We did Mandy and Tim’s engagement session last fall, on the day when Hurricane Sandy was making landfall in New York. Despite being all the way in Chicago, the effects stretched here, creating one of the most blustery shoots I’ve ever done! While we still got great photos, I knew Mandy, a lover of bold color just like me, was really hoping for clear weather and gorgeous colors for her wedding. Up to the day of the event, I kept telling her that for whatever reason, when the weather is dreadful for the shoot it results in the most gorgeous weather for the wedding. I kept crossing my fingers my unscientific assessments would be true, and indeed, they were, with Mandy and Tim getting one of the most gorgeous days of the year. I was so happy the weather was so lovely as it really mimicked the bright and fun feel of their entire celebration.

And thankfully, this Chicago History Museum wedding was such a party! Goodness. This was a crowd that loved to get down, and indeed they did! After their lovely ceremony at my favorite church (St. Clement), we strolled the streets of Old Town and Lincoln Park, running into congratulatory guests along the way, all so excited to celebrate with the couple. At the Chicago History Museum the party continued, with great toasts and one of the most fun dance parties I’ve photographed. Mandy and Tim chose a non-traditional band, South of 80, who were so much fun. I just loved this wedding and loved how fun it still seems in the photos! 🙂 Enjoy!

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Florist: Hello Darling | Dress: Vera Wang | Caterer: Jewell Events | Coordinator: Clementine Custom Events | Band: South of 80 | Second Photographer: Jaclyn Simpson | Church: Saint Clement | Reception: Chicago History Museum