Facebook button
5.jpg

Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding, Lindsay and Chaz [Chicago photographer, wedding planning]-


Lindsay has got to be one of the most laid back brides I’ve ever met. She’s also kind and drop dead gorgeous. And she kept those Jimmy Choos on the entire night, now that’s dedication ūüėČ
 Lindsay got ready at her parents home.  The house is so beautiful, it looks like it belongs in a magazine.
Dress –¬†Monique Lhuillier¬†Amaranth¬†¬†from¬†Ultimate Bride.

Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (1)

I was totally obsessed with this dress, the ¬†lace detail is to die for. I’m noticing a non strapless trend lately ūüôāChicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (2)

  Make up by Dori Mae, who always does an amazing job and never makes me late. Hair by Lauren Logan.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (3)
¬†¬†Shoes –¬†Jimmy Choo
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (62)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (43)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (4)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (5)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (6)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (7)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (9)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (10)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer A (1)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (12)
  You know I died  from happiness when I saw this chair in the living room. Everything  in this house was a work of art.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (13)
North shore chicago wedding planning gorgeous bride wilmette Illinois wedding photography unique bridal gown reflections birdcage weil Hilda Burke Angel Eyes photography
Meanwhile Carolyn was hanging with the boys.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer A 5
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer A 6 (2)
Ceremony, reception, photos and first look all took place at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe Illinois. One of the best reasons to do a first look is that you get to do all the photos ahead of time, so after the ceremony you can join your guests at cocktail hour instead of rushing to do photos.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (15)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (16)
  So sweet, the girls sneaking a peek at the first look.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (17)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (23)
¬†Flowers –¬†Rachel O Flowers, they were simply amazing.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (18)
 Good thing Lindsay had the little shrug since it was 40 degrees!! What a trooper, she braved the weather without it in most of the photos. But when you have a dress like that it needs to be seen.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (48)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (20)
 Love!
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (49)
¬†¬†Tux –¬†Ralph Lauren¬†from¬†Ralph Lauren
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (19)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (21)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (50)
¬†Yes, I know I can’t¬†believe¬†how gorgeous they are either.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (51)
¬†Please note Chaz’s pocket square ūüėČ
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (22)
My view…
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (47)
Carolyn’s view…
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer A 6
¬†¬†Favorite!! Well one of them anyway ūüėČ
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (44)
  Ceremony time!
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (25)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (54)
¬†¬†Best ‘aisle’ view ever!!
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (26)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (27)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (55)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (28)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (29)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (56)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (57)
 The Bridesmaids reactions are priceless!
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (30)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (31)
 Congratulations!!!
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (32)
¬†¬†I ¬†only had 3 minutes to do the detail shots. Don’t¬†believe¬†me? Ask Lauren, the most amazing wedding planner (Lauren Kneupfer from LK Events) Thank you for all your help Lauren ūüôā
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (24)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (33)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (53)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer A (4)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (34)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (35)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (52)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer A (3)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (58)
 First dance.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (37)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (38)
   Gentleman of Leisure were fantastic!
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (59)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (60)
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (61)
 A couple of romantic night time photos.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, night time photos
Another favorite, LOVE!
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (40)
¬†I was walking backwards just¬†snapping¬†away, a few seconds after taking this photo I landed butt first in a ¬†giant flower pot. The happy couple tried to warn me, but I thought they were waving and yelling to the guests behind me. Totally worth it ūüėČ
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, night time photos 1
  Rings by  La Ron Jewlers on S. Wabash
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (41)
¬†From the bride…
‘Dress – Monique Lhuillier Amaranth¬†¬†from Ultimate Bride
Shoes РJimmy Choo Рi mean shit, I could barely walk in them but beauty is pain or whatever that saying is!
Planner – Lauren Kneupfer from LK Events (who is amazeballs!)
Flowers – Rachel O Flowers (Rachel Omundson — she is an independent florist, does such beautiful work that brought tears to my eyes and literally was able to take my scatter brained ideas/visions and bring them to life)
Band – Gentleman of Leisure (WOWZA they can party and know how to get everyone else to party! Whoop whoop!!! they even managed to get the wallflowers up and dancing)
Venue- Chicago Botanic Garden (my favorite place on earth, best backdrop!)
Photographer – Hilda Burke – seriously amazing! Made me and my bridal party feel like movie stars.¬† I would almost go as far to say that you made Chas feel comfortable in front of the camera which is near impossible.¬† Coming from the guy who didn’t want to have ANY photos taken! Now he can’t WAIT to see the end results ūüôā
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (45)
¬†Favorite wedding related purchase would have to be my dress.¬† Even before we were engaged I knew the style dress I wanted, which is interesting because I am not (or at least I didn’t think I was) the type of girl who dreamt about and envisioned my wedding.¬† I knew that I wanted an open back, lace gown that was NOT strapless! When we got engaged, I saw that Monique made a dress with just that and even had a bit of flare with the leg slit up the front. That uniqueness made the dress! I stalked it down in Chicago and found it at Ultimate Bride. I set the appointment for early fall 2011 in anticipation of a “beach wedding” that following June.¬† I had also set up another dress trial at a nearby store just to have something to compare, but knew all along that it didn’t matter, I NEEDED that dress! Obviously, the dress worked. I cried like a baby! I didn’t end up buying the dress until a couple of months later after we had a change in wedding plans to get married at the Garden.¬† I think the whole outfit was completed by my spontaneous head piece, birdcage/fascinator that was created on the spot during a trial fitting.¬† The seamstress thought I was crazy when I said, “PERFECT! This will do!” I think she was expecting me to lay out all these details of what I wanted, but the second she threw some netting on my head and had it propped over one of my eyes I thought this is so me, impromptu and impulsive! love love love!
old hollywood photo bride distressed texture angel eyes photography chicago
¬†Favorite Wedding memory would have to be the ceremony.¬† I am secret lover of romance and I think that our ceremony was so romantic. That may be me being bias.¬† I loved the dramatic walk with the trees flanking and the candles lining the rows.¬† Having the ceremony at dusk was the icing on the cake.¬† Well…the real icing was having the temps in the mid 40s. WOWZA! Talk about shocker! Although, it did give me an impromptu wedding accessory — this amazing little fur shrug (or whatever they’re called). LOVED IT! Felt like old classic¬†Hollywood¬†glam.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Wedding Planning north shore Chicago Glencoe Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Monique Lhuillier Amaranth lace wedding dress, wilmette wedding photographer (36)
¬†I can honestly say there is nothing I wish we would have done differently.¬† Just typing this email to you reminds me of what a special, magical, and¬†truly¬†happy night that was for us and how I wish I could live it over and over day after day.¬† I can’t even imagine what I’m going to feel when I actually see the photos.¬† Omg I’m getting butterflies just writing! Truthfully, it’s been one of those “out of sight, out of mind” experiences.¬† I haven’t see too many photos because all my friends were in the wedding and didn’t take pics, so I haven’t seen many.¬† Also, now that the wedding is over and we’re onto our daily lives, we don’t talk about it that often. ¬†Knowing¬†we will be seeing our pictures makes me so excited because we can relive the night and maybe actually¬†be able¬†to remember parts of it!¬† I never believed anyone when they said their night was a blur, but they swear they weren’t drunk.¬† Now I can appreciate that, I swear the whole day/night is a blur and very distant memory!
 
OK, sorry for the ramble!
I AM SO SO SO EXCITED!’
Bride with birdcage veil, puppy love, cute dog on wedding day, gold coast chicago illinois wedding planning
I love comments please¬†leave¬†them below…more photos on¬†Facebook.


Leave a reply