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!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Meghan+Joe's University Club of Chicago Wedding

Meghan and Joe from Gerber + Scarpelli Photography on Vimeo.

The Wedding: Meghan and Joe got ready separately at the University Club of Chicago. The lovely navy,white, and gold event was planned by Anthony Gowder, who also designed all of the florals. Meghan's makeup was by Kate Mueller, and hair by Magnificent Brides. Videography by Lexoria Wedding Films. The bride's dress was by Romona Keveza from Ultimate Bride, and her shoes were by Jimmy Choo. Meghan's jewelry was borrowed from her mother and grandmother. The Bridesmaid's pretty navy dresses were from Bella BridesmaidThe couple had their first look in the library, then it was off to take photos of the whole bridal party out on the town. We arrived at Holy Family Church for the ceremony, where Meghan and Joe tied the knot among their closest friends and family. Following the ceremony, we headed back to University Club of Chicago for the luxe reception. The catering and cake were both provided in house, while the evenings entertainment was by David Rothstein Music
Congrats Meghan and Joe!

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