What an incredible start to wedding season! Kara and Jens were blessed withÂ the brightest, sunniest, Chicago spring day. Of course, in true Chicago fashion, it was reallyÂ only about 35 degrees and windy. Hopefully you can’t tell! Kara is currently writingÂ her first novel, so I thought it was fitting that their first look took place in the library of the Union League Club surrounded by books. When I met Kara and Jens to discuss their vision for their wedding, they told me they were especiallyÂ looking forÂ documentary photos that captured beautiful moments between them, as well as photos that incorporated the classic architectural aspects of Chicago and their venue. We made stops for wedding photos at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Wrigley Building on Michigan Avenue, and I was blown away by the beauty of Covenant Presbyterian, where their ceremony took place. Of course, the Union League Club of Chicago did not disappoint when I saw the ballroom decked out with the incomparableÂ floral work of Fleur. Some of my favorite photos of theirÂ day were taken during theÂ first dance, but really, I had the hardest time narrowing down favorites as I love them all!
CeremonyÂ Venue: Covenant Presbyterian ChurchÂ /Â Reception Venue: Union League ClubÂ of ChicagoÂ / Wedding Dress: Tara KeelyÂ / Bridesmaids Dresses: Union Station / Shoe Designer: Cole HaanÂ /Â Hair and Makeup: Debra Petrielli /Â Second photographer:Â Jaclyn SimpsonÂ /Â Florist: FleurÂ /Â DJ: Monastero Entertainment / Cake Artist: Bittersweet / Invitations: Paperless Post