Bride putting earrings on.

Getting ready at the Renaissance Hotel, Anna + Brett's winter wedding was off to a very sweet start.

Anna + Brett's tropical winter wedding flowers were the most gorgeous splash of color on a chilly Chicago day. Lovely hues of pink and red are not a traditional winter arrangement, but it should be!

Bride laughing with her bridesmaids.
Wedding flowers with locket from bride's mom.
Winter Wedding Shoes
Bride Walking Down Stairs
Tropical wedding flowers with perfume bottle.
Bridesmaid in green dress helping bride into her dress.
Bridesmaids in green helping bride get dressed.

With a piece of her wedding dress in a locket, Anna's mom gave her something special for her tropical winter wedding.

Because Anna's mom couldn't be there to see her daughter get ready on her wedding day, her close cousins made sure that her day was amazing. There was definitely a piece of the day missing. Anna had grown up with her bridesmaid cousins, so they had a ton of funny stories and memories that kept everyone laughing as they were getting ready.

Wedding couple walk along the Chicago RIverwalk.
Wedding couple first look along the Chicago Riverwalk.
light and bright wedding photography
Wedding couple walk along the Chicago Riverwalk.
light and airy wedding photography
Bridesmaids in green dresses at Grant Park.
Beautiful bride with tropical flowers posing for wedding photo.
chicago winter wedding portrait
Wedding couple posing for wedding photos at Grant Park.
Wedding couple pose for winter wedding photos at Grant Park.

As her handsome groom waited nervously along the riverwalk, Anna walked down the stairs to see him for the first time. She braved the cool winter chill in her beautiful sheath wedding dress. The flowing white dress was stunning blowing in the wind.

walden ceremony exit
Dad walking bride down the aisle at Walden Wedding.
walden wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony
Couple kissing at Walden wedding ceremony.
walden wedding rooftop

After their first look and some winter wedding shots around the Chicago Riverwalk, we headed to Grant Park. Anna's choice of tropical winter wedding flowers was such a bright splash of color. The tropical flowers looked especially perfect with the green bridesmaid dresses.

The cool winter tones of the city were the perfect compliment to Anna's tropical winter wedding flowers. The happy couple enjoyed a few quiet moments together before heading back to Walden to greet their guests. Just before the ceremony, we took a quick moment to capture the setting sun over the city. The rooftop at Walden is a gorgeous spot overlooking the downtown city.

walden wedding venue
walden wedding table setting
groomsman wedding entrance
bride and groom wedding entrance

Anna + Brett's bridal party did not disappoint with the reception entrances! This was a bridal party that came to celebrate and have a good time! The happy couple made their entrance in style and went right into their first dance. They decided to invite their bridal party on the dance floor to join them in their first dance.

walden wedding reception
bridesmaid wedding entrance
Maid of honor toasting wedding couple behind tropical flowers.
bride and dad first dance
walden bride and groom first dance
wedding guests limbo
Fun grandmother dancing at Walden wedding.
mom and son first dance
wedding guests laughing

When the dance floor opened up, even Anna's grandma got some dance time in with her hot pink feather boa.

Venue - Walden Chicago | Beauty - Rare Bird Beauties | Florals - Steve's Flower Market | Sweets - Sweet Mandy B's

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