Black Tie Michigan Shores Club Wedding

January 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Kate and William dreamed up the perfect elegant wedding.

Michigan Shores Club, black tie, formal and much merriment. They both were dressed at family homes on the North Shore and then driven to Saint Xavier church in Wilmette for the ceremony. They made a stunning flower petal exit. We were thrilled to be able to walk to the beach from the Club for some photos at the lake with the couple and their bridal party just as the sun was setting. The guests had fun wearing sunglasses the couple provided and the dance floor was filled all night. A great day for a wonderful couple.
Vendors who made this wedding beautiful:

Ceremony Venue: Saint Francis Xavier Church
Reception Venue: Michigan Shores Club
Photography: Studio Starling
Coordination: LOLA Event Productions
Flowers: Cornelia McNamara Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Jaycie
Reception Music: Maggie Speaks

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2014 In Review

December 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

2014 has been a blast!

We had the opportunity to share in the wedding days of some wonderful couples and their families. This is a round up of images we take of each other during weddings. Sometimes we are testing the light and our cameras and sometimes hilarious things happen in front of our cameras of each other that we just have to capture them.

Thank you to all the wonderful couples we worked with in 2014. Here’s to a fabulous 2015 and all the new adventures we will have!!!

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Lizz instructing a couple to make out in a phone booth.

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And of course we had to try the shot too!
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Nicole waiting for the ceremony to begin at Gallery 1028.

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Lizz waiting for a ceremony at the University Club.

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Sometimes a silly face is the best face.

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Lizz loves it when Nicole goes in for the shot!

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Lizz will lie in the sand and work her core for the shot.

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Or the grass…

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Pretty!

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Lizz, and me as Vivian Maier.

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Nicole is still smiling after a long day!

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Winter in the Lurie garden.

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Lizz and Nicole in a rare photo together checking out a new venue on the NorthShore.

Salvage One Wedding

November 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Rachel and Tristan are simply adorable.

It was a pleasure to photograph their Salvage One wedding this year. We began our day with Sonia Roselli’s team at the Thompson Hotel which was full of ladies getting ready. We steered Rachel to the balcony where she could relax, take a breath and pose for some pretty pictures. She met her groom for the first time that day in the lobby, where they both shed tears and were so excited for their day.

We drove to North Avenue Beach on this perfect day to make photographs then went to Salvage One for more photos and to get ready for the ceremony. There, Lola Event Productions, Cornelia McNamara Flowers and Elysia Root Cakes had the place looking gorgeous. Everyone filled the dance floor with the sounds from Mary Monica Music. Of course, we stole a last moment with the couple outside by the iconic Chicago sign.

A dream come true day for a truly magical couple!

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Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn

October 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

Amy and Andy tied the knot, Michigan style.

The event was held at the Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn in Berrien Springs. As we drove to the venue, the air was pungent with the smell of grapes ripe on the vine. Needless to say, we were excited for the day!

The venue was fantastic for making photographs. Adorable getting ready rooms, fences, trees, and, of course, a sweet vineyard. The rain decided to fall right before the ceremony, so it was held on the porch with a view of the land. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the couple said their vows and everyone sang with joy as the couple planted a tree in honor of the day. The lawn beckoned guests outside as the clouds parted during cocktail hour. For the rest of the day, guests ate, drank, played croquet, danced and ate pie. Yum!

Congratulations Amy & Andy!

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Vintage Lifestyle Wedding at Byron Colby Barn

September 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Allison and Darren embody the vintage lifestyle.

This style is more than just a aesthetic for their wedding day, this is part of their everyday. From swing dancing, to vintage clothing, the best of the 40’s and 50’s era come alive with them.

They chose the Byron Colby Barn as the location for their wedding day. The sun shone beautifully on the gazebo where they tied the knot. The entire event was in one location so we had extra time to explore the prairie, a beautiful willow tree and working barn nearby.

The reception barn was decorated sweetly with items made by the bride, a graphic designer, and the event was seamless due to Lola Event Productions. The reception was a blast. To fill the dance floor and so everyone could dance to the stylings of Modern Sounds, the couple hired Sofia Wolfe  to teach everyone to Jive dance. Lizz even got on the dance floor to show her swing dancing bravado.

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Kitchen Chicago Wedding

September 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Allie and Bryan own cuteness.

Their wedding was held at the sunlight drenched Kitchen Chicago. Their decorations were colorful and fun; sunflowers arranged by The Flower Studio, instant film cameras, sparkles, Chipotle to eat, and the entire bridal party (bride included!) wore Tom’s shoes. The couple posed so naturally for us in the industrial neighborhood where we found some nature growing within the concrete. The dance floor rocked all night, beginning with their first dance to “Happy” including the entire bridal party. Needless to say, it was so fun to share this day with them.

Congratulations to Allie and Bryan!

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Mars Gallery Wedding

August 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

Karen and Adam are just plain cool.

Karen surrounds herself with fantastic, loyal, fun, friends and Adam completed his Kung Fu black sash test just weeks before their wedding. They chose Mars Gallery as the perfect spot for their wedding.

Surrounded by art, family and great friends they said their vows and partied all night. We explored the surrounding West Loop neighborhood for portraits. A pop art mural, an alley and brightly painted walls were perfect backgrounds for this joyful couple.

Congratulations Karen and Adam!

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