Christina and Dayne married in Chicago on October 17th. I worked with the couple on their Save The Date and Invitation designs. Christina was kind enough to share her professional photos with me, so I'm sharing some of my favorites with you today. The couple's ceremony and reception took place in the same venue, West Loop Studio. All photos were captured by the Studio as well. Congratulations C & D!
Here are a few notes from the bride: My favorite part of the whole day was the ceremony, which was incredibly personal. Not wanting to do a religious ceremony, one of our biggest concerns was on how to make the ceremony meaningful to ourselves and to our guests. We did a couple of things to achieve this: First, we had select family members prepare a short write-up on what love and marriage meant to them and then present a symbol that represented their thoughts during the ceremony. Second, we took inspiration from our trip to Scotland (where we got engaged) with the tradition of a Quaich. We filled our Quaich with Aquavit (since Dayne is of Scandinavian heritage) and Dayne and I shared a sip from the Quaich and then had each member of our wedding party share a sip.
We did a cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres and an hors d'oeuvre buffet. I loved not having a sit-down dinner as this really heightened the more laid-back, party atmosphere. As we got married at an event space that doubles as a photography studio, we used the venue's photography services, which included use of their portrait studio. The portraits of family and friends throughout the night are so much fun!