Real Wedding: Valerie + Jay

Valerie and Jay were married in June 2008 at Grand Piazza at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. I first met with Valerie about a month before the wedding. She was looking for someone to take over the details on the wedding day, as well as handle logistics such as taking the gifts off-site after the wedding.

All photos by Brian Kinyon.

Valerie and her bridesmaids got ready at the Hotel Monaco. I love this shot of the bride and her sister, Erica, striking a pose.

The bride and groom took most of their photos before the ceremony. They even ventured into the Taste of Chicago!

At North Avenue Beach. I think this is such a sweet picture.

Each of Valerie’s bridesmaids selected their own unique black cocktail dress. Her sister, and maid of honor, wore a white sash. I love the coordinated-but-not-matching look. This was taken at the Cancer Survivor’s Garden.

Though the sky looks so blue here, we nearly had to move the ceremony inside due to rain. It cleared up just in time! Check out the amazing view of the skyline.

The newly married couple posing on Grand Piazza’s beautiful, dramatic staircase.

Valerie and Jay cut their cake to “Grow Old With You”.

I heart a classic dip on the dance floor.

Look for more pictures tomorrow!

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