You know those people you meet who always make you feel good when you’re in their presence. Andrea and Kevin are those people. They radiate light when you’re around them, and most especially when they are together.
Their sleek and sophisticated wedding celebration at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel was overflowing with both style and heartfelt personal details. One of my all time favorite details, still to this day was the back of Andrea’s dress. She wanted to incorporate a piece of her family and a touch of tradition to her own modern and beautiful personal look. So the buttons that lined the back of her dress came directly from the dress her grandmother wore on her wedding day. Not only did they look incredible, it was a really thoughtful way to incorporate family and her “something old” tradition in her very own way.
Every detail of this wedding celebration was captured by one of my favorite photographers, Julia from You Me Photography. Take a look for yourself at these beautiful images and take note of how they incorporated small details to make an overall impact that brought warmth and fun to their whole day.
Details for this day: Venue | Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Photography | You Me Photography, Getting Ready Location | Palmer House Hilton, Hair | Gia Does Hair, Makeup | Nina Clarke, Floral | Flori Sculpture, Videography | Jiu Studio, Ceremony Music | Artistrings, Transportation | Windy City Limo, Reception DJ | Double B Entertainment
These are the buttons that Andrea had added to her dress, right from the dress her grandmother wore on her own wedding day!
These portraits are everything. Compleatly fresh and endlessly timeless.
The foyer outside the ballroom at the Chicago Athletic Association has beautiful old world built in bookcases. We filled these shelves with photos, momentos and family pieces from both Andrea and Kevin’s families! Photos from their engagement, wedding photos from their parents and grandparents, vintage trays, a grandfather’s pipe and a family wedding veil all made it artfully into the mix. This might be one of my all time favorite decor pieces i’ve worked on.