Industrial Ballroom at the Ravenswood Event Center Wedding

February 23, 2015 § Leave a comment

Ariana and Ryan had the most emotive wedding day.

Ariana wore her beautiful hair down and surrounded herself with bridesmaids in blue. Ryan kept it cool wearing a patterned tie and stylish shoes. Our day started at the Hotel Palomar where the ladies all got ready in awesome animal print robes. We met up with the men at the Ravenswood Event Center Industrial Ballroom where the ceremony and reception was to take place. We just can’t get enough of The Ravenswood Event Center!

The couple had their first look right behind the space, in the coolest alley in Chicago. Ariana of course climbed a ladder for a cute photo just before the couple saw each other. Everyone was excited for the ceremony to begin, so off we we went! The intimate ceremony ended with everyone singing the classic Beatles tune Here Comes the Sun. (You know Lizz and I joined in to sing while photographing!)

The tables were decorated with yummy smelling herbs, glasses were filled and raised and then dancing began! The couple and their friends had so much fun together and, well, we have the pictures to prove it.

Congratulations to Ariana and Ryan!

Vendors who made this day awesome:
Ravenswood Event Center Industrial Ballroom
Hotel Palomar
Anna Held Florist
Salon V Hair & Makeup

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New Editorial Features

February 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

We are so pleased to have had some editorial features!

The Knot Chicago featured Kyle & Todd’s unique wedding in their Spring/Summer 2015 issue! You can see our blog post here for more images and information about their wedding.

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We are also so proud that Ryan & Jeff’s lovely wedding was featured on 4 Real Equality Weddings blog! Please view the post from 4 Real Equality here.

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Luminous Ravenswood Event Center Wedding

February 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

Beth and Matt’s wedding was gifted with beautiful light.

You may remember Beth and Matt from the engagement session we did with them in the summer. We just couldn’t wait for their wedding day. The couple handmade and personalized many decor items, including a wall of cones made from maps, a wooden display for family photos and a pinning map for guests to encourage the couple to travel. Their day began at the JW Marriott where we had beautiful light while Beth dressed in the luxurious bathroom. The couple had their first look right on LaSalle Street and from there we went to Lincoln Park to make some photos. Beth was unfazed by crickets, even mating ones, jumping on her dress. Then it was off to Ravenswood Event Center for the ceremony and reception.  The couple had guests hold candles during the ceremony, a casual dinner and lots and lots of dancing planned for the evening. We just had to spend a little time doing a goodnight photo session with them. We walked to the front entrance to do an artistic photo of Beth descending the staircase to Matt and the couple loved dancing in the empty neon lit hallway.

Congratulations Beth & Matt

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Vendors who made this wedding lovely:

Venue: Ravenswood Event Center
Photography: Studio Starling
Event Planning: LOLA Event Productions
Hair & Makeup: Sonia Roselli
Flowers: LOLA Event Productions
Cupcakes: More Cupcakes
Music: Mary Monica Music
Hotel: JW Marriott

Black Tie Michigan Shores Club Wedding

January 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Kate and William dreamed up the perfect elegant wedding.

Michigan Shores Club, black tie, formal and much merriment. They both were dressed at family homes on the North Shore and then driven to Saint Xavier church in Wilmette for the ceremony. They made a stunning flower petal exit. We were thrilled to be able to walk to the beach from the Club for some photos at the lake with the couple and their bridal party just as the sun was setting. The guests had fun wearing sunglasses the couple provided and the dance floor was filled all night. A great day for a wonderful couple.
Vendors who made this wedding beautiful:

Ceremony Venue: Saint Francis Xavier Church
Reception Venue: Michigan Shores Club
Photography: Studio Starling
Coordination: LOLA Event Productions
Flowers: Cornelia McNamara Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Jaycie
Reception Music: Maggie Speaks

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2014 In Review

December 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

2014 has been a blast!

We had the opportunity to share in the wedding days of some wonderful couples and their families. This is a round up of images we take of each other during weddings. Sometimes we are testing the light and our cameras and sometimes hilarious things happen in front of our cameras of each other that we just have to capture them.

Thank you to all the wonderful couples we worked with in 2014. Here’s to a fabulous 2015 and all the new adventures we will have!!!

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Lizz instructing a couple to make out in a phone booth.

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And of course we had to try the shot too!
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Nicole waiting for the ceremony to begin at Gallery 1028.

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Lizz waiting for a ceremony at the University Club.

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Sometimes a silly face is the best face.

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Lizz loves it when Nicole goes in for the shot!

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Lizz will lie in the sand and work her core for the shot.

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Or the grass…

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Pretty!

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Lizz, and me as Vivian Maier.

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Nicole is still smiling after a long day!

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Winter in the Lurie garden.

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Lizz and Nicole in a rare photo together checking out a new venue on the NorthShore.

Salvage One Wedding

November 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Rachel and Tristan are simply adorable.

It was a pleasure to photograph their Salvage One wedding this year. We began our day with Sonia Roselli’s team at the Thompson Hotel which was full of ladies getting ready. We steered Rachel to the balcony where she could relax, take a breath and pose for some pretty pictures. She met her groom for the first time that day in the lobby, where they both shed tears and were so excited for their day.

We drove to North Avenue Beach on this perfect day to make photographs then went to Salvage One for more photos and to get ready for the ceremony. There, Lola Event Productions, Cornelia McNamara Flowers and Elysia Root Cakes had the place looking gorgeous. Everyone filled the dance floor with the sounds from Mary Monica Music. Of course, we stole a last moment with the couple outside by the iconic Chicago sign.

A dream come true day for a truly magical couple!

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