Helen + Griffin

As we enter the New Year, I find myself looking back at some of the beautiful weddings I was able to shoot in 2016. I thought, what better way to reflect on the New Year by highlighting some of the moments that have been captured. 

This particular wedding was lead by Heather Decamp Photography, and as she documented Helen’s experience throughout this May day, I was able to focus on Griffin. There’s something really beautiful at merging the two perspectives together into one captured day.

I met Griffin and his best men at the Palmer House. Little did we know that the hotel would be completely surrounded by the Memorial Day parade, causing a few of the gang to meet a little later than planned. Having a bit more time on our hand, Griffin and the boys started talking about their love of comics, so much that they had one on hand to show off. 

Shortly after, we headed down to Grant Park for the groom to meet his bride. They met, they laughed, they kissed, and we took a nice stroll through the park before heading to Bridgeport Art Center for the ceremony, where friends and family warmly gathered to witness their marriage, dine and dance together.

Lydia + Brian

I’m so very excited to show highlights from one of my favorite weddings from this season. Lydia + Brian were married at the beautiful Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, Illinois. They shared the day with friends and family amidst the colorful summer gardens, light-strung courtyards, and rustic barn interiors. Guests were entertained with cocktails, decadent cheese plates and yard games, while Lydia and Brian frolicked on the farm, enjoying their first moments as husband and wife. 

The evening continued with kind words and heartwarming speeches in the courtyard, followed by a dinner, dancing, a surprise birthday pie for the Father of the Groom, and an impromptu chair dance for the newly married couple.

This beautiful farm wedding was brought together by:

Wedding Planner:  Naturally Yours Events
Venue:  Elawa Farm
Music:  Fumee Gypsy Project
Floral:  Finding Eminence Farm
Catering:  Big Delicious Planet
Sweets/Cakes:  Cacao Sweets & Treats

Ria + Brian

Ria + Brian met at Arrigo Park for a special first look, followed by a jaunt with their wedding party through the West Loop area for fun, urban industrial photo ops before heading to Kitchen Chicago for their wedding ceremony. Here, they brought two joyous families together, joining Filipino and Jewish traditions, and including little Bella in the ceremony by presenting her with a special necklace, gifted from Brian.

Cocktails and appetizers were had following the ceremony with a lighthearted folky performance by Man Bread, before the guests were lead up to City View Loft for a night of good eats and celebration, including of course, singing, dancing, and lots of cotton candy!

Special thanks to the following vendors for contributing to such an awesome wedding:

Kitchen Chicago
City View Loft
Flowers by Stem
Florescio Films ( a great partner in crime for the day! Can’t wait to see his video)
Spin Spun