I first heard from Amanda and Marc in the beginning stages of planning their spring Chicago Athletic Association Hotel wedding. They were recently engaged, and I was excited to hear all of their wedding ideas! Over the next 15 months or so, it was such a joy to see their wedding day vision come to life 🙂
The day began with Amanda and Marc getting ready separately at the hotel with their wedding parties. Every detail was on point – I especially loved the shades of blue and Marc’s penguin cuff links! After their sweet first look in the White City Ballroom, we headed across the street to Millennium Park! Their entire party braved the early spring Chicago weather as we created some epic photos in some of the city’s most iconic locations. Finally, it was time to head back to the hotel and get these two married!
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Wedding
It’s no secret that the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is one of our favorite venues in the city. If you’re looking for an elegant, historic setting to tie the knot in the middle of downtown Chicago, this is it! From the variety of photography spots inside the hotel (read: built-in rain plan) to the fact that it’s in a perfect location for out-of-town guests… there is nothing not to love. Seriously, this place is regularly filled with both Chicagoans and tourists alike!
Amanda and Marc tied the knot that evening surrounded by loved ones. Once the glass was broken and guests shouted Mazel Tov, it was time to celebrate!! Their East-Coast style reception had guests dining and dancing all night, complete with Jeni’s ice cream for dessert. This day was truly a joy to capture, I’m so happy to have been a part of it all!
Amanda and Marc: Thank you again for having us in April!! Wishing you the happiest Marriage and future together!
Venue: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel / Planner: Naturally Yours Events / Bride’s dress: Truvelle / Bride’s shoes: Chinese Laundry / Groom’s suit: SuitSupply / Florist: Flowers for Dreams / Hair Stylist: Luxe Brides by Nicci / Makeup Artist: Leesi B. / Stationery: Minted / Jeweler: James & Sons / Live Band: Arlen Music / Cake: Cake Chicago / Dessert: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams / Second Photographer: Alexis