Jamie & Andrew : Chicago, IL Courthouse Wedding

When Seth and I got married back in 2004, weddings were completely different than they are today.  Things back then were much more traditional, and not only that, I think I had been to a grand total of one wedding before I started planning my own, so my ideas about weddings in general were limited.  I’m so jealous of people getting married these days with all of the creative ideas that are available (um, hello, Pinterest!!), and I’m always encouraging couples to celebrate the uniqueness of their relationship through their wedding.

Jamie and Andrew’s Chicago Courthouse wedding was another example to me of how a couple can make their day unique to who they are.  And if anything, it reinforced to me that above all, the most important parts of a wedding are the two people standing there pledging their love for one another.  No fancy detail, grand reception hall, or flowing white gown covered in lace can change the significance of that moment.

Now, onto the pictures. 🙂chicago-elopement-photography_01.jpg

















Aaaaand this was the moment that I realized I left my camera backpack in the judge’s chambers with 5 minutes until the courthouse closed.  Andrew dashed off without hesitation and made it just in time!!  You got a good one, Jamie. 😉  Oh, and also, you’re freaking gorgeous. chicago-elopement-photography_15.jpg

He doesn’t even look winded after sprinting to get my bag!chicago-elopement-photography_16.jpg







It was hard to pick, but this one’s my favorite, and there’s a good story to go along with it. We paused while crossing the street to get this shot (we had the walk sign so no lives were risked!) and when we were finished, some kid was behind me taking a picture of us with his cellphone!  My theory is that because Jamie and Andrew looked so fabulous and because I had two professional cameras around my neck, he thought they were famous.  So we’re probably out there in someone’s Instagram feed. 😉chicago-elopement-photography_23.jpg


Hair and Makeup: Hair at Maxine Salon; Jamie did her own makeup 🙂

Florist: City Scents in Chicago

Dress: White House Black Market

Ceremony site: Chicago courthouse

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?                                             Jamie: Andrew and I seeing each other for the first time, it felt so perfect.               Andrew: The first moment I saw Jamie, it was amazing.

If you could, is there anything you would have done differently?                       Not at all! We had a wonderful time!

Best piece of advice for brides and grooms?                                                                   Enjoy every moment of your wedding because it goes by fast.

Where did/will you go for your honeymoon?                                                                   We will be heading somewhere warm but are still undecided.



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9 Responses to Jamie & Andrew : Chicago, IL Courthouse Wedding

  1. Chrissy,
    Awesome and beautiful pictures what a sweet and handsome couple. I really enjoyed reading this post.. Good job and congrats to the couple I don’t even know but you look truly in love and I pray that God blesses the 2 of you greatly..

  2. Janet Anello says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!! Love the urban Chicago setting.

  3. Jill says:

    Wonderful photography! Such a beautiful bride!

  4. ang says:

    Amazing!! Just amazing is all I can say. The photos are great and I can see in the pictures how happy you two are… tears…just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Nancy says:

    Wow. I can’t believe how stunning you both look….and no I’m not biased! Great pictures Chrissy.

  6. Andrea says:

    CONGRATUALATIONS!! Love the pics!

  7. Kevin says:

    Great pics!

  8. Matt says:

    I’ve never seen you look better, you look pretty good too drew.

  9. Danielle says:

    What a gorgeous couple! Pictures are beautiful! So happy for you two!

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