Katherine and Robert, an architect and an artist, very carefully chose their venues to reflect their own personal styles and aesthetic passions. Their ceremony took place at St. James chapel, a church that feels grand, yet intimate the minute you step inside. In contrast, their ceremony venue, Terzo Piano at the Art Institute's Modern Wing, is a minimalist cathedral to light and line. Speaking purely as a photographer, there could not be a better place to photograph a wedding reception.
Their decor, invitations, place cards and cake all had a graphic element from one of Katherine's favorite buildings. It stands prominently in the center of the skyline view from the terrace at the Modern Wing. Even her dress had architectural elements to it!
The evening was full of toasting, a little eating, a little drinking and much dancing. Here are just a few of our very favorite images from their wedding.
Katherine gettinig ready at the Elysian Hotel.
After she was ready we did a few bridal portraits in her suite at the Elysian; the grey and white color palette, the light, and design in the rooms are so well done. I love shooting there!
I love this image Dave captured of Robert and his best man walking.
St. James chapel is such an awe inspiring church; it amazes me this was such a hidden gem for so long.
We tend to have a lot of visitors on our blog that probably don't know Katherine and Robert (or any of our couples!). Our friends, future and past clients, editors, other photographers searching for "inspiration" (stop it!), and people who typed some words into Google and landed here. I'd like to address them for a moment. Forget about photography, forget about composition, exposure, framing, post processing, locations, and posing. Look at how happy they are. Ultimately, that's what matters, and that is one the principal reasons we have such a cool job. Katherine and Robert were the first couple to have their wedding with the new installation, Fallen Rainbow, on the Bluhm Terrace in place. We had quite a bit of fun photographing it, and the guests seemed to enjoy it quite a bit as well!
After being having photographed weddings for 12 years, there are a few things I know for sure. One of them is that if I walk into the reception and the cake looks amazing, it was made by Mary of Take the Cake. This was no exception, and it continued the architectural motif.
Ceremony: St. James Chapel
Entertainment: Fig Media
Cake: Take the Cake
Event Coordinator: Tara of LOLA