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Lauren + Ryan | Ivy Room Wedding

I get excited before weddings. The type of little kid / best friend excitement where you just can’t wait for the day! I get so connected with all my couples. And I just love being with them on their day to document them getting married! There was so much excitement in the air the entire morning! And seeing Ryan’s smile as he saw Lauren walk down the aisle made it all the better!

Their day was full of so much beauty, laughter, and just amazing examples of love! From grandparents to their parents, they both come from a strong family that puts love and family first <3

And babes, the Ivy Room. Let me just say this is one of my top favorite places! It transforms so beautifully and is always such a fun place to get married! HMR Designs and Jen from A Fresh Event just made this place extra gorgeous! Plus that pretty little courtyard? It makes for not only beautiful ceremonies and cocktail hours, but for extra pretty night time portraits <3 Congrats again to Lauren + Ryan!!

Getting Ready Hotel — The Sheraton Grand | Wedding Planning — A Fresh Event |  Photography — Jenna Marie Photography | Photographer Assistant — Nikole | Ceremony — St. James Chapel | Reception — The Ivy Room | Hair Stylist —  Cheryl at Chicago Ave Salon | Makeup Artist — Jenn at Chicago Ave Salon | Invitations — Carlson, MiTE Print Florist — HMR Designs |  Cake — Amy Beck Cake Design | Band — ‘Stache! | Cocktail Hour Musician — Cary Kanno | Transportation — Absolute Dream Limo | Photo Booth — Shutterbooth Chicago Videographer — Buho Studio | Bridal Dress — Pronovias | Bridal Shoes — Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaid Dresses — WToo Groom + Groomsmen Attire — The Black Tux

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