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RIVER ROAST WEDDING: LIZ + MATT

RIVER ROAST WEDDING: LIZ + MATT

Matt is one the sweetest, loving and emotional grooms I have ever met and seeing his reaction to Liz through out the wedding day was incredibly endearing!  Their love for each other is so abundant and they are truly best friends.  Liz was an absolute stunner in her lace dress and sparkly kate spade shoes, her hair pulled loosely back with an amazing hair piece.  They married at River Roast and incorporated pops of color and sequins to create a lovely vintage glam room.  This is the second time I worked with the Reny family and I absolutely adore them (so much so I may have joked about photoshopping myself into their family photos and that I was going to start inviting myself to family events)

Wedding Planner: Big City Bride

Venue: River Roast    

Photography: Robyn Rachel Photography

DJ: Monastero Entertainment

Videographer: Lexoria

Hair: Magnificent Bride

Make-up: Juli Valdez

Florist: A Stem Above    

 

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ADLER PLANETARIUM WEDDING: LISA + ROB

ADLER PLANETARIUM WEDDING: LISA + ROB

I love looking at Lisa and Rob’s photos, they just exude happiness on the day that they were married.  They opted for a first look so that they could travel around town with their bridal party.  Nothing was going to ruin their day, not rain, not Lollapalooza crowds nor the silly geese that kept photo-bombing their family photos.  Luckily the rain cleared in time for a joyous outdoor ceremony at Adler with the most perfect skyline views of the city.  We later visited the skyline to get some knockout night shots.  I believe that both Lisa and Rob had incredible examples of beautiful and loving relationships in their household growing up.  Both sets of parents after decades of being together love each other like the first day they met.  I have to say that Lisa’s father Phil takes the cake for best FOB speech of all time, his love for his family and especially his wife Diane brought me to tears!

Venue: Adler Planetarium

Wedding Planner: Big City Bride

Florist: A Stem Above

DJ: Monastero Entertainment

Videographer: Lexoria

Hair: Magnificent Bride

Make-Up: Juli Valdez

Caterer: Food For Thought

Lighting: VLS

Ceremony: Artistrings

Cake: Alliance Bakery

Transportation: Flying Lady, Chicago Mini Bus

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CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY + 19 EAST WEDDING: LIZ + DAN

ILLUMINATING COMPANY + 19 EAST WEDDING: LIZ + DAN

After photographing Liz and Dan’s engagement session, I could not wait to work with them on their wedding day!    Liz’s laughter is infectious and there is no one that makes her laugh more than Dan.  The way she looked in her gown plus the pure joy she exhuberated all day was perfection.  Anytime these two would look at each other, their faces would light up! Liz and Dan designed the Chicago Illuminating Company and 19 east to look stunning, purple florals, earthy elements including large shrubs and a wood bar were brought in to transform the space.  This couple was truly focused on what was really important, their love for each other and celebrating with the ones they care about the most.  Rain moved their planned outdoor dancing inside, but instead of letting that ruin their day, they chose to make lemonade and were willing to get a little wet for a killer rainy night shot.

Venue: Chicago Illuminating Company + 19 east

Planner: Chrissy Magliano Big City Bride

Decor: HMR Design

Bride Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Photography: Robyn Rachel Photography

Hair: Magnificent Brides

Makeup: Jennifer Mertz

Band: Arlen Music

Catering: Limelight

 

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FIELD MUSUEM WEDDING: KACEY + DAN

FIELD MUSUEM WEDDING: KACEY + DAN

Everything about this wedding was romantic, classic and delicately beautiful.  The room of the Field Museum was exquisite and couldn’t have been any more lovely.  Long and circle tables were filled with soft white and blush florals, sweet lounge set ups offered the guest chic seating and a custom gold bar centered the room.  Although the room was breathtaking, there was nothing more stunning than the couple Kacey and Dan.

Kacey glowed in her Pronovias gown, a true classic beauty- a modern day Herpburn, while Dan looked extremely dapper in his custom suit.  Their love for each other is so undeniable and apparent, they way that they look at each other and make each other smile is true love at its finest!

Reception Venue: Field Museum

Ceremony Location: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

Planner: Chrissy Magliano, Big City Bride

Floral and decor : HMR

Photographer: Robyn Rachel Photography

Bridal Gown Maker: Pronovias

Bridesmaids’ dresses:  Joanna August

Invites and Printed Material: Sarah Drake Design

Hair: Magnificent Brides

Makeup: Juli Valdez

Lighting and Sound: Frost

Cake: Alliance Bakery

Band: Party Faithful

Linens: BBJ Linens and La Tavola

 

 

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SWISSOTEL WEDDING: STEPHANIE + TIM

SWISSOTEL WEDDING: STEPHANIE + TIM

Stephanie and Tim met and currently reside in Switzerland and it was very important to them to incorporate  some Swiss elements into their wedding celebration.  With that being said Stephanie is from Chicago and their guests were coming from all around the globe so they wanted to share a true Chicago experience with everyone as well.  The Swissotel ball room adorns some of the cities best views that did not disappoint their friends and family, and an added bonus of perfect sighting of the Saturday fireworks show. In addition, between the ceremony and reception while we were about town snapping beautiful cityscapes the guest enjoyed a chartered Architectural Boat Tour.  Stephanie and Tim together looked amazing and improved every skyline they stood in front of!

Venue:  Swissotel Chicago

Ceremony : Assumption Catholic Church

Wedding Dress: Pronovias 

Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade

Makeup: Amy Banas, Beauty on Call

Hair: Gina Scalpone, Beauty on Call

Veil: Liluca Pronuptia

Jewelry: Glitzy Secrets (side tiara, bracelet) Nadri (earings)

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung

Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse

Cake: Tipsy-cakes

Floral: Life in Bloom

Band: Soda

Wedding Planner: Ashley La Fleur, La Belle Fleur Events

Rings: Tiffany and co

Chair/Table Rental: Halls Rental

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