Friday, April 30, 2010

Amanda & Jacob

Last week the Danes invaded Chicago for Amanda and Jacob’s wedding. The couple tied the knot at St. Benedict, and then it was off to take some pictures around the city before ending at Hotel Allegro.

Jacob, who is originally from Denmark, and Amanda kicked off the evening with the Danish Waltz, a G+S first! Toast and Jam kept guests moving their feet throughout the celebration!

Congratulations Amanda and Jacob!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Betsy & Jamie


Betsy and Jamie had the perfect weather for the perfect day! We met them at the Cheney Mansion in Oak Park, where Betsy got dressed. The grounds were in full bloom, all the cherry trees were a perfect pink. From there we went off to St Luke's Church in River Forest for the ceremony. There was a surprise bag piper to lead the bride and groom from the church and into the beautiful evening. The reception was held at the Butterfield Country Club, where the room was transformed into a spring garden, filled with tulips and flowering trees.

We were so happy to be able to work with some of our favorite vendors, including Ken and Mike from Poetic Productions, Heather and Katherine from Greatest Expectations, and Natalie Walsh from Hello Darling.


Thanks to all the great vendors for making the day go smoothly!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Melinda & Pere

Saturday Gerber+Scarpelli got to work with an AMAZING couple, Melinda + Pere. The stars aligned over their classic Chicago Wedding and we got perfect weather at beautiful weddings in the most gorgeous light we've seen so far this season. The wedding took place at 4th Presbyterian on Michigan Ave before we went over to the Newberry Library for a swingin reception courtesy of the musical stylings of the Becca Kaufmann Orchestra. We were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to work in some of our favorite downtown locations, the courtyard at 4th Presbyterian and the park right across the street from the Newberry. Darcey from Big City Events was on hand to make sure the room looked great with the help of Erin from A Stem Above.  If this is the tone for the rest of the season, it's going to be a GREAT season!

A big thanks to Melinda and Pere for letting us document your day!

And click through the break for even more great photos and a list of all the amazing vendors we worked with.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beth + Nick Wish Upon a Wedding

This past Sunday, Gerber + Scarpelli got to be a part of Beth and Nick's special day and our very first Wish Upon A Wedding.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lily & Giovanni

Lily and Giovanni actually got married on March 27 in Arizona.  We weren't there to shoot their wedding, but on Saturday we went out and took some photos of them in Uptown before their party at Fat Cat's!

In Arizona, they did a small wedding with a vintage country theme.  In Chicago, they wanted more of a vintage rock n roll feel.

They dressed up again in their clothes from the wedding to get some more shots in Chicago.

Have you seen anything cuter?!?

To see more photos and learn more about the couple, check out their website!

Sarah & Dan

Sarah and Dan had an incredibly fun and sunny wedding last Saturday.  Sarah got ready at the Sutton Place hotel before she met her groom for their ceremony at Old St. Pat's Church.  After saying their vows, we walked around the city to take some photos of the newlyweds and their wedding party.  To celebrate, Sarah and Dan had a party at Gibson's Steakhouse to serve their guests some of the best beef in Chicago!  At the end of the night the sparks were flying when the guests light sparklers for the couple's exit.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Michelle and Cullen

What a treat it was to work with Michelle and Cullen last weekend! The weather in April can be unpredictable, but boy did we get lucky! The lovely couple met in Richmond VA, but had a quintessential Chicago wedding; ceremony at Old St Pat's and the reception at the Union League Club. Christine and Kathy from Tying the Knot helped the day run smoothly. If this is any representation of what is to come this season, it's going to be amazing!




Thanks Michelle and Cullen! 

Erin & Jesse


You know the weather is turning when you can go to the beach! Erin and Jesse had a picture perfect afternoon for a wonderful shoot on Lake Forest Beach.


Rosina & Frank - The Fashion Shoot + Trash the Dress

A few months ago our very own Nick Gerber was hired by a fantastic couple to shoot their engagement shoot as well as a trash the dress. The groom (Frank) is a race car driving instructor at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet and an integral part of Team Stradale, a car club that has some of the most beautiful, high end automobiles this side of the Mason Dixon. With Frank's connections we were granted unprecedented access to the track at the country club as well as Team Stradale's garage. Check out some of the images from the shoot below, as well as the two videos we produced in conjunction with Ben Mahoney Productions (Video That Rocks).


1901. Video By BMP. from Video that rocks. The Weddings. on Vimeo.

A HUGE thanks to the crew who made this possible, and an even HUGER thanks to Rosina and Frank for including us on this once and a life time opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary shoot!


Joker and The Thief. Video By BMP. from Video that rocks. The Weddings. on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fashion Show at Loft on Lake

This past weekend one of our photographers shot a fashion show for our friend Erin at Studio-808.  On Friday night Horacio Nieto showcased his new fall line which included beautiful dresses in bright gem tones.  Thursday night was filled with Lara Miller's collection of sustainable, versatile pieces for anytime.

The show was hot, the music was great, and the after party at the Underground Lounge was fab-u-lous! 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oksana and Kevin

Kevin and Oksana just came into town from Florida, and it seems like they brought the warm weather with them! It was literally the perfect day to do the session on, if not a little windy. We actually worked with the wind (something you need to learn to do when living and shooting in the Windy City) and treated it like an industrial fan used for film productions.

We can't wait to see them for their wedding in October!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hello Darling, Hello Macy's!

Natalie Walsh, from Hello Darling, showcased her work in the cosmetics section of Macy's on State Street. The display was nothing short of a show stopper.
  Unfortunately, Natalie's display is no longer up, but keep eyes open for her display next year!

Love the Love: Wed Savvy

Last week, Wed Savvy featured Jacqueline and Daniel's fall wedding! These high school sweethearts were a joy to work with, and we are honored to see Web Savvy spreading the love.

Thank you Wed Savvy! Click here to check out the full post.
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