Sara + Ryan didn’t let a little rain spoil their beautiful Intercontinental Hotel wedding. Luckily, the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago is such a gorgeous venue that we had many spots around the hotel for wedding photography.
Sara + Ryan had the sweetest gift exchange ever! She surprised him with cuff links made from the wooden seats at Wrigley Field. He had custom prints made of their favorite Chicago spot, Water Tower Place.
After meeting in the dorms at the University of Michigan, Sara + Ryan became good friends. Because they have such great chemistry, their friendship turned to love. Looking at the two of them at their Intercontinental Hotel wedding day, it’s clear what a connection they have. Despite the wedding day stress, Ryan knew just how to de-stress his beautiful bride. His calming fun demeanor matches perfectly to Sara’s fun spirit.
Sara got ready for the big day in the beautiful suite at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. Her super cool mom and maid-of-honor of the year helped her into her stunning dress. Every bride should have a maid-of-honor like hers! Because she anticipated everything Sara would need for the day, she made Sara’s day even more awesome! She made sure her mimosa was always full and talked her down from bridal meltdown when their was a near hair disaster. She held an umbrella in the rain over Sara and I think she would have even laid down in a puddle to let Sara walk over her. Now that’s a maid-of-honor!
In the gorgeous ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, Sara + Ryan said their sweet I do’s. After a few tears, they were all smiles as they walked down the aisle as husband and wife! Guests sipped cocktails and mingled before heading back into the magnificent ballroom for dinner and dancing.
Sara + Ryan kicked the night off with their first dance and their whole bridal party surrounding the dance floor. After touching toasts, guests danced the night away. This was a crowd that was ready to have some fun on the dance floor!
Because they were ready for some fun in the sun, the happy couple headed off to their honeymoon in Hawaii!
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
Planner: Naturally Yours Events
Officiant: Spirited Weddings
Florals: Steve’s Flower Market
DJ: Cage + Aquarium
Videographer: Vanilla Video
Ceremony Musicians: Sarlas Music/Artistrings
Hair: Brook Klay Artistry
Makeup: Sow Pretty
Bridal Attire: Martellen’s Dress & Bridal Boutique