There are a lot of couples that leave a mark in our life every weekend and Christen and Mark did just that with their destination wedding at Venue SIX10.
When we arrived to the Heaven Suite at the Blackstone Hotel Christen, her mother and her brother (also Man of Honor) welcomed us with a smile from ear to ear and anxious to start documenting their day…and now I know why they were so ready.
Not only did the bride look incredible, but so much happiness filled the room that it’s just too hard to explain…laughter, tears (happy ones of course), nerves and a little bit of dancing mixed with champagne is glimpse into what was taking place.
Christen’s dress gave you excitement just by looking at it, it looked so elegant and perfect that it was hard to stop taking pictures of it…and it was even harder to stop when the bride finally put it on.
When we got to the groom’s suite the story seemed to repeat itself, Mark greeted us with a bear hug sharing all his happiness with us! It was in that moment that we understood that they are made for each other and we would be part of their story that was just beginning. As witnesses of it we would also have a huge responsibility of capturing their emotions just as they would be happening throughout the day.
After their first look, that was both exciting and challenging for Christen, since she didn’t want to cry, they enjoyed pictures around Grant Park with their friends and “compinches”.
When the time finally came for the ceremony to take place, even though Christen and Mark had already seen each other, tears of joy once again filled their eyes. They couldn’t believe they were minutes away from making their dream a reality, something they had shared and planned from far away. A little hard to believe it isn’t a dream anymore when you have the love of your life in front of you.
In love, romantic, happy, human and very family oriented is how we will always remember Christen and Mark. Thank you because as you can see you have impacted our story and we are positive that with your love and great personalities you will continue to impact others.
The sophisticated dress was the perfect companion to the navy blue shoes
Christen’s mom and bother were so happy for her that they never stopped smiling…one was able to tell that they are the closest of friends.
Beautiful bridesmaids with stunning hair styles… the perfect match for our happy bride!
You could tell the deep comradey between Mark and his friends
The moment of their first look …
Mark was awed by his future wife :)
Classic and sophisticated, two of our favorite things!
Nice stroll in Grant Park with the beautiful couple
The colored picked couldn’t have been more perfect and original for a downtown wedding
One of our favorite moments was when they used the party poppers…our couple was not only celebrating their day but also the Independence Day weekend
We couldn’t resist to take a fun shot of our couple at Venue SIX10 minutes before the ceremony
The wedding ceremony and reception decor was so beautiful, romantic and fun
In the moment of truth it was hard not to get teary eyed, especially seeing how they looked at each madly in love
After the ceremony we took advantage of the espectacular view from Venue SIX10 to take more pictures
The first dance…
And the fun night started at the dance floor…
Despite Christen and Mark living in NY and their family and friends in different cities, Chicago was the lucky city to see this couple become Mr. and Mrs.
The creative team who made the wedding come to life truly made for a spectacular event… Many thanks to:
Venue: Venue SIX10
Wedding Coordinator: Lisa Wandel | Liven It Up Events
Hair: Juan Jose Hair
Makeup :Jennifer Mertz
Floral: Pave Wedding Designs
Décor: Studio AG Design
Catering: Chef Wolf Gang Puck
Photo: Juancho SC Photography
Autor: Johana Londono