Karen managed to pull off a miracle. She planned this amazing wedding in a few short weeks, from 2,000 miles away. It was beautiful and intimate. The ceremony and reception took place at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago. It’s a truly unique Hotel, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [ http://www.theallertonhotel.com/ ]
Cute little window built into the wall and the bride’s shoes.
Karen looked Ah-Maz-ing!
The groom wasn’t too bad either 😉
They decided to see each other before the wedding, so we’d have plenty of time for photos. Here’s Karen approaching, I love the anticipation on Paul’s face!
Awww, the first look 😀
Few photos around the Hotel, photo ops everywhere!
Then we were off to shoot around the City, check out the guy giving them the thumbs up.
In the cab.
Back at the hotel, just before the ceremony I saw this incredible light coming though the window, I asked Karen to come over for a few shots, and the result is one of my absolute favorites!
The vows, I love the look on Paul’s face.
Immediately after the ceremony, Karen’s little boy was overwhelmed with emotion. Everyone was crying including me! He is the sweetest most well behaved kid I have ever met. His answers were ‘yes, ma’am’ and excuse me ma’am’ . I want to send my kids to live with Karen for a few months, I think she could whip them into shape.
In a few minutes he was fine, and ready to help me out with the rig shots.
Around dusk we ran back out for a few more photos.
The view from the reception.
Here are the vendors that helped make this wedding possible….notes from the bride.
Shelia Newman was my contact at the Allerton, she was extremely helpful and a sweetheart. She delivered exactly what I wanted. (p): 312-440-1500
Flowers – Linda M. Eskra with Art Miller’s Florist.
Again, beautiful job. She did everything last minuted and I could not have been happier with the results.
Hair & Make-up – Sonia Roselli Esthétique
Jo – Make-up Amy – Hair
Two super sweet amazingly talented women.