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Downtown Chicago Hard Rock Hotel Wedding: Heather + Bobby

They met nearly ten years ago.  They met out of state, ended up going to the same University, graduated together, and moved to Chicago afterwards.  Their lives together started ten years ago, and their story was celebrated in October… as they promised their lives to one another forever.  Heather and Bobby were married at Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Chicago this past October and the day was absolutely beautiful and perfect!

Heather and Bobby, both lovers of Chicago, wanted to have their ceremony and reception in the city they love.  Well, nothing says CHICAGO like Hard Rock Hotel on Michigan Avenue in the Fall.  The day was a little chilly, but I couldn’t have been more excited when Heather and Bobby wanted to do a ‘First Look’ and have pictures taken outside in some of their most beloved and meaningful Chicago spots.  After time photographing the lovely bride, groom and their bridal party, we headed back to Hard Rock Hotel to get married in front of all their family and friends.  At their candlelit ceremony, the bride and groom  held hands and promised to love another forever.   Through out the night, the most heartfelt toasts and stories were shared by best friends and family.  After a surprise outfit change, the Bride and Groom danced the night away and feasted on cupcakes honoring their Alma Mater.

Congratulations Heather and Bobby!  Thank you so much for having us be a small part of your BEAUTIFUL day.  You made us feel like we were guests at your wedding and we couldn’t be happier for you both as your love story continues!  Wishing you much LOVE forever and ever.  Xo, Annie

Get ready for all the gorgeous-ness…

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I arrived to the Hard Rock Hotel as the girls and Heather’s mom were getting ready for the day…

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Getting make-up done in Heather’s Bridal Suite…

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Getting married with Kate Spade is always a classic choice! <3

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Breakfast with your best friends before becoming a Mrs. is a must!

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Her grandmother’s diamond earrings were a gift to her and always meant to be worn on the day she got married…

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Getting ready and an AH-MAZING dress!

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Becoming a bride!

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Heather,  you are BEAUTIFUL!

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While the girls were busy getting ready, the boys played pool at the Hard Rock Hotel!

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Bobby getting all dapper for his bride…

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Bobby and his classic Bow tie…

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Leaving to go and meet her groom…

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Time to hail a cab…

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A stunning Bride Heather made…

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‘First Looks’ are my favorite!

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I loved Bobby’s reaction and the two couldn’t have been more happy…

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We went over by The Drake Hotel, since that’s where Heather’s parents got married many years ago…

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One happy couple!

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Love <3

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More loving on Kate Spade…

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A beautiful couple…inside and out

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I think Bobby loves this dress…and his bride-to-be…

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After The Drake, we headed to the Wrigley Building just down the street to Hard Rock Hotel…

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Love.

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Swoon!

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Beautiful girls I got to photograph…

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and some handsome men, too!

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After, we arrived back to The Hard Rock Hotel where guests were arriving…

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The beautiful bride walking down the aisle with her dad by her side.

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Officially…Mr. and Mrs!

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<3

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Hard Rock Hotel is one of my new favorite venues to photograph!

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The most lovely toasts were made to the Bride and Groom…

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A First Dance is always a crowd pleaser…

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Then, the party started and sweet, Heather, had all the ladies covered…

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As a surprise to her groom, Heather’s gorgeous gown turned into the perfect Bride Party Dress…

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One.  Great.  Party.

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A moment to celebrate together…

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Congratulations, Heather + Bobby!

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Venue |  Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago

Wedding Dress |  Elegance Wedding and Evening Wear

Shoes  |  Kate Spade

Bridesmaid Dresses  |   Nordstoms

Tuxes  |  Mens Warehouse

Flowers  |  Anthos Flowers, Chicago

Videographer  |  Idovideos

Band  |  Platinum- ACA Music & Entertainment, Milwaukee WI

Hair  |  Travis Ivan

Make-up  |  Jenessa Blaine

Cupcakes and Dessert Table  |  Luscious Layers Bakery, Chicago

Photography  |  Annie Steele Photography 

 

 

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  • October 9, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    How To Choose The Right Wedding Photographer For You » Annie Steele Photography - […] the interactions, the candids, the unexpected tears, the emotions and all the details.  Last year, a past Bride was given her grandmother’s diamond earrings on her Wedding Day as she was getting ready. […]ReplyCancel

  • November 23, 2013 - 4:38 am

    AnitaWeds - Anita Vaughan, Life-Cycle Celebrant - These photos are so lovely! It was such a pleasure to be a part of Heather and Bobby’s wedding and the pictures here capture the warmth and joy of their day.ReplyCancel

  • November 23, 2013 - 1:53 am

    Kathleen Mcdonald - Photo after phito catches the mood of each moment. Great photographer! ReplyCancel

  • November 23, 2013 - 12:47 am

    Megan Kelly - GORGEOUS!!! Can’t wait to see more, Heather :)ReplyCancel