Glittery heels, a (beautiful) blushing bride, a breathtaking ballroom reception – this stunning soiree captured by Olivia Leigh Photographie is what a wedding blogger’s dreams are made of. We are pretty sure it’s what a blog reader’s dreams are made of too. Best part? It’s not a dream, this is pretty as can be reality – and you can see even more right here!

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For even more of this ballroom beauty, be sure to check out this gorgeous video from Xpress Video Productions


From Olivia Leigh PhotographieKat and Joff had a gorgeous wedding this summer over fourth of July weekend at the historic Chicago Cultural Center. While neither was from Chicago, they found the city to be a perfect central meeting point for their family, who came from across the country on this holiday weekend! While visiting the city, they happened into the Cultural Center and were immediately taken by the incredible Tiffany Domes at this incredible venue! Kat is Persian, so several cultural traditions were incorporated into the day — a joint Persian and Western ceremony was held, with Kat and Joff feeding one another honey and then reciting traditional vows.

Food played a central role in the reception, with course after course offering visual delight and of course, incredible taste! Modern plated courses made for a wonderful dinner, and after-dinner snacks were just a delight, with traditional Persian desserts available for guests, as well as an ice cream cart, mini milkshakes and late-night burgers. Dancing was plentiful and oh-so-celebratory with so many guests up out of their seats! Joff and his groomsmen also prepared a surprise dance performance to an N*SYNC song that had the crowd laughing. :) It was such a gorgeous wedding for truly one of the sweetest couples I have ever worked with!

Wedding Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie / Wedding Venue: Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois / Wedding Coordination: Designer Event Chicago / Wedding Decor: Kehoe Designs / Wedding Cinematography: Xpress Video Productions / Catering: Blue Plate / Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool / Makeup: Elise Brill of Leesi B Cosmetics