It was time for Sarah and Adam to tie the knot, and they asked me to photograph it! Sarah was in her hotel room getting ready (and wearing her special socks) when I arrived.
Sarah checks out the wet streets below. Rain didn’t stop her from meeting up with Adam in the rain!
These glasses didn’t make the cut.
Sarah’s maid of honor.
Her breath was taken away when her bouquet arrived. Her friends at Dilly Lily did a great job!
Their rings, set up behind one of their invitations.
It’s that time!
With hair and make-up done, she was ready for the dress, which Sarah found at White Chicago.
Her mom gets choked up.
Gorgeous! She’s ready to get married!
Meanwhile, her future husband Adam waited to see his bride for the first time.
It was raining at the time, so he took shelter in this tunnel.
He wanted to stay looking sharp for when Sarah arrived!
Sarah borrowed a friend’s coat for going out to brave the rain and take pictures.
Sarah carefully took the steps into the tunnel where Adam was waiting for her.
She made her way over to him.
We escaped the rain, jumped in a cab…
… and headed to the MCA where their ceremony and reception were being held.
Then we took advantage of the backdrops the museum offered.
Some shots with her gorgeous bouquet.
Sarah’s bouquet was designed by Christine at Dilly Lily.
And of course we had to take some pictures on this staircase.
This staircase is awesome!
Headed through the lobby while scouting out some potential photo sites.
Cheesy, I know. =)
The MCA doesn’t disappoint!
Superstitions were the least of their worries on the wedding day!
Love this backdrop.
We wrapped up our gallery tour with some pictures in front of this spotlight.
Sarah’s friend helps her with some touch-ups before a couple of wedding party photos.
Adam hangs out with his groomsmen in a strange house.
And Sarah has some fun with her bridesmaids and a cardboard bleached blonde.
Ah, the MCA!
Then we were off to the Ketubah signing.
Her mother and father watched on as the couple completed this tradition.
Sarah listens as the rabbi delivers instructions.
A few more details to take care of…
…and now it’s time for the big show!
Here’s their program, which was produced by Sarah Drake Design.
The MCA is an incredible place for a wedding.
I took detail shots while the crowd filtered in and prepared for the service.
This was Adam’s father’s, which they incorporated creatively into the Chuppah.
Everyone found their seats…
…and Adam made his way up the aisle to the Chuppah.
Sarah makes her grand entrance.
Her father greets Adam and gives a big smile to Sarah!
Sarah then completed the tradition of circling the groom several times before the ceremony starts.
Adam’s grandmother congratulates his niece and nephew on doing a great job as ring bearer and flower girl.
Sarah was all smiles as she looked out at all the guests there to support her and Adam.
Sarah delivered her vows and placed a ring on Adam’s finger.
Adam breaks a glass at the end of the ceremony. Mazel Tov!
Sarah was overjoyed as she and Adam left for a period of seclusion to reflect on their union.
While they were alone, I took advantage of the opportunity to take more detail shots.
The seating chart was also created by Sarah Drake Design.
The centerpieces featured vibrant spring colors.
A shot of the reception area from above.
Sarah’s mother congratulate the newlyweds. Her father could hardly wait his turn!
He had some special words for his daughter.
Adam’s father followed up with a hilarious speech.
He had the whole crowd laughing.
Adam and Sarah took the mic to thank everyone for their support.
Then made their way to the dance floor…
…for their first dance.
The artwork was safe but the floor got tore up…
And it all began with the Hora!
The guests danced to music provided by Mary from Toast and Jam.
Then the props came out as guests jumped in the vintage photobooth from 312 Photobooth.
The guests partied hard, fueled with a delicious dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck.
Thanks for sharing your wedding day with me, Sarah and Adam. I wish you both the best as you begin your life together as man and wife!