Chicago, IL Wedding Photography | Mike & Nicole

I’m a HUGE fan of Mike and Nicole. I’d never met them before their wedding, but I had talked with Nicole so many times leading up to the wedding that when I walked into her hotel room I felt like I was hanging out with an old friend. M&N were both so warm and welcoming and it was a real pleasure to be a part of their day!
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We found a nice secluded spot inside the W for their first look.
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Then we grabbed the wedding party and traveled around for some iconic Chicago images.
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After that it was time to head to South Branch to get our wedding on. (P.S. Check out my Instagram for another view of this location!)chicago_wedding_photography_0038
Their daughter, Addie, was sooooo stinkin’ cute!! I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I simply could not get enough of her! ❤
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Oh, hi there, Chelsea and Ryan. 😉
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The guys planned a little Top Gun serenade…
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Congrats again, my friends!! So happy for you and your sweet family! 😀

Hair: Mollie Crutchfield
Makeup: Marguerite Preston
Florist: Catherine’s Gardens
Dress: Mikaella Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: black dresses chosen by individual bridesmaids
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Ceremony site: South Branch
Reception Venue: South Branch
Caterer: South Branch
Cake: Whole Foods
DJ: Style Matters

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
Having all our family and friends with us. We definitely felt the love! One thing that stood out was our daughter being pulled down the aisle in a wagon with a sign that read, “Daddy here comes Mommy”. And she waved to the crowd at the very end! :))

Is there anything you would have done differently?
Not really, I was so happy once the day arrived that I really tried to live in the moment and not worry about any last minute hiccups.

Best piece of advice for brides and grooms?
I really took to heart the advice of other newlyweds- to take some moments for just the two of you to soak in the day and we did just that! Several times.

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We had a staycation in our wonderful city of Chicago 🙂

Anything else you’d like to say about your wedding day?
It was better than I could have ever imagined. I experienced a sense of excitement and nerves before the “First Look” and then once I saw my husband for the first time, I had this overwhelming sense of calm. It was really neat.

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9 Responses to Chicago, IL Wedding Photography | Mike & Nicole

  1. Angie says:

    What a beautiful wedding, gorgeous photos!

  2. Karen says:

    What a fab Chicago Wedding! The buildings and background just set off the wedding to perfection! Love little Addie! Great photography here, tells a happy story to perfection!

  3. shannon says:

    i love the feel to this wedding! so high class and beautiful!!! gorgeous, gorgeous photos!!

  4. Natalie says:

    Gorgeous!! The shots in the street are so beautiful!

  5. Rachel says:

    I LOVE how this is right in the middle of the city! It’s so, so gorgeous, and captured so beautifully!

  6. lauren says:

    Chrissy! Every single image is just breathtaking! I love the Chicago photos, especially the one with the cars whizzing past.. such a perfect city photo!

  7. Caitlynn says:

    LOVE! I adore those bride and groom photos (and wedding party photos!) where they are right in the middle of the street. This is such a beautiful wedding.

  8. erin s says:

    Chrissy – you are seriously a magician with light. The way you use it is mind-blowing. Every image is tells such a beautiful piece of their story and every image is exciting in it’s own way. Beautiful work!

  9. Gisselle says:

    Girl!!! These are stunning!! I love the one where they are hugging on the median. Fantastic work!!

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