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A Winter Wedding at the Rookery

What a beautiful wedding to begin 2018!

The couple wanted to plan a wedding that represented their personalities and love for one another. They are both romantic, heartfelt people and wanted their guests to feel special and integral to their day!

Angela and Alex decided to get married in Chicago since that is where they met on Wrigley Field in 2014. They envisioned a classic and classy, but intimate secular ceremony and reception at the iconic Rookery building. The light court interior speaks for itself, and they wanted the décor and floral to complement the marble and gold leaf details and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. They wanted guests to feel like they’ve entered a different time once they’ve gone through the entrance drapery!

It was the baseball offseason for their winter wedding, so they had to find a way to bring Wrigley to the
Rookery – ivy leaves placed at each setting for dinner. Angela and Alex loved choosing special details that were true to them, but in a more subtle way. They wanted their wedding to have the opulence of a Gatsby party, maybe not quite as wild – but with just as much fun, dancing and champagne! Every guests felt like A VIP!

We could not have asked for any better. And as if it wasn’t already a perfect day, the fluffiest snow fell from the sky just as we were finishing up portraits.

This Rookery Wedding has already become a favorite! I’ve been looking forward to this wedding ever since I photographed Angie and Alex’s engagement session on Wrigley Field last summer. To say they are the sweetest is an understatement.

I could gush on and on, but I’ll let the photos do the talking. Congratulations to the newlyweds. Looking forward to putting all of your favorite photos into your wedding album!

A Romantic Winter Wedding at the Rookery

Chicago, IL

A wedding portrait on the iconic Orielle staircase at the Rookery in Chicago. Bridesmaids pose for a photo while wearing matching robes at the Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago. Wedding details photographed with green ivy. A romantic first look wedding moment at the Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago. A wedding party poses for a photo in front of the iconic Wrigley Building in Chicago during the winter. A wedding party poses for a photo in front of the iconic Wrigley Building in Chicago during the winter. Winter wedding bouquets designed by Life in Bloom in Chicago. A wedding party poses for a photo in front of the iconic Wrigley Building in Chicago during the winter. A bride and groom share a kiss as the snow begins to fall in Lurie Garden. A winter wedding portrait in Chicago's Lurie Garden. A black and white wedding portrait during a snow storm in Chicago. A wedding portrait on the iconic Orielle staircase at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding portrait on the iconic Orielle staircase at the Rookery in Chicago. A romantic wedding ceremony at the Rookery designed by the Life in Bloom team in Chicago. A romantic wedding ceremony at the Rookery designed by the Life in Bloom team in Chicago. A romantic wedding ceremony at the Rookery designed by the Life in Bloom team in Chicago. A bride's entrance to the ceremony at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding ceremony at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding ceremony at the Rookery in Chicago. A Rookery wedding in Chicago. A Rookery wedding ceremony in Chicago. A wedding portrait on the iconic Orielle staircase at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding portrait on the iconic Orielle staircase at the Rookery in Chicago. A romantic winter wedding reception designed by Life in Bloom at the Rookery in Chicago. Ivy wreaths placed on the back of the bride and groom's sweet table chairs designed by Life in Bloom. The bride and groom make their grand entrance into the Rookery ballroom for their wedding reception. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago.A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding portrait at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding reception at the Rookery in Chicago. A wedding portrait on the iconic Orielle staircase at the Rookery in Chicago.

If you’re planning a wedding at the Rookery, check out my Rookery Wedding Guide here for more information about this historic and iconic venue!

Dream Team:
Coordination: Amelia Cole Weddings + Events
Florist: Life in Bloom
Hair & Makeup: Rare Bird Beauties
Venue: The Rookery
Catering: Jewell
Stationery: City Strokes Art

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