Germania Place Chicago weddings are like something from a bygone era. Who wouldn’t want to have a wedding at a world class historic landmark venue in the Gold Coast? Germania Place is located at 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago, IL 60610. With 45′ domed ceilings, and high arched windows you can’t go wrong. Kenmare Catering offers delicious menus that are innovative and dramatic, fusing new age techniques with artisan, exotic, and sustainable ingredients.
Like most modern brides, Nikki chose to have a “first look,” with her fiance, and get bridal party photos out of the way before the ceremony. after all, its best to get photos done beforehand because makeup looks best (before all the tears happen during the ceremony!) by photographing before the ceremony, newlyweds don’t have to leave their guests during cocktail hour. for bridal party photos we boarded a trolley and went to the Michigan Avenue bridge and the Chicago Board of Trade. Louis from the award-winning I Do Films, came along as their chosen videographer. if you’re into vintage super 8mm inspired wedding videography, this company is who to work with.
We headed to the church for the ceremony where for much of the wedding ceremony, i shot from a pew half way between the altar and main door. with the okay from the church director i was able to sneak up to the balcony and get some shots as well.
Following the ceremony, we hopped back on the trolley and without interruption, we headed to Germania Place where the couple was able to enjoy a full cocktail hour having already done their photos beforehand. Germania Place is a hidden gem in Chicago with great big windows, a balcony, and two huge ballrooms holding around 400 and 200 respectively.
Wedding photography review from the bride:
“Heather Parker is truly a professional. I hired her solely on gut–as I matter of fact I hired all of my wedding vendors that way. We really did hit the jackpot with Heather. Of course I knew I wanted her photojournalistic style, but beyond that she seemed so..responsible, I guess would be the way to put it! I knew that she took her profession very, very seriously and was a professional. Therefore I knew I would be getting quality and excellent service, which every bride knows is a big added bonus. Heather must work about a bazillion hours a day because she is also quick to respond, she is thorough with information, she is conversational, polite, knowledgeable, and more importantly; our photos are stunning. We got what we wanted which were very few posed, boring photos. The shots really show us in action and highlight the beauty of both the church and reception as well as the fun of the trolley ride around town! I am happy for Heather’s success over the past year and I wish her continued success.“
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