Stephen and I met Christina two years ago at Leanne and Matt's wedding in Los Angeles. So naturally, we were delighted when she reached out to us about her own wedding day in Chicago!
Planning an Iconic and Elegant Chicago Wedding
After navigating a cross-country relationship, Christina and Brian are finally back in their beloved city of Chicago and planned a celebration that reflected their love for it. They skillfully used their settings to tell their story, from getting ready through their reception.
Using Locations to Create a Cohesive Wedding Story
They began their day getting ready at the Palmer House Hilton, a quintessential downtown Chicago stay that they chose because of how it hinted at their reception venue with it's frescoed ceilings and ornate interiors (see, skillfull!) I was uhb-sessed with Christina's Zuhair Murad gown and her textural and monochromatic bouquet. Literally my idea of perfection. And that custom hair piece was the perfect nod to her Greek heritage!
An Elegant Black Tie Gala at the Chicago Cultural Center
We loved Christina and Brian's vision for an iconic black tie party centered around their favorite parts of the city. They were generous to give us a great chunk of time to take photos around their beloved city and we used the settings to tie their day together-an urban, iconic, and elegant day.
Stephen took me to the Chicago Cultural Center on one of our first dates. The Tiffany Domes and stunning architecture amazed me and I soon wished we could shoot a wedding there. I grinned the entire night as I took in the beautiful gray and cream tablescapes with touches of gold and ghost Chiavari chairs.
As Christina and Brian danced the night away with their most loved guests, I stopped for a minute to take it all in. Their day was one truly filled with joy, laughter, and love for each other and the place where they lived. I couldn't have been happier to be a part of their day.
Major shoutout to the amazing teams of Simply Azure events and Chicago Cultural Center-you guys made the day just flawless! It was an honor to photograph the results of your hard work!
Many thanks to the following talents: