I love, love, love Olivia Leigh Photographie. Why you ask? She never fails to send us weddings that make our heart beat a little faster, and this chic Chicago wedding beautifully planned by Estera Events at the Green House Loft is the most stunning example. Her images left this couple with a gallery of images they will cherish forever, and you can cherish them too right here.
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From Estera Events
…When I first met Lauren over a cup of coffee, we immediately connected. She was so warm and friendly, and mostly, excited to marry Jeff. After talking about her vision for the day, she casually mentioned she would be wearing a gold wedding dress and I think I actually squealed! The entire day was a dream. Lauren, her sweet sister Nicole and her beautiful mom all got ready at The Waldorf Astoria. Lauren and Jeff did their first look under the holiday tree in the courtyard of the hotel and were married at St. Hedwigs. Snow started to fall just as the ceremony ended, and guests exited the church with sparklers in hand while Lauren & Jeff ran to their getaway car. The reception was at Greenhouse Loft – an amazingly beautiful event venue in Chicago with enormous picture windows. With over 250 candles, a majority dipped in gold, the entire room glowed. The cake was flecked in gold leaf and a light snow fell outside the picture windows the entire evening. It was such an amazingly magical day and we were more than thrilled to be part of it!
Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie | Event Design: Estera Events | Florist: Asrai Garden | Cake: Bittersweet | Reception: Green House Loft | Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering | Hair + Make Up: Bridal Beauty Chicago
This darling day from Cristina G Photography, which began with some seriously beautiful getting-ready shots I might add, is Chicago elegance at it’s best. No surprise here when we saw that Clementine Custom Events and A Stem Above added their pretty touch. And following all that pretty? A first dance shot that’ll steal your heart, with none other than Toast & Jam at the DJ helm. Head to the gallery for more!
From Cristina G Photography…Jen & Tyler’s wedding was a romantic and chic celebration at one of my favorite venues in the city – Fulton’s on The River. Cocktails al fresco with the sun setting over LaSalle Bridge and beautiful nighttime views of the city as the backdrop for their head table, not to mention delicious food, and you have the perfect late spring wedding in the heart of downtown Chicago.
The day was emotional and full of love. Starting with getting ready pictures in the beautiful suite at St Michael’s in Old Town, a tearful first look of the bride and groom just before they walked down the aisle and a touching ceremony in one of the most beautiful churches in the city.
Jen & Tyler laughed, cried and danced the night away together with their friends and family!
Photography: Cristina G Photography | Videographer: Gravity Weddings | Wedding Coordinator: Clementine Custom Events | Floral Design: A Stem Above | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Cake: West Town Bakery | Ceremony Venue: St Michael's | Reception: Fulton's On The River | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Hair Stylist: Pin Me Up Chicago | DJ: Toast And Jam | Mens Attire: Macy's | Makeup: Bobby Brown - Ania Fate
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One part classic and another part modern, this wedding speaks straight to my minimalist-loving heart. It’s crisp and clean with a nod to tradition (read: the bride’s heirloom lace veil) and lucky for us, we get to swoon Every. Last. Bit. See the gallery from Caili Helsper right here.
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From Caili Helsper… Tyson and Jackie wanted their wedding to feel modern, clean and contemporary while infusing the things that are most important to them into their day. Pashminas were given to their guests upon arrival at the ceremony, to keep warm during their sunset vows on the rooftop of Ignite Glass Studios. They kept their ceremony decor minimal, letting the skyline serve as the backdrop as they said their handwritten vows. The chuppah frame was made by the bride’s father (and also used at her sisters wedding), and was adorned with lace made by Jackie’s cousin. The lace on her veil was her mother’s.
They chose neutral tones and lace trim to adorn the tables at the reception, using a custom silhouette logo to tie all of the details together – even the candies at their dessert table! Tyson and Jackie are from Chicago but currently live in Brooklyn. To pay homage to their two home cities, they served their guests their favorite Brooklyn pickles and late night Chicago donuts. Jackie’s dad made custom takeout boxes for their guests to take the donuts home. They really did make every aspect of the day feel special and unique to them.
Photography: Caili Helsper | Floral Design: Samantha Kaplan | Wedding Dress: Michelle NYC | Cake: Do Rite Donuts | Catering: Smoque BBQ And Chow | DJ: Stu Hirsch Orchestra | Groom's Attire: Suit Supply | Accomodations: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago | Planning: Samantha Kaplan | Venue: Ignite Glass Studios