Friday, March 9, 2012

Courtney + Erik: Part 2

In my last post, I shared the start of Courtney and Erik's day, including their beautiful ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral. Now I'm excited to share the wedding party as they take photos around the city and their reception at the Chicago Cultural Center!

All photos by Danielle Aquiline.

The wedding party got some great shots on the steps of the MCA - always a great stop for pictures in the city!




They even popped inside the museum for a few pictures. I love this one of Courtney and Erik!


And, of course, you have to take pictures on one of Chicago's fabulous bridges!



While the wedding party was out and about, I was at the Chicago Cultural Center making sure every detail was perfect.

Botanicals did a fantastic job with the flowers - this large display on the escort card table made an amazing first impression as guests arrived!




Courtney and Erik made sure their guests had plenty of sweets to choose from! Bittersweet created this large cupcake for the couple to use as their cutting cake.


They also made a life sized hockey stick and puck for the groom's cake - so much fun!

And, to top everything off, Molly's Cupcakes provided plenty of delicious cupcakes for guests to sample!

After all of the guests had been seated for dinner, it was time for introductions!


Courtney and Erik opted to do an East Coast style reception, which meant guests were encouraged to dance in between courses. They also enjoyed their first dance and dances with their parents in between courses.




Finally, it was time for the couple to cut their cake! Who wouldn't want to cut right into a huge cupcake?


The Jeff Stitely Orchestra did an amazing job keeping the guests dancing throughout the night.



Courtney and Erik made sure they were on the dance floor as much as possible, which is also a great way to ensure your guests keep dancing. Guests want to be wherever the bride and groom are!


Courtney and Erik, your day was so much fun - thank you for letting me be a part of it!

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