Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding : Emily and Patrick

I’m continuing to catch up on my blog posts before wedding season, so I’ll be sharing a few of my favorites from Emily and Patrick’s Chicago Botanic Garden wedding photos¬†day today! My job is amazing because I get to people-watch all day. I’m observing how people interact – their body language, their facial expressions, their mannerisms… but it didn’t take long for me to see that Emily and Patrick were crazy in love. Even with¬†hundreds of people around and all of the variables of a wedding day, it all seemed to fade away for them when they were together. It made my job – to capture and document as many of these moments as I could – really fun and enjoyable. Let’s get to the wedding photos!


I started my day with Emily, her friends, and her family as they got ready for the day.

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Emily and Patrick saw each other for the first time near the entrance of the Garden.

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The fall colors of the garden really popped against the blue skies.

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The outdoor ceremony space at the Chicago Botanic Garden was stunning, thanks to the hard work of Kehoe Designs and the CBG team!

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Time for the dance party! It was a great one, and the dance floor was jam-packed all night long.

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A quiet moment during a dancing break, and one of my favorite frames from the day:

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Congratulations again Emily and Patrick! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your Chicago Botanic Garden wedding day. I had a wonderful time working with you, your families, and your friends, and I wish you all the best!

Shout outs to the team of vendors who helped to make this Chicago Botanic Garden wedding day possible:

Planner: Nicki Eisenstein from BCR Events
Hair: Joseph, Michael, and Michael
Makeup: Stella Mikhail
Videographer: Turning Point Productions
DJ: Katie from Toast and Jam
Floral and Event Design: Kehoe Designs
Catering: Culinary Landscapes
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden

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