There are certain photographers who do far more then simply capture a wedding in progress, they tell a story. Chicago wedding photographer Megan Saul Photography is one of those gems. Through perfectly timed snaps, unique lighting variances and an artful way of creating, Megan paints the world around the couple allowing them to fall flawlessly into it. Ashley & Andrew opted for a unique Chicago wedding experience, getting married at the event space within A New Leaf, a rustic florist shop with an eccentric attitude. The couple & their wedding party embodied a new modern take on a classic look while the details that swirled around them were organic & chic. The ceremony was held in a natural light drenched room featuring an exposed brick alcove with a reception there after in the most perfectly of moody rooms with bistro seating for guests. Ashley & Anderw's Chicago wedding is a fresh take on city nuptials, utilizing the world around them, honoring their metropolitan locale all while embraced by the rustic earthy arms of the floral shop turned event space.
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If you had to choose a color between yellow and yellow... would you choose... yellow? Melanie Curcio & Sandro Cozzi most certainly did and as you breeze through their wonderfully lighthearted day, its easy to see why yellow is so very much their spirit color! Bright, bold & filled with life, Melanie & Sandro embrace life, ensuring each moment is simply everything. Armed with their perfect photography soul mate match in New York City based wedding photographer Cassi Claire, the day unfolded in a most glorious of ways. Gorgeous Melanie embodied a retro throw back bridal style made modern, donning a perfectly fitted Sue Wong gown all while rocking a unique pillbox style fascinator & completely nailing eye glass chic. The men embraced a more slick modern role in tailored gray suits, while Melanie's girls were garden party chic in Watters 2 tone dresses. The lively couple knew that cookie cutter was not for them, instead highlighting details they love such as unique spaces like their beyond amazing rustic industrial art deco reception space & a trolley to get the bridal party around. NYC favorites were high on the list as well, stopping at the ever iconic NY based Shake Shack for a bite, visiting a knotted rope art installation in the park, and of course feeling the NYC love while getting cheered on by park guests as they go! As the perfect end cap to Melanie & Sandro's personalized day, in lieu of a traditional wedding cake, the vibrant couple served their guests hand scoped Italian ices, which is simply perfection on those summer days! Between Melanie & Sandro's joy for life which jumps through every photograph, 50 shades of yellow which emits nonstop happiness & Cassi Claire's life brightening way of capturing it all, I challenge you not to smile all the way through till your cheeks hurt!
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There is something just a touch extra swoony when it comes to weddings in our nation's capitol. If you haven't had a chance to visit yet, I highly recommend a long weekend trip as there is some much to see/visit and experience! One of my favorite areas around town is the Jefferson Memorial and today, I learned something.... you can get married on the lawn there! Surur Sajanlal and Jordan Yonce, who met while attending University of Virginia & both being members of acapella groups at UVA, wanted to host their celebration in the very area that their hearts had connected. Under the gun for time, they got creative and discovered that weddings could take place on the great lawns of our nation's amazing memorials! Surur being from Indian background of Muslim faith while still wanting to embrace American wedding customs, the couple decided to host the ultimate inter-faith wedding ceremony sampling a little bit of the good stuff from everything! Bridesmaids dressed in vibrant red traditional sari's while Surur wore a classic take on an white wedding dress altered to reflect Indian accents and an Indian veil. The result is a joyous & vibrant affair and I love that it took place right in the heart of our nation, which is indeed a true melting pot of the world!
Intimate weddings have an extra certain awesomeness that comes along with them and I stand behind my year long crush on the raise of them. Today's wedding is a special treat from Chicago based photographer Spark + Tumble Photography that will make any metropolitan loving bride coo. Set in the Chicago's West Loop, Catelyn Bergstedt & John Smith tied the knot in an elegant minimalist wedding at the modern Sepia restaurant. The couple kept the day simple, joining guests for cocktails & nibbles at the Sepia's stunning dark wood bar shortly after the ceremony, opting to focus on those around them. I love how Catelyn embraced the essence of an easy breezy bride, all the while begin so wonderfully chic in a lovely empire waist flowing wedding gown with a red lip pop. Each wedding celebration is special and unique and intimate weddings almost seem to carry a more personal & true stamp of the couple themselves, in Catelyn & John's case, classically modern with a focus on loved ones!