On a chilly St. Patrick’s day, Lisa and Mark exchanged vows at their Chicago History Museum wedding.
Lisa + Mark planned their beautiful Chicago History Museum wedding in March, and the date happened to fall on the same day as the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown. After their emotional first look where they both teared up, we couldn’t let an opportunity go by to stop along the Chicago green river for some photos. Once the wedding party finished getting ready at the W Hotel, we walked to Lasalle Street for a classic shot in front of the board of trade.
How could you not fall in love with a man that makes his Dad his best man?
The day was bittersweet for the two of them because Mark lost his mother several years prior. Both families definitely felt their loss on that day, but they made sure she was honored in toasts. Probably the most memorable moment was when Mark’s best man and Dad gave a tearful and sweet toast to Lisa. He let her know how much she would have been loved by Mark’s mom. Their ceremony was filled with beautiful readings, laughter and the groom getting choked up saying his vows.
While guests enjoyed cocktails and some of the exhibits, the classic ballroom was transformed. After the touchings toasts, Lisa + Mark went around the room and chatted each of their 200+ wedding guests. The whole evening was filled with such warmth and I could feel how much this beautiful couple is loved by their friends and family. Almost all the guests hit the dance floor when the DJ kicked things off!