Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jenna+David's City Winery Wedding

The Proposal: David flew Jenna to Chicago and picked her up at the airport to take her to Nell Cote. After the couple sat down, David pulled out a beautiful photo album that he had made from their trip earlier that year to Italy and Greece. Jenna got to the end of the album it said "This is all the fun we had in 10 days imagine a lifetime together. Marry me." Then he pulled out the most beautiful diamond ring she had ever seen from his pocket and slipped it on Jenna's finger. The waitress then came out with two glasses of champagne. It was incredibly special.

The Wedding Day: We started with getting ready at the Westin River North. Their day of coordinator was Events by Abby. Jenna's makeup was  by Kristina from Nika Vaughn Bridal Artists, and hair by Nicole from Renee Feldman. Her wedding gown was by Paloma Blanca, with shoes by Christian Louboutin. The bridesmaids wore J.Crew Bridal. The day's video was captured by Smiling Toad, and the lovely florals were by Lee at Scarlet Petal.
After everyone was ready, we left the Westin and headed to a few favorite spots around Chicago for photos of Jenna and David with their small wedding party. 
Finally it was time to head to City Winery for the rest of the festivities. The Ketubah signing was beautiful and the equally moving ceremony followed. Everyone had a great time at the cozy reception. Our end of the night portraits of Jenna and David were in the Winery space.
Congrats Jenna and David! 


































Monday, November 10, 2014

Bridget+Patrick's Union League Club Wedding

Bridget & Pat from Gerber + Scarpelli Photography on Vimeo.

The Proposal: Bridget and Patrick were up in Minnesota visiting her family the weekend before Christmas. Saturday morning, Patrick suggested that they go downtown to have a Christmas lunch as a special Christmas outing. Before going to lunch, the couple stopped by her grandparents apartment to say hi…during the visit  Bridget's grandpa thought they had (already) just gotten engaged! Thankfully, Bridget was clueless and did not pick up on his comment. After that, Patrick took her to the church she grew up in, and He proposed there. Following the proposal Bridget and Patrick went to lunch as planned. By the time they finally arrived back at her parent’s house,  Bridget walked through the door, screamed “I am engaged” and found 50 people in the house there to celebrate the engagement! It was a fantastic surprise and a great party.

The Wedding: Bridget and Patrick got ready at the Union League Club and the JW Marriot respectively.  The wedding was planned by Clementine Custom Events, with florals by Dilly Lily and stationary by William Arthur. Bridget's gown was her mother's dress that she had modernized, her jewelry was from Tiffany's, and her shoes were by Manolo Blahnik. The bride's makeup was by Cathleen Weimer and her hair was by Charles Ifergan. The Bridesmaids wore Monique Lhuillier, while the Groom and Groomsmen wore suits from Brooks Brothers. 
We photographed each half of the wedding party then headed to Old St. Patrick's Church for the ceremony. Bridget and Patrick saw each other for the first time as the bride walked down the aisle.
After the couple were married, we took the full wedding party around for more photos. Finally we arrived back at the Union League Club of Chicago for the reception where Orchestra 33 performed, great food was had, and at the end of the night we stole the newlyweds outside for a few minutes for their final portraits of the night.
Congrats Bridget and Patrick!






























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