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Boston Wedding Photography | Omni Parker House Wedding

Today there may be nothing that captures your heart more fully than Erin and Dean’s wedding at the Omni Parker House Hotel in downtown Boston, I wanted to create images that would stay relevant and beautiful. Erin and Dean held an elegant reception at the stunning rooftop ballroom, where guests mingled and enjoyed food and dancing. When the folks at Omni Hotels and Resorts caught wind of such a gorgeous wedding, they asked if they could feature it on blog on their main website. How delightful! While this wedding was photographed in color, black and white images worked perfectly for such a historic wedding venue. One of my favorite things about the Omni Parker House is the city views from their ballroom that spans the entire 15th floor. As one of Boston’s premier wedding venues, at the Omni Parker House you will find turn of the century elegance in a state of the art hotel, which also happens to be not only one of the oldest hotels in America but was the hotel where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie! There is so much history at this gem of a hotel, and this wedding will surely be remembered for decades by the guests that celebrated with Erin and Dean.Omni Parker House Wedding

Boston Wedding Photography | Omni Parker House Wedding

Ceremony: St. Josephs Catholic Church in the West End, Boston, MA
Reception: Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, MA
Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Gown make: Melissa Sweett
Shoes: Valentino
Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew
Bridal Boutique: Priscilla of Boston
Something Borrowed: Sister’s veil
Something Old: Grandmother’s bracelet
Tux make: Jos. A. Bank
Officiant: Father Dan O’Connell
Band/DJ: Jack at DJ Raffi Productions
Florist: Annette Rinaldi for church/centerpieces
Florist for Bouquets: Allison Phalen Floral Design (bride’s sister and MOH)
Video: Veracious Productions
Lighting Design: DJ Raffi

InterContinental Hotel Wedding Photography

Boston wedding Photography at the InterContinental Hotel for Jaqui and John’s wedding was featured on WellWed. Lots of wedding inspiration here with loads of details photos of the holiday-themed color palette of red white and green. The evergreen needles with the red and white flowers you see in the soaring centerpieces, bridesmaid bouquets, and cake top are from Dilly Lily.

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Chicago wedding vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Holy Name Cathedral
Reception Venue: InterContinental Renaissance Ballroom
Catering: InterContinental Hotel
Cake: Bittersweet
Florist: Dilly Lily
Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Band: Don Cagen Orchestra of Cagen Music
Lighting Design: Frost Lighting
Shoes: G&L Handmade
Hair Stylist: Livia Caporale
Makeup Artist: Andie Cumber

Tower Club wedding in Chicago featured on Be U Weddings

Charles and Dawn’s Tower Club wedding in Chicago was just featured on the local Chicago wedding blog Be U Weddings. I loved the couple’s choice of red, white, and black for the wedding colors. The Tower Club of Chicago is a stately Chicago landmark, whose architectural heritage has been meticulously preserved, but also provides guests with modern amenities and conveniences. It’s a breathtaking historical venue located in the heart of downtown Chicago right on the river at the top of the Lyric Opera.

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Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Tower Club
Floral Designer: The Wishing Well Florist
Invitations: Spilled Ink Press
Hair Stylist: Theodora Bourikas
Makeup Artist: Briette Madrid

Casino Club Chicago wedding photography featured

I wanted to send out a special thank you to Chicago wedding blog Be U Weddings for featuring Marta and William’s Casino Club Chicago wedding. This private club boasts work from famed Chicago interior decorator Rue Wintherbotham Carpenter and the wedding had a fitting Hollywood glam theme. Lots of unique details were tied together by Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings.

