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Chic Summer Blackstone Hotel Wedding // Meredith + Kevin

Meredith + Kevin's chic summer Blackstone Hotel wedding was filled with so many sweet wedding day moments!

Bride white pajamas with her wedding dress.

Getting Ready

Meredith + Kevin finally had their dream wedding and it was a perfect summer day.

The beautiful bride got ready with her bride crew in the heaven suite for their summer Blackstone hotel wedding. The ladies wore matching jumpsuits and were gifted custom Kate Spade jewelry boxes.

Kate Spade jewelry box with wedding shoes
Sweet moment with bride and mom.
Mom smiling at bride getting into wedding dress.
Bridesmaids in pajamas laughing with bride.
bride and maid of honor
Bride with mom putting on her wedding veil.
Beautiful bride posing in the mirror.

"I knew he was the one for her even before she did. He’s incredibly sharp,  a handsome confident man. Kindest soul, a heart of pure gold, a goofball. But somehow goes to Duke and graduates magna cum laude. Anyone who can do that can win Meredith. "

Beautiful bride see her groom at the Blackstone Hotel

Love at First Sight

Meredith + Kevin wanted some city wedding photos around the riverwalk. Because it was just the two of them and their amazing photographer, we decided to hail a cab to drive us around the city. Getting a cab on Michigan Avenue was a lot tougher than I planned!

Bride and groom at Blackstone Hotel.
Groom waiting to see his bride at the Blackstone Hotel.
Groom hails a cab in front of the Blackstone Hotel.
City wedding photo
Bride and groom at Blackstone Hotel.
light and airy wedding photography
wedding moments
Bride and groom pose in front of Blackstone Hotel Chicago.
Couple posing for wedding photos at the Chicago Board of Trade
Couple posing for wedding photos at the Chicago Riverwalk
Couple posing for wedding photos at the Chicago Riverwalk

After Kevin saw his stunning bride for the first time, it was time for some fun photos around town! The groom had to hail a cab so we could quickly get to the Board of Trade and the Riverwalk for classic Chicago wedding photos.

Despite the hot summer weather, the bridal party met in Grant Park. The bridal party got to share some laughs and blow some bubbles. Then they headed back for the Blackstone Hotel wedding ceremony.

Bridesmaids in pink champagne dresses pose with bride at Grant Park Chicago.
Grant Park wedding
Blackstone Hotel wedding

"Meredith, your ability to charm our friends and family during the good times and your ability to make the sacrifices that you do during the tougher times are invaluable personality traits that really make you special. "

Handsome groom smiles at his bride during ceremony.
Bride and groom walking down the aisle.
Smiling bride during wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom wedding ceremony.

After they officially became hubby and wife at their Blackstone Hotel wedding ceremony, the lovely couple was showered with funny stories and sweet tributes from the best men, maid of honor and man of honor.

"I always knew Kevin was a smart guy, but he solidified it this year, he’s a genius. Just in the last year alone, Kevin has skied all over the rockies, went scuba diving down in the islands, and went to the Maldives. He managed to do it all on Meredith’s credit card." 

Blackstone Hotel wedding

"It’s incredible that even in a global pandemic, it’s not just the Italians in our family that would travel this far for free food and a good party"

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake.
Reception table setting decor.
Bride and groom toasting.
Best man giving a toast.
Bride and groom sit together at wedding reception.
Bride and groom first dance
father daughter first dance
Wedding guests dancing
Wedding guests dancing
Wedding guests dancing

Ceremony/Reception - Blackstone Hotel | Event Planning - Beauty - Debra Petrielli | Florals - Mayfield Florals | Jams - David Rothstein Music | Shutterbooth Chicago

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