Boarding House Chicago Urban Wedding – Ryan + Sarah

The main dining room at Boarding House Chicago has dramatic decor.You might remember Sarah and Ryan from their engagement session that I photographed a few months ago at White Palace Grill and Ping Tom Park. These high school sweethearts spent most of their relationship being physically apart because of college and work (Ryan travels the country playing for a brass quintet!).  But they always put each other first.

Artfully documented wedding photos are important to Sarah because her parents didn’t have any good photographs from their own weddings thirty years ago, Sarah made it her top priority to make sure her wedding day photos will be something they will treasure for generations to come.

Both the ceremony and the lunch reception took place at the elegant Boarding House Chicago.  Both Sarah and Ryan’s parents, along with many of their family members, flew in from Grand Forks, North Dakota for the occasion and spent the weekend in Chicago. I really enjoyed meeting them, and mingling with their guests during the lunch reception.  I loved how small and intimate this wedding felt.

Bride's family manufacture shoes.  These are the shoes from her family business.  Wedding dress complements her figure perfectly. Wedding bouqets for the bridal party. Waiting for the ceremony start so she can see her handsome groom for the first time on her wedding day. Groom and his groomsman getting ready for the day at the basement of The Boarding House Chicago Groom and his groomsmen having relaxing moment before the ceremony. The Boarding House Chicago adorned by gorgeous flowers and decoration. Bride walked down the stairs, with her father by her side, to the ceremony. All eyes on the beautiful bride Husband and wife! Now seal with a kiss. Everyone helped making this wedding cerebration happened. The newlywed at The Boarding House Chicago. After a few moments, the main dining room where the ceremony was held  turned around to become the lunch reception room   Boarding House has a lunch menu that caters to everyone, whether you're a meat lover, seafood lover or vegetarian. During toasts, everyone had a good laugh and also cried a little.   After a short and sweet first dance, the dance floor is finally opened! Being musicians themselves, they appreciate good music.  The band, who are also their friends, made sure the dance floor was packed as soon as the dance floor was opened. Before the guests leave, they are greeted by a cookie buffet at the door.  Everyone grabbed a Chinese takeout box and fill it with all the cookies they want.

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