Could this wedding ceremony be any more fabulous? Gallery 1028 is hands down my favorite venue in the city. I’m drawn to this unique space because while it is dark and more of a challenge to photograph in, there’s something undoubtedly magical about weddings that almost always are filled with countless votive candles flickering amongst exposed brick and unfinished wood floors. The venue creates a warm, cozy atmosphere with its brick and beam loft like space. While it is a blank slate, my clients tell me the team at the venue works with your choice of floral and decor to customize it to your liking. When AJ and Laura hired me over the phone, I happily shared with them dozens of photos of the many Gallery 1028 weddings I’ve had the opportunity to photograph because being able to see some photos of how a blank canvas like Gallery 1028 can get transformed would be very helpful. Not one wedding I’ve shot at Gallery 1028 has been the same and that is why I adore it. I’ve seen everything from rustic chic to sleek and modern. During one of the open houses at Gallery 1028, I ran into AJ and Laura so it was great to meet them in person. On their wedding day after they got ready at Hotel Sax and had a first look in the Crimson Lounge, we were able to take some outdoor photos before the rain showers arrived. The schedule that Laura and I created allowed for time before the wedding ceremony to take some family photos since the sun would be setting shortly after they would officially tie the knot. Going by guests expressions as they enter the space, it certainly doesn’t disappoint and is a pleasant surprise to generations who have been to many weddings at typical venues. AJ and Laura had family in Minnesota and Indiana meet in Chicago which was the perfect location for their friends and family to come together. AJ was exceptionally dapper and Laura took everyone’s breath away as she walked down the aisle in her gorgeous gown. This autumn wedding was a delight to photograph. While the newlyweds are on their honeymoon spanning four islands in Hawaii, I hope they get to see a few of my favorite photos from their wedding day!
Gallery 1028 is owned and operated by one of Chicago’s best wedding caterers, Calihan Catering. Their team consists of innovative chefs that offer creative menus with seasonal ingredients. Their artful presentations and top-notch service have earned them quite the array of awards. Their award-winning pastry chef is nationally recognized.
Wedding Photography: Heather Parker Photography
Wedding Ceremony + Reception Location: Gallery 1028
Catering: Calihan Catering
Wedding Gown: Provinias
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Bridal Boutique: Mestads (Rochester, MN)
Hair & Makeup: Lillian Toma – Starlight Makeup
Florist: Studio AG
Tuxedo: Calvin Klein
Officiant: Bruce Otto of Spirited Weddings
DJ: Max of Style Matters
Decor: Studio AG