Marie and Kaleb are both writers with very independent, DIY, low-key personalities. They wanted a wedding that would be as quick, simple, and low-stress as possible — but of course, they made sure it was still touching and lovely! Marie loves flowers, so their biggest excess was to have gorgeous flowers spread throughout the property. They eschewed as much formality as possible, leaving us with a stripped-down wedding that focused on their family, friends, and the incredible love that they share. Forget all the fancy stuff — real love is worth its weight in gold.
There is a moment in every wedding narrative where everything comes together in the most unbelievable synchronicity and flow and it feels like an out of body experience. So when it rained on and off, neither lost their cool, and when the clouds parted and the sun washed over them for a few moments, they found a perfect place to meet in the middle, enveloped in their love.
There is nothing like a wedding in Chicago that's a throwback to the Roaring Twenties. Melissa and Adam's celebration could have only been made more perfect if they'd a time machine. Luckily, with two gorgeous venues and a crisp November day, the duo conjured up some lovely magic and we all pretended, just for a few hours, to be as daring and dapper as we wished to be.
There is nothing like photographing a photographer's wedding, especially when you really admire said photographer's work.