These two are awesome. Like so seriously awesome that they managed to throw a stunning wedding that seamlessly combined modern stylings with rustic touches and romance as far as the eye can see. And beyond all of the pretty (see: beautiful blooms from Hello Darling), they infused the entire day with sooo much personality. I’m talking a Pittsburgh-style Cookie Bar and a cake cutting ceremony to “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” Dive into every amazing moment captured by Olivia Leigh Photography right here in the full gallery.
From Olivia Leigh… Emily and Ben had a gorgeous wedding that really crossed so many different styles and feels, but managed to effortlessly tie it all together. Emily and Ben are one of the most gorgeous couples I have ever met, and photographing them was such a pleasure, both from the beautiful and easy portraits to the emotional and heartfelt ceremony that was perfectly timed for the climax of sunset in the heart of Chicago.
The decor and flowers had a very vintage feel, with lots of golds and whites, but infused modernity with a sleek column gown, super modern short black shifts with exposed gold zippers for bridesmaid dresses, and amazing pointed toe black Tom Ford heels. The day also had a chic, romantic feel, but then amped up at the reception with an *amazing* band that the couple flew/drove in from the bride’s home of Pennsylvania, with the singer rocking a keytar (yes) and doing a loungey rendition of “Baby Got Back” (yes yes). They also had a Pittsburgh tradition, a cookie table where tons of women attending the wedding baked probably a thousand cookies, along with a lovely cake that the couple cut to “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”
Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie | Event Coordination: Lovebirds | Floral Design: Hello Darling | Wedding Dress: Palazzo | Cake: Sweet Mandy B's | Invitations: Magnificent Milestones | Catering: Galleria Marchetti | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Venue: Galleria Marchetti | Music: John Parker Band | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother