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Elegant University Club of Chicago Wedding

Chicago just might be my favorite hidden gem of all the cities out there, not always thought of, but always guaranteed a good time. And much like this classic wedding, held at the city’s University Club, it’s understated elegance speaks volumes and shines brightly. Averyhouse captured it all so we too can fall in love with every delightful detail, big and small, all right here in this gallery.

From AveryhouseIt’s not all too often that we get to photograph a couple that has known each other since childhood. After spending an entire day with both Kate and Kevin’s families we can see where this amazing couple gets their warm, kind, inviting, and adventurous spirits from! We laughed, we cried, we (almost) cut a cake with Kevin’s officer sword. Just kidding! But we really did enjoy all of the special touches that these two incorporated into their wedding day to remember all of the amazing people who were unable to share in the joy of their wedding. We think you can actually feel the big love of this big family considering how it flowed on this very special day!

Photography: Averyhouse | Floral Design: Phillip's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta | Stationery: Fifth Of Eight Design | Ceremony Venue: St. John Of The Cross | Reception Venue: University Club Of Chicago | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Anna Elyse | Calligraphy: CT Designs | Band: Don Cagen Orchestra | Jewelry & Hair Piece: Regina B | Lighting Design: Frost Chicago | Photo Booth: Smilebooth

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Glamorous Ballroom Wedding at The Peninsula Chicago

Overflowing with sky-high florals and one magnificent macaron tower, this next ballroom affair is glamorous beyond compare. And with paper goods a la Elizabeth Grace setting the tone, you know the Big Day was filled with plenty of pretty. From their cityscape portraits to the sweet and sentimental ceremonyArtisan Events has it all waiting for you in this gorgeous gallery.

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From Artisan EventsThis gorgeous couple, Rashelle and Marino, could not have picked a more perfect backdrop for their stunning, glamorous summer wedding. The Peninsula Chicago was beautiful as always, especially decked out with sky-high florals and all of the beautiful touches that made this day so special. And, did we mention the macaron tower?!? Amazing! Thank you for having us, Rashelle and Marino!

Photography: Artisan Events | Videography: Xpress Video Productions | Event Planning: Lisa Zimbler Of Lisa Zimbler Events | Floral Design: HMR Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Elizabeth Grace | Ceremony Venue: The Peninsula Chicago | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Lighting: FROST | DJ: DJ Sultan | Transportation: Windy City Limousine | Music: Ron Bedal Orchestra

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Romantic Chicago Wedding with Billowy Tulle Dresses

Sometimes it’s what happens between the celebrations that catch our eye. Like when this perfect pair carved out a fleeting moment to relish their newly acquired titles in a garden filled with blooms. And with averyhouse behind the lens, every heartfelt second was captured while Toast And Jam set the scene for their reception arrival, more here!

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From averyhouse…  A true fairy tale wedding is what comes to mind when we think of Maribeth and Tim’s big day. With Tim getting ready at his home and his lovely bride to be getting ready at the GORG Thompson Hotel, we couldn’t help but smile at how ridiculously excited everyone was. We’ll also be the first to admit that there’s no such thing as too much tulle when it comes to 1) wedding dresses and 2) flower girl dresses. Not only was Maribeth able to incorporate beautiful shades of light pink and blush into her shoes and jewelry, but the soft colors she chose paired perfectly with her ceremony at St. Mary of the Angels.

Sometimes, as photographers, we have to remind ourselves to just take a step back and let things happen. As Maribeth headed up the church steps to greet her future groom that’s exactly what happened and we gushed when Maribeth told us it was one of her favorite images from the day. With as busy as a wedding day can be, it’s so great when we see a couple carve out a fleeting moment of alone time like Maribeth and Tim did for themselves in Lincoln Park after the ceremony. If you find yourself creating a timeline for your wedding day that seems less than ideal, make sure to revisit what points in the day you can slow down and take it all in like these two did!

