September 15, 2013

Emily & Tom :: A Chicago Wedding

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Emily and Tom were married on Saturday, and I’ve worked all afternoon to get these sneak peeks up before they leave for their honeymoon tomorrow–that’s how excited I am for them to see these photos! (By the way, Tom, I know where you’re headed for your honeymoon, and you don’t. Neener, neener, neener!)

This was my last wedding of 2013, and it was a beaut! The weather was sunny but cool, there was an outdoor ceremony with lots of great light, and Emily wore THE BEST DRESS I’ve ever seen. No, really. The Dress (intentionally capitalized) was insane.

I met these two at the Four Seasons where I watched Emily finish getting ready, and then they had a first look in the lobby of the hotel. After that, we walked over to the courtyard at Fourth Presbyterian for photos, and the light was DIVINE! The evening ended at Newberry Library–a venue I’ve worked at many times before–where they had their ceremony and their reception.

It was a wonderfully emotional and intimate day, and the perfect wedding to end another great season!

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As soon as Emily got the text that Tom was heading to the hotel for the first look, she lost it!

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But she was all smiles as soon as she put on The Dress. Can you blame her?!

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Per usual, these first look shots are some of my favorite!

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What? Is Emily even serious? So beautiful.

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This courtyard and this couple. That’s it.

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I couldn’t stop taking photos. I told Emily, “I can’t quit you… and this dress. And this light. And this location.”

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Time for the ceremony!

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So happy to be sealing the deal!

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Married!

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Their pup, Oliver, was an unofficial member of the wedding party. Can you get over that bowtie?!

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A while ago, Emily and Tom had asked if we could do a group shot of everyone that attended their wedding. So, right after the ceremony, we did just that. Love this idea! It’s so great to remember having everyone you love in one place!

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