Between the gorgeous Gold Coast Ballroom, all white floral, and photos captured by the amazing Cristina G Photography- I don’t think you can get any more classic Chicago than this wedding. And by the way, who ever said Chicago can’t be pretty in the winter!?

From their planner, Samantha: Never have I seen a bride and groom exude more excitement about their upcoming wedding.  As we moved around the Drake in our final walkthrough, you could tell they were giddy!  Caitlin has the most infectious smile and laugh and though they’ve been together many years, it seems they are in a permanent “honeymoon phase”.  My favorite part of the day was the room reveal – as soon as they walked into the Gold Coast Ballroom, the water works began (vendors too!).  The cherry on top was when Caitlin surprised Jordan with my favorite live painter, Rosemary Fanti who had already gotten started painting the gorgeous reception room.  Everyone danced the night away until it was time to sneak outside for Cristina G’s iconic champagne pop photo.

Venue: The Drake | Church: Fourth Presbyterian | Hair and Makeup: Tamara Makeup and Hair Artistry | Photography: Cristina G Photography | Videography: Toast Wedding Films | Floral: Gowder | Band: BKO Beatmix | Transportation: Limotainment | Dress: Ultimate Bride | Paper Products: Green Star Paperie | Live Painter: Rosemary Fanti | Cake: Vanille Bakery