Rachel + Eric The Blackstone Chicago Wedding // Chicago, Illinois
From start to finish, there was an effortless standard of perfection, sophistication, and sheer beauty surrounding Rachel and Eric’s big day. Rachel has incredible taste, and her eye for detail was perfectly reflected and executed from the moment they saw each other for the first time to the fabulous grandeur of their gorgeous venue.
Rachel and Eric got married at the iconic Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, boasting views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park. When I stepped foot into this stunning hotel, I immediately realized why a bride-to-be would fall in love with such a place! The Blackstone features amazing architecture from the 1910’s, including a spectacular, pristine white ballroom, a true photogram’s dream!
The lovely couple did their first look at the Irish Room inside of The Blackstone. From the moment Rachel and Eric locked eyes, you could feel their love. Excitement radiated through the room!
As the ceremony was underway, a rather special moment happened – the ring bearer and flower girls took tumbles, one after the other, as they walked down the aisle. Everyone giggled, and a relaxed atmosphere unfolded as Rachel walked down the aisle in her elegant, detailed dress with her proud father lovingly accompanying her. Prior to celebrating this lovely couple’s nuptials, I took bridal party photos at the Formal Gardens of Grant Park. The bridal party was adorned in feminine, beautiful shades of purple while picturesque paths of flowers, trees, and the magnificent Chicago skyline filled the background.
The vintage, magnificent appeal of the hotel perfectly mirrored this couple’s timeless elegance – the beautiful white ballroom was latent with intricate vintage details and stunning, sparkling chandeliers. The Blackstone Hotel is truly a gem within the city of Chicago. Its high-arched openings and ornate ceilings complimented Rachel’s taste quite perfectly.
Rachel and Eric, I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity to capture your amazing celebration! Every last detail, big and small, fell perfectly into place, and you most certainly deserved your evening of sheer bliss. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness as husband and wife.