I love Chicago and actually called it home for several years right after I graduated from college. So when friends, Whitney & Jared, asked me to shoot their 1920’s inspired wedding down in the windy city, I did not hesitate to say yes. What a photogenic city to be the backdrop for a beautiful couple on their big day.
The ceremony was held at the Holy Name Cathedral. One word. Breathtaking. We tried to get as many pictures done before the ceremony because as luck has it, the clocks were set back an hour the week before. So when the ceremony started at 4pm, we knew they would be leaving as the new Mr. & Mrs. in the glow of the street lights. With that being said, we took full advantage of the city’s lights and my handy strobe light. Thanks to my husband/assistant/guest who kept the winds from stealing away my softbox which seemed more like a sail than a light when the winds kicked up.
Always up for a challenge…. we went to the Chicago Theatre sign, the Kidney Bean at Millennium Park and street shots on the Magnificent Mile. Thank goodness the reception was the Knickerbocker Hotel right off Michigan Avenue so we could conquer it all in an hour. The Knickerbocker Hotel has it’s own story to tell. Built in 1927 and home of the famed Crystal Ballroom which features a built-in illuminated dance floor. What a prefect place to have their wedding reception and great way to end to their beautiful day.