Norma and Kyle married on a hot and humid July weekend in 2019. Thinking of it now, they were one year ahead of everyone else with their intimate / “micro” wedding idea, something that has been so popular in a pandemic wedding era. They married among a couple of dozens of their closest friends and family, highlighting what’s most important (in my believe) about the the act of marriage. They were also able to combine best of both worlds: the nature vibes of Red Field Estate and sophistication of Chicago at Little Goat Diner. The morning of their wedding started with Norma getting ready and putting on her wedding dress at Redfield Estate, a historic mansion in Glenview, IL just outside of Chicago. After first look with Kyle, the outside wedding ceremony proceeded in the company of their closest friends and family. Red Field Estate is an amazing place for a wedding. The area has multiple areas the couple can choose for the ceremony. It also offers countless beautiful spots for wedding portraits (especially for a nature lovers), as well as indoor and outdoor space for the reception. It is ideal for smaller, intimate weddings but with right planning it can also fit larger outdoor wedding celebrations. Kyle and Norma however decided to bring their reception to the heart of the city. After short portrait session in the woods of Redfield Estate we headed over to West Loop in Chicago for a small celebratory dinner at Little Goat Diner. After some cocktails, food, beautiful acoustic live sounds and tear jerking speeches we headed outside to roam the neighborhood, bathed in a beautiful late afternoon light. After few more wedding portraits, we headed back to Little Goat Diner for some more cocktails, laughs and deserts. It was a truly beautiful day!