A real offbeat wedding: Jason and Kristen

Jason and Kristen had a truly offbeat wedding and I was thrilled to have been selected as their photographer. They were so much fun and really knew how to blend their personalities into their day and have a good time. The day started with Kristen getting ready at Hotel 71, followed by a first look. The bride and groom had selected some great locations mixing quintessential Chicago locations such as the Chicago Theater sign and the skyline, but made time for some interesting stops along the way before their ceremony. I’m actually not even sure if interesting is a good enough word…. We stopped at famous (or infamous depending how you look at it) The Wieners Circle and the bridal party got hot dogs. After that, we all headed over to Molly’s Cupcakes. It was a hot mess. Hot dogs were washed down with decadent cupcakes, and during all this, an impromptu dance party happened right before my own eyes, and then a game of Connect Four. Even the staff got everyone going by starting a conga line. For a moment I forgot that I was photographing a wedding. At some point, we headed to the church for the wedding ceremony. Gallery 1028 was where the newlyweds hosted their wedding reception.

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Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Getting Ready Location: Hotel 71
Ceremony: Saint Clement Church
Reception Venue: Gallery 1028
Band: Spoken Four of Maggie Speaks
Florist: A New Leaf
Catering: Calihan Catering