Ali & Kody :: A Chicago Athletic Association Wedding
The morning of Ali & Kody’s wedding I was just giddy with excitement! Not only are they an amazing couple that allowed me to photograph their engagement session in the pouring rain and were so fun to work with, but they are the kindest people you will ever meet. And so are their families. Cherry on top, I got to work with my best friends at Shannon Gail Weddings and Events! The multi talented Breanna Manzie was the lead planner for Ali & Kody’s big day and she is one of the most organized and on top of her game planners I have ever had the honor to work with!
Are you ready for this beautiful Chicago Athletic Association Wedding, because I cannot wait to share!
First up, this beautiful Romona Keveza dress that looked like it was made to be twirled in on the marble dance floor of the White City Ballroom!
If you haven’t met Ben, the owner of Leap weddings, you are missing out! He is not only brilliant at his job, but also super fun to be around. I met him 10 years ago when we were both in our first year of business! Videography was a very important part of the day for Ali & Kody and the interviews played a very special role. We all laughed and cried and laughed and cried some more during Ben’s interview with Ali. Plus, I love these behind the scenes shots!
When you work with friends, they take care of you. 😉 Lynn, the owner of Pollen arrived early for flower delivery and setup and brought me lots of beautiful buds, leaves and berries to style my detail shots with! Thank you, Lynn!
The groomsmen gifts were THE BEST!!!! And Kody himself fixed each and every bowtie for his friends!
We got the party started with a memorable first look and toasts on trolley!
Gotta love having all the bridesmaids dressed in white!
Father of the bride speech was just the best! Not a dry eye in the room!
So honored to have worked with such an amazing team of vendors and dear friends:
Getting Ready Hotel – Chicago Athletic Association
Ceremony & Reception Venue – White City Ballroom at the Chicago Athletic Association
Wedding Planner – Breanna Manzie, Shannon Gail Weddings & Events
Wedding Dress – Romona Keveza via Bella Bianca
Groom’s Tux – Nicholas Joseph
Florist – Pollen floral Design
Hair & Makeup – Sonia Roselli
Officiant – Rev It Up
Wedding Cake – Cake Chicago
DJ – DJ Megan Taylor, Fig Media
Ceremony Music – Quartet Parapluie
Invitations & Paper Products – Jill Papers