St. Ignatius Wedding | Chicago

The best things in life are simple and meaningful and Matt and Meghan’s wedding was just that, a simple and genuine celebration of love. High school sweet hearts, they married at Holy Family Catholic church with the reception held right next door at Saint Ignatius College Prep. Surrounded by friends and family they celebrated in the school’s cafeteria, which converted to a beautiful wedding hall with simple yet stylish decor, delicious home made BBQ food and tasteful tunes provided by one of Chicago finest DJs Toast and Jam.

After their wedding ceremony we sneaked out for Matt and Meghan’s favorite treat, an Italian Ice on Taylor Street (which also brought some great memories back from our UIC college days), and then headed over to Saint Ignatius library for some beautiful, intimate wedding portraits. The grounds of St. Ignatius provide so many great opportunities for wedding pictures and the site has become one of our favorite wedding venues to document weddings in Chicago. It offers the best of both worlds in terms of city logistics, an elegant atmosphere, the courtyard and some really great spots for people to mingle and socialize. Matt and Meghan, thank you for having us along for the ride! Truly one of our favorite weddings we photographed this year.

 

 

Armour House Wedding Photography | Chicago Wedding Photographers | Mary + Ryan

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Folks who made this Halloween wedding even more awesome:

Wedding Venue: Armour House
Wedding Ceremony: Alice Millar Chapel
Florist: Four Finches Flowers & Gifts
Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Cake: Deerfields Bakery
Invitations & Calligraphy: Olive Branch and Co.Magnolia Letter Arts

Special thanks to my good friend Arnau Dubois for second shooting with me and adding some extra magic to this wedding.

Columbus Park Refectory Outdoor Wedding | Bri + Cory

 


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.


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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
Hair: Glam-to-Go
Cake: Alliance Bakery
Catering: Limelight Catering

Dress by: Alexandra Greco via Alice in Ivory Bridal

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