Chicago Winter Wedding at The Arbory – Emily & Justin
February is not the most popular month to get married in Chicago, but for some couples, it makes sense! Emily and Justin are one of those couples, and I’m so glad I got to kick off my 2023 season with their winter wedding at The Arbory 🙂
Wicker Park Wedding Photos
Our day began at one of my favorite Chicago hotels, The Robey in Wicker Park. Emily and Justin got ready with their wedding party before heading to Up Room for their first look! We got so lucky with a sunshine-filled winter day, which made the view from the rooftop extra awesome. After a few photos with the skyline, it was time to hit the town!
We made our way to the venue with a few key photo stops. Ever since their June engagement session, I knew that Emily and Justin were big music fans (their pup is named after Huey Lewis!). Naturally, we decided to stop at the Milwaukee/Honore intersection where the 2000 movie High Fidelity was filmed… and even had time to browse records at Reckless! This was one of the most fun wedding afternoons I’ve had in a while – and these two were ALL smiles!!
The Arbory Chicago
That evening, Emily and Justin were married at The Arbory surrounded by so much love. Their ceremony was officiated by a dear friend, and guests were eager to celebrate once the knot was tied! Some of my favorite details include various nods to Huey, their Parks and Recreation-themed cake, and Nike reception sneakers!! I had such a blast capturing these two and their crew… it was truly an unforgettable day from beginning to end.
Emily and Justin: Thank you again for having us in February!!! Wishing you all the happiness in your marriage and future together!
Venue: The Arbory / Hotel: The Robey / Planner: Anticipation Events / Bride’s dress: BHLDN / Bride’s shoes: Dolce Vita / Groom’s suit: Indochino / Florist: Maison du Prince / Hair & Makeup: Nika Vaughan / Stationery: Minted / Jeweler: Adornment + Theory / DJ: Toast & Jam / Caterer: Catered by Design / Cake: Alliance Bakery / Photo Booth: EMP / Second Photographer: Alexis