Guests were greeted at Gallery 1028 by a postcard guest book and an Instax camera (let the selfies begin!) which was a really fun surprise for those expecting your typical guest book. If the picturesque and eclectic vibe (ahem, did you see their sweets table??) of this beautiful reception was what Maribeth and Tim were going for, then we couldn’t be more enthralled. Well done you two.

Photography: averyhouse | Event Design: Christine Janda Design & Events | Event Planning: Christine Janda Design & Events | Floral Design: Christine Janda Design & Events | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary Of The Angels | Reception Venue: Gallery 1028 | Catering: Calihan Catering | DJ: Toast And Jam | Paper Goods: LBrown Design & Paperie

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Romantic + Industrial Chic Chicago Wedding

This darling duo shows us that a little rain on your wedding day is utterly romantic. Mirroring the chic color palette of soft yellows and navy blues, this Big Day began with raindrops that led to a sun stricken ceremony. Proving that not even a little rain can stop a celebration, Averyhouse captured their eclectic, rustic romance affair and you can see it all unfold, right here!

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From averyhouse…. When we ask our clients about their vision for their wedding day or the aesthetic they are incorporating to reflect their personalities and they respond with, “Warm, lived-in, eclectic, rustic romance,” our heart smiles. Mostly because we know from the very beginning that we’re a good match.

There was something about the rain that swept through on the morning of Melissa and Graham’s wedding while the two got ready at The Thompson Hotel combined with their cool and whatever goes vibe that made this day especially unique for us. We fell in love with Melissa’s color palette from the get go of soft yellows, burnt oranges, and cool navy blues that seemed ridiculously perfect for this kind of day. As luck would have it (how perfect is the card Graham gave Melissa??) the rain that once loomed overheard died down while these two hurried off to Gallery 1028 for their ceremony and reception.

Wanting to add some extra romance and depth to your own venue? Take a hint from these two and keep it warmly lit with candles and soft lighting. If harsh weather is something you dread on your big day, have no fear. These two can show you how it’s done.

Photography: averyhouse | Event Design: Revel Decor | Coordination: Liven It Up | Floral Design: Revel Decor | Wedding Dress: Blue By Enzoani | Cake: Molly's Cupcakes | Catering: Gallery 1028 | Wedding Venue: Gallery 1028 | Graphic Design: Graham Ebetsch

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Romantic Peach Wedding Inspiration

Flirty, fun and filled with sparkling sequins, this pretty inspo is fashionable yet feminine. For when you combine romantic and delicate peach hues with lush organic blooms you bet it has SMP written all over it. Soft and feminine, Kate Weinstein Photo captured it all in a series of dreamy images, expertly showing off every delicate detail.

From Veronica SheafferWe’re all really drawn to this lovely, soft shade of peach, which is so flattering on so many women, and we love how it pairs with greens and yellows. It’s such a great color palette for a spring or summer wedding. The peach is super romantic and delicate on its own, and with the loose, organic flowers by Caitlin Kerr at The Foxglove Studio, it becomes super lush and organic.

The chiffon gown by Veronica Sheaffer was a jumping – off point — the color is a total show-stopper and the low neckline is daring while staying soft and feminine. Paired with an airy, cloud-like veil in soft beige and loose waves and natural makeup by Joanna B. Artistry, the look is effortless and fashionable.

Styled with candles and loose garlands by wedding planner, Dean Renaud of South Social and Home, the bridal suite at the Cheney Mansion serves as the perfect backdrop for this romantic moment with fireplaces in every room and walls of windows. And the ideal complement to this historic venue is the delicate calligraphy on the invitation suite by Miya Russell of Layers of Loveliness.

After the ceremony and reception, the bride changes into a chic outfit of sequins and organza with a flirty over-sized headpiece to make her getaway.

The incredible fine art photographer, Kate Weinstein, captures it all in a series of dreamy, soft images, expertly showing off this delicate palette.

