bridgeport art center wedding | alex + jackie

bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-76 Alex and Jackie were married on a perfect Chicago Spring day, and their Bridgeport Art Center Wedding was one that will go down in the books as the best dance party of my life. Which was basically one of the very first things I learned about them when we first met. They knew the dance floor would be epic, and they were right! They also knew that they wanted to see each for their first time as Jackie walked down the aisle and to share their first words through their vows – which was equally as epic! All day was filled to the brim with love, laughing and dancing – and this overwhelming sense that every person there was right where they were supposed to be. There was just this buzz throughout the wedding of overwhelming YES! They did it, they’re married!!!! Which is always awesome to photograph : ) Plus, any couple who can make out a music playlist with that much Phish so perfectly timed out to the events of their day, how could it not be a blast?! bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-9bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-1 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-3 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-2 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-8 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-4 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-12bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-10bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-13 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-14bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-5 Jackie, you were an absolute vision – so stunning!! bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-17 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-11 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-16 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-21 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-22 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-25 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-30 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-27 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-33bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-28 These guys, what a delightfully fun group!
I could not get enough of this gorgeous bouquet! bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-31 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-32 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-36 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-37 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-39 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-46 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-40 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-41 One last look…
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Most hilarious moment of the day?:
Everyone’s reaction when we really chose Rhianna – Cake as our cake cutting song ? Alex said watching 14 grown men attempting to dress themselves for the wedding at our house was pretty entertaining…..I don’t even want to know… Or that our introduction song to Hearts On Fire turned into an entire freestyle dance for me & Alex…we only planned to play about 20 seconds of the song & it turned into the whole song.

Eeek too many!

Would you have done anything differently?:
I would’ve made sure to spend more time at the dessert table I so meticulously picked out ???

Favorite moment from your day?:
Alex: our first kiss
Jackie: our vows

Any tips or tricks for future couples planning their weddings?:
Regardless of how big your wedding gets, make sure it always comes back to doing what you and your fiancé want to do. It’s your day, don’t spend it pleasing other people. Also, plan together! It was so great that Alex always knew what was going on and had an opinion on everything. It will take a lot of stress and pressure off of the bride.bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-121bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-124 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-126 And then, they danced! Annnnnnd danced and danced and danced! For real, this group really knows how to have a great time on a dance floor! It was just the best to get to capture it all! bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-127 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-134 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-128 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-131 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-129 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-138 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-133 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-140This mid air jump shot, all Nicki. All super awesome on Alex’s part. bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-145-2 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-132 bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-145Alex + Jackie!! Thank you, thank you so very much for inviting us to photograph your gorgeous, truly one of a kind, dancefloor explosion of a wedding!! We loved every single second with you guys!  We were so thrilled to be capturing so many amazing memories, while smiling along with your family + friends! The happy love was definitely contagious : ) Congratulations + thanks again!! XO, L bridgeportartcenterwedding_ellerosephoto_-143

Second Shooter :: Nicki DeFillipis  /// Dress :: Alice in Ivory  ///  Shoes  :: Badgley Mishcka  ///   Florals + Event Space Design :: HMR Designs /// Band + DJ :: David Rothstein  ///  Venue :: Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft  ///  Catering :: Homestead  ///  Event Coordination :: Elle Rose Events

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  1. This wedding looked SO fun! Your pictures really capture what an amazing day the bride and groom had! Loved her dress, the color scheme and the fun had by all!! Great job, Laur!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS… what a FUN wedding and dance floor! But obsessed with her dress, flowers, and emerald jewelry! Your images evoke all the feelings and joy they felt that day, love this wedding session! XOXO

  3. These are fantastic! I love how much emotion you captured in their portraits, and every last detail shot is perfect..

  4. BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE her dress so much! What a gorgeous wedding!! Their portraits are amazing, and you captured all the details I’m sure she spent LOTS of time putting together! They must love these! Awesome job 🙂

  5. Hands down, one of my favorite weddings ever! I love this couple and love this wedding so much!!! So happy I got to be there for it! Laurie, you truly captured the essence of this day. Amazing job as always girl!!!!

  6. Dyyyyiing over this stunning wedding! The colors and the florals are breathtaking. And her dress! Not to mention the perfect photos! Just beautiful work!

  7. So many things I adore…
    1. The back of her dress – stunning.
    2. How good looking this couple is.
    3. Those bridesmaid dresses!
    4. Those bride/groom portraits!
    5. That reception looks like a blast.
    6. What! Batman showed up!

  8. Oh my GOSH! Everything about this wedding is an absolute DELIGHT! Her dress and the details on the back, the groom, and this posse of guys… everything. Gorgeous wedding and gorgeous job on photographing it!!!!!

  9. Omg. I can’t. I seriously don’t know what to say. I love every. Single. Image. So so stunning!! Seriously this is one of my favorites of yours! So beautiful!!! Fab fab job!!!

  10. GORGEOUS!! What a beautiful couple +beautiful wedding day! And seriously, is the bride a model? Cause if not, she definitely should be!

  11. Wowzers this wedding is gorgeous! I love your detail and pj shots. You did such a wonderful job! Congrats to the bride and groom on their wedding

  12. I love this post! Everything about it is beautiful! They are going to be so happy to be able to hang these in their home together. Way to go!


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