This Chicago wedding by Robyn Rachel Photography is the definition of drool-worthy. From start to finish, it filled with wow-worthy details that could make your jaw drop a time or two. From the stunning jewerly to the gorgeous florals from A Stem Above to the beautiful couple saying I do – it’s pure prettiness in every sense of the word, and there is even more to see right here.

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From the Bride… Our theme was modern elegance with a Pakistani twist. We met, fell in love, and got engaged in Chicago so it seemed fitting to also get married in our favorite city. For our venue we chose our favorite hotel with our ideal style, The Wit Hotel.

Although the groom’s family is from Chicago, the location was a destination for all other guests including Adnan and I. We met in medical school at Loyola University School of Medicine, but since graduating our residencies have taken us away from the city we love. We visit whenever possible and always stay at The Wit Hotel, making it our home away from home. We dated for almost six years before getting engaged on the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River. We agreed immediately that we needed to get married in downtown Chicago. Planning a destination wedding was made carefree with our amazing wedding planner from Big City Bride. The week leading up to the wedding was filled with a Nikha, Mendhi and Walima—all beautiful and colorful Muslim traditions.

The big day was started out with brunch, mimosas, hair and make-up in the wedding suite for the bride, mother of the bride and all of the bridesmaids. Everything about our big wedding day was a fusion between the two of us. The ceremony was short and simple with readings from the Bible and the Koran. My mom walked me down the isle and our families wrote letters to each other that we tied in a box with a ribbon, not to be opened until our 1-year anniversary. My dress was a simple light gold fitted dress accented with over-the-top sparkling Pakistani jewelry. My hair and make-up were perfect and beyond what I imagined. The ceremony was small, intimate and candle lit. It was perfection!

We then celebrated with a cocktail hour on the Roof at The Wit with beautiful photos of city views. Our reception was beautiful with gorgeous floral centerpieces and lighting filled with our color scheme of golds, purples, fuschia and orange, designed by A Stem Above. The reception was highlighted by dancing, humorous speeches and a photobooth. The food was superb and late night bites were a big hit. The cake was gorgeous and delicious; in fact people are still talking out the cake months after the wedding!

The entire day our amazing photographer, Robyn Rachel, created artistic and beautiful shots culminated with night time sparklers and images in front of the Chicago Theater. We have gorgeous photographic memories of the best day of lives.

Photographer: Robyn Rachel Photography | Wedding Planner: Big City Bride | Hair: Nicci Loiacono | Lighting: VLS | Officiant: Father Greg | Floral and Decor: A Stem Above | MakeUp: Juli Valdez | Music: Monastero Entertainment | Video: Lexoria Wedding Films | Wedding Venue: theWit Chicago

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