Megan sipped on champagne and watched the rain trickle into the river from her suite. Rain. It wasn’t a part of her wedding day plan, but she knew that even if blue skies didn’t show up, the most important part of the day would remain the same. She would marry the love of her life, Ryan, in front of their friends and family.
Ryan stood among the skyscrapers anxiously waiting for Megan to fall into his arms. As Megan tapped him on the shoulder, Ryan beamed with happiness and fell into her embrace just as the sun peeked behind the clouds.
Hand-in-hand, Ryan and Megan vowed to love each other until the end of time. Their friends and family cheered as they walked down the aisle as husband and wife. The rest of the evening was spent toasting, dancing and celebrating the love of two of the happiest people on their perfect day.
Megan and Ryan – I hope you are enjoying all of the pasta, gelato and beauty of Italia! I am so grateful to call you my clients, and I loved being a part of your wedding day. I wish you nothing but a lifetime of happiness and amazing adventures together. Much love and appreciation – Brittany
The day started off at the Westin hotel with beautiful details including these Christian Louboutin heels.
Megan’s bridesmaids made sure everything was perfect for Megan all day long.
Her mom made sure her gorgeous beaded belt was tied perfectly.
All of the bridesmaids wore black but they each picked a different style.
While I was hanging out with the girls, Nicki was downstairs with Ryan and the guys. Ryan looked extra dapper in his Calvin Klein tuxedo and bow tie.
Megan and Ryan opted for a first look so they could enjoy cocktail hour with friends and family.
They were delighted to see each other and happy that the rain held out for their photos.
We headed to Kinzie Street Bridge for photos before the ceremony.
I was so impressed that all the girls managed their way around bridge in their heels for this fun group photo.
The wedding party was a party! They were all about having fun all day long which was a joy to document.
Kloeckner Preferred Flowers designed all of the beautiful bouquets, boutonnières and centerpieces.
Guests gathered upstairs at Cafe Brauer for the ceremony.
Megan radiated with beauty as she walked towards Ryan.
The ceremony was full of lots of smiles, love and laughter.
The first kiss as husband and wife!
Their guests cheered as Megan and Ryan walked hand-in-hand down the aisle as husband and wife.
The ballroom at Cafe Brauer looked remarkable.
Ryan and Megan incorporated their fur baby, Lexi, into the wedding with their custom table features featuring their pup.
The head table had the most beautiful lace runner.
The romantic centerpieces designed by Kloeckner Preferred Flowers amplified the beauty of Cafe Brauer.
Scafuri Bakery created the beautiful cake that tasted as amazing as it looked.
The evening included so many sweet toasts from friends and family.
And toasts that had everyone laughing.
Rather than clicking their glasses, guests had to serenade Ryan and Megan with a love song so that they would kiss.
….which had the bride and groom laughing (and kissing) a lot!
The first dance from Nicki’s angle ….
and then my perspective.
Toast and Jam kept everyone dancing all night long.
Megan and Ryan snuck out from the party for a few end of the night photos and to soak up each other for a few moments.
venue: cafe brauer // catering : tiger lily catering // floral + centerpieces : kloeckner preferred flowers // bride’s dress : wolsfelt’s bridal, alyce paris // bride’s shoes : christian louboutin // bride’s necklace : tiffany // bride’s + bridal party hair : krystal mcintyre // bride’s + bridal party makeup : makeup and hair artistry by francesca // groom’s tux : calvin klein, jos a bank // bridesmaid dresses : bella bianca, jim hjelm // dj : toast and jam // wedding cake : scafuri bakery // invitations : inknlove, etsy // table numbers : diy bride + groom // videographer : ojo creative // photography assistant : nicole morisco // photography : brittany bekas photography