Art & Brandie Married in Chicago at St Alphonsus Catholic Church

Art & Brandie Married in Chicago at St Alphonsus Catholic Church and held their wedding reception at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood on the northside.

Belmont Harbor Lake Michigan Wedding Portrait, Chicago Wedding Photographers, art & brandie married

We couldn’t have ordered a more stunning backdrop, here at Belmont Harbor on Lake Michigan at sunset! The dusk pink and blue glow was absolutely gorgeous.

art & brandie married, Bride Wedding Dress Back, black and white documentary wedding photography

The bride walking to the beach at Belmont Harbor for wedding portraits. The modern sophisticated detail of the jewels on the buttons and low back line of her wedding dress was gorgeous.

Bride Belmont Harbor Chicago, Minneapolis Wedding Photographer, art & brandie married
Vintage Cadillac Longhorn Hood Wedding Portrait, art & brandie married

Ok so they live in Texas so we couldn’t pass up taking a photo with this baby blue vintage Cadillac with a bulls Longhorn on the hood lined with leopard faux fur.

Jeweled Buttons Wedding Dress Detail, sophisticated wedding dress
Bride documentary photography
St Alphonsus Church Chicago Wedding Ceremony

St Alphonsus Catholic Church was so beautiful for their wedding ceremony.

Bride Groom St Alphonsus Church Chicago, art & brandie married
Wedding Portrait St Alphonsus Church Chicago, Chicago Wedding Photographers, art & brandie married
Architectural Artifacts Chicago Wedding Cocktail Hour
Chicago Theme Wedding Cake, John Deer, Chicago Blackhawks, Texas Flag, Chicago skyline, Notre Dame University

They had a custom cartoon wedding cake make from Bleeding Heart Bakery, with the couples college alma maters, a John Deer tractor, the Chicago skyline, a Chicago Blackhawks player, and the Chicago and Texas Flags.

Stanley Cup Grooms Cake, Chicago Blackhawks Champions

and there was also a groom’s cake of the Stanley Cup since the Blackhawks won the championship!

Stained glass Wedding Rings, Sapphire, diamonds, platinum

Their custom platinum wedding rings with X’s and O’s with sapphires and diamonds.

Architectural Artifacts Wedding Reception Dancing
Architectural Artifacts Wedding Reception
Architectural Artifacts Chicago Wedding Reception, art & brandie married

I thought this was a sweet image to end their wedding day blog post with. I love how my flash acted like a spotlight in the bride and groom as they interacted with the flower girl on the wedding venues dance floor.

I also had the pleasure of photographing their downtown Chicago Engagement portrait session! Take a look at that blog post at the above link if you like!

Theresa is now located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a Minneapolis Wedding Photographer! She is still able to travel back to Chicago for select weddings and portrait shoots through out the year, just contact her for her wedding pricing and availability.