Stefanie + Ben’s Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Wedding
“…we all know what Ben’s heart looks like. She’s right here for all of us to see.”
Ben’s best man officiated the ceremony and delivered this sweet line before pronouncing them husband and wife. Ben and Stefanie wrote their own vows to each other which were both sweet and funny and even partially in Italian. After the ceremony, their close family enjoyed an amazing lunch at Cindy’s Restaurant which included lox, chocolate covered pancakes and of course mimosa’s! While their guests ate brunch, they shared some memories and laughs of the couple.
“There is no one I’d rather travel the world with…” Stefanie said in her vows. I think she is going to keep that vow. The newlyweds left the next day for a two week honeymoon to Japan. Ben + Stefanie shared so many private moments on their wedding day. They exchanged gifts to each other which was only for them. They have so many inside jokes that only they know the meaning behind. They had traveled in Italy and learned some of the language so it was another inside connection for them.
Stefanie + Ben wanted to take bride and groom photos around the city the day before so they could have a relaxed and fun shoot. We lucked out with the most beautiful sunny day! Stefanie had her hair styled in the most romantic loose braid at Maxine Salon. We had a fun shoot around town starting at the gorgeous staircase at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. From there we went to the Cultural Center for some quick photos under the tiffany dome. We then strolled over to the garden at Millennium Park.