Wedding season began early this year for LuvEd Photography - and I was so excited to get this year's weddings started with this lovely pair of brides. I was ready to photograph near the lake freezing that day - who knew it was going to be a 50 degree day! I definitely didn't need the stock pile of hand warmers I purchased! It was a beautiful day in terms of weather and every little detail otherwise - as you can see, lovely from the very beginning.
I had met Liz and Courtney briefly, at a previous wedding I photographed, and from the moment we (Brianne and I) arrived to photograph the detail and getting ready photos we could tell this was going to be a great day. The dresses were stunning, the details were perfect and the brides were incredibly easy and fun to work with. They fully trusted us to do what we needed to do, and I am adoring the results!
Liz and Courtney opted to do a 'first look', which we did right at their venue, Theater on the Lake. This was a new venue for us, but I instantly fell in love with it. While it has the iconic Chicago views, there are so many elements that make it an absolutely magnificent space to hold your event. My favorite little nook was the stair case where I spent some time doing some detail shots and where we set up the first look. I loved the color, the simplicity and the privacy for the first time they would see each other.
Their bridal party consisted of all family, and with both coming from big families, it made the perfect party size. We kept it mostly casual - not too posed and everyone was so incredibly nice to work with. Not only the bridal party, but their family and friends were incredibly kind and so fun to photograph.
The decor for the ceremony was UHHMAZING -- truly truly something out of a movie. I think I took around 500 images of decor alone. The dramatic lighting and evening scene outside made it feel so intimate, even though it was in a large space with a lot of guests. Every detail was perfectly placed, and meshed with the perfect sound from the harp, it was a dream. I loved seeing the guests faces as they arrived, completely in awe!
The evening continued just as lovely as the rest of the day. They had a wonderful meal, a visit from the Shannon Rovers, ample time on the dance floor and the gorgeous Chicago skyline to adore amongst fire tables perfectly placed outside in the mild January weather. We are so humbled that we were trusted to capture the memories for this couple, and cannot wait to put together their album of this absolutely perfect day. Thank you to all the vendors that were also, so lovely to work with :
Venue: Theater on the Lake
Wedding Coordinator: Designer Event Chicago
Caterer: Unforgettable Edibles
Band: Steve Edwards Orchestra
Florist: K. La Designs
A very sincere congratulations to the Mrs. and Mrs. - I am so excited to be doing weddings so early in the year, and if this event was just the beginning, I think it's going to be a picture perfect 2019!
wedding day peek - 1.5.19