This Cafe Brauer Chicago wedding was one for the books!
You know what I love about Nicky and Ben? They’re obviously a beautiful couple, but they are also the most genuine people you’ll ever meet. These two tell it like it is, they wear their hearts on their sleeves, and they LOVE their friends and family as hard as they possibly can. Their Chicago wedding day at Cafe Brauer was a beautiful tribute to their beautiful love, one that has stood the test of time and distance, and we are so happy for them as they finally begin this new phase of their lives as a married couple!!
Their wedding day was a classic Chicago celebration, through and through! We started our day off at the iconic Ambassador Hotel, and their first look took place on the Ambassador’s stunning rooftop, overlooking a crisp, clear, perfect city skyline. Their wedding ceremony and reception at Cafe Brauer was absolutely breathtaking — guests from all over the country gathered and watched as Nicky and Ben pledged their lives to each other under Cafe Brauer’s soaring ceilings, with lights glowing and candles flickering. Later, the couple cut their “cake” — a deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s (the BEST) — and there were five memorable toasts from their parents, bridal party, and Nicky’s grandma (how sweet is that?!). Ben spun Nicky around on the dance floor in a first dance perfectly choreographed to Calum Scott’s “You are the Reason,” and their sparkler exit in front of Cafe Brauer’s iconic neon signs was one for the books. It literally couldn’t have been more perfect!
As we were leaving Cafe Brauer, Marty and I were so happy their their wedding day was SO beautiful and wonderful, and also so sad that it was over! But I’m so excited to share these highlight photos from their beautiful Chicago wedding day!
Photographer | Sherah Grose
Venue | Cafe Brauer
Bridal Salon | Bella Bianca
Hair Stylist | Rare Bird Beauties
Makeup Artist | Marissa Esposito
Florals | City Chic Chicago
Catering | Tiger Lily Events
Coordination | Allana Amarian, City Chic Chicago
DJ | Fig Media
Video | Azalea Films
Cake | Lou Malnati’s
Groom Attire | Indochino
Groomsmen | Generation Tux
Bridesmaids | Etsy
Two of my gorgeous brides! Love you Alyssa and Nicky!!