding for yourselves.
Here is the lovely backyard VIP wedding party I mentioned earlier. 🙂 Just before we headed off to their Hyatt Lodge at Mcdonald’s Campus Wedding location.
And we are officially onsite for their Hyatt Lodge at Mcdonald’s Campus Wedding. Woo! Check out Megan and those dapper dudes.
A big thank you to all of the vendors who participated:
Ceremony Location: Immaculate Conception Church
Reception Location: Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Wedding
Florist: Ipomea Floral Design
Invitations: Designed by Pat Dawson (Groom’s uncle)
Bride’s Shoes: Hitherto at BHLDN
Wedding Dress Designer: Watters Too
Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhullier for BHLDN
Trolley: Premier Trolly and Limo
Hair and MUA: Style on Site– Carrie and Jules
Wedding Cake: Lezza Spumoni & Desserts
Music: Matt Stedman Band
Groom’s Suit: Jos A. Bank
Groom’s Tie: The Tie Bar
Wedding Colors: Blush, Peach, Green <3
Ah! This day warms my heart (which is good- because it was cold out!) Evan planned an amazing surprise Chicago Proposal at Hotel Lincoln on the rooftop. The surprise was in three stages. (I know right!) Ah! Okay, sorry- I’m calming down. It just all worked out so perfectly. Since it was cold out, there were not as many people on Hotel Lincoln Chicago proposal on the rooftop, which meant that we had a run of the place.
We met with Evan before the proposal day, and he explained his 3 stage plan to us. First, the proposal. Second- a surprise visit from both sets of parents. And! You’ll have to scroll down and wait for the 3rd one. 🙂
First, let’s begin their Hotel Lincoln Chicago proposal surprise on the rooftop. The rooftop is called J Parker. A bit of history- J Parker was the unreliable cop on duty the night that Lincoln was assassinated. Much of Hotel Lincoln’s naming schemes have a ton of history involved- which is super cool! Okay, off of that tangent, and on to Evan and Pamela’s proposal!!!
AHHH! She said Yes! Best Chicago proposal at Hotel Lincoln ever!
Clever name time again! The Booth that Pamela and Evan are sitting on is called The John Wilkes Booth. Clever indeed.
Congrats you two! I hope that your first month of being engaged was amazing so far, and have a great engaged summer. Thank you so much for having us a part of your surprise Chicago proposal at Hotel Lincoln.
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
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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