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Wedding Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Casino Club
Wedding Planner: Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc.
Bride’s Dress: Angelina from Weddings 826
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bride’s Jewelry: by Weiss from Store B Vintage (Wicker Park)
Makeup Artist: Kasha from MAC (located on Armitage)
Hairstylist: Bianca Sementa of Urban Trend Salon (Wheaton)
Bridesmaids’Dresses: J.Crew
Groom’s Attire: Formally Modern
Flowers: Scarlet Petal
Cake: Bittersweet Bakery
DJ: Toast and Jam

Elizabeth Anne Designs features Heather Parker Photography

The other day I was thrilled to let one of my favorite brides know that her beautiful wedding was going to be featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs. A wedding this delightful deserved to be on this consistently top ranked wedding blog. I think there are two very different kinds of weddings – one that is trendy and the other that is timeless. This wedding went the timeless route and it is absolutely stunning. I knew Tara and Sam’s ivory and gold vintage-inspired details would be a big hit. Stems put together some more traditional flowers such as roses and lily of the valley, and then combined  vintage chandelier table centerpieces, gold chargers and accents, and tons of candles. I witnessed Tara and Sam’s emotional sneak peek at their ballroom after it was transformed. As guests entered the room, I heard endless compliments on the decor.

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If you would like to see many more photos of this wedding, click here.

The following Chicago vendors contributed to Tara and Sam’s wedding:

Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Event Planner: Erin Elizabeth Events
Floral Designer: Stems
Reception Venue: Eaglewood
Stationery: CT Designs
Cinematography: Leap Weddings
Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Cake: Oak Mill Bakery
DJ: Toast and Jam
Ceremony Location: St. Francis Xavier
Makeup Artist: Beauty on Call
Shoes: Nina Shoes
Jewelry:  Bella Moda Co
Mens Attire: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaids: Vera Wang

Style Me Pretty features Chicago wedding at Gallery 1028

Style Me Pretty features Chicago wedding at Gallery 1028 today! I am so happy to share with Laura and Mike – along with my readers, that this wedding has been featured. The wedding hasn’t even appeared on my blog yet so get ready to feast your eyes on this. They traveled from Seattle to have their wedding in Chicago. The bride’s brother Peter Van Hyning who is a professional event designer provided the most innovative lighting design and created a lounge area in the reception space.

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Ceremony: Gallery 1028 warehouse loft venue in Chicago, IL
Reception: Gallery 1028 warehouse loft venue in Chicago, IL
Caterer: Calihan Catering
Officiant: David Fisher, Godfather of the Groom
Makeup: Sonia Roselli Weddings – Rebecca
Hairstylist: Sonia Roselli Weddings – Stephanie
Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Florist: PJ Acosta
Lighting Design: Peter Van Hyning, Brother of the Bride
Event Design: Peter Van Hyning, Brother of the Bride
DJ: Style Matters
Transportation: Think Green Limosine
Gown: Avant Mariée by Winnie Couture
Bridal Salon: Weddings 826 in Chicago (Lincoln Park)
Men’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Groom Shoes: Ecco
Wedding Invitations:
Wedding Save the Dates: Original sketch by Peter Van Hyning, Brother of the Bride
Photobooth Company: The Traveling Photo Booth


British wedding blog features Heather Parker Photography

The Natural Wedding Company, a British wedding blog that focuses on rustic, handmade, vintage, and eco-friendly weddings featured Ashley & Nate’s engagement session today. This was a well-planned shoot, with professional styling, with thoughtful yet simple details.

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Venue: Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm (you may remember a barn wedding I photographed was featured in The Knot Magazine)
Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Boston wedding hair Stylist: Lindsay Griffin

River East Arts Center Chicago wedding featured

River East Arts Center wedding photography featured in Wedding Nuveau!

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Reception Venue: River East Art Center, Chicago, IL lakefront
Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Caterer: Blue Plate Catering, Elinor Brown
Floral Designer: Kehoe Designs, Renee Price
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Wedding Gown: Amsale
Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Hugo Boss
Event Planner: Lauren Knuepfer of LK Events
Wedding Band: Entourage of Ken Arlen Music
Lighting: Kehoe Designs, Chicago Illinois
Ceremony Location: Holy Family Church, Chicago Illinois
Cinematography: REM Video Chicago, Illinois
Cake Designer: Amy Beck Cake Design, Amy Beck, Chicago Illinois
Ceremony Musicians: Dolce Strings
Hair Stylist: Alice Salazar
Makeup Artist Nika Vaughan