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Prairie Productions Wedding by Chicago Photographer Heather Parker

November 23, 2010

Beth and Scott’s Prairie Productions wedding was a blast! They started the day getting ready at the historic Palmer House Hotel, which I thought was a perfect way for their families who came in from Iowa to experience the city’s history. We hopped on a trolley and headed over to their wedding ceremony venue. Their church does not allow flash photography, but the windows allow for some great light to come in. After they tied the knot, we got back on the trolley and headed to the park for some photos of the bridal party. I thought the orange and purple color combination worked great with the autumn foliage. Before heading over to Prairie Production, they stopped in with their bridesmaids and groomsmen to their favorite neighborhood Irish pub for a quick pint. Beth and Scott had the biggest smiles as they were surrounded by so many friends and family. I’m not quite sure how many people were at their wedding but everything came together perfectly at this amazing West Loop venue. While it is a photo studio, on the weekends it doubles as an ultra modern loft-like wedding venue. It fits about 150-200 people comfortably and in the warmer months, they have a really cool outdoor space for ceremonies and cocktail hours. Style Matters kept the dance floor jammed for the entire reception.

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Beth was just flawless on her wedding day wasn’t she?Palmer House Hilton Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPalmer House Hilton Heather Parker chicago wedding photographer

Here is a shot of Beth looking pretty in the beautiful lobby at the Palmer House.Palmer House Hilton Heather Parker chicago wedding photographer

She sees her dad before heading on the trolley to go get married…Palmer House Hilton Heather Parker chicago wedding photographer

and picks up her elegant bouquet before walking down the aisle.Palmer House Hilton Heather Parker chicago wedding photographer

It is a dark church, but she shines so radiant walking down the aisle towards Scott.Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerShrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Production Heather Parker chicago wedding photographer

Purple and orange are complimentary colors and were perfect for this fall wedding.Prairie Production Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographer

It was that perfect time of day where the warm sunset spilled amazing light on everyone!Prairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographer

I love when brides and grooms allow for time on their wedding day to hit their favorite spots. This was the Irish pub we went to.Prairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographer

Over the last few years, so many couples have gone with highly sought after modern unique spaces. They are popping up in every major city and I love it! Boston has the Artists for Humanity Epicenter and the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End. Chicago has nearly a dozen new, offbeat locations for weddings. Below is the reception room at Prairie Production.Prairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Production Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Production Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Production Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Production Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Production Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerPrairie Productions Heather Parker chicago wedding photographerdd

Getting Ready Location: Palmer House Hotel
Ceremony: The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church
Reception: Prairie Production 1314 W Randolph St
Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Florist: Gratitude Heart Garden formerly known as Roscoe Blooms
Cake: – Dinkels Bakery
DJ: Style Matters
Caterer: – D’Absolute Catering
Gown brand/model: – Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
Shoes: Touch Ups
Hairstylist: Gil Bentley at Art & Science
Makeup artist: Vanessa Scheckel – Aveda
Lighting Design: Prairie Productions
Tux: FMT
Table numbers: Frames were from Kohls and a DIY project of the bride and groom
Guestbook: Kolo – Geneva
Transportation: Windy City Trolley

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