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Wedding at Chicago Athletic Association

Chicago Athletic Association Wedding


Shelli and Ethan wed on the Saturday before Halloween. The dark grandeur of the Chicago Athletic Association set the scene for their wedding which incorporated touches like tarot cards and skull-shaped black candles. The decor was stunning - designed and planned by Kate Lerman of Chicago Vintage Weddings.
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The bride got ready for the wedding at the Chicago Athletic Association in one of their bridal suites. The dimly lit rooms offer beautiful contrast to us photographers - allowing us to create dramatic photographs like this with beautiful light falling on the subject after a shadowed background.
Love this symmetrical shot of the groom and his groomsmen watching videos about how to tie a bow tie at the Chicago Athletic Association.
The couple and their families left the hotel for an afternoon ceremony at Assumption Church in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
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A bagpiper joined the celebration and played the bride and groom back up the aisle after they were announced husband and wife at the Assumption Church in Chicago.
Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago are near the Athletic Association and offer a backdrop for portraits.
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With the chilly weather, we headed back to the CAA fairly quickly to continue with editorial portraits. We made use of the beautiful vintage furniture decor vignettes by Chicago Vintage Weddings.
The bride told us she wanted Vanity Fair style wedding party portraits at the Chicago Athletic Association. The vintage chaise and rug beautifully accent these photos.
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The dining room layout was a unique x shape created with long tables. The bride and groom were seated at a sweetheart table decorated with cascading florals.
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