What a sweet wedding day for a couple of Northwestern college sweethearts! Katya and Frank now reside in Minnesota, but came back to Chicago for their wedding to change their title to “Chicago Wedding Sweethearts”.
The softer side of Frank quickly emerged the moment he saw Katya and it was love at first sight all over again. In order to document their love in the city that brought them together, Katya and Frank embarked on an ambitious four-location shoot in just three hours before the ceremony! Can’t blame them — Chicago is a beautiful city to photograph and adding a bride and groom into the mix only elevates its beauty!
One note for upcoming brides is that if you’re seeking to make more time for your portrait session on your wedding day, the easiest way to do it is to have your ceremony and reception in the same place. By not having to transfer from one location to another it can easily free up an additional hour or two on the day of your wedding. For those planning a Chicago Wedding, it’s ideal to then stay in the city for your portraits. If your wedding is in the suburbs then ideally your portraits should also be in the suburbs. Use your engagement session to head off to a location that you might not be able to make on the day of your wedding.
As the night got going there were shots, toasts, dancing, more shots, more dancing and most importantly, an ice cream truck. The Bridgeport Art Center has such a large elevator that even a truck can fit inside. This let the truck roll right on into the reception hall and serve guests a fun midnight treat!
Mazel tov, Katya and Frank!
Photographer: Michael Novo Photography
Reception Venue: Bridgeport Art Center
Ceremony Location: LaMirage Restaurant
Cake Designer: Oak Mill Bakery
Officiant: Rabbi Tillman
Specialty Foods: Sam’s Ice Cream Truck
Cinema and Video: Shadow Vision Films
Event Planner: You Name It Chicago