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Modern Chicago Engagement Shoot from Christopher|F Photography

We have Christopher|F Photography to thank for our dose of style and sweetness this morning, and it is one beautiful dose. On a gorgeous day, in gorgeous Lincoln Park – each and every image in this gallery is well…gorgeous. It’s an engagement session with a little bit of spunk, and makes me excited to see what these two have up this sleeve for their big day. Until then, get lost in their e-sesh here.

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From Christopher|F Photography… Christine and Eric wanted to capture their engagement session in the beautiful Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and what better place than the park itself and along the lake front. The light was beautiful as it peaked in and around the different structures we visited. Ending the evening out by the pier to capture the essence of the city as well as the love of the couple.

These two met in college at Iowa and came to Chicago a few years ago. They will be wed next year back home in Iowa!

Photography: Christopher|F Photography |Location: Chicago’s Lincoln Park + North Avenue Beach

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Yellow + Mint Wedding Inspiration from Kristin La Voie + Yellow Diamond Events

After a long holiday weekend, getting back into the work week can prove to be a bit challenging. However, we have just the thing to put a little pep in your weekday step today – this stunning, inspiration-packed, pretty-fest from one talented lineup of vendors. Planned by Yellow Diamond Events and snapped up by Kristin La Voie Photography every gorgeous image sitting pretty in this gallery is perfectly pinable. And with florals from Forget Me Knodt and stationery from TamTam Design, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. Get to pinning here.

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Our Yellow and Mint Inspiration Shoot, who’s concept was executed flawlessly by Eugenya of Yellow Diamond Events, is a feast for the eyes! The heart of Lincoln Park in the great city of Chicago was the perfect backdrop for this affair. Crafted from bold colors of yellow and mint green, our gorgeous girls were ready to rock bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses. The invitations from TamTam Design were the perfect combination of summer colors with a fun flair. The gorgeous florals by Janessa at Forget Me Knodt were spot on — made right in her brand new shop in the city! Kathy at Kasia’s Bridal chose the perfect gowns with beading, ruffles, and tons of pretty. Our models Sunny & Veronica definitely rocked it out!

Photography : Kristin La Voie Photography | Planning : Yellow Diamond Events | Wardrobe + Accessories: Kasia’s Bridal | Hair + Makeup: Cassia Insolia | Floral Design: Forget Me Knodt | Stationery: TamTam Design | Models: Sunny Kallas + Veronica Gutierrez

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Lincoln Park Wedding at Maxim’s from Studio Finch

I’m kind of obsessed with this Lincoln Park wedding.  And by “kind of obsessed,” I mean I really, really am. Because not only is it one of the sweetest days you’ll ever lay your eyes upon, it’s one of those weddings that just exudes love.  A love that is literally pouring out of every nook and cranny.  And when you combine a plethora of drop-dead gorgeous details (hello amazing Asrai Garden florals) with all of that l.o.v.e, it makes for one seriously amazing Monday.  See every joy-filled moment captured by Studio Finch in the full gallery.

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From the Bride… The theme came naturally once we found Maxims! Modeled after the famous Maxims in Paris, by the Bertrand Goldberg and his wife Nancy, the venue has amazing history. It is completely decked out in Art nouveau details and original prints so we worked off of that. We loved working with Asrai Garden to incorporate fruit and create “still lifes” with our florals. We had the ceremony in the park since it was walking distance for guests and allowed us to be outdoors for part of the day.

We wanted our wedding to first and foremost be a fantastic party where everyone had a great time. Good food, music, and dancing were a huge priority! We also wanted to support local artists and businesses and were able to work with a lot of our talented friends in town. The vision also extended throughout the weekend since we had a lot of people traveling from out of town – we had a rehearsal dinner party for everyone on Friday and cooked brunch on Sunday morning to round it out! We somehow had the superhuman energy to pull it all off without a wedding planner and we were beyond happy with how everything came together.

Wedding Photography: Studio Finch | Ceremony Venue: Lincoln Monument at Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois | Reception Venue: Maxim’s in Chicago, Illinois | Floral Design: Asrai Garden | Wedding Catering: Good Earth | Ceremony Music: Charles Kim | DJ: Evil Vince | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Alisa Bobzien from Sibling Design | Wedding Dress: Vintage via Randolph Street Antique Market | Alterations: Elise Bergman | Bride’s Shoes: Nina | Groom’s Attire: Tom James

Chicago Cafe Brauer Wedding from Gerber + Scarpelli Photography

Two things that make me happy?  Gerber + Scarpelli Photography and Cafe Brauer weddings.  When I see one (or both) of those names pop up on my computer screen, I know it’s going to be a very good day. (Emphasis on very.)  So when I first spotted this gorgeous traditional soiree, I swear to you, an all caps JOY consumed my body.  And I have the aforementioned lovelies, beautiful blooms from The Flower Firm and a whole lot of pretty planned by Blossom Eventz to thank.  Did I mention it was going to be a very good day?!?  Join me in the gallery for more.

