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Windy City Wedding | Greenhouse Loft Reception

Wedding receptions are all about fun, food and fancy feet. Susan and Josh’s has all three. There are also groomsmen toasts and singing and laughter and love.

Venue: Greenhouse Loft
DJ: Toast & Jam
Caterer: Hearty Boys
Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design

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Kate from Toast & Jam keeps the guests on the dance floor all night!

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An array of small plates of deliciousness by Hearty Boys catering.

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Love this cake – and the groom’s reaction after tasting it for the first time. Yum!!!

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Corey Morgan - gorgeous lighting!!! Great work.

Sadi Lane - Ohhh these are gorgeous! Love the lighting! Great work!

Heather - I LOVE the picture of the singer and the brides shoulder!!! AWESOME job!!!

Aleks Bienkowska - Thanks Heather!

Aleks Bienkowska - Thank you Corey!

Aleks Bienkowska - Thank you Sadi!

Annie - nice work! love that your photos have context within the frame!

Aleks Bienkowska - Thank you Annie!

Ala - One of the best weddings ever! I love how you captured their great day!

Aleks Bienkowska - Thank you Ala! I had a great time at Susan and Josh’s wedding.

Encore! Princess Bride

Once upon a time, a little girl dressed all in pink went strolling through the park with her mom and dad. All of a sudden she saw a princess. A real life princess!

“Are you a princess?” she asked.

The princess replied, “I’m a bride. I’m getting married today.”

But the little girl knew that she was really a princess. And she gave her a big hug.

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Weddings are a whirlwind of emotion. I adore seeing Susan walk down the aisle, smiling, radiant. I love the way Josh looks at her, and when he laughs, he does so with his whole self. Susan and Josh only invite their closest loved ones, and it’s evident from their smiles just how much they all care for the couple. One of my favorite images is a happy, proud glance from Susan’s sister. So much love.

As they say their vows and exchange rings, the sun sets behind them. And they go forth together in love and marriage into the night.

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Exuberance is beauty. And love is exuberance.

 

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Shani Barel - START! That’s brilliant! I can almost hear their vows – you captured it all!

Aleks Bienkowska - Thank you! Susan and Josh are such a sweet couple and we wanted to give them wedding photos that captured their essence.

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Susan and Josh are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met. I had been looking forward to their wedding since their fun engagement session.

What I love most about this bride and groom is their sense of fun.

Since the wedding was in Chicago, Michael and I didn’t get a chance to scout the area until the day before their wedding. We found a couple of great spots for photos near the Swissotel.

Susan and Josh love the city so we wanted to capture images that said Chicago. We got lucky with a gust of wind at just the right time.

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Susan and her bridesmaids get ready at the Swissotel in downtown Chicago.

Make-up: the amazing Kate Sealscott — full disclosure, Kate did my make-up at our wedding, I love her!

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While the bride gets ready downtown, the groom gets dressed in their apartment. He and the groomsmen practice the songs they’ll be playing during the reception. The cat approves.

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Josh cannot wait to see Susan!

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This is why I love doing a first look.

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We had to take a photo with the puppets.

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Happy Anniversary Susan and Josh! We are so happy for you!!!

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Karen D - It’s great how you capture the couple’s personality, great job!

Shani Barel - I love the Black and White CHICAGO images – they’re so city chic-ago ( Just thought of that ha ha.. :))

Aleks Bienkowska - Thanks Shani! We had a fun time walking around the area.