I loved this day with Lanie and Chris! It was such a relaxed wedding day and so much fun. After photographing their engagement session at the Museum Campus last year, I knew they were going to be so great to work with on their wedding day. They chose to get ready and have their reception at the Trump Tower Hotel in downtown Chicago. On the 23rd floor, Lanie got dressed in her stunning Essence of Australia gown with the help of her little sister in front of the most stunning downtown city views. On the ground floor behind the Trump was Chris awaiting his bride for the first look. It was so sweet to see him see her for the first time. He grabbed her quickly in the sweetest embrace and surprised her with a single red rose. The wedding party soon followed in their black tuxes, bow ties, and black dresses. The bouquets were so colorful and beautifully designed by Steve’s Flower Market. They were filled with an array of pink, yellow, orange, and green florals. Their ceremony was held at the St. James Chapel and then the cocktail hour and reception were back at the Trump on the 16th floor. The room was decorated with classic black, white, and gold details along with some blue and white floral. Lanie and Chris ended the night by dancing the night away and watching the Navy Pier fireworks from the terrace. Below are my favorites from their amazing day!

Rings against invitation Bride prepares for the big day ahead Bride and groom get ready at Trump Hotel Downtown Chicago view Photos captured of the bride & groom's first look Couple embraces happily Groom surprised his bride with a single red rose Wedding party poses along the Chicago River walk Pink, yellow, orange, and green bridal bouquet Couple poses along the Chicago River walk outside of the Trump Hotel Portraits along the Trump Hotel Bridesmaids in black with colorful bouquets Portraits in black and white Groomsmen pose along the Chicago River Detailed shot of an embraceCouple kisses along the Chicago River Smiles throughout the bridesmaids Candid and detail shots of the bridal bouquet Black and white shot of the bridal party Intimate portrait with the couple Portraits along the Chicago River Bride and Groom outside of the Wrigley Building Candid groomsmen photo Colorful bouquets for bride and bridesmaids

Downtown Portraits of the couple Detailed shot captures wedding bands and engagement ring Candid photo with the back of the brides gown Groom and Groomsmen Portraits behind Trump Hotel Bride and bridesmaids pose behind Trump Hotel Black and white portraits Colorful and beautiful floral Downtown Stroll pre-wedding Bride and Groom at St. James Chapel Candid shot of bride and groom The moment of "I do" Black and white photo of the chapel A colorful walk back down the aisle

Cocktail hour on the patio Overview shot of the patio The details of the receptionChicago River views from the reception Room details Table details Candid dancing photo Tiered white wedding cake Smiling couple as speeches for the night begin Floral and menu Bridal bouquet on the couple's table First dance between husband and wife Candid photo of a toast Dancing captured between family Fireworks from the balcony


Vendor Spotlight

Planning – Regina with Amelia Cole Weddings
Venue – Trump International Hotel + Tower
Ceremony – St. James Chapel
Hair + Makeup – Debbie Petrielli
Video – Daniel Beyer
Florist – Steve’s Flower Market
Photobooth – Zippybooth
Transportation – Metropolitan Limo
Cake – Cake Chicago
Band – Spoken Four
Second Photographer – Chelsea

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