Sara & Kyle’s Downtown Chicago Wedding at Cafe Brauer!
Sara and Kyle had a big downtown Chicago wedding. At least on the surface. Weddings are remembered by most for the big parts of the day: the kiss, the first dance, the toasts. That’s the show and we embrace it and all it’s grandeur, but we are also witness to all the little moments behind the scenes. The ones that are reserved for those that are closest to the couple where the emotions, sometimes welling, sometimes spilling over. It’s this balance that we are going for. The epic and the intimate.
Sara and Kyle really strike that balance. They had some epic imagery in mind: twilight photos with the Chicago skyline, using the “honeycomb” at Lincoln Park, and a sparkler extravaganza. They also allowed themselves the space to experience the emotions of their day with each other and their families.
Being intimately involved in so many special days, we have learned how to read people on the fly. It takes a certain amount of empathy to accomplish this and it is a vital part of who we are. Accurately assessing these situations establishes a level of trust with not only our couple, who already know and trust us, but also with the friends and family we are just meeting.
“Looking back on our day, every moment turned out amazing and we are beyond thrilled for the memories we have created. From the sneak peak photo coordinated perfectly by Neil, how he captured our first appearance as a couple arriving in carriage to our reception, to our late night photo session where we could really let loose… everything was just perfect! I also want to give special thanks to Neil for keeping me calm and allowing me some alone time with my sister (matron of honor) and my Mom in the last moments of getting ready. It really meant a lot and his experience and professionalism truly showed.”
“If we could give any words of wisdom, we would say to take time to enjoy every moment as the day flies by! Not only did Kyle and I do this in our carriage ride, but we also took time away to sit up on the balcony overlooking all our guests where we really felt how much love was in the room and how each and every person there had a special place in our hearts. I wish we could do it all over again!”