If we could put in a request for perfect weather for each one of our amazing couples we would. Especially when our bride and groom choose an exceptionally stunning venue like the Ivy Room and are hoping to have their ceremony + cocktail hour outdoors. It just so happened that Ashley and Chris were able to to wake up that Saturday morning to sunny skies and no clouds in sight. When we arrived at The Trump Hotel Chicago, Ashley and her girls were lounging in a sun soaked room with custom silk robes Ashley had brought. No joke, this bride was calm, cool, and collected! We slipped away to the Riverwalk to meet husband to be Chris and the rest of their impeccably dressed crew. Personally, we love a big wedding party, but a wedding party that’s big and super fun to be around? Sold. We headed off to the Ivy Room and were greeted by all of the special touches Ashley had added to her ceremony and reception. We loved the romantic “I Do” ribbons she added and thought you guys might like a peek at them too. We started to notice this throughout the day and well into the reception, but it might be fair to say that Ashley and Chris collaboratively had the world’s biggest smiles that day. We like to think that when you get to marry your best friend you can’t help but light up around them! Browse on and you just might agree.