Fourth of July Wedding Photos : Kelly and Tim at Cafe Brauer

I’ve never been one to have a big celebration for the Fourth of July. We might go to a friends house or host a couple people, but it was never anything more than that. This year was quite the opposite, as I got to work with Kelly and Tim who celebrated not only the 4th, but also their wedding day! The weather couldn’t have been better for their outdoor ceremony, and the dance party was epic. A big thank-you to Jeremy Minnerick for flying up from Dallas to photograph this wedding with me!


I started off the day with Kelly and Tim as they got ready in their suite at the Westin River North.

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Kelly and Tim saw each other for the first time just outside the hotel.

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We took a little bit of time to do portraits with Kelly, Tim, and their wedding party.

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The ceremony took place at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Foreman Pavilion, just outside Cafe Brauer.

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Time for the dance party – like I mentioned above, it was a good one!

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At the end of the night, Kelly and Tim had a grand exit surrounded by their guests and sparklers.


Congratulations again Kelly and Tim! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to document your Fourth of July wedding day! I had a great 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 Fourth of July wedding day possible:
Planner: Honey Bee Weddings
Makeup and Hair: Epoch Chicago
Videographer: 312 Films
Flowers: Revel Decor
Event Design: Revel Decor
Cake: Bittersweet Bakery
Catering: Limelight
Band: Wedding Banned
Officiant: Beth Buckingham Brown
Ceremony Venue: Foreman Pavilion at Lincoln Park Zoo
Reception Venue: Cafe Brauer
Host Hotel: The Westin River North Hotel in Chicago

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