Meredith and I met over coffee and chatted about all things bridal. She asked if she could speak to some of my previous brides, and I referred her to Megan, whose wedding I coordinated at Holy Name Cathedral and the Murphy Auditorium. Turns out they were friends from the same gym! Thankfully, Megan must have had some nice things to say because Meredith booked soon after.
Meredith really pulled together some chic and unexpected items for her wedding. I loved how nothing was perfectly matched yet it all looked cohesive. Mason jars full of flowers on the cocktails tables, a basket of vintage handkerchiefs at church, votives wrapped in colorful paper – everything had a casual elegance.
Band: Standing Room Only
Cake: Tipsy Cake
Caterer: Food for Thought
Ceremony: Saint Michael’s in Old Town
Cocktail Music: Jackson Rohm
Hair and Makeup: Rachel Reiman
Photographer: Joy Marie Photography
Reception: Chicago History Museum
Videographer: Well Spun Wedding Films
All photos by Joy Marie Photography.
Meredith’s mom brought her dog help celebrate. She even wore a special bow for the occasion. She seems to approve of the bride’s bouquet!
Putting the finishing touches on her look.
Meredith seeing her dad for the first time. She wore a dramatic, unique gown by Angel Sanchez.
The girls got ready at the Ambassador East hotel.
I think this is a gorgeous photo. I loved Meredith’s veil.
The ladies stopped in the historic Pump Room before heading to Church.
Frank Sinatra’s booth is just around the corner!
A shot of the beautiful church.
The inside of the church is also quite elaborate.
Meredith is all smiles. I am happy when my bride is happy!
Walking down the aisle as husband and wife.
Such a great photo! (You can see the detail on the back of Meredith’s dress here.)
Tomorrow: city photos and the reception!