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Elegant + Organic Chicago History Museum Wedding

Get ready, lovies, because there’s a whole lot of pretty coming your way from this Chicago wedding. From the Bride’s bejeweled Carolina Herrera gown, Manolo Blahnik shoes and stunning makeup from Nika Vaughan to Chicago History Museum‘s gorgeous garden and ballroom, this wedding, captured to perfection from Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema, is oh-so-lovely. See it all here.

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Summer
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From Ann & Kam Photography & CinemaI knew I liked Rachel from the first time we talked—her easy laughter and kind nature came through even on the telephone. Then I had the pleasure of a little phone call from her mom, when I really fell in love with their whole family. It was easy to feel how much this family loves and cares for each other, and I was in love with them for it. Aaron and Rachel seem to be the perfect fit – laughing often, affectionate, caring, smart, fun, easy going. I could go on and on, obviously! We’ve been looking forward to their wedding for a year, and I am still smiling even as I edit their collection!

Rachel and Aaron’s day was a delight because of the wonderful people involved, but it was also flawlessly beautiful. The Chicago History Museum was the site for the ceremony and reception, and provided a stunning setting, as always. I am still swooning over the gorgeous florals by Life in Bloom and Rachel’s Carolina Herrera gown. Five Grain Events planned the day to perfection, and the David Rothstein Band kept the party rocking all night. Truly, a perfect day.

Photography : Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema | Event Planning: Five Grain Events | Floral Design: Life In Bloom | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Makeup: Nika Vaughan | Hair: Salon Blue | Band: David Rothstein Band | Venue: Chicago History Museum | Caterering: Food For Thought

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Romantic Spanish-Inspired Wedding Inspiration

Picturesque? Well, that doesn’t even begin to describe the captures from Tamara Gruner Photography (and I’m not just talking about those illustrated portraits)! Set amongst an enchanting atmosphere complete with one stunning flamenco-style dress, this Spain-inspired editorial is oh-so-pretty. From the Spanish guitar to the sangria table, we’ve got all the loveliness here!

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Summer
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Country Club
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Elegance

From Tamara Gruner PhotographyThe red bricks, the sangria table, and her flowing flamenco-style dress; is all one desires for a beautiful Spain-inspired wedding. The table for 8 was adorned with roses, peonies and lilac flowers along with delicately calligraphed place cards – provided an ethereal setting. The guests were pampered with delicacies from near and far. Strolling along the gardens of this wonderful location, the bride and groom reflected on their special day. A picture is a thousand words; a portrait speaks a million….they held their own portraits to celebrate this enchanting day!

Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Event Design: Tamara Gruner Photography | Wedding Dress: Lazaro From Bella Bianca | Cake: Elysia Root Cakes | Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering | Makeup: Orlando Barsallo From Solo Salon | Hair Stylist: Emily Grissom From Solo Salon | Calligraphy: Layers Of Loveliness | Country Club: Ravisloe Country Club | Event Planning & Design: Beso Weddings & Events | Event Styling & Florals: The Foxglove Studio | Female Model: Michelle Mink | Groom Attire: Trunk Club Custom | Groom Styling: Suzanne Cotter | Groom Styling: Taylor Thomas | Guitarist: Spanish Guitar Chicago | Portraiture: CW Drawings | Scans: Richard Photo Lab | Shoe Design, Veil & Jewelry: The Left Bank Jewelry

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Elegant Spring Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center

Romantic bright blooms from A Stem Above, a gaggle of girlfriends in blush lace and shimmering sequins, a waterfront view, and an adoring Groom… Sounds absolutely ideal, right? This beautiful Bride got all that and more on her Big Day, and you won’t want to miss all the pretty in the Kristin La Voie Photography-captured gallery here, or in the Delack Media Group film below. Take a peek!

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Spring
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ChurchLoft

From Kristin La Voie PhotographyAdd a stunning Judd Waddell gown + gorgeous florals by A Stem Above + immaculate planning by Big City Bride + the most amazing group of family and friends + a breathtaking Bride + a handsome Groom = THIS! Jessie and Bryan’s wedding was perfection from the second we stepped into the unreal condo Jessie was getting ready with her family and girlfriends in. The entire day was absolutely lovely, and it only got better as we entered the Skyline Loft with the most fabulous flowers and linens I have ever seen. Needless to say, this wedding was spectacular from beginning to end!

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Videography: Delack Media Group | Event Planning: Big City Bride | Floral Design: A Stem Above | Wedding Dress: Judd Waddell | Reception Venue: Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Food For Thought | Band: Chicago Players

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Evanston Lighthouse Beach Engagement Session

When we hear “beach” our ears perk up. We can’t help but catch the feel-good vibes of a sand and surf session, and this engagement shoot at Evanston’s Lighthouse Beach is the whole package: slow strolls by the lake, kissing in the woods, and quite possibly the most adorable couple! You won’t want to miss the full gallery filled with amazing, sun-kissed shots from Kristin La Voie Photography!

From Kristin La Voie PhotographyI knew from the minute I met Tracie and Dan at our first consultation that I wanted to work with them. With big smiles and an overall positive vibe and infectious attitudes, this is the type of couple that makes a photographer’s work a dream. Fast forward to this perfect sunny evening at one of my favorite locations, Evanston’s Lighthouse Beach. The light was magical, and these two snuggling together made everything look even dreamier. I can’t wait for their September wedding!

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Venue: Lighthouse Beach

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Elegant Prairie-Style Chicago Wedding

Elegant yet relaxed, we’re loving this Chicago fete. With Kehoe Designs behind the day every second speaks romance and Melissa Hayes captured it all to share. From a candlelit chuppah to late night donuts, Toast and Jam kept the celebration spinning into the evening and we invite you to witness the magic, here!

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Fall
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Zoo

From the beautiful Bride… Ryan and I wanted an elegant yet relaxed wedding, one that would be beautiful yet comfortable for all of our friends and family. We looked at many venues in Chicago, where we live, and ultimately decided on Cafe Brauer, a historic Prairie-style venue in the middle of Chicago’s Lincoln Park. To draw attention to the high ceilings and skylit roof, our florist, Phil Cooper (Kehoe Design), designed a candlelit floral and garland chuppah that was suspended from the ceiling; its garlands of greenery extended down to the floor during the ceremony, and were then wrapped up for the reception, transitioning to a centerpiece over the dance floor. It was definitely the highlight of the space and both of us were essentially speechless when we first saw it installed on our wedding day. Under the chuppah during our ceremony, we read our vows from the Ketubah we worded together and designed with Ellie Snow (Hello Tenfold), who created our invitations. Food for Thought catered the wedding, with a range of hors d’oeuvres and entrees that reflected our taste from mini chicken pot pies to ahi tuna crudo. Late night snacks were provided after dessert of cake and coconut doughnuts. The music for both the ceremony and reception was provided by two fabulous DJs from Toast & Jam, who played an eclectic mix of Motown, classic rock and 90s pop. The day came together beautifully all with the help of our wedding planners, Jena and Audra, and captured beautifully by our photographer, Melissa Hayes. The overall feel was relaxed, inviting, eclectic and romantic–exactly what we envisioned.

Photography: Melissa Hayes | Event Planning: An Affair To Remember | Event Planning: Kehoe Designs | Floral Design: Kehoe Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Alliance Bakery | Invitations: Hello Tenfold | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: Food For Thought | DJ: Toast And Jam | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Venue: Cafe Brauer

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