Can you believe I’ve never been to Chicago? I am itching to go after drooling over gorgeous Chicago wedding after gorgeous Chicago wedding on SMP Illinois. It’s almost as if that windy city defined chic, and I’m ready to start walking if I have to just to see all of its gorgeous ways. Case and point – this timelessly lovely affair by Kara Pearson Photography. It’s perfectly Chicago chic. Chic, timeless, elegant – and there is even more to see in the full gallery!

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From Kara Pearson PhotographyAshlee and Chris were married at the iconic Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue. The reception was across the street at the Westin Hotel.

Ashee went to Michigan State University and Chris went to the University of Illinois, so they decided their colors would be green (MSU) and orange (UofI). Chris and the groomsmen wore orange and blue socks, while Ashlee had an orange calla lily bouquet and the bridesmaids wore green dresses. Their name cards were U of I and MSU, and table names/photos were places on the campuses.

They own a dachshund, so their cake topper were bride and groom dachshunds. During the reception, to honor Chris’s Polish heritage, they did a traditional Polish dance – the baby doll dance.


Ceremony: Fourth Presbyterian / Reception: The Westin-Michigan Ave/ Cake: Oak Mill Bakery / Flowers: Ashland-Addison Florist Co. / DJ: Sounds Abound Entertainment, Keith Talaga / Dress & Veil: Mikaella Bridal Style #1456 / Tuxedo: Balini Custom / Bridesmaids Dresses: Venus Bridal Style #BM1267 / Makeup Artist: Chanelle Bernt-Este Lauder / Hair: Steven Papageorge Salon / Cake Topper: Etsy.com / Photographer: Kara Pearson Photography