Same Sex Wedding Photos at Intercontinental Chicago
Matthew + John have been together for a long time…and due to the changes in Illinois law last year, allowing for gay marriage, they were finally able to wed! They chose to beÂ married at the Intercontinental Chicago on Michigan Avenue! They had Jan Ehrenberg from Parties, Events and More coordinate and John from HMR Designs to handle the decor and flowers! Music by Don Cagen Orchestra!
Here’s one of my favorites from their wedding day! I love their smiles! Notice their matching yet different tuxedo ties! They had to import them from London – great touch Matt!
They chose to turn the Intercontinental Chicago into a lounge space rather than a typical table setup! Guests could mingle and move around freely throughout the night! Jan & HMR Designs brought their vision to life! I love the modern chic style of the HMR Designs furniture! Scroll down to see more detail photos fromÂ this fabulous wedding reception!
Found Matthew’s name in his childhood bible that they used for their wedding ceremony- had to take a photo of it!
Getting ready with his best man-
I learned a new word at this wedding, cravat. As in the types of ties they wear in Downtown Abbey-
Love this photo of Matthew
John getting ready with his best man-
Sporting his matching bow tie
John looking sharp!
I don’t normally post first look photos, but their was so much emotion in these pictures-
The Intercontinental Chicago recently remodeled their Presidential Suite, and WOW is it amazing! Matthew decided to have a little fun for this photo!
Makes me laugh everytime I look at it!
So classic and timeless-
Taking advantage of the modern space of the Intercontinental Chicago suite
We wanted to incorporate a little bit of Chicago architecture in their wedding pictures-
We found a few tulips just ready to bloom! John is soooo happy on his wedding day!
A photo on Michigan Avenue-
Walking down Michigan Avenue and seeing/hearing all the positive reactions and support for Matt & John’s same sex wedding!
I was drawn to this bridge inside of the Intercontinental Chicago – had to take a wedding picture here!
Notice their reflections in the glass bridge panels
Gay Wedding Ceremony at the IntercontinentalChicago
Wedding ceremony room at the Intercontinental Chicago
Floral arrangement by HMR Designs
Loved these velour sofas for the parents to sit on during the wedding!
John getting a little emotional before their gay wedding ceremony. I can only begin to imagine what he must have been feeling in this moment-
HMR Designs put some tulips and votives in the Hall of Lions at the Intercontinental Chicago for their cocktail hour-
Loving their reception details! The candelabras and the furniture! HMR Designs knows how to bring the WOW factor!
Their first dance – and they KILLED it!
They opted for 18 passed courses rather than the traditional sit down dinner- here are just two of the delicious courses! Kudos to Chris and the rest of the Intercontinental Chicago staff for pulling this 3hr meal off without a hitch!
Love these MR & MR custom coasters for their same sex marriage!
One last custom detail that Jan put together for the happy couple!
Thanks you Matthew & John for having me as your wedding photographer! Congrats again toÂ you both celebrating your gayÂ wedding here in Chicago, Illinois! I hope these photos help tell your love story to all who view them!
your Chicago wedding photographer,