From Victoria Sprung Photography... Justin and Jessica have a beautiful balance of romance and goofiness. I think this is a perfect combination. They were SO fun to work with, and were up for anything. They trusted me when I led them under some el tracks, going along with my vision of bringing out the water stains on the wall for a background texture.
We started out the day with both the Bride and Groom’s preparations at the Crowne Plaza in West Town. The hotel has a really pretty corridor where we had their ‘First Look’. We hopped in the limo, and it was off to some nearby locations to take some fun, creative portraits. On the way back to Loft on the Lake, we picked up Palmer, the Couple’s ADORABLE Pomeranian dog.
It was time for the Ceremony, and guests were treated to a warm, romantic atmosphere at Loft on the Lake. Jessica did a lot of the decor herself, and she knocked it out of the park. Their Ceremony was officiated by a friend, and was full of funny stories, heartfelt vows, and all smiles. I just gotta put this out there: I love doggie ring bearers! Though I don’t know if you could find a better behaved little guy than Palmer. He was pretty much sleeping in one of the Groomsmen’s arms, just being his adorable little self.
Cocktail hour went underway, and I was able to capture some candid moments of their guests, as well as documenting all the gorgeous details and decor in the reception room. In between courses, we heard amazing speeches…including an extremely memorable one from the Bride’s Sister. As a surprise, she had written a song about Jessica and Justin to the tune of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”. I think you can see by the photos how much of a hit it was!
Catering was provided by Phil Stefani. Not only is their food top notch, but I always notice how wonderful and attentive the staff is. Style Matters is one of my favorite DJ companies, and Dustin did not disappoint! He had the dance floor moving all night, and it was so much fun to watch everyone go crazy.
Wedding Photography: Victoria Sprung Photography | Getting Ready Location: Crowne Plaza in Chicago, Illinois | Wedding Venue: Loft on Lake in Chicago, Illinois | Floral Design: Juliet Tan | Caterer: Phil Stefani Signature Events | Wedding Cake: Tipsy Cake | DJ: Style Matters | Lighting: Art of Imagination | Hair + Makeup: Kristin Repta