Laura + Matt’s Classic Chicago Wedding

I have quite a few weddings that I’m preparing to blog, but I thought I’d post Laura and Matt’s gorgeous city wedding first so as not to forget this fall’s gorgeous colors and this couple’s incredibly fun day. They had their first look downtown, followed by lots of outdoor wedding photos among some gorgeous red and gold leaves. Their ceremony was in one of the most beautiful chapels I’ve been to, and it was such a joy to shoot there. Finally, their modern reception space featured purple uplighting and a travel theme. These two have traveled the world, and it was clear in the tables named after all of their favorite destinations. (And I’m a bit jealous of their Maldives honeymoon!) Congratulations, Laura and Matt!

Ceremony Venue: St James Chapel / Reception Venue: Hotel Chicago / Second photographer: Alaina Bos / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkof / Hair and Makeup: We Only Do Pretty / Florist: KLA Designs / Cake: Cake Chicago / Music: Rendezvous Music

As I finish up this year’s Chicago weddings, I can’t hide how bittersweet it is that I’ll only be shooting a few more back in the Windy City next year. But, I am so looking forward to all of the Seattle and Bellingham wedding photos I’ll be creating in 2015. Next year’s calendar is looking fantastic with incredible clients that I love already, and I just adore the engagement sessions we’ve done so far this fall. I’ll be sharing more of those here on the blog in the coming weeks. January is going to be blog catch-up month, for sure!