After a beautiful ceremony the bridal party gathered for photos in many of Chicago’s most scenic spots, including Lasalle Street, the Kinzie Street Bridge, and Olive Park. After taking pictures, it was time to dance the night away!
Tag: Andie Cumber
Christine and Marc Part II: Ceremony and Reception
Christine and Marc: Getting Ready
There will be a second post tomorrow of Christine and Marc’s ceremony and reception.
Emily + Jason, Part 2
Emily + Jason, Part 1
Ceremony: Assumption Catholic Church
Make-up: Andie Cumber
All photos by Orris Photography.
Emily and Jason took photos around town after their Catholic ceremony.
Kristi + David, the reception
Yesterday, I posted about Kristi and David’s ceremony. It was a relatively calm day… until the reception. Held at the gorgeous Cultural Center, the reception turned into quite the party. The couple were so perfectly relaxed and happy. It was a wonderful day and I was so happy that I was able to spend their day with them.
The room, as always, looked absolutely stunning.
The couple brought in gorgeous wooden chivari chairs and green linens that made the room look even more beautiful!
The couple chose Chicago landmarks for their table numbers. The centerpieces included an array of flowers that were very colorful. I’m glad that Kristi didn’t keep with the “typical” neutral October palette!
The couple hired us to bring in a gobo with their monogram, that included highlighting their city, Chicago!
The monogram was discretly positioned throughout the room.
Another view of the table top.
The place cards, table number and menu all had the deep chocolate brown border, creating a cohesive look.
A view of the room during the dinner. I chose the picture because the detail on the walls is esquisite.
If I was to have a 200 person wedding in Chicago, I would have picked the Cultural Center.
What says Chicago more than a popcorn buffet?
The couple offered an array of flavors and cute little take home containers for the guests that opted not to indulge during the reception!
Nothing gets a party going like a band! David Rothstein packed the dance floor.
What else gets your guests out on the dance floor? A bride and groom that are dancing!
Yum! As you can tell, the night was quite the party. Guests always love a snack right before the end of the night. Keeping with the other Chicago touches, Berghoff Catering brought on mini hot dogs the last hour of the reception.
Kristi and David, Congratulations! I hope that you are enjoying this first year of marriage!
Stephanie + Andy
Caterer: Jewell Catering
Ceremony: Forth Presbyterian
DJ: Toast and Jam
Florist: Flowers with Feeling
Hair: Sharon Daniel Salon
Hotel: Westin Michigan Avenue
Make-up: Andie Cumber
Photographer: Paul Yamashiro
Reception: School of the Art Institute Ballroom
Videographer: Andrew Gill
The girls, of course, got a lot more attention than the guys!
She found this gorgeous thick paper as the cover and then used ribbons to tie them together.
I’ll be back tomorrow to post photos of their reception.
Soniya + Erick, Part 1
I met Soniya and Erick about 7 months before their wedding. They were planning a traditional Indian wedding here in Chicago and another wedding in Madison, Wisconsin. Planning two weddings is a fairly bold endeavor, coming from a wedding planner!
Their Chicago wedding took place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, where I had my own reception two years earlier. The hotel has done some major redecorating since then but despite looking different, it was really cool to be back in the same space.
This was my first Indian wedding and I was fascinated with so many of the elements, especially all the bold colors. So this is going to be an unusually long series of posts – I hope you enjoy it!
Venue: Chicago Marriott Downtown on the Magnificent Mile – Kristina Capozzoli
Hair: Perfect Hair Anywhere – Jillian Strong
Makeup: Andie Cumber
Floral and Event Design: Botanicals
Linens: BBJ Linens
Ceremony Musicians: Malhar Orchestra
DJ and Dhol Player: DJ Raja
Photographer: Angela Swan
Videographer: Rusty Dog Films
Bharat Horse: A Zoo to You
All photos by Angela Swan.
Tomorrow: something I had never seen on Rush Street before!