Allyson + Charles | Hilton Santa Barbara Beach Wedding | Sneak Peek

Ally and Chuck chose the gorgeous Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort as the perfect location for their destination wedding.  The day was picture perfect as we set out for the iconic Santa Barbara Courthouse for the couple’s first look.  We climbed the clock tower to get a view of the city before heading back to the resort to meet up with the bridal party.  After a sunny ceremony with the beach in the background we took the couple to the water for a few sunset photos before heading to the party.  And what a party it was!  The Sambista dancers got the party going and the couple had a Hora dance to remember.  Congratulations you two!!

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Adrianna + Dean | Chicago Classic Winter Wedding | Sneak Peek

We had a blast with Adrianna and Dean on their wedding day.  And what a beautiful day it was!  We started the day at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church and went to a few classic Chicago locations for photos before heading to Salvatore’s Ristorante for the gorgeous reception.  Blumgarten created magic with the florals as always and the dessert table was stunning!  Enjoy the sneak peak and congratulations to this wonderful couple!

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Alex+Patrick | Salvatore’s Ristorante Wedding | Sneak Peek

This past Saturday we reconnected with Alex and Patrick for wedding 2.0!  We had the pleasure of photographing their intimate wedding ceremony back in November and this time we gathered for their wedding celebration with friends and family at Salvatore’s Ristorante in Lincoln Park.  We spent some time with the bride and her friends getting ready at Hotel Lincoln before greeting the groom and heading over to Salvatore’s for the party.

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Allison + Curt | Winter Wonderland Wedding | Sneak Peek

It’s been almost a week since these two got married and we are excited to share a few of our favorite images from the day!  Although Chicago is in the midst of the coldest weather in centuries the sun was shining when Allison started her day at home getting ready.  Her beautiful Pronovias gown was a real show stopper and paired perfectly with rose gold infused florals and details of the day.  After the church ceremony these two braved the elements as we stepped into a real winter wonderland to take a few portraits before heading to the party.  And to all my winter brides out there… don’t be afraid of the elements, embrace them like Curt and Allison and you will be left with not only romantic moments captured, but a lifelong memory to share.   View full post »

Mary + Brian | Great Central Brewing Wedding

All the details of this wedding were out of this world!  Grace from Thistle and Plume really went above and beyond to bring this urban wedding to life.  Mary’s simple and elegant dress was the perfect statement for this modern couple.  With the Lakewood and Great Central Brewing as the backdrop for the ceremony and reception these two threw one epic celebration!

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Melissa + Matt | Hinsdale Golf Club Wedding

This sweet couple started their wedding day together at their new home and what a special and memorable way to begin your wedding day!  Melissa was a show stopper as she channeled Sarah Jessica Parker vibes in her spectacular black and white dress and the couple had an evening full of laughter and fun as they made their wedding uniquely theirs.  Congratulations Melissa and Matt!

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Anne + Nate | Lacuna Lofts Wedding

We had so much fun with Anne and Nate and their wedding crew on their wedding day!  We toured around the city and braved the winter weather before heading to St. Michael’s in historic old town.  With the groom being from Cleveland we had to take a quick pic with the street sign before heading to Lacuna for one epic party!  Congratulations Nate and Anne!  We can’t wait to share the full gallery!

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Alex + Patrick | De Paul Chapel Wedding

Alex and Patrick had an intimate winter wedding with their closest family and friends and we are grateful to have been able to document their special ceremony.  The bride got ready at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Hotel before meeting her groom at the aisle at the Depaul Chapel.  After the ceremony, the couple and their close family dined at Mon Ami Gabi and we look forward to being with them in February for the second installment!

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Marcia + Mike | Alice Millar Chapel & The Glen Club Wedding | Sneak Peek

And the bride wore pink!  It was such a joy to document Marcia and Mike’s wedding day.  It was a picture perfect Fall afternoon as we started the day at the gorgeous Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University.  The ceremony was officiated by one of the couple’s closet friends and included all the children in a sand ceremony, bringing the two families together.  After the ceremony we took advantage of the fall colors as we stepped outside for a few portraits with the happy couple before heading to The Glen Club for a luncheon.  Congratulations Marcia and Mike!

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Lisabeth + Rob | Kitchen Chicago Fall Wedding

Lisabeth and Rob met on the East Coast during their college years and have chosen Chicago as their home.  Their intimate fall wedding at Kitchen Chicago was nothing short of perfection.  The mix of the classic and romantic bridal and bridesmaids gowns were a beautiful and unique contrast to the urban and modern venue.  After a delicious meal and tiny tasty desserts their closest family and friends took to the dance floor for an unforgettable evening.  Congratulations Lisabeth and Rob!

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