It feels very humbling when a couple shares their love story with us in the first email. We believe it is a first stop of putting the trust in a stranger who will document their wedding and that’s a big deal.The first wedding inquiry email from Bri started on how she met with Cory and how she fell in love. Her story immediately warmed our souls. Few days later we met with them for a coffee and immediately connected. We shared good laughs, talked about travels, good whiskey and California, where Cory grew up and lived until recently. All of sudden it felt as we knew each other forever. Bri and Cory are warm, sensitive, and genuine human beings. Their October wedding celebration was full of beautiful, raw and authentic emotions. The wedding ceremony and the reception itself took place at Columbus Park Refectory in Chicago and wonderfully reflected Bri and Cory’s personalities and styles; combining outdoor wedding vibes with modern sophistication, while adding a touch of Chicago’s historic charm. This was a day that will stay in our hearts forever. It was also a highlight of our busy wedding fall season. Here’s their full wedding day story.
Artists, vendors and places that made this wedding even more special:
Preparations: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Ceremony and reception: Columbus Park Refectory
Floral: Foxglove Studio
String Quartet: Innocenti Quartet
Videographer: Higuchi Productions
DJ: Toast and Jam
Cake: Alliance Bakery
Catering: Limelight Catering
Jake and Lauren’s intimate wedding took place at Chicago’s premier Gallery 1028 venue on a pleasant August afternoon. It was a beautiful celebration of two families coming together and very inspiring to document strong family and friendship bonds, while witnessing a very deep cultural and religious heritage. I also loved how the area around Gallery 1028 became a rare quiet oasis in the hustle of the city. This somewhat industrial part of town gets pretty silent on Saturdays. It was wonderful to be able to wander through the empty streets of Goose Island, during Jake and Lauren’s portrait session, while searching for some rad light and interesting backdrops. Thank you for allowing me to be there to document your wedding day.