The day started at Sine Qua Non Salon in Chicago. It was a sweltering hot day from the early hours, and while the women were in the salon the neighborhood had a power outage. Luckily a few areas in the salon still had electricity and it didn’t affect the hair styles! Very good news for the ladies. There were many large windows and that made the makeup part a breeze as well. Kudos to Sarah and the women for keeping calm & having a great sense of humor about the start to the day.
We then headed over to The Dank Haus in Chicago for the ceremony & reception. The rooftop deck was open for festivities and the guests enjoyed the view and the cool breeze in the evening hours.
It was a warm late summer night when we shot their engagement session. We walked around the neighborhoods surrounding Wrigley Field. They are huge Cubs fans and we all joined in the celebration of a Cubbies win that night!
Sophia got ready at her parents house, and the dress was hanging in the basement amongst all the items stored down there. She had to get on a very tall ladder to get the dress down.
They were married at St. Anthony’s Church in Frankfort, Illinois.
The reception was held at the Orland Chateau in Orland Park, Illinois,which was is the family business.
It’s touching to photograph in a venue that has so much family history!
We started the day at the W Chicago-Lakeshore Hotel while Beth & Jason and their wedding party got ready for the special day. They saw each other outside on the balcony for the first time that day. You can see the love & excitement on their faces as they see each other for first time on their wedding day!
We all then boarded the party bus and drove around Chicago for photos. As you can tell- they are sports fans. Love it. The guys socks are so awesome!!
The ceremony was in Chicago at the Bethany United Church of Christ. It’s always touching to watch our clients get married. Good thing I (Terri) have a camera to hide behind so no one can see me cry during the vows.
Afterwards we all got back on the party bus and headed back to The W Chicago-Lakeshore Hotel for the reception.
We wish Jason & Beth all the best!
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Our family likes to take spontaneous trips. Sometimes we have been known to put out finger on a map and say “Let’s go there”. And then we decide if we are going to get there by car, train, bus, taxi, etc. The distance depends on our school & work schedules. During the last few weeks of summer before school started back up, we took many day trips.
One of these trips was to China Town. We’ve been there many times-but never by water taxi.
We drove downtown, and parked close to Union Station. The water taxi is just down the street from the train.
The view is amazing! The route is on the Chicago River, and well worth the $2 fare. It’s worth much more, but…sshhhhh…don’t tell anyone, they’ll raise the price.
The walk to the restaurants on the main strip in China Town is a bit of a hike, but we saw parts of China Town we had never seen. We took our time on our trek to our favorite restaurant, so we could take in all these new sights.
The ride heading back to Union Station was more dramatic due to the rain, and intense sky.
We weren’t ready to leave Chicago yet, so we took a trolley to Navy Pier, just in time for a gorgeous sunset.
I know we’ll be taking the water taxi trip again. maybe China Town, maybe a new location. or maybe both!
Looking forward to Spring when the Water Taxi’s are back in service!