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Traditional Ballroom Wedding at The University Club

You know you are in for a treat when the bride describes her wedding as The Royal Wedding meets Harry Potter.  Think traditional stylings meets crazy cool florals from Virginia Wolff meets a Lazaro gown that will seriously take your breath away, all with a punch of pink hues to keep things stylishly interesting.  See it all captured by Oana Sweeney of OANAFOTO right here.

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From the Bride… I imagined a romantic, fairytale day for the wedding. I believe I got my fairytale ending, along with much, much more. I could not imagine a better day surrounded by the people I love most. Friends and family were everywhere I looked, from the moment I woke up (and my handsome groom had his best man deliver me Starbucks in bed) to the moment I rode off in a horse and carriage, waving to my parents amidst the crowd. The bridesmaids were dressed in blush to add a soft, romantic touch. The flowers had an English garden feel to them, with the soft romanticism of roses and light colors tightly bound in circular plumes on top of each table. The room was simply magical with the high ceilings, lit crests, and wooden beams. It felt like a royal wedding with a Harry Potter twist to it. I felt like the centerpiece with my princess, A-line gown swirling about me all night while I danced to live music, cut the simply elegant, towering cake, and made toasts to love, friendship, and family. The day went by without a hitch in the plans, and the night finished with a memorable exit.  The special details include: My mothers’ sleeve from her wedding gown and my grandmother’s brooch both attached to my bouquet, and the end of the evening topping off the night with Don and I riding off into the distance in a horse and carriage.

Photography: Oana Sweeney Of OANAFOTO | Event Planning: Charity Ramos | Floral Design: Virginia Wolff | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Cake: The University Club | Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Parish | Reception Venue: The University Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lazaro | Catering: The University Club | Band: Ken Arlen Band Front of House | Photography - Assistance: Svenja Reile

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Cultural Wedding at Cafe La Cave

Our friends at Loudbyte Cinematography know how to tell a good love story – no if, ands, or buts about it. And their latest work of art features Candy and Sum’s dream wedding set at Cafe La Cave. It’s vibrant and fresh yet infused with tradition, and all you have to do is sit back and press “play.”

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From Loudbyte Cinematography… Candy + Sum’s wedding day was unseasonably warm and the autumn colors were just so vivid. Their day was a mix between Chinese traditions and modern elegance.

Bridal Prep: Chicago Marriott | Cinema: Loudbyte Cinematography | Venue: Cafe La Cave

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Foggy Chicago Skyline Engagement Session

This captivating e-sesh from Yazy Jo has induced a blushing frenzy on me today. Filled with so many sweet kisses, this adorable duo is wrapped up in a foggy blanket of love that can only be described as utter romance. You may want to carve out a chunk of your afternoon for this one, lovelies. It’s a doozy.

From the beautiful Bride-to-be… When it came to the location for our engagement shoot, Lincoln Park was an easy decision. Our first apartment together was only a few blocks away, and we lived there for two years. It’s such a pretty area, especially in the spring when everything is in full bloom. We wanted to get a few photos with the skyline in the background, so Yazy suggested stopping by Northerly Island by the Adler Planetarium. It was a really foggy day, which made for some hauntingly beautiful photos by the lake. It was freezing, but a lot of fun!

Photography: Yazy Jo | Dress And Shoes: Macy's | Location: Adler Planetarium | Ryan's Jacket: Men's Wearhouse

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