There comes a time in your life when you just realize something beautiful is taking place and you should just enjoy the scene. That moment was when I walked into the Trump Tower Suite where the bridal party was getting ready, saw the breathtaking views of Chicago, and I just knew that this was exactly the vision that Brienne had for her wedding. It was classic, it was perfectly appointed, and it was just as she had envisioned. Hair and makeup deserve an extra round of applause. Mother nature did not cooperate on the late May weekend. There was rain and cold and wind. But the hair, the makeup…..Held. Up. PERFECTLY!!! Shannon O’Brien of ShannonObrienmua.com and AJ Schulz of yourstylistaj.com made sure the ladies looked amazing…..all night long.
Brienne wore the most beautiful lace Allure gown that looked as if it were custom made just for her. Her sparkly Kate Spade shoes put the extra sparkle on the package. The girls wore Alfred Sung Navy short dresses with Apple Green shoes. The gentlemen in Navy and Apple ties complemented the ladies to perfection. Dan was exquisite and his suit was the perfect pairing to his beautiful bride.
The rain kept us from shooting around the city, but it did not prevent the most beautiful ceremony at the majestic Holy Family Church, or jaw dropping images from the lobby of the Trump International Hotel along the river.
Then on to Cocktails and Reception at Chicago’s always interesting and stunning Shedd Aquarium. We couldn’t say enough about the staff at the Shedd. They are a dream to work with, and made sure that all of the vendors were taken care so the Bride and Groom were able to have the day of their dreams. We just love them!!!
To the amazing groomsman and bridesmaids, who literally ran through storms for us without complaint. We are forever grateful for your patience and flexibility. Thank you!!
To Brienne and Dan, the new Mr. and Mrs. Honan…Thank you for allowing us to capture your wedding, and for providing us with so many beautiful things to photograph. You are a dream and we couldn’t have asked for better. We wish you a lifetime of lovely, and everything your hearts desire.
And may this day, your first birthday as Mrs. Honan, be all you’ve ever wanted!
xoxoxo Autumn and Melin
Colors: Navy, White, Apple Green and Gray
Brienne’s Dream Team:
Photographers: Autumn and Melinda Photography
Hair: AJ Schulz
Makeup: Shannon O’Brien
Florist: Betty’s Flowers and Gifts
Baker: Molly’s Cupcakes
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung
DJ: Ryan with Style Matters
Ceremony: Holy Family Church
Reception: Shedd Aquarium