It is always fun when you walk into the brides getting ready room to see familiar faces! I met Rachel via Ronit who was a previous BBP bride and a bridesmaid for Rachel. So when I arrived at the hotel it was like walking to a room of friends! The girls were busy getting dolled up and my second shooter Renae went to hang out with the guys until their First Look.
Rachel met Ben on the mezzanine overlooking the gorgeous lobby of the Palmer House hotel. After a lovely first look moment we headed out on the bus for some photos at Olive Park with the skyline and a quick stop at LaSalle Bridge before heading to the venue. As guests starting arriving Rachel and Ben were joined by their families and wedding party for their Ketbuah signing. A lovely ceremony full of tears and laughs followed as they said their I do’s.
Post ceremony guests were treated to cocktail hour and then headed up to the reception space that has amazing views of the city skyline. They toasted the newlyweds as the sunset over the city and danced the night away!
Congratulations to the newlyweds and thank you for letting me capture your day! Here are a few (okay a lot ) of my favorites!
Ceremony Venue: Kitchen Chicago
Reception Venue: City View Loft
Wedding Planner : An Affair to Remember
Getting Ready Hotel : Palmer House
Florist : Juliet Tan Floral Design
DJ: Okyne Media Lab
Catering : LM Catering
Hair & Makeup: Pin Me Up Chicago
Rabbi : Jodi Kornfeld
Bridal Gown : Diana’s Bridal