Shannon & Steve :: A Chic City Wedding at ROOF

2014 was an amazing year for us. The weddings we captured were more beautiful than ever. Celebrations full of love, laughter and happy brides and grooms all around. So it was fitted that we ended the season with the most special wedding of all. There is no greater honor than being trusted with the photographic memories of another wedding vendor. My beautiful bride Shannon is none other than Shannon Gail, the owner and lead event planner of Shannon Gail Weddings & Events! And picking out the very best vendors for a wedding is in her job description. So you can imagine the honor and responsibility of being selected as the one to capture these beautiful memories of her big day. But it was easy, I shot it all with my heart, not the camera. I love Shannon & Steve, their family and friends and loved every minute of their chic city wedding at ROOF on the Wit!

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And yes, we kept the best wedding dress of the year (or possibly EVER) for last as well. Can you believe this beauty? Hayley Paige Bridal Dori dress in all its glory!

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And we are off to an emotional first look followed by pictures at The Art Institute on Michigan Avenue.

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Bridal party pictures and a shot of Shannon’s gorgeous bouquet at The Wit right before the ceremony.

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All the beautiful flowers and decor were created by the best in Chicago when it comes to color and chic weddings, none other than my friend Ryan Turner of StemLine Creative.

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Candlelit ceremony officiated by Jarrod Gaither.

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Are you ready to see this room? I don’t use the word sexy very often, but this room is HOT!

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Perfect for a chic downtown wedding!

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A stolen moment between the newlyweds before the toasts.

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Sweet parents of the bride. I <3 them!

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After dinner, Shannon & Steve toasted their guests and the groom surprised the bride with the best wedding movie ever! A secret recording of their proposal!

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After the first dance we went outside for a little fun in the cold and some amazing nighttime pictures!

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Many thanks to all the amazing vendors that made Steve and Shannon’s day special:

Wedding Dress – Hayley Paige and from Bella Bianca

Bride’s Shoes – Chanel

Bridesmaid Dresses – Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom

Wedding Coordiantion – Shannon Gail Weddings and Events

Flowers, Decor & Lighting – Stemline, Creative

Hair & Makeup – Tamara Hair and Make-Up Artistry

Bridal Party Transportation – Uber XL and M&M Limo

Ceremony Venue – ROOF on theWit

Catering – theWit

Wedding Cake/Groom’s Cake and Desserts – Elysia Root Cakes

Music – Megan Taylor of FIG Media

Print Goods – Anna Kate Design and Minted.com

Getting Ready Venues – theWit

Groom’s Attire – Hugo Boss

Video – Imagination Designers