The City Hall Chicago Venue | West Loop Nora + Matt

I ended the month of October with these cuties at City Hall, a new venue in the Chicago west loop. I first met Nora on her sister Emily’s wedding day and met Matt that day as well at the reception. I remember thinking how cute they were together! When Nora reached out to me a few months later telling me she and Matt were engaged, I was so excited! She told me about her rustic, fall inspiration surrounded by modern burgundy touches – which, as expected, were beautiful. On the day of their wedding, it was raining. And I’m not talking about a little rain…I’m talking like a total downpour. All. day. long. We were all in shock as the forecast didn’t predict this at all until about a day or two before the wedding. But I, of course, had a back up plan! 🙂 We decided to take photos inside the beautiful Art Institute of Chicago and even ventured into the south garden area to take some photos underneath my clear umbrellas. After that, we made our way back to the west loop to take photos against two walls that are covered so we wouldn’t get rained on. The two walls (to me) told two completely different stories which I loved. The white and brown wall went so well with the rest of the day and their rustic wedding venue…and reminded me of like two lives joining together to create a masterpiece. Call me crazy, but I think of this kind of stuff when I pick places to take photos! I like to think that the colorful wall represented their fun, easy-going, and young personalities. It was a fan favorite! All of the people in the bus came out into the cold for their own photo in front of the wall. It always makes me happy when other people get excited about photo locations too! My favorite thing about Nora and Matt is how adventurous and trusting they were throughout the entire planning process. They were willing to whatever I wanted to do photo wise and trusted me the whole way saying “I know the pictures will be gorgeous no matter what!” They allowed me to be creative and were up for anything. The results? Some photos that no other couple I’ve ever photographed has. Of course, we got some beautiful and classic Chicago photos that I always love too! But gosh it’s so fun to step out of the box sometimes and create something so unique…something new. Thank you guys for trusting me 100% and for asking me to be the one to capture your beautiful day. Congratulations again you two… The new Mr and Mrs Levine!

Chicago Art Institute Gardens Black Bow Tie with black tux Gorgeous under the train photo locations Black and white wedding portrait photos Outdoor Chicago Portraits Indoor photos don't always look so staged Wide range photo of the color wall in West LoopMini bottles of Moet to celebrate The rain didn't stop this couple from exploring the city Bride and groom dance beautifully A black and white photo with a cloudy city Beautiful wedding gown and veil Beautiful couple with smiles throughout the entire day Beautiful straight wedding gown A quick step outside in the rain for this balcony picture Bride and Groom pose for portraits Family members squeeze in for a quick outdoor photo Intimate and warm wedding portraits Beautiful Portraits of the bride and groom The couple wanders through the galleries at the Art Institute A quick walk through the gardens at the Art Institute Gorgeous smiles and laughter Couple laughs in the gardens as the day goes on Wedding painting inspiration Iconic art institute staircase Colorful walls for this bride and grooms backdrop The couple kisses passionately in the sculpture gallery Warm colored wedding bouquetGorgeous space in the art institute for photos A small and intimate wedding partyBeautiful Stairs at the art institute This couple smiled happily at one anotherOutdoor photos weren't ruined by the rainColorful wall in west loop for a photo shoot Groom is captured waiting for his bride Bride is walked down the aisle by her father Best candid photos The ceremony space was so warm and inviting Smiles and laughter for this bride and groomWarm and bold colors popped on every table Beautiful mural art in the venue Cheers to speeches and friends and family Rustic vibes with warm colors Empty dance floor for the first wedding dance Fun traditions celebrated The group danced and sang all night Dancing and singing along all night Special moment between father and daughter Gorgeous table arrangements City Hall Wedding VenueDancing through the hall

Vendor Spotlight

Photography – Elizabeth Nord Photography

Venue – City Hall

Floral – Fasan Florist 

Band – Connexion Band

Dress – Grace Loves Lace

Suits – Suit Supply

Tie, socks, pocket square – The Tie Bar

Catering – City BBQ

Chuppah – Scenic Backdrops Rentals

Uplighting, pipes, and draping – Yellow Shoes Events

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