I absolutely loved this day with Kathleen and Dom! They are so nice, funny, and easy-going. They had a beautiful Jewish wedding ceremony at the W Chicago city center hotel downtown. The bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning in their black evening gowns! I loved literally all of their dresses but was star struck by the jumpsuit that one of the maid of honors chose to wear. So different from what I’ve ever seen (always fun for a photographer) 🙂 The ladies carried classic white and green floral bouquets designed by YJ Decorating! The one that Kathleen carried was a bit larger and even included some pale pink peonies which made her subtly stand out from the rest. And let’s talk about Kathleen’s GORGEOUS wedding gown! I’m a sucker for lace. It was also lightweight and fit Kathleen so perfectly.

Family is incredibly important to Kathleen and Dom. Watching how Kathleen and her mom were with one another was so heartwarming. They have such a sweet relationship and I love the moments they shared as Kathleen got dressed that morning as well as during her mother’s speech that night. Dom’s parents also shared a very touching speech during the reception that had many of us in tears. Kathleen and Dom had many loved ones who couldn’t be at the wedding and so they made a point to mention the lost loved ones during their “thank you” speech as well as displayed framed photos of them as everyone entered the reception ballroom. It was a very sweet way to remember their loved ones on this special day and to share the influence in their lives.

Kathleen and Dom had their first look next to the Chicago board of trade which is only steps away from the W Chicago city center hotel! Always a favorite of mine. I love the direction that they went with for the portraits of their day. We were very particular with our portrait location selections as it was important to Kathleen and Dom that their portraits looked very iconic, romantic, and obviously taken in Chicago. We chose the Adler Planetarium area with one of my absolute favorite skyline views of downtown Chicago as well as a section of the riverwalk that is pretty secluded yet includes some killer river and building views – a little hidden gem of mine. 🙂 Below are all of my favorite photos (hint: there was a lot) from their gorgeous black tie wedding at the W Chicago City Center hotel! Congratulations you two!

Beautiful details of the bride Beautiful black and white photos of the bride The city streets were empty for some photos A special moment between the two at their first look Outdoor view with the wedding party Black tie accents for the groom Green and white florals make this wedding band set pop The boys get prepared for their day City skyline wedding party photos

Special moment between bride and groom Beautiful black bridesmaids gowns Chicago Skyline backdrop for the groomsmen The beautiful skyline framed the bride perfectly Romantic River Walk Photos Bride and bridesmaids gather outside Beautiful city backdrops Portraits with the bride and groom Beautiful wedding party photosDowntown Chicago River Views An all black wedding party smiles downtown Beautiful white and green floral with a pop of pink peonies Romantic Portraits Iconic Chicago River photos Perfect city backdrop Downtown River Walk photos Classic Chicago Trolley Transportation A beautiful and clear sky day The ceremony took place in the hotel Family is extremely important to this couple Beautiful ceremony space The couple is close to their faith Family was involved in all wedding details Bright and airy reception space Special moment between family Officially pronounced husband and wifeSpecial memories on display Beautiful place card details Hotel's ballroom set up Set up of the W's ballroom Cake topper and gold chargers W City Center Wedding Welcoming in the new husband and wife Cake cutting with this husband and wife Family speeches to make you laugh and cry Best hotel receptions Father and daughter dance Maid of Honor rocked a jumpsuit Mother and son dance DJ Gets the party going Romantic lighting and dancing Dance floor is packed with dancers Dancing guests The dance floor opened and every got ready Group dancing and enjoying bride and groom bust a move