What started as a blind date at one of the West Loop’s finest eateries turned into a whirlwind courtship that would take this couple around the world and back before even getting a chance to say I Do. Anne’s whimsical spirit and Marek’s laid back sense of humor made for love at first sight and we’re ever so appreciative of that. We were invited to photograph their St.Vincent DePaul ceremony and Peninsula reception early on in their engagement and having heard some of the fun wedding details from the get go we were 100% intrigued as to what these two would come up with. One thing we knew for sure? This cool couple have a solid group of friends that would be coming from all corners of the world to watch them tie the knot. On the morning of their wedding, Anne + Marek got ready at the world renown Peninsula Hotel near the magnificent mile. Not wanting to see her groom before walking down the aisle we hastily made the short trek to Lincoln Park’s St. Vincent DePaul parish. Surrounded by loved ones (and Anne’s mom smiling ear to ear!) Anne + Marek were officially announced as husband + wife. Please note the gorgeous rays of sunlight sprinkled throughout the photos immediately following their ceremony. It truly was a magical moment! With their fuchsia clad wedding party in tow we stopping by the Wrigley Building for some fun photos before heading to The Peninsula. Reception venues, such as The Peninsula, are such a treat for us as it allows for an indoor + outdoor atmosphere for wedding guests. How amazing is that terrace?? With pops of tangerine, violet, and vivid green the ballroom decor certainly represented the bright personalities of Anne + Marek. Yes, the gentleman making the toast looks exactly like Marek and it just so happens that his Best Man is also his twin. Hearty laughs and tears of joy paved the way to a raucous dance floor and one last trip to the terrace for twilight photos. Romance in the center of the city? You bet. A love that knows no (US) bounds? Forever and always.
Ceremony: St.Vincent DePaul | Reception + Catering: Peninsula Hotel | Planner: Engaging Events By Ali | Florist: Flower Firm | Band: Eddie Victorian Band | Lighting: Frost | Videographer: Poetic Productions