Jessica & Milton

From the moment I met Jessica & Milton (over Facetime, complete with two smiling kiddos peeking in from behind), I knew their wedding day was going to be something special. After all, it wasn’t just about two people coming together—it was all about two beautiful families finally joining into one.

Everyone kicked off getting ready at Ace Hotel in West Loop, the on-and-off rain stopping just in time for Jessica & Milton’s first look on the hotel’s rooftop terrace. After a sunny photo session, everyone headed to Morgan’s on Fulton, an amazing West Loop venue, for one of the most emotional ceremonies I’ve ever documented (seriously, I dare you to watch their vows without a sniffle or two). After the couple (and their new family) exchanged promises and jewelry, they headed upstairs to soak in the skyline + kick off the party.

The reception was filled with special touches, not limited to some delicious comfort food (A chicken and waffle station? Yes please!), flowers honoring the bride’s father, and a first dance as a new family. Not to mention, this UW-Madison grad loved the constant Badger shoutouts.

Click below to watch this couple’s highlight film and see their two amazing families join into one:

The team behind the wedding

AM Prep: Ace Hotel Chicago • Venue: Morgan's on Fulton • Planning: Clementine Custom Events • Florist: Ashland and Addison • Photographer: Brittany Bekas Photography • Catering: Blue Plate Catering • Music: Okyne Medialab • Hair & Makeup: Axelle + Ivy • Lighting: Luxe Productions • Photobooth: Fotio • Glassware: Tablescapes • Signage: Simply Scripted • Jewelry: Glamorous Bijoux • Bride's Dress: Stella York from Diana's Bridal • Groom's Suit: Tom James


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