Becky Brown Photography » Chicago Wedding Photography

Meet Michele & Nick! Although they live in New York, their families brought them back to Chicago to get married!

We started the day at the Crowne Plaza where the girls getting ready room was a hub of activity! I have to give major props to Michele, her mom and maids for the DIY work they did. They put together all the bouquets, bouts, centerpieces and other decor around the venue and they looked amazing!

After a first look with dad (love it!) and then her groom to be we headed out for photos in the city. The forecast was giving me major stress all week and even that day it looked questionable, but thankfully held out for our stop downtown at the Wrigley Building.

Their ceremony at City View Loft was one of my favorites. They incorporated several traditions including the Mexican lasso and Greek crowning. Their vows to each other were amazing. As you can tell by the photos below their was plenty of laughter and love!

They danced the night away with sun setting over the Chicago skyline behind them and the dance floor was rocking all night long!

Congratulations to the newlyweds and thank you for letting me capture your wedding day! Here are some of my favorites!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: City View Loft

Flowers: Fifty Flowers – Arranged by Michele & Mom!

DJ: Cage & Aquarium

Caterer: LM Catering

Bridal Gown: Martian Liana ( from RK Bridal in New York City)

Assistant Photographer: Carrie Holbo

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Meet Hilary and Jack! We had the pleasure of photographing their celebration at the Union League Club and portraits around the city. They actually married a couple months earlier in a private ceremony, but wanted to invite some close friends and family for a party!

We headed out downtown and hit some favorite photo stops such as Board of Trades and Lurie Garden. It was an absolutely gorgeous spring day and all the trees and flowers had just started to bloom! We got so lucky!

From there it was time to dance the night away! We met up with their guests for cocktail hour, toasts and dances. And did someone say doughnut bar?! Yes please!

Congrats to the newlyweds! Here are some of my favorites!

Reception Venue: Union League Club

Doughnut Bar: Firecakes

Flowers: Artistic Blooms Chicago

Band: Larry King Orchestra

Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven

Grooms Suit : Daniel George Custom Suits

Hair & Makeup: Swerve Salon

Second Photographer: Renae Johannes

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Meet Laurel & Brian! I can’t wait for their October wedding! But first check out their amazing engagement session.

We met at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art on a beautiful spring morning. They wanted to just enjoy the city they loved for their session so we roamed around downtown, made a stop on Michigan Avenue and ended at one of my favorite wine bars for some celebratory wine! These two are so cute together. It made my job a very easy one!

Here are some of my favorites from their session!

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Well this was supposed to be a winter engagement session, but Mother Nature had other plans. Not that I’m complaining. Seventy degrees in February? I’ll take it!

When we realized that we weren’t going to get much of a winter this year (at least not in terms of snow) we decided to switch gears and take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather. Never did I think that I would be able to do a sunset session by the lake in February without wearing 75 layers of clothing!

We started downtown on the riverwalk before working our way to Lincoln Park and over to North Ave Beach for some skyline photos. The light was amazing the entire time and we got a beautiful sky at sunset…. and Gen and Tom looked pretty good too!

I can’t wait for their November wedding in Milwaukee!

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