August 26, 2018. HOT HOT HOT. The weather called for upper 90s with high humidity and of course they were right! Although the temperature kept everyone a little warmer than we’d have liked, the day was truly the epitome of a fairy tale Chicago wedding.
Ed & Aileen Photography was there to capture the day’s festivities from the start. The wedding parties gathered at the Hotel Lincoln for wedding prep where Ania and Erica Janssen provided hair and makeup services for the ladies. Everyone looked absolutely stunning.
The breezy burgundy bridesmaid dresses were just perfect for the occasion. Vale of Enna hand-delivered the (stunning!) personal flowers. The lush bouquets were filled with white dahlias, garden and spray roses, pink protea, coral ranunculus and eucalyptus.
The men kept it light and easy looking dapper as ever in their tuxes. Jeremy gifted each of his groomsmen with a handsome set of cufflinks; the perfect touch to tie it all together!
The morning moved quickly and soon it was time for Jeremy and Rebecca’s first look. Jeremy staged in the park across the street from Hotel Lincoln to await his beautiful bride.
As first look photos were snapped, Absolute Dream Trolley was ready to take everyone around the city for photos while simultaneously acting as a cooling station for the couple and their squad.
Chicago’s landscaping and backdrops did not disappoint. The wedding crew made the 100+ temps look better than anyone ever could have hoped for.
Final stop, Café Brauer. The countdown to the ceremony was on as final touches were put into place.
Sheri Reda from Flow Ceremonies led a heartfelt ceremony that could not have been more romantic and perfect. Her words left hearts swelling as she brought guests from tears to laughter. At the end of the ceremony, we welcomed the new Mr. and Mrs.!
Finally, it was time to let loose and celebrate the gorgeous couple! Café Brauer looked magnificent on this warm summer night. Dinner from Tigerlily was exceptional. All was in place as Sway Chicago kicked off dinner with the wedding party announcements. The toasts were as entertaining as the food was delicious.
As soon as the meal was complete, the crowd was out of their seats dancing the night away. Sway Chicago kept the party abuzz until the very last song.
The final touch to a picture perfect day and couple was an unforgettable evening sparkler send-off followed by a Windy City Limo bus ride back to local hotels.
Rebecca, Jeremy and their families were an absolute joy to work with. We wish them all the very best in life, love and happiness!