It was Brooke’s mother who initially reached out to us about photographing her daughter’s wedding. Right away you could tell how proud she was of her daughter and how much she loved her soon to be son-in-law, Charles. Brooke is a hardworking law student; anyone who knows her will attest to how dedicated she is to her education and future career path. I remember meeting Brooke and Charles for the first time last fall. We met up for coffee and chatted for nearly an hour about the plans and vision for their wedding day. It was quite obvious how much they both adored each other and the anticipation they shared looking forward to their life together.
Marc and I arrived at the Chicago Union League the morning of the wedding. We anticipated the wedding day weather to be cool and wet. October weddings in Chicag
o can always be a bit unpredictable. Marc and I walked in that morning prepared with umbrellas and excitement – the same excitement that we share with every wedding we have the honor of photographing. The bridal suite was filled with joyful activity as Brooke was more than ready and to put on her Hayley Paige wedding gown. This gown fit her like a glove and was the perfect choice for her wedding day. Brooke’s mother tied the wedding sash into a perfect bow and then helped her step into her chic Manolo Blahnik heals. Brooke was more than ready to finally see Charles for the first time on their wedding day.
As we made our way to the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, the rain did not lighten up in the least. One of my favorite things about the beautiful iconic churches of the Chicago, is architectural arches, that luckily for us, provided shelter from the elements on this particular day. After the ceremony was complete, we had the pleasure of capturing the reception at the beautifully classically styled, Union League Club of Chicago. This has been a venue we have been looking forward to all season. The dark walls, elegant fireplaces, and beautiful chandeliers made the perfect setting for the celebration of Brooke’s and Charles’ new marriage.
Here are some of our favorite captures from Brooke and Charles wedding day!