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Elegant Rookery Building Wedding // Jill + Alex

Jill and Alex's Rookery Building wedding was stunning and elegant. Filled with love, laughter and an adoring bride and groom.

The beautiful bride got ready around the corner from the Rookery Building in the bridal suite at the JW Marriott. Her handsome groom surprised her with engraved champagne glasses to celebrate their special day. Proud of her alma mater, Jill had an Indiana University pin from a dear from adorned in her wedding bouquet.

Wedding invitation with rings
Wedding shoes with veil
Bride laughing with her mom
Bride posing at JW Marriott wedding
Wedding flowers with Indiana University pin
Groom posing at federal reserve building
Bride laughing with bridesmaids
Bride getting ready with mom at JW Marriott wedding
Bride getting ready at JW Marriott wedding

Cool under pressure, Alex, couldn't stifle his surprise when he saw his bride for the first time at the Chicago Board of Trade. The two shared a few special moments before heading into the Rookery Building for the main event - the photos on the Oriel Staircase! The staircase at the Rookery Building is a showstopper and the main reason to have your wedding at the Rookery Building!

Rookery Building wedding
Bride and groom first look at the Chicago Board of Trade
Bride and groom first look at the Chicago Board of Trade
Bride and groom first look at the Chicago Board of Trade
Bride and groom posing at Chicago Board of Trade wedding
Bridesmaids in pink bridesmaid dresses at Chicago Board of Trade
Bridal party posing for photos at the Chicago Board of Trade wedding
Bride and groom posing at Chicago Board of Trade wedding
Bridesmaids in pink bridesmaid dresses at Chicago Board of Trade
Bridal party posing for photos at the Chicago Board of Trade wedding
Rookery Building wedding
Rookery Building wedding
Rookery Building wedding

The ceremony was filled with so many sweet moments. Alex tried to sneak a kiss at the alter, but Jill just laughed. Alex's brother in law served as their officiant, which made their ceremony even more special. Jill's niece sang a beautiful rendition of Etta Jame's "At Last" Alex had to wipe away tears as he said his I do's to his lovely bride. Finally, the sealed it with a kiss before the party started!

Groom seeing bride walking down the aisle
Bride walking down the aisle at Rookery Building wedding
Groom hugging dad
Groom wiping away tears at Rookery Building wedding
Wedding ceremony at Rookery Building wedding
Wedding ceremony at Rookery Building wedding
Bride and groom posing at Rookery Building wedding

"Jill and Alex wrote in their own words why right now they are standing here. They did it separately, I didn't share it with either of them. Again, they are a little competitive with each other, but this wasn't a competition. But Jill's was better."

Bride and groom entrance at Rookery Building wedding
Grandmother walking down the aisle
Table setting at Rookery Building wedding
Bride and groom toasting at Rookery Building wedding

"...it's a sense of comfort and family. Sense of fun and laughter. Playfulness and adventure. And how they make each other feel about themselves in the world"

Bride dancing with her dad at Rookery Building wedding
Table decor at Rookery Building wedding
Mom laughing at wedding toast
Bride and groom dancing at Rookery Building wedding
Bride talking to wedding guests
Wedding guest dancing
Bride hugging nephew

Ceremony/Reception - Rookery Building | Planning - Shannon Gail | Beauty - Bianca Sansosti Artistry | Florals - Ashland Addison Floral | Eats - George Jewell | Sweets - Alliance Bakery | Jams - Toast and Jam

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