Thursday, November 20, 2008

Greg & Kristin: Wedding

This time of year is the best in Chicago. The holidays are coming and decorations and lights are going up in every storefront and street corner. Greg & Kristin picked a great time to have the most fabulous downtown wedding.

I stopped by Fulton's on the River, their rehearsal dinner location, the night before their wedding to drop off their beautiful 16x20 canvas print. They displayed it on an easel (not on the couch).

The next morning we met up with the girls in their suite at Swissotel on Wacker. The par for the day was set extremely high when I walked in and was faced with this amazing view.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, then I saw her shoes...

The groom's mom putting on the final touches.

Kristin and her mom.

She was nothing short of stunning.

Dad's first look at his beautiful daughter...

The groom looking very James Bond-ish.

One of the ringbearers waiting for the shuttle to the church.

Do you see the symbolism is this one?

Kristin, the bride, is my best friend Leigh's sister-in-law and she married Leigh's husband, Josh's, (who is also her stepbrother), best friend (Greg). Did you follow that? So Josh, Leigh's husband was the best man.

Leigh & Josh

Sharing a moment just before walking down the aisle.

Gorgeous flower girls...have you ever seen anything so cute??

I love how happy Greg is in this shot as he sees his bride for the first time.

The wedding took place at one of the oldest churches in Chicago, Old St. Pat's. Old St. Patrick’s is one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Its survival makes it the oldest public building in the City of Chicago.

This ringbearer was so cute, he was so excited to wear his tux.

One of my favorites from the day.

Our plan was to go to the median on Michigan Avenue in front of the Wrigley Building, however, the second we stepped off the shuttle, it started raining. So we had to make a back up plan and headed over to the reception at Swissotel. Although I was disappointed, I am thrilled with what we got instead.

Christina and Alba at You'll Say "I Do" handled every last detail of this wedding day. They did such an amazing job with the decorations and the planning. Everything went so smoothly, it was wonderful to have a coordinator to take care of it all.

First dance

The bride and her dad did the cutest dance to "My Girl."

High Society Orchestra was awesome. The dancefloor was packed all night.

It did stop raining so we were able to go out for a few shots. For those out-of-towners, that is the Wrigley Building and the new Trump Tower in the background.

This is my favorite shot from the whole day. I love the motion and the can't even tell how cold she was. It was fr-e-e-zing!

Faye, thank you so much for shooting with me and Leigh, thank you so much for the referral :) A special thank you to Dawn Bergeron for coming up from Bloomington to shoot with me as well. I will add a photo of the three of us when I get one.

Greg & Kristin, I hope you are having a fabulous time in Hawaii. I could not be more jealous. Thank you so much for including me in your day. It was amazing and we had a ball. Congrats!!

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