Classic Chicago Wedding from Maypole Studios + SQN Events
May 20, 2013
Classic WeddingsBallroom WeddingsWinter Weddings
Spring is in full-force and Summer temps have most definitely been creeping our way (it's already been 102 degrees in my neck of the woods), so spending the day basking in some Winter wedding goodness? The perfect way to kick off the week.  And when that Winter wedding goodness includes classic details with a glamorous twist, even better.  Because a sophisticated soiree planned by the fabulous team at SQN Events and captured by the ever-wonderful Maypole Studios always, always equals some major pretty. See it all in the full gallery.
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From the Bride... On a brisk 20 degree day in February, we tied the knot in downtown Chicago.  Playing off location and time of year, the wedding took classic yet sparkly approach to decor.  The entire goal was to make everyone feel warm even though it was frigid outside.  We achieved this through a simplistic color palette of black, white, and a pop of purple.  Past that, everything was 'blinged' out.  

The wedding party began the day getting glamorous at the Westin.  Hair was done, makeup was perfected, and men suited up.  Despite the sun shining, sub-freezing temperatures kept the bridal party inside at Union Station and the Cultural Center to get shots in some of Chicago's most scenic buildings.  Luckily we were able to brave the cold for a few pictures on Lasalle in front of the Board of Trade.  

After pictures, we became man and wife in a beautiful traditional Jewish Wedding Ceremony in front of 190 of our friends and family.  The party raged on to the beats of Rendezvous!  Everyone was out of their seats and enjoying the party.  The group got together for a lively Horah where we, both mothers and both sisters got lifted up in the chair!  The night ended with a heartwarming rendition of Piano man with the entire wedding making a circle around us.

It was freezing outside but the wedding was full of love and warmth!

Wedding Photography: Maypole Studios | Wedding Venue: The Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois | Wedding Cinematography: R.E.M. Video Production Group | Event Planning: SQN Events | Floral Design: The Flower Firm | Band: Rendezvous Music | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Hair: Hairspray Revolution | Makeup: Shayna Shapiro