Chicago Winery Inspiration Session from Robyn Rachel Photography
April 29, 2013
RusticWeddings in Wineries
You know what's better than a good old fashioned photo shoot?  A good old fashioned photo shoot featuring vibrant hues, a fab City Winery setting and a rustic meets glam vibe that is all kinds of crazy amazing.  So, this beautiful inspiration session captured by Robyn Rachel Photography?  Stunning.  As are the gorgeous florals from A Stem Above, that yummy (+ darling) cake from Amy Beck Cake Design and the oh-so-chic fashions from Belle Vie Bridal and Bella Bridesmaid.  See it all in the full gallery.
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From Robyn Rachel Photography... For this styled shoot we envisioned a fashion forward couple planning a chic Spring wedding in Chicago. The city itself is so urban and raw, so to find a venue with such a cool winery feel is the best of both worlds. A Stem Above created a perfect balance of feminine bright spring colors including coral, yellow and raspberry with unique gold accents. The brightness of the floral paired beautifully with the masculine distressed wine barrels. Amy Beck Cake created a unique and sophisticated, yet fun cake that added to the overall vision.

We knew from the beginning that we wanted to partner high fashion styling of the bride, groom and bridal party with softer elements. The model bride wore a Couture dress from Belle Vie Bridal and her headpiece was absolutely stunning and although may not be practical to wear all wedding day, it does make for absolutely beautiful images. The bridesmaids dressed fit perfectly into the color scheme and we once again added gold accents to create a more glamorous feel.

The juxtaposition between the fashion forward styling and rustic winery-feel, balanced perfectly to create some fun urban vineyard chic images.


Wedding Photography: Robyn Rachel Photography | Wedding Venue: City Winery in Chicago, Illinois | Floral Design: A Stem Above | Wedding Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design | Wedding Invitations: Pink Custom Design | Wedding Dress + Jewelry: Belle Vie Bridal | Bridemaids' Attire + Jewelry: Bella Bridesmaid | Groom's Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedos | Hair: Tina Sclafani from Magnificent Brides | Makeup: Krystyn Johnson from Bridal Beauty Chicago