Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Susan + Conrad: Part One

I was so excited to work with Susan and Conrad for their October wedding! Susan was so cool, calm and collected throughout the wedding planning process, she was a dream to work with as we ironed out all of the details of the big day. I didn't meet Conrad until the wedding rehearsal, but I was excited to find that he was just as relaxed and easy going as Susan!

Cake: Tipsy Cake
Reception: Zed 451
Ceremony: First United Methodist Church Chicago Temple
Florist: Roscoe Blooms
Hair: Marianne Strokirk Salon
Makeup: Rachel Perrin, Beauty on Call
Photographer: Maggie Rife Photography
Transportation: Accent on Excellence
All photos by Maggie Rife Photography.

I loved Susan's bright blue shoes! They were a great pop of color.


The wedding flowers featured sunflowers and were so fun and bright, especially on a day that started rainy and cold.


The bridesmaids showed off these great peacock feathers in their hair.


Susan was in great hands with Rachel from Beauty on Call.


Rachel even pulled double duty and fixed Susan's hair that had been blown about after leaving the salon!



Susan is from Tennessee, and there was no shortage of football in the suite as everyone got ready!


Susan's bridesmaids helped her get into her dress...


...and the finishing touches before it was time to go.


Before we could leave, though, Susan packed her overnight bag. She and Conrad were staying at the Conrad Hotel on their wedding night!


The sky decided to open up and downpour just as we left for the ceremony, but Susan was completely calm in the limo.


I normally don't make it into pictures, but Maggie caught this great shot of me help Susan out of the limo - I did my very best to keep Susan from getting a drop of rain on her!


The Chicago Temple was so beautiful, Susan and Conrad didn't need to add a thing for their ceremony - the sanctuary was perfect.


Finally, it was time to get Conrad and start the ceremony!


I love seeing all of the sunflowers in this shot!


Time to exchange rings...


...have their first kiss...


...and officially be husband and wife!



Up next I'll share Susan and Conrad's pictures around the city and their reception at Zed 451.

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