Lane and Nick’s wedding at the University Club of Chicago was all sorts of dreamy. As I arrived that morning, Lane’s gorgeous Monique Lhuiller wedding gown complete with a stunning bow in the back was hanging in the window. I began photographing all the little “getting ready details” that tie the whole day together – from the invitations to the wedding rings and everything in between. The details were ivory, gold, and navy which complemented the University Club of Chicago’s ballroom so well. Lane and Nick chose to create a custom monogram for their wedding which was seen throughout the day on the invitations, table numbers, name cards, and menu cards. The ballroom gave everyone big Harry Potter vibes and I was all about it. Big fan over here! I loved how everyone stepped up big time in the fashion department. Lane is always fashionable and her gown had me swooning all day long. Nick wore a black velvet bow tie, jacket, and shoes by The Black Tux while his guys wore a similar style but with navy jackets and a black lapel accent. The bridesmaids wore two-colored dresses which I don’t often see, so it was really fun to see something different. The dresses had navy tops and white bottom with a black tie around the waist. I really loved the floral bouquets that the ladies carried and the floral arch at the ceremony that was created by Exq Designs. At the reception, the speeches were all so touching and had everyone in tears! Lane and Nick danced the night away along with Maggie Speaks and had a rocking dance floor. Below are some of my favorites 🙂 Congrats Mr and Mrs Phillips!

Gorgeous city views from hotel Beautiful gold bands Custom cuff links for the groomBlue and gold wedding accents Jaw dropping wedding gown Groom's wedding day details Happy, laughing bride Mother and daughter moment Bridal detail shot Foiled invitation details Wedding gown featuring bows Hotel morning preparation Gold wedding bands Black Tie Grooms Great views from wedding venue

Beautiful first look moments Beautiful Wedding Portraits Smiles for both bride and groom Portraits shot outside of the wedding venue Rooftop views for bridal portraits Portraits on the rooftop Outdoor portraits Candid photos outside Roses and greenery in the bouquet Posed portraits outdoors Bride and groom outside of Art Institute

Smiles and closeness Blooming floral trees Beautiful bridal details Hand in hand in the gardens Intimate photo of bride and groom Portraits in the gardens Groomsmen all boasted black tie attire Unique and never before seen bridesmaid dresses Unique bridesmaid gowns Flower girl details Old age and character filled this venue Beautiful stained glass Ceremony arrangements Gorgeous wedding ceremony space Groomsmen fitted and ready to go beautiful walk down the aisle Beautiful and simple place cards Gorgeous floor to ceiling windows Walking down the aisle as husband and wife Grand ballroom room shot Beautiful table settings & signage Light colored flowers and centerpieces Beautiful wedding venues Table settings for high and low Gorgeous black and white candid Large bridal party table allowed for everyone White tiered wedding cake Special speeches from both fathers Gorgeous floral enter pieces A heartwarming speech from FOB Handmade monograms on table signage Shared cake for bride and groom Beautiful white dress Room shot of first dances Father & Dance Dance Fun live music for reception Special mother and son dance Group shots of all attendees Ballroom dancing to fun music


Vendor Team

Venue – University Club of Chicago

Planner – Brianne with Marquette Avenue Events

Floral – Exq Designs

Band – Maggie Speaks

Video – Toast Wedding Films

Wedding dress – Ultimate Bride, Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaids dresses – Bridal Couture, Dessy

Mens tuxes – The Black Tux

Makeup Artist – LG Makeup Design

Hair Stylist – RMCM Salon; Rosemary, Cristina, and Gabby

Second Photographer: Laura