Fourth of July Wedding with Lauren and Adam
at Hilton Orrington/Evanston IL
Evanston Wedding Photography
We had worked with Lauren and Adam a few months ago for their engagement photo session in Chicago. They selected one of the photos for their save the date wedding invitations and we were so excited to see the couple once again.
Photography: Doru & Claudia Halip
Assistant: Marian Nestor
Wedding Planner: Melissa and Carrie Jacobson – To The Point
Wedding Venue: Orrington Hotel Evanston IL
Band: Gold Coast Events
We first started the day at the Orrington Hotel in Evanston IL.
Claudia, went to the Haven Room where all the ladies were getting ready .
Claudia was photographing the bride get her hair and makeup done, she had the unique opportunity and the perfect timing to capture Lauren’s father seeing her daughter in the wedding dress for the first time. It was incredibly emotional for him and he broke down in tears as he hugged his daughter. It was a big moment for the family.
Lauren seeing herself in the mirror once the veil was on.
Forth of July – wedding rings shot!
I went to the Lake Michigan room where the boys were getting dressed.
Adam working on some last touch ups.
Taking a last portrait of Adam before the first look with Lauren
When everyone was ready, we did the first look at the Orrington Hotel Balcony.
We had Adam stand by the balcony with his back facing the door and then we had Lauren come through the door to meet her future husband.
Lauren wore a traditional white wedding dress and Adam had a beautiful tuxedo on with a silver tie to match.
As Lauren and Adam embraced for the first time, Lauren’s veil floated in the wind as it got caught by Chicago’s famous windy weather.
Candid shots of emotional moments with Adam and Lauren.
One last portrait on the Orrington Hotel hallway.
We headed to Northwestern University at the Lakefill, which has a beautiful view of Chicago for the main photo session.
We had a lot of fun with the bridal party.
Portraits of Adam and Lauren with foggy Chicago skyline in background.
Girls having fun!
Another great view from Lakefill.
We found someone who had soap bubbles near by and we asked to burrow it for some of the photos.
The bride and groom threw up huge, huge bubbles into the air and it was a lot of fun to photograph. At the end, the entire bridal party couldn’t help but join in on the fun as well.
Let’s not forget the groomsmen.
Lauren’s favorite props! Our road starts here.
After the photo session, we headed back to the hotel to celebrate Lauren and Adam’s Fourth of July wedding.
We started with a couple of families photos and then the Ketubah signing.
The Grand Ballroom opened and the ceremony started with the entrance of Adam’s parents.
Here it comes the flower girl!
Here it comes the bride walking down the aisle with her parents!
In the Jewish tradition, after the bride and groom first enters the huppah the bride circles the groom seven times, representing the seven wedding blessings and seven days of creation, and demonstrating that the groom is the center of her world.
It was the perfect day for an Orrington Hotel wedding.
The doors opened for reception and the guests were welcoming the newly married couple.
Great work done by Melinda Jacobs from To The Point
The couple celebrated a Jewish wedding and had Hamotze and Kiddush, which was made by Adam’s grand father.
Lauren’s best friends!
No Jewish wedding is complete without the Hora, or chair dance.
The party was amazing and it was suppose to end by midnight, but it just kept on going as the band played ‘just a few more’ songs for all the wedding guests.