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Adler Planetarium Wedding : Malorie + Tom – Chicago, IL 7/19/14

I’ve been soooo excited for this wedding knowing that Mal and Tom are a blast to be around and their reception was taking place at the Planetarium which provides the best skyline views of the city! You might remember them from their engagement session (you can see that HERE). Their wedding day was amazing. Perfect weather, perfect couple, and all star lineup of vendors!

We met them at the hotel for some getting ready photos and first look. I love that Mal had her Dad walk her down to see Tom for the first time…. it was an emotional one! From there we hopped on the party bus for photos around the city before their ceremony at the gorgeous St. Alphonsus Church. Then it was out to the Planetarium for cocktail hour as the sun set over the city. I can’t imagine a more perfect backdrop for cockail hour. I think I overhead at least 20 people saying how amazing it was!  Dinner, toasts and dancing followed with a quick break to watch the fireworks they set off at Navy Pier on Saturdays which of course meant we had to do some night photos:)

When all was said and done it was a perfect day…. even with the crazy Phish concert next door at Northerly Island! (it made for some good people watching at the end of the night!)  I have to give a big shoutout to the staff at the Planetarium. We work at a lot of places as vendors and we’ve never been treated as nicely as we were at this wedding.  And despite the mess from the concert they did everything they could to make guests comfortable while waiting for the shuttles to get through the traffic from the concert. Thank you!

Congrats again to Malorie and Tom! Here are some of my favorites.

Ceremony : St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

Reception: Adler Planetarium

Hair & Makeup: Blueberry Moon Salon

Wedding Planner : Shannon Gail Weddings and Events (Carolynn)

Florist : Stemline Creative

DJ: Style Matters (Dustin)

Cake/Cupcakes : Sweet Mandy B’s

Catering : Food for Thought

Bridal Gown : Vwidon

Bridesmaids Dresess: House of Brides (Designer: Bill Levkoff)

Tuxes: Joseph A. Banks

Lighting : Art of Imagination

Transporatation: Windy City Limo

One of my favorite shots of Mal… might need to get a canvas of this one:)

Two thumbs up from Dad! I gues that means it’s time to get married!

Time for the Ceremony!


 This is easily the best photo I’ve taken with one of my couples! Can’t beat that backdrop! 0978

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