Ovation Chicago Wedding Photography | Kevin + Mari


Art deco Chicago glamour + a whole lot of happy love. That is how I would title Kevin + Mari’s gorgeous Ovation Chicago Wedding that I was so lucky to get to photograph. I truly had the best time getting to hangout with Kevin + Mari and their amazing friends + family who were just all beaming from ear to ear all day long. I mean just beaming smiles all day long! It was absolutely contagious : ) They day started at the Ritz Carlton Chicago with a whole bunch of gorgeous details, some craft beers, and some seriously excited bridal party members ready to toast the newlyweds. As I was snapping away at the bridal details, Nicki was hanging out with Kevin and a bunch of bow ties, a perfect way to start a day! 
I don’t think this smile ever left his face! Love this shot Nicki snapped of Kevin! Those bridal detailssssss, yes! And then it was first look time. If you know me, you know that I am the biggest fan of the first look : ) I seriously love them, cannot get enough!! Plus – look at the excitement all over Kevin’s face, we could not get enough of that happiness! I mean you guys look straight off a movie screen.  You two laughing together makes my heart happy : )
After the first look we headed out for some windy city bridal party portraits! So it was just a little windy – and these girls were absolute troopers! I love wind out takes and had to share my fave : ) Mari is still a beaming beauty despite the wild wind!  These fellas just killed it! I adore you two – you’ve got one very special kind of love! Ahhhhh – I love this shot so much. The wind in Mari’s dress was just such a perfect pairing! 
Supermodels.  Loooove.  I mean you guys, seriously. Thanks for being awesome and fighting the windy cold 🙂  And then it was time to get married at the stunning St. Clements Church.  I mean, what a space to share your vows! Hooray for the newlyweds!! 
A few quick stops on our tour of the city before the reception! Oh yessssssss.  Then it was time to head to Ovation for the reception and boy were we greeted by some stunning florals decorating the gorgeous tables!  First Dance :: Your Song, Elton John Kevin + Mari – you two!! Thank you, thank you, thank you oh so very much for having us there with you guys to capture this incredibly beautiful, crazy fun wedding of yours! We loved every minute – and could not get enough of you two and that crazy love of yours.It was truly the best day and getting to photograph these memories was just the best – huge congrats + thanks again!! XO – laurie

Second Shooter Extraordinaire ::  Nicki Defilippis  ///  Florist :: The Bread and Butterfly ///  DJ :: Style Matters, Noah aka DJ Weaponry  ///  Cake + Take home cookies: Bittersweet  ///  Catering :: Entertaining Company  ///  Bridesmaid Dresses :: BHLDN  ///  Tuxedos :: Black Tie Formal Wear  ///  Wedding dress :: Jenny Yoo  ///  Shoes :: Badgley Mischka  ///  Jewelry :: J Crew  ///  Invitations :: Minted  

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