A gorgeous wedding at the InterContinental Hotel – here you have it! Melbourne Australia to Chicago to South Africa was the route Jacqui and John took around the time of their destination wedding. I had met with them last year as they traveled thousands of miles in planning for their upcoming downtown celebration. Before the wedding, I met with Jacqui and John for a few photos. We braved the snow and chatted about their wedding. I was so excited to be working with them. I arrived at the Intercontinental Hotel Presidential Suite to photograph bridal preparations. Their ceremony was held at one of my favorite cathedrals in the city. After a beautiful mass, we headed around town for bridal party photos (which even included a snowball fight!) before arriving back at the InterContinental Hotel for their cocktail hour and reception. After the wedding, the newlyweds spent some time in the United States with their friends and families before heading to South Africa for their honeymoon.
G&L Handmade Shoes custom designer wedding shoe that Jaqui brought from Australia for her destination wedding.
Intercontinental Hotel Presidential Suite
Right above the Intercontinental Hotel’s Grand Ballroom is this historic Junior Olympic indoor swimming pool. When it was built in 1929, it was considered an engineering feat because it was above ground, holding 120,000 gallons of water.
Music by the Don Cagen Orchestra.
Chicago wedding vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Holy Name Cathedral
Reception Venue: InterContinental Hotel
Catering: InterContinental Hotel
Florist: Dilly Lily
Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Band: Don Cagen Orchestra of Cagen Music
Lighting Design: Frost Lighting
Shoes: G&L Handmade
Hair Stylist: Livia Caporale
Makeup Artist: Andie Cumber