Aidan + Brendan

A few weeks ago I had the honor of capturing Aidan and Brendan’s wedding on a lovely Friday evening in June.  When I first sat down with the couple in October I knew that they would be extremely fun and easy to work with.  So many of my clients tell me that they want their wedding to be a party and I can say, with complete honesty, that Aidan and Brendan’s wedding was just that!  These two were tearing up the dance floor until midnight when, I’m told, the party loaded onto a school bus and continued the celebration at a bar.

Aidan, her bridesmaids, mom and brothers all got ready at her cousin’s condo in Lincoln Park before boarding a trolley bound for St. Andrew’s.  The church is only a few blocks from my apartment so I’d walked by it several times but had never been inside.  It was a great space to shoot in, with vaulted ceilings and a lovely, ornate alter.  The reception was held in the showroom at Ravenswood Event Center, a truly unique and exciting space to photograph, full of antique cars and vintage neon signs along the walls.  I loved how Aidan and Brendan worked with Gratitude-Heart Garden to use tall vases with submerged flowers and tall trees with hanging candles as center pieces.  The hanging votives along with the floating candles added to the glow from the neon signs to create an alsmost magical atmosphere.  The couple brought in Random Maxx, a fantastic band in from Milwaukee to keep the party going – and go it did!  From where I stood, this wedding looked like a total blast!  Friends and families came together to celebrate this special couple and I’m so happy I had a chance to capture the joy!

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