Chicago Intimate Wedding During Pandemic Time

Chicago Intimate Wedding with Rose and Robert

This blog post is about a wedding that was small and intimate and mainly because of the times we live in! The Covid 19 Pandemic has changed how weddings take place.

Rose and Robert were suppose to have a big beautiful wedding at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel on August 8thbut instead they had an intimate wedding at Salvatore in Chicago. Hopefully the pandemic will be gone by next year and they can celebrate next year and have the big reception.

Heading to Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel  for Rose’s getting ready photos we knew that it was going to be an extraordinarily special day. We did take photos with Rose and bridal party and then headed to Wrigley Building area for the first look with Robert.

Rose getting ready

bridesmaids wearing mask silouethes of dress, flowers and bride shoes bride with champagne
bride and her mother bride with beautiful veil

After getting few images with the bridal party at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel we headed to Wrigley building place for the first look. 

bride in the ballroom at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel bridal party in ballroom group photo Rose going to the first look location groom expression during the first look first look emotional moment first dance on the street wedding portrait

As you’d expect, the bridesmaids and groomsmen were just as much fun. I mean, there are wedding parties… and then there are wedding PARTIES. The fun continued as we touched some of the most iconic place for wedding photos in Chicago: Lasalle Bridge, Chicago Board of Trade and of course the Adler Planetarium – the best point for a view over Chicago skyline.

Bridal party having fun at wedding photos in Chicago Rose playing with her veil in the wind. fun shot by the Chicago Board of trade Rose and Robert walking in front of Chicago Board of Trade. Chicago Skyline in wedding picture Chicago Intimate Wedding during Pandemic

Wedding Ceremony took place at: Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church.

weding ceremony wedding ring exchange kiss as husband and wife Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church

Intimate Wedding Reception took place at Salvatore in Lincoln Park. 

Candid photo of the bride Salvatore Restaurant in Lincoln Park First Dance at Salvatore Hilarious reaction at cake cutting

I find that one of the best things about small weddings is that they lend themselves to especially tender moments. They also somehow feel a little more at ease, and that’s exactly what the vibe was on this beautiful day in August. I’ll leave you with a few more of our favorite moments from the day, and with a big congrats to the newlyweds!

Special thanks to Joy Jones with Joy Jones Planning & Design Co! It was a pleasure working with you! Great Day Coordination! We did work together at Sarah and Todd wedding at Row 24 in Chicago! and of course Sara is good friend with Rose!!

Also, great job done by Laura Franco with hair and Make up! 

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4 Comments

  1. Diane August 25, 2020 at 7:43 pm #

    Rose you made a “beautiful” bride. ❤️ You and Robert look so happy. Very intimate wedding but perfect. Loved the pictures from all the different Chicago locations- very impressive! Hope your honeymoon went well in Tahiti and can’t wait for the reception next summer to see you all!!

    • H Photography August 25, 2020 at 9:17 pm #

      Diane, thank you for your comment. Rose was a really beautiful bride and they are very photogenic.

  2. Elisabeth Hägerby August 26, 2020 at 7:18 am #

    If you both stay as happy as you look in the beautiful picktures, it is just fantasic.
    The best of luck to you from Lennart & Elisabeth in Sweden

  3. Julie Wohrley August 26, 2020 at 5:27 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your amazing day with me through photos! Truly beautiful. You are shining with joy. I am sure your honeymoon was fabulous. Cannot wait to see the photos. Warmest well wishes. Julie

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