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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
Not everyone can pull off a crazy beautiful wedding reception when the setting is where they went to high school- but then again, not everyone went to high school in an epic Harry Potter/Hogwarts/Marble Epicness/ landscape of amazment/jaw droppingly beautiful bit of architecture. Phew. Yes- but Carlee did go to school on a beautiful Chicago campus. So hence, why Carlee and Jeff decided to have a St Ignatius Wedding, at St. Ignatius’ Tully Hall in Chicago. Keep scrolling for beautiful green goodness.
Carlee and Jeff had their wedding ceremony at St. Daniel the Prophet, officiated by a family friend. But now, onto everyone getting ready at the Hilton downtown- conveniently located next to a wonderful colorful tiled wall. 😉 Oh, and conviniently across the street from Michigan Ave is the park. Perfect location indeed!
Ok, so there maybe a lot of photos of Carlee smiling from ear to ear- but that’s only because I’m kind of obsessed with her beautiful smile, oh- and it’s their wedding day, so smiles be had!
Oh yes, the St. Ignatius Chicago Wedding was inside the building’s Tully Hall. Sorry, I’m always bad with multiple names.
Eeek! Thank you to Foxglove Studio for making these amazing arrangements!
A huge thank you to all of the vendors who made Carlee and Jeff’s amazing St. Ignatius Wedding day possible!
Getting Ready Location: Hilton Chicago S Michigan Ave
Ceremony Location: St Daniel the Prophet
Reception Location: St. Ignatius Wedding in Tully Hall
Catering: Kenmare Catering & Events
Cake: Westtown Bakery
Florist: The Floxglove Studio
DJ: Dreamhouse Productions
Hair: Variations in Hair Design
Makeup: Rena Freeman
Transport: Chicago Trolly
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
We met Cherita and Zeus initially a few weeks ago and they wanted to get their Chicago Lincoln Park Engagement Photography session finished straight away so that they can make their save the dates. I am so happy the weather cooperated with amazing vibrant ombré hues of a sunset.
Before heading around town, we met them at Atomix Cafe, in Ukrainian Village for a few shots at a coffee shop, astronaut mural included. Thank you Atomix for letting us take a few photos at your awesome coffee shop space.
Cherita and Jesus’ wedding is going to be AMAZING! A blend of Mexican and Indian cultures, from henna to a mariachi band. I cannot wait for their festivities and to see which family traditions they will put together. Eeek! Okay, onto the ombré hued amazingness.
My favorite set- these two horizontal bits of loveliness. Cheri, your eyes are mesmerizing.
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.