There are just so many reasons to love this wedding. The ultra-cool venue (the newly opened Langham Chicago), the adorable bride and groom (who first met all the way back in high school) and the crazy gorgeous stylings with a little ode to Sex and the City. And, believe it or not, that’s just the beginning of the pretty. See soooo much more captured by Britta Hundertmark in the full gallery.
From the Groom… We met in high school through swimming and dated for two to three months. After high school we kept in touch, but started to talk more frequently starting in 2010. After a date in 2011, our relationship started to slowly grow and talks became more personal with questions of life plans and feelings towards each other often being the popular topic of each call. Knowing that I (Eric) couldn’t let her slip from my grasp another time, I started to make plans to propose. A ring was purchased and airline transportation was planned. After lunch with her parents, where I again asked for permission to marry their daughter (this time in person), I surprised her at work and told her we had dinner reservations wherever she wanted to go. 24 reservations had been made and I’m sure that the other 23 still aren’t too happy with me. After we got back to her apartment, but before dinner, I told her that I couldn’t imagine my life without her and asked her to marry me. Although she didn’t say yes, the emotions that were on display were a clear indication that she felt the same.
From Britta Hundertmark… I had been looking forward to Eric and Kristin’s day from the MOMENT they told me of their plans to be married at a brand new hotel downtown. I know that it was a leap of faith on their part, to plan a wedding at a hotel that would not even be open until a few months before hand, but they dreamed it would be well worth it, and those dreams payed off.
With a strong desire to implement parts of her favorite show (Sex and the City) into their day, Kristin payed close attention to fabulous details, including her gorgeous pair of Christian Louboutin stilettos and stunning Kate Spade necklace.
I was so honored to be one of the first photographers to capture a wedding at the Langham hotel, and was completely blown away by the hospitably of all of the staff, and the gorgeous ascetic of the entire venue. This spot is sure to be an instant classic Chicago venue, and I look forward to shooting their again in the future!
Photography: Britta Hundertmark | Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design | Invitations: Laughing Owl Press | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: The Langham Chicago | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Bride's Dress: La Sposa | Bride's Necklace: Kate Spade | Bride's Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Langham Chicago | Groom's Ring: David Yurman