The last time I photographed a wedding at Marquette Park Pavilion was before the big remodel. It was spectacular then and even more so now. So when Nicole and Chad told me their wedding would be at this classic venue AND there would be live music inside and out throughout the day, I was even more excited to capture their big day.
Nicole and her bride tribe got ready in one area while second photographer Bridget hung out with the guys in another location. While I took photos of Nicole's uniquely beautiful wedding dress, Bridget captured the guys swimming on this sweltering 95 degree summer day.
Nicole and Chad had their first look along the walkway of the lagoon behind the Marquette Park Pavilion ballroom. The bride and groom had a romantic moment together and then we took photos all around the picturesque venue.
A trio of singers performed an acoustic set as Nicole's Dad walked her down the aisle. The sand ceremony became a family pact and the officiant, wedding party and congregation made great light of the fact that we were all baking in sun in 95 degree temperatures!! If you think I'm exaggerating take a look at that big old sunstar below. It didn't matter as it was all beautiful anyway.
So we had live music outside, inside and the entire wedding party is playing air guitar in these photos. Can you guess what Nicole and Chad (and many of their wedding party and guests) do when they are not getting married on the beach? That's right - they sing, play guitar, beat on drums, compose on the piano and make beautiful noise!! Be sure to check out their music here and here.
The cocktail hour continued an acoustic set of music and then it was inside the spectacular ballroom for dinner and dancing.
The Chicago Catz band had the crowd in a frenzy on the dance floor as a wedding crasher visited the photo booth (must be a bass player).
It certainly was great to be back at the spectacular Marquette Park Pavilion. I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek look at Nicole and Chad's summer wedding there. Be sure to fill out the Contact Form to inquire about photography for your big day.