We first met Gina and Lawrence at Vandana and Josh's wedding back in 2009. Gina and Lawrence met at the University of Chicago as undergrads where they fell in love. Rather fittingly, they held their ceremony at the beautiful Rockefeller chapel. While different ceremony venues each have their distinct charm, Rockefeller Chapel is a photographer's dream. The light in there is exquisite, and its size and layout offer a myriad of photographic possibilities. After the ceremony we walked around their alma matter for photos as they beamed with happiness. It was a perfect, warm day; there were students lounging on the quad which seemed to bring back their own college memories of their first few years of dating (we even had some frat guys blast some awesome 80's music for us across the quad!). Gina and Lawrence were so obviously happy to be married; their joy was contagious and a fantastic party at Hotel 71 ensued. The ballroom at Hotel 71 has probably the most spectacular view down the Chicago river of any Chicago wedding venue. While space prevented us from showing a lot of photos from the reception in this blog post, be sure to check out their slideshow in the coming weeks which will have a lot more photos showcasing the beauty of their reception.
Thanks to Melissa at Clementine events for keeping everything running smoothly. The day could not have been more perfect! Here are a few of our favorite images form the day.
Ceremony: Rockefeller Chapel at University of Chicago
Reception: Hotel 71
Planning: Melissa of Clementine Events
Entertainment: Monastero Entertainment
Make-up: Traci of Fine Makeup Art
Hair: Bridal Beauty Chicago