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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
Chicago Beach Engagement Session
Meghan and Ben were able to look so graceful on this blustery Chicago day. Seriously, the winds just wouldn’t let up- it was nuts. But! Thanks to Meghan’s graceful step and vibrant maxi dress, the bustery day managed to look like it was all meant to be for their Chicago beach engagement session. Not to mention, the waves on the lake were huge!
We started off at a park in southern Chicago, and slowly worked our way over to the windy beach. Naturally the beach was a great choice as Meghan and Ben are getting married in Cancun this fall. With a plane full of guests headed down to Cancun for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are so excited! Festivities on day 1 and portraits on day 2. Meghan and Ben have done a bit of traveling together, from the Caribbean to Italy and lovely places in between. Low key, breezy and fun, which is exactly what Meghan and Ben’s day will be.
Last shot = my favorite. Ahhh, love a Chicago beach engagement session. Perfect wind for perfect waves.
Alicia and Lukasz’s Elmhurst Wilder Mansion wedding day couldn’t have been more beautiful! Everyone knows I’m a huge fan out rustic outdoor ceremonies, and they couldn’t have picked a better location. They had their outdoor ceremony at the Churchill Woods complete with vintage wooden doors for Alicia’s grand entrance.
Alicia and Lukasz have had a relationship since middle school. These two have known each other since they were little kids. Their bond is amazing and sincere, and everyone who has ever met Alicia and Lukasz would tell you that their souls are bonded deep. Gah, I just about cried at the ceremony myself. We felt so honored to photograph these two on their stunning day.
A touch of blush whimsey on Alicia’s Maggie Sottero dress is to die for. Putting the finishing touches on his vows.
The color pairings Alicia envisioned are amazing! Some of you who have met me have heard me go on and on about my new fondness over the color purple- It photographs so well with the florals from Ipomea Floral. Sheila, the owner and florist extraordinaire does an amazing job.
A huge thank you to all of these amazing vendors and fashion touches.
Amanda and Tom are the most amazing smiley people that we’ve ever shot. Seriously, every picture looks like absolute joy at their Promontory Point wedding. I mean, you remember their engagement session at Indiana Dunes State Park with the dune jumping? Indeed.
Amanda and Tom got ready in West Town, to make sure to have the chance to have a few shots where they originally met- at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, before the wedding. With their ceremony and reception at the lovely Promontory Point on Chicago’s South Side, they simply moved the ceremony indoors and opened up the hall’s French doors, while enjoying cocktail hour outside.
It was the most perfect weather for a lakeside wedding! The sky was so clear, you could see the cityscape along the shore, which allowed for the perfect bike-ride on their new tandem bike. The perfect dress for the perfect bike!
Mary Beth and Sam’s Chicago Maxim’s Lincoln Park wedding was an absolute blast. We love outdoor park weddings in Chicago. I mean, look at the amazing greenery?! And with Mary Beth’s vintage wedding dress paired with flowers from Asrai Garden, it’s a guaranteed day of non-stop lovely. And Sam’s suit was quite amazing as well. This wedding had some of my most favorite dance shots of all time. Maxim’s made it quite easy though, it’s such an intimate reception space, and was perfect for their theme. Congrats with everything in Colorado you two! Champaigne Grapes in the bouquet? Yes!