Over the past year we have had the honor to have three of our weddings published in The Knot’s wedding magazine. As a photographer it is always a great honor to have your work published in print. Of course, we can’t take all the credit. We have to thank our couples who continue to dream up and design amazing weddings that inspire us. Those who know me best, know that I am wedding obsessed. I frequent all the major wedding blogs, troll other wedding photographers’ websites, and get involved with as many local wedding events as my schedule allows. I always want to know about the latest trends and have planned my wedding (even though I am happily married already) a million times over. For all these reasons, I jump for joy when I receive confirmation that one of our weddings will be featured in one of my favorite sources. It’s so cool to be able to contribute to the inspiration of future brides.
Now a little about Bill & Janine’s wedding. They were married late last year and hosted one of the hippest receptions we have ever attended. Their venue of choice was Ravenswood Billboard Factory in Chicago. Ravenswood Event Space was originally an industrial printing & design complex that Hayes Properties converted into an extremely unique urban venue with original brick walls, loft ceilings, and open spaces that can accommodate up to 500 people comfortably. The showroom where Bill & Janine held their wedding reception is home to the Hayes collection of Neon signs and one of America’s most impressive collections of prestige automobile & sports cars. The venue doubles as an extremely colorful museum.
What I like most about Bill & Janine’s wedding design was they choose to embrace the brightness and eccentricity of the space rather than covering it up. They decorated their reception with vibrant pink, yellow, and orange elements along with colored LED lights that complemented the neon perfectly. Their party had an urban lounge vibe which encouraged their guests to dance and celebrate like rock-stars well into the evening. It was truly a night to remember.
You can also view these photos online in the knot’s Real Weddings.