Robin & Dave – Reem Acra Fashion Statement

We have a soft spot for the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile ballrooms as they are stunning. Full of elegance and history. Weddings there feel royal and classic. This time around we had the honor to photograph Robin & Dave’s wedding in the Renaissance Room – their slightly smaller ballroom. And I think I love it even more than the Grand Ballroom! So beautiful! Let’s take a look!

The ceremony took place at the beautiful Holy Name Cathedral.

Dave and I met only one week after I had moved to Chicago from Boston. It was after a Cubs game, Dave was at a bachelor party and I was out with my best friend visiting me from Boston. We struck up a conversation and were still talking six hours later. I told my mom immediately after that meeting that he would be my husband someday —and he is, just over five years later.

Dave grew up in Indiana and Michigan and I grew up mostly in Texas- so most of our family and friends are spread all over the country. We wanted to pick a place for our wedding that would be easy for everyone to get to and still be a reflection of us as a couple. We thought what better place than our home of Chicago, were we met and fell in love. Immediately after visiting the Intercontinental we knew that it would be the perfect place to host our wedding reception, right on Michigan Avenue – what could be better! We decided to make the beautiful city our theme and add a modern flare to the traditional ambiance at the Intercontinental with the bright colors we chose, plus touches of gold and shades of black.

Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be, so much fun and surrounded by the people we love most in the world. We couldn’t have asked for anything more!

The vendors that made this beautiful wedding picture perfect were:

Wedding Dress: Reem Acra – www.belleviebridalcouture.com

Floral Design: Stemline Creative – www.stemlinecreative.com

Cake: Cake Sweet Food Chicago – www.cake-chicago.com

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas and Etsy – www.weddingpaperdivas.com

Ceremony: Holy Name Cathedral – www.holynamecathedral.org

Reception: The Intercontinental Chicago – www.icchicagohotel.com

Wedding Coordinator: Amanda Huelsman of Shannon Gail Weddings and Events – www.shannongail.com

Hair and Make-up: Antonette White – www.antonettewhite.com

DJ: Toast and Jam – www.toastandjamdjs.com