Sparkling, Chic Gold Coast Wedding

 

For the past couple of years, I've had the honor of photographing several Lurie Children's Hospital Foundation benefits, including the First Look for Charity at the Chicago Auto Show! Through these events, lovely bride-to-be Maeve and I became connected and first met for a memorably wonderful glass of wine at the 3 Arts Club after her engagement. We chatted dreams, ideas, vision and her plans with Erik for a winter wedding day in Chicago's Gold Coast.

(You may remember Maeve & Erik's featured engagement session in Lincoln Park this past summer!)

Their December wedding day was blessed by sunshine and just a touch of snow. The bridal party prepared at ultra-chic (and freshly renovated) Talbott Hotel before the traditional Catholic ceremony at St. James Chapel, two blocks away. Following mass, the bride and groom walked with their bridesmaids (cozy in fur stoles) and groomsmen to The Casino, Chicago's iconic club on Delaware Place for cocktails and reception. 

December 9, 2017 will stand out in my memory for this couple's charm and warmth and the elegant perfection found in the simplicity and quality of each detail of the wedding timeline. It is my hope that these wedding photographs (it was difficult to limit the highlights to only fifty!) capture the magic that was Maeve & Erik's winter wedding day in Chicago.

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Epic Greek Orthodox Chicago Wedding

May 27, 2017 has been marked with a big red heart on my calendar for over a year. Carly and Chris planned a wedding day packed full of celebratory details, surprises and special moments. Kicking off the day with a wedding gift of Christian Louboutin pumps and a mother-daughter whiskey toast, this couple honored family tradition and faith with a Greek Orthodox ceremony at St. John the Baptist in Des Plaines. Following a rose petal-showered church exit, the party bus stopped by Catherine Chevalier Woods for photos of the wedding party and Chris and Carly. Wedding guests enjoyed cocktail hour at The Empress in Addison until the bridal party welcomed the bride and groom with a stunning sparkler entrance to the ballroom. 

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A terrific team of vendors included Gaby Raguso of GLAMD, Flowers for Dreams, I Do Video by Leo, Mario Tricoci: Oak Brook all coordinated by Ashley Nicole Events.