James + Sylvia – Blackstone Hotel – Chicago Wedding Cinema

Wow, what a great great time we had going to Chicago and hanging with some awesome people! We love getting to see new places and of course seeing new places while shooting sweet weddings is like a dream 🙂 This was our first time to Chicago and so we had a chance to wander around the city and snap some photos with our friends over at Zelo. We haven’t gotten to ours yet so I’ll just leave you with one…

Sylvia and James got engaged in Europe in the rain…so romantic! So when they came out to do their engagement session here in San Diego they figured they’d be fine with weather…well turns out it rained for that shoot. So of course they ended up with the trifecta and it rained on the day of the wedding too. But they had a good attitude about it and it actually cleared up for the photo session, it was just extremely windy. I thought that was normal for the ‘windy city’ but apparently that nickname was about politics not weather…learn something new every day!

The wedding was gorgeous as you will see, with some Polish traditions at the reception and a crazy dessert spread.


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Venue – Madonna della Strada and Blackstone Hotel

Photography – Zelo

DJ – Music Masters DJs

Photobooth – The ShutterBooth Experience

Sweets – Oak Mill Bakery

Makeup – Anna Lee Jackson