I photographed the sweetest little 20-person celebration in February that I hope to share some photos of soon, but Amy and David’s wedding was my first big wedding of the year, and it was a great way to kick it off! They held a celebration over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend at the beautiful Cafe Brauer in the heart of Lincoln Park. We ran past crowds of partygoers decked out with green and gold beads to take a couple photos at the river; this was my first time going down there for the dyeing of the river, and wow, it was green (feel like I had to offer a disclaimer so no one thinks I was doing some crazy photoshopping!).

They truly have one of the sweetest love stories I’ve ever heard, having met in kindergarten and making a childhood pact to marry if they weren’t already by a certain date. While they fell in love independently of that childhood promise, it was still incredibly neat to see that childhood letter displayed at their reception. Both of them have such kind spirits and obviously care so deeply for one another, and I think these qualities really were evident throughout the day and consequently, in their photos.


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Venue: Cafe Brauer | Dress: Lela Rose | Floral + Chuppah Design: Heffernan Morgan | Coordinator: Atmosphere Events | Catering: Blue Plate | Band: Ken Arlen Orchestra (These guys were AMAZING! Holy cow. So professional and so talented and had the dance floor packed all night.)