Chicago Wedding at Salvatore's Restaurant by Kristin La Voie Photography
August 6, 2012
By: Jacey
Classic Weddings

With a Chicago skyline backdrop as equally gorgeous as this happy couple, I'm left speechless by this windy city wedding by Kristin La Voie Photography. I love a couple {and photographer} who have a variety in settings for their pictures. You'd think the scenery would trump the wedding but nothing can take away from the graceful Bunches (a flower shop) petals and the bride's Saison Blanche dress {le sigh}. Take in the full picture here.

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From Kristin La Voie Photography... Toni and Jack's Chicago wedding couldn't have been any better if I had dreamed it myself. There are no words to perfectly describe it. We started with getting ready shots at Jack's condo, where our beautiful bride was getting ready. After then circling Lincoln Park for 30 minutes for parking (and that's not bad for Chicago!), we headed into Hotel Lincoln for their first look, where Jack was eagerly waiting for his soon-to-be wife. This hotel can definitely fool you by it's old exterior. Inside the lobby, it is perfectly modern, bright and colorful. The next part will make your jaws drop. I can tell you that Jack and Toni will be the first EVER couple you will see at the Hotel Lincoln rooftop — it had never been accessed by the public! The wonderful management agreed to letting us take photos up top the brand spankin' new rooftop, which would have its grand opening just MINUTES after we were through! Total VIP style. The views were breathtaking! We were overlooking the entire Lincoln Park Zoo, Lake Michigan and the famous Chicago skyline. It doesn't get any better, except that everything was furnished to the nine's with brand new, modern everything! Even fireplace-like tables in the seating nooks! As if that wasn't beautiful enough, we headed out to Lincoln Park Zoo for a few more shots (yes this is ALL during their first look photo session!) 

Following the couple's photo session, we headed to their ceremony at the beautiful St Clement's (check out the gorgeous cathedral ceiling!). Toni's two adorable sons were their ring bearers, perfectly "GQ" in their little tuxedos. They even stood with the couple during their I do's — it was too cute! Following the nuptials, we walked the two blocks over, snapping photos along the way, to their reception at the famous Salvatore's. Talk about another gorgeous venue! Candelit, romantic and sure to make you swoon. After a true Italian-style dinner, they shared their first dances and concluded with a special dance with Toni and her sons. It was such a wonderful day!

Wedding Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography / Ceremony: St. Clement Church in Chicago, Illinois  / Reception + Catering: Salvatore's, a Chicago Wedding Venue / Floral Design: Bunches (a flower shop) / Wedding Cinematography: Tim Abel / Wedding Cake: Oak Mill Bakery / DJ: Ryan Ventrella of Flashback Entertainment / Linens: BBJ Linen / First Look Venue: Hotel Lincoln / Wedding Dress: Saison Blanche via House of Brides / Bride's Shoes: Ivanka Trump / Hair: Terese Corvino of Tease! A Beauty Lounge / Makeup: Karisa Disano of Karismatic / Men's Tuxedo: Men's Wearhouse / Groom's Wedding Band: Diana Asymmetrical of Ancona Jewelers