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The Knot Best of Weddings photographer | Annie & Ian

August 14, 2011

Annie & Ian had a picture-perfect wedding reception at a modern two-level loft space overlooking the water. It provided a contemporary backdrop for a celebration full of love and energy. I began my day photographing Annie getting ready at the Fairmont Hotel. The suites have giant windows with great natural light. Annie and her sisters Maryse and Lissa, along with their mother, cousins, and friends were filled the room with so much love and laughter. Once Annie was all prettied up, she headed out to be revealed to Ian in a “first look” at a nearby park. We met up with their bridal party to take some photos downtown and miraculously beat a thunderstorm! Their wedding ceremony was at Holy Family Church, one of the most beautiful churches in all of Chicago. It is the second oldest church and survived the Chicago Fire. Annie and Ian combined two faiths for a ceremony that united them in marriage. For their reception, the venue was transformed with purple, silver, and pink perfectly coordinated by Kehoe Designs with the help of Laura from LK Events making sure every detail was perfect. Annie’s cake was one of my all-time favorite looking wedding cakes. Amy Beck came up with a creative one of a kind dark silver and gray tiered cake which was the perfect centerpiece for the room. Other unforgettable details included lucite chiavari chairs, floating candles, silver frames for escort cards and table numbers, dark grey tablecloths, purple napkins and menu cards, no detail was left forgotten. The reception began with an entrance, cake cutting, and some toasts by siblings and parents. Entourage of Ken Arlen Music enthusiastically kept the party going with accurate renditions of popular songs.

Shortly after this wedding was posted, it was featured in Weddings 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

The Knot Best of Weddings photographer featured in Wedding Nuveau!

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