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From Gerber + Scarpelli PhotographyKatie and Chris tied the knot on a chilly autumn day. This wedding was truly a family affair. We met up with Katie and her ladies at the couple’s condo in Lincoln Park. The bridesmaids surprised the bride by each reading a six part note from the groom. There was not a dry eye at the end of it.

The ceremony was held at the newly restored St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Lake View. It is truly one of the most breathtaking spaces in the city. Members of the bride’s extended family provided the music for the ceremony. All nine of the couple’s nieces and nephews preceded the bride and her father down the aisle.

After the ceremony, we all hoped on the party bus and headed downtown for a few pictures. Chris is a trader, so we had some fun shooting in front of the iconic Board of Trade. On our way back north, we stopped at North Pond and snapped a few pictures in the exact spot where Chris proposed to Katie the previous year.

Cafe Brauer is one of the most sought after venues in all of Chicago. An intimate space set on the South Pond in Lincoln Park. It is a stunning example of the Prairie School of Architecture. The reception was held in the ballroom on the second floor. Over a dozen homemade cakes graced the sweets table. All were made by a close friend of the bride. The colorful cakes were as scrumptious as they were beautiful. Flower Firm provided the decor and personal flowers. The orchids have to be some of the prettiest we’ve ever seen! The evening started with a few tears and many laughs (mostly at the groom’s expense). As the meal came to an end, Final Say took up their instruments and rocked it so hard the floor shook! It was the perfect wedding. Nobody could have asked for more!

Wedding Photography: Gerber + Scarpelli Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Lake View, Illinois | Reception Venue: Cafe Brauer Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois | Wedding Coordinators: Mandy Jezewski & Gabi Dorsch from Blossom Eventz | Floral Design + Candles: The Flower Firm | Wedding Cinematography: 119 Productions Chicago | Catering: Tigerlily Events | Wedding Cake: Megan Odum from Everything Cake | Music: Final Say | Wedding Invitations: Aubrey Rager (aubrey.rager@gmail.com) | Hair + Makeup: Salon 1800

Chicago Engagement Session from Dabble Me This

I couldn’t be more thrilled that my job is to share the love with all of you. Seriously. Each and every morning I wake up, pour myself a heaping cup of coffee (or three) with excitement as I get ready to devour the surprises my inbox has in store for me each day. Today’s inbox surprise that needs to be shared comes via the talented lens of Dabble Me This, who just happened to capture two of the most adorable lovebirds I ever did see. And their love? It’s just seems contagious, and something you definitely want to catch. And you can do so here.

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From Dabble Me This  I’m beyond thrilled to share Kristi & Luke’s adorable Chicago engagement session with you! Let me tell you, these two are made for each other. They have it all… a lust for life, each other and an amazing urban J.Crew style! To top the cake Luke searched San Francisco, New York and Texas for the perfect engagement ring! Kristi’s diamond is actually from the 1900s and I could not believe how stunning it was! Luke also mentioned the sapphires mean fidelity and are for Kristi’s eyes- which he admits is his favorite things about her.

I hope you fall in love with the details of their shoot as much as I did, I think this shoot suited them so well. Plus the light was beyond stunning and with a slight dusting of snow, it could not have been more perfect!

Wedding Photography: Dabble Me This | Locations: Old Town, Lincoln Park + Heritage Bicycles General Store, All in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Wedding at Cafe Brauer from Erica Rose Photography

A classic Chicago wedding.  Is there anything better?  Not in my humble opinion.  I happen to get a little giddy every time I see a traditional soiree in the Windy City and this one captured by Erica Rose Photography is, put simply, outstanding.  Think a stunning Cafe Brauer setting, beautiful blue hues and a take-your-breath-away bridal bouquet from Kloekner’s and you’ll know exactly what I mean.  The best part?  These two sweeties are sooo in love and filled their day with sooo many special touches, you’ll be smiling from here to all eternity.  Join me in the gallery for all of the pretty.

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From Erica Rose PhotographyI often feel blessed in and through my work, and usually that comes back to the wonderful couples that I work with. Karin & Alex are a perfect example of that. Two incredibly kind, genuine and really remarkable people, it was such a pleasure to document their wedding day!

Karin is one of those classic people… like Audrey Hepburn maybe? Both inside and out she is lovely and (as I anticipated!) her wedding was reflective of that. Along with that timeless theme, the wedding venue was Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park, a Chicago classic.

One of the special personal touches of their day was during the ceremony when Karin and Alex each opened a tiny box to release a monarch butterfly. The butterflies were meant to be symbolic in memory of Karin’s parents, who sadly have both passed away.

Wedding Photography: Erica Rose Photography | Wedding Venue: Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois | Wedding Coordinator: Anthony from Liven it Up | Floral Design: Kloekner’s | Caterer: Berghoff Catering | DJ: Toast & Jam | Makeup: Jen Sadowski

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