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!

Family heirlooms.

When you work with friends, they take care of you. ūüėČ 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!

The bridal party was sure to make an entrance and these two were crowd favorites!!!

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 Р 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