Chicago meets New York City!
Meghan is originally from Chicago…and moved to New York City a number of years ago. And while she fell in love with NYC and a man named Ben…she brought her fiance back to the Windy city for their wedding! BUT to be true to their NYC relationship…they flew me out to New York for their engagement photos last fall! If you haven’t seen them…check out their New York engagement pictures! I love being a wedding photographer and have the opportunity to travel all over for wedding and engagement photos!
The Peninsula Hotel Chicago
They had an amazing Chicago wedding…and chose great wedding venues! The got ready and had their wedding reception at the Peninsula Hotel! A gorgeous venue with AMAZING photo opportunities! Be sure to check out their wedding photos in this blog post! But before we go on…I want to share my favorite bridal party picture from the day…taken in the Peninsula Hotel lobby.
The Peninsula Hotel from the outside
For her wedding shoes photo…I used her ipad for a creative picture of Mr. Christian Louboutin!
A creative picture using shapes for her wedding earrings
I went downstairs to where Ben was getting ready to grab this portrait of him- I love this photo…he is always smiling-
The best man had the Tiffany & Co wedding bands all ready to go
Once Meghan was all ready to go…we walked around the Peninsula Chicago for some bridal portraits before the ceremony. I want to give a shout out to Livia Caporale for a great job on Meghan’s hair! I love working with Livia – she does a great job…EVERY time!
In front of a large Peninsula window
Love the timeless look! What a beautiful portrait of Meghan!
This is the lobby of the Peninsula Ballroom- a great location for wedding photos!
Second favorite portrait of the day! So elegant & beautiful!
Holy Name Cathedral Wedding Ceremony
We headed over to a Chicago favorite: Holy Name Cathedral for the wedding ceremony! Ben was checking everything one last time!
Holy Name Cathedral and Meghan walking down with both of her parents! What a grand entrance!
I love Ben’s smile after he lifted the veil off of Meghan’s face!
This photo says why Holy Name Cathedral is one of Chicago’s favorite places of worship
In Filipino culture, there are a few wedding traditions…one of them is the coins…which are being prayed over in this photo
Another Filipino wedding tradition is the cord…which is pinned on the bride and groom
We headed out on the trolly for wedding photos throughout Chicago
Meghan wanted a Chicago Skyline shot…so here we are!
The ladies in front of the Chicago skyline
Meghan’s veil blowing in the wind in the windy city!
A quick photo in front of the Peninsula Chicago entrance-
Love the flowers and floral arrangement on the card table-
Check out this gigantic bird cage! What a great job with the flowers on this one!
The Peninsula Chicago ballroom with the gorgeous centerpieces!
First dance in the Peninsula Ballroom
The whole Peninsula Ballroom in a wedding photo!
Ben went on stage with the band and busted out on the bass guitar! Powerplay FYI was the band that kept the night rocking!
The Peninsula Hotel Chicago patio…with views of the John Hancock. Nothing says Chicago like the Chicago skyline!
Thank you to Meghan and Ben for having me as your wedding photographer! It was great to spend the day with you as you are both such wonderful people! It’s such a great story of two generous people finding each other! And welcome back from your honeymoon! I hope these photos bring back so many wonderful memories from your special day!
your Chicago wedding photographer,