Samantha & Ian

This elegant City View Loft Wedding will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Every detail about Sam & Ian's wedding was timeless, romantic, and beautiful. The day kicked off in a corner suite at the Palmer House, complete with a killer playlist, floral robes, and happy tears. After a perfect father-daughter first look, the girls rocked downtown portraits (while the boys were striking a pose in the couple's rooftop pool).

When the clock struck 3:30pm, simple fabric draping and live acoustic music set the perfect stage for Sam & Ian to say their vows. After some mingling during cocktail hour, guests were led upstairs to the loft space where they were greeted with dazzling cafe lights, an energetic live band, and gorgeous views of the Chicago skyline.

But so much more than that, this wedding holds a special place in my heart because of the people getting married. I have said time and time again that I am lucky enough to work with so many hilarious, loving couples, and Sam & Ian were no exception to that. As cliche as it is to say, I didn't just gain clients with these two—I gained friends.

On that sappy note, click play below to take a peek into the couple's gorgeous day:

The team behind the wedding

AM Prep: Palmer House • Venue: City View Loft • Planning: LK Events • Floral/Decor: A Stem Above • Photographer: Ed & Aileen Photography • Catering: LM Catering • Music: The Chicago Players • Bride's Hair & Makeup: Michelle Bantz • Officiant: Spirited Weddings • Desserts: Molly's Cupcakes & Stan's Donuts


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