Alexa & Jake met as interns in DC when Alexa was working for Michelle Obama and Jake was at the Department of State. With such a great beginning to their story, their Union League Club wedding was sure to impress, and it definitely did.
After the first look at Union League Club, we headed out for some portraits. I love that this couple was totally up for outdoor photos rain or shine. We started with a few shots under umbrellas, then took group photos under a building walkway. When the skies cleared a bit, we headed over to Milton Olive Park for some Chicago city views. Next up was a sweet church ceremony followed by the reception at Union League Club. Alexa and Jake wanted a fun, romantic, and elegant wedding day, and they got it with great planning by Naturally Yours Events.
This was my first time photographing a wedding at Union League Club. The venue is filled with so much Chicago history, and it is absolutely stunning with its dark wood, high ceilings, and historic detailing. There’s so much to be inspired by for photography. It was the perfect venue for Alexa and Jake. Below are some selections from their day.
Venue & Caterer – Union League Club
Church – Assumption Catholic Church
Wedding Planner – Carlene @ Naturally Yours Events
Make-up & Hair – Debra Petrielli
Floral Design – Atmosphere Events Group
Music – Greenlight (Rendezvous Music)
Sweets – Bittersweet
Print Design – Minted
Rentals – Tablescapes
Dress – Theia from Alice In Ivory
Bridesmaids dresses – Jenny You from Bella Bridesmaids
Rings – Cynthia Britt