To say that we’ve been looking forward to Jennifer + Ryan’s wedding since their Lincoln Park engagement session is definitely an understatement. We fell for this cute pair (along with their sweet puppies) almost as hard as they fell for each other. Jennifer and Ryan have been planning country club wedding for quite some time and finally on a beautiful, sunny day all of the pieces came together for their big day. Gushing over that romantic bouquet? Us too! The soft colors paired with the dove gray bridesmaids dresses and dapper navy tuxes looked superb for this perfect Summer affair.

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Ceremony: Holy Cross Church | Reception: Sunset Ridge Country Club | Planner: Affairs With Linda | Cake Artist: The Bent Fork | Florist: Amy Crum Designs | DJ + Lighting: Talent City | Transportation: National Black Car

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With fresh Summery details imbued with a whimsical + bohemian flair, we bring you Kate + Derek’s Chicago Botanic Garden wedding. Half of this adorable duo is part of Chicago’s amazing wedding industry and we couldn’t have imagined anything less from this chic couple on their big day. Kate played off of blush, natural greens, and ivory for her color scheme which was perfect for an already stunning outdoor venue. Add in the perfect amount of sunshine, whispy white dresses for her bridesmaids, and a groom reduced to tears during their first look and you’ve got yourself the perfect Chicago wedding. K + D, this sweet day will always hold a special place in our hearts!

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Ceremony + Reception + Catering: Chicago Botanic Garden | Planner: Emily McNeive of Elevage Events | Florist: Christine Janda Design & Events | DJ: Matt Roan | Cake Artist: Blue Plate | Transportation: Signature Transportation Group | Lighting: Frost | Paperie: L Brown Designs 

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Boy does time fly! It feels like just yesterday we were photographing big brother Wyatt’s newborn photos. Now that sweet boy is 2 and newborn Jack has arrived on the scene! Jennifer + Bill were over the moon excited to not only be moving into their new home, but to welcome precious Jack into the world early this Summer. Congrats Forestieres on your growing family-it’s incredibly heartwarming for us to catch up with all of you for such a wonderful occasion!!

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Behold the amazing duo also known as Brandy + Brian (with their adorable pup, Poppy). This cute pair first met on a blind date and we’re oh so glad they did. Brandy + Brian are currently hard at work planning their big day at The Langham hotel and in-between a recent move to a home, and many neighborhood walks with sweet little Poppy, these two still find time to visit Chicago’s Green City Market or take in a movie together. With their closest friends + family planning to make the trip to Chicago for their wedding we couldn’t be more excited to see Brandy, Brian, and ringbearer, Poppy, in just a few short months!

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Having both grown up in Naperville Elizabeth + Michael are no strangers to finding new + exciting things to do around the city they love. In fact, on their very first date they took turns taking the other person to their favorite spots that they thought the other person might not know about within the city. Creating their own excitement, we think, is one of the cutest things about this adorable couple. We got to know Elizabeth + Michael during their Lakeview engagement session and have been anxiously awaiting their Chicago Athletic Association wedding ever since. With a a cool palette of blush, lavender, and slate as the foundation for their wedding we can’t help but take note at the smooth way these two kept their nuptials formal yet relaxed. Elizabeth + Michael have a mutual affinity for the Cubs as many of us do and we love that they chose the basketball court of the Chicago Athletic Association as the main stage for their reception. Thinking outside the box is what we love best and we can’t help but gush over this stunning wedding!

 

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Wedding Planner: Bliss Weddings & Events | Ceremony: St.James Lutheran Church | Reception + Catering: Chicago Athletic Association | Florist: Flowers For Dreams | Film: I Do Films | Paperie: Magnificent Milestones | DJ: Style Matters | Transportation: VIP Valet

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