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Bride laughing with her mom at Walden Chicago.

Getting Ready at Walden

Lauren + Joe's Walden wedding was a day full of sweet laughter and bittersweet tears.

While Lauren was getting ready at the Walden wedding suite, Joe was with his best man. Her maid of honor had to join in the fun via FaceTime, but she was there for every big moment.

Wedding bouquet on a table.
Bridesmaid getting her makeup done.
Bride laughing with bridesmaids in purple pajamas.
Bride opening gift from groom at Walden Chicago.
Wedding invitation on a table.
Dad seeing bride on her wedding day.
Emotional bride on the phone.
Mom giving bride a bracelet.

Overlooking the city, the Walden rooftop is the perfect spot for a bride and groom first look. After a tearful first look, the excited couple went to the riverwalk for some fun photos. They wanted their family to be included in the fun.

Wedding couple pose on a bridge along the Chicago Riverwalk.
Bride and groom pose for wedding photos at Walden.
Bride and groom pose for wedding photos at Walden.
Bride seeing groom for the first look.
Bride and groom pose for wedding photos at the Chicago Board of Trade
Bridal party poses for wedding photos on the Chicago Riverwalk.
Wedding couple poses for photos along the Chicago Riverwalk.
Wedding couple poses for photos along the Chicago Riverwalk.
Wedding couple poses for photos along the Chicago Riverwalk.

Both of their grandmother's got a little chilly before the ceremony and shared a shall as they waited for the ceremony to begin. Jewish ceremonies are full of so much tradition. Before the ceremony begins, the couple sign the Ketubah to indicate they are officially husband and wife. They stand underneath the chuppah as they exchange vows with their parents standing with them. Of all the traditions, the stomping of the glass is my favorite.

Groom walking down the aisle with his parents.
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Bride and groom getting married at Walden Chicago.
Bride walking down the aisle with her parents.
Groom smiling at her bride at the Walden wedding ceremony.
Bride smiling at her groom at the Walden wedding ceremony.
Groom breaks the glass at a jewish wedding ceremony.
Wedding couple celebrate after Walden wedding ceremony.
Groom hugs grandmother after jewish wedding ceremony.

As guests sip their cocktails, the Walden wedding room is being transformed into a gorgeous celebration space. As soon as the happy couple were announced, they shared their first dance. Lauren's Dad gave a lovely toast to the couple, followed by the best man and a fantastic video toast from her maid of honor. No Jewish wedding is complete without the exciting hora, which brings everyone young and old to the dance floor!

Purple decor at Walden wedding reception.
Wedding cake sits on a table.
Bride and groom laugh together at Walden wedding.
Wedding couple first dance at Walden Chicago wedding.
White wedding flowers hanging from the ceiling.
Wedding couple first dance at Walden Chicago wedding.
Purple decor at Walden wedding reception.
Groom's parent giving a toast
Bride and groom on rooftop at Walden.
Bride dances with her Dad at Walden wedding.
Hora dance at Walden Chicago wedding.
Groom dances with his mom at Walden Chicago wedding.
Bride and groom cut the cake at Walden Chicago wedding.
Bride dancing with wedding guest at Walden Chicago.

Ceremony/Reception - Walden Chicago || Florals - Steve's Flower Market || Sweets - Chicago Pastry || Treats - Capannari's Ice Cream || Cake - Bent Fork || Beauty - Rare Bird Beauties || Strings - Moeller Musicians || Jams - TVK Orchestra || Video - Old North Film Co

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