Jamie and Jesse's wedding was really quite the party. Great company, great food, and great music all surrounding them and their special day. It was a very warm August day with the sun shining and no rain in sight! We started at the Public Hotel which was a gorgeous backdrop for Jamie getting ready in. Their suite was a photographers dream, all white walls, white couches, white floor, it was stunning to say the least! Jamie and Jesse elected to do a first look, which I was so excited about! We did have a dog who wanted to photo-bomb us which led to Jamie and Jesse being back to back and holding hands unable to look at each other for what seemed a long time to me, but must of felt like forever to them! But when they finally saw each other Jesse was almost speechless at her gorgeous bride and had such a big smile on her face!
Next we headed to South Pond in Lincoln Park do to Jesse and Jamie's wedding photos of them together before the ceremony, It was the perfect backdrop of city and foliage. I love having that time to do these images before the wedding as it gives the couple more time for their portraits of them together which will adorn their walls for years to come.
From there we jumped in an uber cab and head to Zed 451 where they where wed in a beautiful service to which Jamie walked down the aisle to a cover of The Weepies, "Gotta Have You" by Daniela Andrade. The party started right after that on the roof-top bar, which was amazing followed by the most amazing dinner at Zed451. Now if you have never been to Zed451, you need to change that and go. Imagine if a Brazilian steakhouse only served the best cuts of meat and a delicious array of cheeses, salads, and other delectable appetizers, then imagine it was all you could eat, delicious is a serious understatement!
They danced their first dance to "I want to hold your hand" A Beatles cover sang by Mafer Rodriguez which was just the perfect song for a first dance. Jesse sang it while dancing with Jamie and they had so much fun with it! The night ended with everyone getting their dance on to the amazing music being played by the DJ while a Go-Pro made its way onto the dance floor. Congratulations Jamie and Jesse!
Makeup - Kat Phillips
Hair - Rosemary Gulotta
Venue - Zed 451
DJ - Christopher Storm
Cake - Katie Macaron
Wedding Dress -Enzoani
Brides Suit/Tie - Topshop/Topman
Bridesmaids Dresses - Calvin Klein
2nd Photographer - Kimberli Nelson