jesse + ben | chicago wedding | gallery 1028.

When I heard that the wedding and reception was going to be at Gallery 1028, I knew it was going to be a special day. Not to mention I was shooting with one of my favorite Chicago photographers again, JordanQuinn Photography.

I started the day shooting with the gals at Jesse and Ben’s beautiful, floor-to-ceiling windowed apartment in the heart of River North. Gorgeous views, gorgeous gals, and a G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S wedding dress… need I say more?

After I finished shooting the details and gals, I headed over to the Westin River North to meet Ben and the guys before we shot the first look. Purple striped ties and purple socks… awesome details. I also just had to shoot Ben cleaning his glasses since he made sure to tell me that Jesse always makes fun of him for doing it so often. Those little details are what I make sure I capture for clients… meaningful things that only mean something to the bride and groom.

 

The rest of the day was a whirlwind of love and affection that made it clear these two were perfect for each other.  Did I mention he was surprising her for their honeymoon and whisking her away to Asia? How amazing is that! After we shot the First Look at the Westin and along the river, we all jammed into a party bus and shot at the Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond and the Chicago Board of Trade. HUGE props to Jordan for her amazing skills at taking charge of the situation, posing everyone in the middle of the street, getting her shot in 10 seconds or less, and keeping us all alive, haha. Such a memorable moment and I’m so glad I was there with you to learn how to handle similar situations in the future. And the venue. GORG. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…

 

Congratulations to Jesse + Ben! You two were so much fun to work with and were such sweethearts throughout the entire day. The intimate details you incorporated into your ceremony and venue really captured who you are as a couple, and I’m so so thankful I was able to document it all.

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VENDORS:

lead photographer // JordanQuinn Photography

wedding coordinator // kelly cavanaugh, clementine custom events

venue // gallery 1028

catering // calihan catering

flowers // kelly marie uss, fleur

dj // toast & jam

videographer // media parable

gelato // black dog gelato