Laura & Mike :: A Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center

Laura & Mike’s wedding was definitely one of the most fun weddings of the summer! It was a joy to capture and a tough one to blog. Narrowing down all the amazing moments we photographed to just a few to showcase here was downright painful! But I know for sure you will absolutely love it! It was pure perfection. Starting with Laura’s elegant Monique Lhuillier dress and all the way to my favorite chairs ever!

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 The perfect first look location. Bright, but secluded.

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 A little stroll around the hotel while we waited for the bridal party to join us.

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 And here we are! I think they love their main portrait location.

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The beautiful bridesmaids dresses are made by one of my favorites – Jenny Yoo!

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It was my first time photographing a wedding at Bridgeport Art Center and also the first time working with Nicki Eisenstein from BCR Events. I loved both! Nicki is an amazing wedding planner. I’ve worked with many and can tell you without a doubt that she is one of the very best in Chicago!

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 Here comes the magic! Gorgeous flowers by A Stem Above, farm tables and French country chairs… lots of candles and warm amber uplighting!

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 Let the festivities begin! The first dance and a really fun dance set were the start to a perfect evening!

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We kicked off dinner with a few words from the parents of the bride!

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And onto the second dance set and the hora!

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 While the guests enjoyed their delicious entree, the best woman, maid of honor and brother of the bride entertained the guests with their toasts for the bride and groom.

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Words of appreciation from the newlyweds for their parents, families and all the wonderful guests in attendance.

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We wrapped up our coverage of the evening with the parent dances and…

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…the very first EVER nighttime portraits from the rooftop at Bridgeport Art Center! Many thanks to the amazing staff that made this possible for us!

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

Wedding Planning: BCR Events (Nicki Eisenstein)

Paper Goods/Stationary: Magnificent Milestones

Hair and Makeup – Bride’s hair was done by Kara Osborn and make-up by Nichol Jacobs.

Flowers: A Stem Above