A match made in heaven and a date to remember!
The big day had finally arrived for Lindsey and David, and that day began with the bride’s preparations. Lindsey’s makeup and hair, beautifully done by Chicago Bridal & Hair was finished, and her mother was on hand to help her into the gown.
A few buttons buttoned and a sash tied…
…and this bride was good to go! Isn’t she gorgeous?
Groom David was back at the couple’s apartment, enjoying some time with his groomsmen.
One last round of toasts, and then the guys were on their way.
Lindsey and David had their first look at each other in the garden at the Art Institute. David took a seat on a bench with his best man as he anxiously awaited the arrival of his bride.
Soon enough she was there, walking across the garden, making her way to David.
His face lit up as he got his first good glimpse of Lindsey in her full bridal glory.
There were a few happy tears to take care of…
…and then they were ready for a round of pre-ceremony portraits.
This was one prepared bride… she made sure to be wearing comfortable shoes as we marched our way through the garden.
The wedding party found a nice, shady spot to relax in while Lindsey and David had their portraits taken.
Here they are, posing with their Best Man and Maid of Honor. This was the last shot in the Art Institute garden before we loaded up the limo…
…and moved into Pilsen and the near south side, making this colorful mural one of our first stops.
Linsdey was very happy with her decision to wear comfortable shoes as she and David made their way down from the top of the wall…
…and joined the others in the front.
A new mural and a big kiss for the bride.
David smells a rat…
…and a big one at that!
That was enough gore for one day, so our next pose was in front of a rat-less door.
I lined them up in front of a flock of birds…
…and then we headed over to a nearby bridge.
The bridal party waved at a truck passing by and were rewarded with a congratulatory honk.
Everyone knows that a honk from a trucker on your wedding day is the ultimate good luck charm. Appropriate celebration ensued.
The groomsmen showed off their bright yellow socks… a perfect color for such a happy occasion.
The ceremony time was getting closer and closer…
…leaving us with just enough time for a champagne toast before heading into the venue.
When we arrived at Bridgeport Art Center, where the ceremony and reception were held, the ring bearer met us at the front door. What a gentleman!
David waited upstairs for the ceremony to start…
…while guests filed in and found their seats.
Lindsey was escorted down the aisle by her father…
…and both of them were met with with big smiles and happy faces.
Lindsey’s dad gave her a big hug before leaving the bride with her groom…
…and taking a seat next to Lindsey’s mom.
The bride wiped away a happy tear as the officiant began the ceremony.
Lindsey’s dad was at the front again to deliver a reading in honor of the couple.
I love this ceremony site, with it’s huge skylights and floor to ceiling wooden features.
Lindsey gave her father a big smile as he finished his reading…
…and the two prepared to deliver their marriage vows.
Lindsey couldn’t help but smile with glee as her wedding ring slid onto her finger.
And then they were married! Congratulations!
The newlyweds snuck off to spend a few moments together after the ceremony…
…and get used to their rings a little bit.
Meanwhile, I snuck away to take pictures of the day’s details.
There were bright, cheery pops of bright yellow everywhere. Liza from Bliss Weddings did a wonderful job helping Lindsey and David plan out the details of the day.
Like on their cake, which was baked by Cake.
And I loved this setup for displaying their party favors.
There were lemon-inspired gifts adorning those shelves…
Each guests got their own bottle of citrus infused sea salt!
Beautiful floral arrangements were everywhere.
Janessa from Forget Me Knodt did an amazing job with the floral design for the day, and Aged Vintage Rentals complimented the design with their unique wears.
After the guests enjoyed cocktail hour and a delicious meal served by Blue Plate, David’s Best Man stepped up to the microphone to begin speeches.
Lindsey gave Dave a big smooch on the dance floor as they shared their first dance together as a married couple.
Then the bride smiled her way through the father-daughter dance.
David and Lindsey’s mom enjoyed a dance together as well…
…and then everyone joined them in cutting a rug. Ruby from Toast & Jam played the hits that kept everyone on the dance floor!
Whew! What a party! Lindsey and David escorted me on my way out of the building, dancing as they exited.
Congratulations, Lindsey and David! Thank-you for sharing all the happiness of your wedding day with me!