Peninsula Hotel Christmas time winter wedding

The Peninsula Hotel done up in lights around Christmas? Yes please!!! This 5-star venue served as the location for Cynthia & David’s ceremony and reception. I began the day photographing the bride getting ready at the bridal suite before documenting the first look as Cynthia descended down the grand staircase to see her groom for the first time. The newlyweds came up with a beautiful purple color scheme and incorporated lighting design for a picture perfect wedding.

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Ceremony Venue: The Peninsula Chicago
Reception Venue: The Peninsula Chicago
Lighting Design: Swank Audio Visual
DJ: Dancetrax Mobile DJ
Ceremony/cocktail musician: Harpist Kari Gardner
Florist: Zuzu’s Petals
Wedding Gown brand: Sottero and Midgley “Geena Louise”
Wedding Gown boutique: Kathryn’s Bridal, McHenry, IL
Shoes: BP Platinum, “Larissa”, Nordstrom’s
Bridesmaids Shoes: Each bridesmaid chose her own silver shoes
Tux brand: Calvin Klein
Tux store: Black Tie Formalwear
Centerpiece frames: DIY project of the groom
Cake baker: Celine Plano, Executive Pastry Chef at The Peninsula Chicago
Color/theme ideas you had: In addition to the colors, we wanted to incorporate Chicago and our initials throughout the wedding
Info on the placecards / photo: Found the idea on
Ordered the posters from
Hairstylist: Dana Wallace, Nicole Richards Salon
Makeup artist: Candice, Sharon Daniels Salon
Baseball jersey/ball info? Ron Santo was signing autographs in Lincolnshire, IL and I had the opportunity to meet him and get his autograph on the jersey and he was kind enough to write “Congrats Dave” on a baseball.
Wedding jewelry: My mom made my bracelet for me. Earrings are from So Good Jewelry