A Chicago Drake Hotel Winter Wedding

A Chicago Drake Hotel Winter Wedding

This was one of those weddings where every second was full of emotion. I found myself crying, laughing and just all around loving Elizabeth and Ryan and their families during their big day. A big thanks to Shannon Gail for making sure everything went smoothly, and of course to the Ken Arlen Orchestra - Ken really knows how to keep a crowd dancing. Here are a few of my favorites from that evening.

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Getting ready at the drake hotel.jpg
When her dad saw her for the first time in her wedding dress, there was not a dry eye in that room!

When her dad saw her for the first time in her wedding dress, there was not a dry eye in that room!

Flowers by Flower Firm
Ceremony at St. Michael's Church.jpg
Ceremony at St. Michael's Church.jpg
Sarah captured this shot during the ceremony, and I love this moment!

Sarah captured this shot during the ceremony, and I love this moment!

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Wedding photos in downtown chicago.jpg
Wedding by Shannon Gail Events.jpg
Wedding by Shannon Gail Events.jpg
First dance at The Drake Hotel
First dance at The Drake Hotel.jpg
Wedding Reception at The Drake Hotel.jpg
Wedding Reception at The Drake Hotel.jpg
Father Daughter Dance at the Drake Hotel.jpg
Mother Son Dance at the Drake Hotel.jpg
They had a flash mob choreographed dance in the middle of dinner - I was impressed with how good and choreographed it was considering so many people were involved!

They had a flash mob choreographed dance in the middle of dinner - I was impressed with how good and choreographed it was considering so many people were involved!

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Event Coordinator: Shannon Gail Events

Florist: Flower Firm

Caterer: The Drake Hotel

Venue: The Drake Hotel

Hair: Bonnie Knobloch

Music: Ken Arlen Orchestra

Ceremony: St. Michael in Old Town

Chicago engagement Photography

Chicago engagement Photography

An intimate wedding at the Boarding House

An intimate wedding at the Boarding House