Chicago Music + Architecture – Jackie + Peter
Jackie is music. Peter is architecture. Following the theme for their engagement session (check out their Chicago engagement blog post) Jackie + Peter incorporated music + architecture into their wedding photography! Their wedding ceremony took place in the Grainger Ballroom at the Chicago Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall – CSO) and their wedding reception was held at the Chicago Union League Club that has a more classic Chicago architecture feel…and prior to that we took some creative portraits along the Chicago River with modern architecture!
Here is one of my favorite wedding photos at Orchestra Hall after their wedding ceremony!
Getting Ready: Union League Club of Chicago
We started their wedding coverage at the Union League Club – I opened up the double doors to Jackie’s presidential suite to photograph her wedding dress!
Using some Union League Club details for a creative wedding shoe picture!
I used Jackie’s purse to photograph their wedding rings
Jackie’s mom helping with her bracelet
The beautiful bride! I love the lace details on her dress!
I tried to be a little creative – and I love Jackie’s eyes & hair in this photo!
Love her wedding dress with a beautiful silhouette in the window
Peter was hanging out with his groomsmen- having a fun time figuring out his bowtie- Thanks to Tom for being the second photographer for this wedding!
A fun detail photo of their socks!
Father & son moment =)
Chicago Symphony Center – Orchestra Hall Wedding Ceremony!
A quick portrait of the groom before their wedding ceremony starts-
A photo of all the bridesmaids! Lovely flowers by A Perfect Event
Cute flowers in bottles in the Grainger Ballroom at the CSO (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
Grainger Ballroom wedding ceremony setup. Love the gold chivari chairs and the wide aisle runner. Lovely architectural details in the Chicago Symphony Center! A wonderful job by A Perfect Event!
Walking down the aisle with her wedding veil flowing behind her!
A wonderful illustration by their priest using duct tape =)
A family friend who happens to be an Illinois judge served as their officiant
After the ceremony we stepped out of Grainger Ballroom into Orchestra Hall for a couple quick photos!
Love this black and white wedding portrait of them in front of the elegant windows of the Symphony Center
One last getaway photo! Orchestra Hall and music is Jackie – the classic Chicago architecture is Peter! Both in one photo!
Modern Architecture Overlooking the Chicago River
We then headed to 300 N Lasalle filled with modern architecture! Peter’s father had a huge role in the design of this building- another personalized touch to their wedding photos!
The building has a balcony that over looks the Chicago River. You can see the Chicago bridges below and a reflection of the bride and groom in this picture!
The Chicago street lights glow like fireflies around the newlyweds!
Tom, my second photographer was across the river to grab this epic photo of them!
One last photo on the balcony
Union League Club of Chicago Wedding Reception
Jackie + Peter on the staircase of the Union League Club of Chicago
Card table decor by A Perfect Event
Beautiful Calligraphy on their table cards
Drop in a card for words of advice or wishes for the newly weds
The Union League Club of Chicago‘s ballroom all set up for the wedding reception! Great job Debi Lilly and the A Perfect Event Team!
Wedding cake photo with the Union League Club chandeliers in the background-
Center piece by A Perfect Event– Rather than having table numbers, they had architects and composers!
Beautiful table linens, menu card + dinnerware!
First dance photo – the Union League Club looks so elegant!
I like how Jackie is finding ‘her spot’ during the first dance =)
Union League Club of Chicago at night-
Thanks Jackie + Peter for a wonderful celebration! I love how you incorporated your loves for music + architecture throughout your wedding! Absolutely lovely! And thank you to Debi Lilly + her team from A Perfect Event for making the day go so smoothly!
Your Chicago Wedding Photographer,