A Winter Cafe Brauer Wedding :: Amanda & Chris

Cafe Brauer Wedding

There was no snow on the ground the weekend of December 13th, yet this beautiful Cafe Brauer wedding was a winter wonderland magical celebration in every way. From the delicately embroidered Monique Lhuillier dress the bride wore, to the sparklers that lit the way as the newlyweds left their family church hand in hand. Capturing every moment of it unfolding was like walking on clouds for me. It was all beauty, all laughter and felt like a fairy tale, because real weddings are rarely this close to perfection! The day started at the Public Hotel in the Chicago Gold Coast neighborhood.

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Beautiful hair and makeup by the talented team at Sonia Roselli led by Sonia herself. A bubbly beauty I adore working with!

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Now that is a first look reaction I love to see!

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Beautiful bridesmaids dresses from Jenny Yoo.

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And we are off for a long drive into the city thanks to an unseasonably warm December day at Lincoln Park Zoo Lights. But this amazing bridal party was sure to enjoy every minute of their day. They partied happily in the limo bus all the way there!

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Oh yeah, baby! Now this is a beautifully executed nighttime portrait of the entire bridal party! If I may say so myself… while patting my own back for a job well done. Ha!

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Are you ready to see this venue transformed? Welcome, you are invited to a magical Cafe Brauer wedding! Flowers and decor by the ever so talented team at HMR Designs. All of this magic coordinated by the amazing Lori Stephenson at LOLA Event Productions.

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That was some out of this world cake by Elysia Root judging by the groom’s reaction!

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Many, many, many thanks to all the amazing vendors that made Amanda & Chris’s wedding so special!

Wedding Dress - Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaid Dresses – Jenny Yoo

Wedding Coordination – LOLA Event Productions

Flowers, Decor & Lighting – HMR Designs

Hair & Makeup – Sonia Roselli

Bridal Party Transportation – Chicagoland Transportation Solutions

Ceremony Venue – Kenilworth Union Church

Catering – Blue Plate

Cake – Elysia Root Cakes

Music – Arlen Music

Print Goods – Lemon Seed & Co

Getting Ready Venues – Public Hotel (bride)/Waldorf Astoria (groom)