Lizzie + Chase

Lizzie and Chase are a fantastic couple! I feel so lucky that I was apart of their wedding day. Planning the big event was such fun with Lizzie’s keen design eye.  The couple had a wonderful day that flew by in the blink of an eye.  Steve Koo was right in the middle of the action, documenting the whole thing.


After the grand bubble-laden ceremony exit, the newlyweds and their bridal party traversed the city for pictures, and then everyone met up at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for the reception.

The sign of a great wedding is when the end of the night comes and people don’t want the party to stop. That is exactly what happened when Lizzie and Chase’s special day came to a close. The couple and their guests had a fantastic time, and the night proved to be absolutely unforgettable.
 DJ: DJ Harsh
Hair and Make-up: Sonia Roselli Beauty
 Photobooth: Fotio
Photographer: Steve Koo

Real Wedding: Cindy + Matt

Marilyn and I met Cindy on a cold evening at Cafe de Lucca in Bucktown. Cindy talked about her upcoming October wedding: no fuss, just great food and a wonderful time. She opted for a non-traditional venue, Gallery 1028. Located in Goose Island, very near Wicker Park. The venue is a gorgeous raw, loft space.

All photos by Jai Girard.

Caterer: Calihan Catering
DJ Small Change
Studio 110
Westin River North
Make-up: Nicole Jacob
Officiant: Rabbi Stanley Halpern
Bus Bank
Ceremony + Reception Venue:
Gallery 1028

Cindy and her maids got ready at the Westin with hair and make-up on site.

Cindy’s gorgeous gown was designed by local designer Palazzo.

The girls had a toast before heading to meet her groom.

The fabulous bow on the back of her gown. I adore it!

The bride and groom took photos in the city before the ceremony.

The couple headed downtown to take some photos along the riverfront.

Gallery 1028 is perfect for the couple that loathe the idea of a traditional banquet space. Owned by Calihan Catering, any event there is guaranteed to have excellent food.

The couple outside the back of the building.

I swear, October allows for some of the best lighting. Cindy looks stunning!

The Ketubah was designed by Kara Superfine from Botanicals.

Both the programs and the escort cards came from White Aisle.

Gallery 1028 set up for the ceremony.

Check back tomorrow part II of the photos.