Photography: Kate Weinstein Photo | Styling: South Social & Home | Floral Design: The Foxglove Studio | Wedding Dress: Veronica Sheaffer | Invitations: Layers Of Loveliness | Ceremony Venue: Cheney Mansion | Hair & Makeup: Joanna B Artistry | Venue: Cheney Mansion | Headpiece: Veronica Sheaffer | Shoes And Jewelry: Vintage

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Rustic + Elegant Chicago Wedding

Fun fact? Loft weddings are my new favorite thing. Especially when said weddings involve an industrial space with rustic tables and candlelight all elegantly planned by LOLA Event Productions. From their emotional first look to their I Do’s, you’ll want to glance through the timeless gallery a la Marcus Bell see more of their epic day from One Fine Day Productions below!

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From the beautiful Bride… Love really does come your way when you least expect it. On the morning of the day that I met my future husband, I woke up thinking that it was going to be the worst day of my life. My friend dragged me along to go sailing on the lake with a crew of people I have never met before. Yaneck caught my eye immediately. We talked the whole time we were on the boat; we seemed to have forgotten there were other people on board.

Fast forwarding a few years, Yaneck and I went on the trip of our lives. We were traveling around different countries and having our trip documented by having professional photo sessions in each country. During our session in Paris, Yaneck looked me in the eyes by the Seine River and said, “Babe, you know how much you mean to me. I would love to spend the rest of my life with you.” He got down on one knee and proposed.

A year and several months later we were starting a new chapter in our lives, it was our wedding day. Usually we are behind the camera photographing weddings and capturing happy moments filled with tears and joy, but this time it was our day. The morning of our wedding our whole bridal party got ready together in a big suite at the Waldorf. When it was time to put on my wedding dress, Yaneck and the groomsmen stepped out. I was surrounded by all 5 of my maids of honors, my mother in law, my grandmother and my mother who helped me put on my dress. Yaneck’s sister, Joanna, gave me a Russian gold coin to put in my shoe which is a tradition that has been followed for 4 generations in Yaneck’s family.

When Yaneck and I had our first look, it was emotional and it was the only time of the day we had to spend alone. Before our ceremony we went around Chicago with one of the world’s greatest wedding photographers, Marcus Bell. We have a huge appreciation for photography and having Marcus fly from Australia to capture our wedding felt like a dream. Even though we had a first look before the ceremony, walking down the aisle was an emotional experience for both of us.

Our reception was in a Chicago-style loft, Bridgeport Art Center. Getting up to the top floor, our guests had to use an industrial elevator which had a chandelier hanging from the ceiling and a bar to cool down from the heat before entering the venue. During cocktail-hour, we had our favorite jazz singer, Anna Lee, perform an amazing set.

Our venue was all perfectly put together with the help of our wedding planner and designer, Lori Stephenson from LOLA Events. We had rectangular rustic tables with lavender in vases on them and old Chicago-style windows hanging over tables with candles placed on top of the windows. Instead of having a table for the two of us we had 3 tables together which included our wedding party, their dates and our amazing photographer Marcus.

Most brides admit to their wedding day flying by super-fast. The day didn’t fly by in a blink; I remember my wedding day from the start, to walking down the aisle with my father and looking around at the people who joined us, to the speeches and dancing during the reception. Now we enjoy looking through our timeless wedding photos by Marcus Bell and our epic wedding video filmed by One Fine Day Productions.

Photography: Studio Impressions Photography | Videography: One Fine Day Productions | Event Planning: LOLA Event Productions | Floral Design: LOLA Event Productions | Ceremony Venue: Holy Name Cathedral | Reception Venue: Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft | Catering: Kasia's Deli | Makeup: Bomber Betty Cosmetics | Hair: Custom Hair Lounge | Transportation: Limos Alive | Hotel: Waldorf | Cake & Sweets: Oak Mill Bakery

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