Jeremy and Patrick’s Modern Loft Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center in Chicago, Illinois

Jeremy and Patrick got married in front of their closest friends and family, surrounded by love and support. There were so many moments throughout the day that almost brought me and my team to tears! It was such a pleasure to capture this day for them. Here is a fun Q&A with the Couple, and on to my favorite photos of the day!

Best part

For two people who don’t love being the center of attention,  we were a tad nervous to stand in front of everyone we care about for the ceremony.   But, it ended up being more meaningful and powerful than we had expected.   Then, right after the ceremony,  we had a chance to sneak away by ourselves for a few minutes.  It was the only moment we had to ourselves for the entire day, and it was really great to take a few deep breaths and appreciate what we had just done.

We both got three piece custom suits from Trunk Club, and we loved them!  It was a bit of an indulgence, but worth it.

Our long-term goal is to live in a timber-style loft, designed with raw materials. Of course,  we loved Ravenswood Event Center as soon as we saw it.  Decorating with driftwood and succulents gave us a simple, natural look that is a nod to our future dream home.

Everyone told us to enjoy the wedding weekend because it would go by so fast.  We would extend that by saying that you should take several moments to stop,  look around,  take it in and appreciate everything that is happening around you. It helped to solidify those memories and slow it down a bit.
Funny story
It was quite a scene watching Jeremy’s family and our friends learn the crazy big Irish circle dance from Patrick’s family. So much fun!

We wanted to do something special, but after planning the wedding, we didn’t want anything too crazy or adventurous.   We got the best of both and spent two weeks in Hawaii.   It was as awesome as you would expect two weeks in Hawaii could be.

The team: 2nd Photographer: Nicoletta R / Lighting Assistant: Brandy B
Host Hotel: The Palmer House
Ceremony/Reception: Ravenswood Events Center
Floral Design:  Anna Held Floral Studio
Cake: Gingersnap Sweets & Such
Quartet: Parkwest Strings
DJ: Toast and Jam – Rebecca Strzelinski
Suits: Trunk Club


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