Allison + Chris made their prairie productions wedding perfectly unique. Because they are both so fun loving, their whole day really represented who they are as a couple.
Along with her bridesmaids, Allison got ready at the Lakeview apartment she shares with Chris. Filled with a huge record collection and vintage posters, their apartment definitely represents their vintage chic style. Allison’s maid-of-honor and cousin documented the day on a vintage film camera she found at a thrift store.
Since Allison wanted to travel in style, she didn’t mess around! Because it was the only bus available, an enormous party bus came to pick everyone up for Allison + Chris’s first look at Montrose Harbor. In true Allison style, she made a grand entrance to see her waiting groom. Because the chemistry they share together would make any couple envious. They are silly together and love making each other laugh.
“Spending any time with them will result in you walking away with sore cheeks and sides from laughing so hard. The joy that surrounds them, that radiates from them is infectious.”
After leaving Montrose Harbor, we were off to the Riverwalk for more photos. I knew this couple wanted fun photos and they were up for anything. We started our shoot in the middle of the road on State Street, trying to avoid oncoming traffic. From there, we walked to Michigan Avenue near the Wrigley Building. Laughing and joking the whole time, my sides really did hurt from laughing! Allison + Chris have such a fun sarcastic sense of humor.
“Growing up with you, I looked up to you everyday. You were the most powerful woman in my life. When I went to high school, I was self-contious about certain things. You would just strut into that high school with no care and you taught me how to be that way, too.”
I’ve never seen a bride make an entrance like Allison. She twirled in, took a bow and was ready to exchange vows with her amused groom. Because their good friend officiated the ceremony, it had such a warm personal touch. The sweetest part of the ceremony was when Allison’s younger brother gave a sweet toast to his sister. Allison choked back tears as her brother talked about how much he looked up to her.
Walking into the reception room, you got an instant impression of their unique style. Vintage cameras were the center piece for each table, surrounded by classic books and old family photos.
Chris’s best man gave an amazing toast that was perfectly balance with humor and tears. Being a single guy, you’d think he wouldn’t be so sentimental, but he choked back tears as he read from his list of “how to know when it’s time to get married.”
After dinner, their eclectic mix of music was jamming on their iPod and the guests were loving it! The dance floor was packed until the last song was played.