This wedding was truly the most stunning event I have photographed to date…simply incredible! Kelly called me about 10 months ago after seeing my work on the Bowles’ wedding last fall. At that time I had no real clue about the magnitude of this event. I was so impressed with how well Kelly pulled everything together, she did have a wonderful team of professionals to work with but she herself had the imagination, organization, and patience to pull the thousands of details (no exaggeration) together into such an amazing event! I loved Kelly’s veil – so striking. Ginger! Kelly had a custom made gown made for Ginger especially for the day…I don’t know how a dressmaker makes a gown that tiny but it was truly somethin’ else.
This church seemed straight out of Europe…Holy Family St. Ignatius. Its worth a look if you’re in the neighborhood. The reception was held at the prestigious University Club of Chicago – right across the street from Millenium Park downtown. Gorgeous venue, and perfect for Kelly and Michael’s event. Kudos must be given to Rachel Bradley for all of the work she did on Kelly’s wedding – she had her work cut out for her indeed, but pulled it off with grace and efficiency that is truly admirable.
Kelly created this concept for displaying the place cards…she wasn’t doing anything ordinary on her wedding day! Each card was hand calligraphied and hung from the candelabra with vintage crystals and orchids – it was a sight to behold.Have you ever seen a wine biker before? I hadn’t either, but it was a huge hit during the cocktail hour…so unique!In the photos to come you will see some of the amazing handiwork of Richard Remiard Event Design He truly pulled off something amazing for this wedding. When guests were walking into the ballroom for dinner, I heard no end of Ooh-ing and Ahh-ing, it was simply breathtaking. While we were at dinner he along with his crew transformed the lower level into a chic modern bar for the after party. The transformation!Live Statues…holding candles.Flag dancers…A napkin lady…when food came out later in the evening, she walked around offering people napkins…which her dress was made out of!
…and Michael and Kelly danced the night away…and lived Happily Ever After.