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Bride and her mom laughing.

Colleen & Tim's Union League Club Wedding was an Irish celebration of love and family.

Getting ready with her bride crew, Colleen spent her wedding morning getting glammed up and toasting her bridesmaids. Since Tim played basketball at Loras College, no morning would be complete without a quick basketball game with his groomsmen. But, he did clean up nicely!

Bridesmaids in black pajamas toasting.
Bride getting ready with her sisters.
Bride hugging her dad.
Bride reading letter from groom.
Groom seeing his bride for the first look.
Groom seeing his bride for the first look.
Bridesmaids in black dresses pose for wedding photos at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Bridal party on the trolley laughing.
Bridal party dances for wedding photos at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Bride and groom pose for wedding photos at the Chicago Board of Trade.

Tim first saw Colleen in her gorgeous ball gown at the Union League Club of Chicago wedding. She looked stunning! Although, I think she could have been wearing a trash bag and Tim would have been blown away. Then it was off for some photos by the Board of Trade and then to their Old St Pat's wedding ceremony.

Groom and his dad share a private moment.
Wedding ceremony at Old St. Pat's.
Bride and groom laughing.
Bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom walking down the aisle.
Groom pops the champagne on the trolley

Before the ceremony, Tim and his Dad had a private moment together. Your wedding day, but especially the moments before the ceremony are full of such emotion. It's these moments that are so lovely to share with your parents.

As Irish musicians played, Colleen walked down the aisle with her Dad to her swooning groom. With a few nervous laughs throughout the ceremony, they were officially Mr & Mrs. Some of Colleen's students came to the ceremony and she was so surprised and excited to see them.

Happy couple ceremony exit with bubbles at Old St. Pat's Church.
Wedding couple posing at Millennium Park wedding.
Wedding couple posing at Millennium Park wedding.
Wedding couple posing at Millennium Park wedding.
Wedding couple posing at Millennium Park wedding.
Bridal party posing for wedding photos at Millennium Park.
Wedding couple posing at Millennium Park wedding.
Cathedral veil blowing in the wind at millennium park.

One final surprise of the evening was when the the Shannon Rovers bagpipe band came marching in during cocktail hour. Bagpipes are make it a more exciting celebration.

Their Union League Club wedding dinner was amazing. Tim's brother gave such a sweet toast that even he couldn't hold back tears. Colleen's three sisters listed off the ways Colleen has touched people. She had everyone stand when it applied to them. Each and every guest was standing.

After cutting the cake, it was time to have some fun dancing in her gorgeous ballgown. Congrats to an amazing couple. Slainte!

Wedding reception decor at Union League Club of Chicago.
Plate at wedding reception.
Shannon Rovers Irish Bagpipers at wedding.
Wedding first dances at Union League Club of Chicago wedding.
Groom kisses bride on her head.
Parents of the bride
Wedding first dances at Union League Club of Chicago wedding.
Wedding first dances at Union League Club of Chicago wedding.
Couple toasting at wedding reception.
Bridesmaids toast the bride.
Wedding first dances at Union League Club of Chicago wedding.
Wedding first dances at Union League Club of Chicago wedding.

Ceremony - Old St. Pat's Church | Reception - Union League Club of Chicago | Hair - Style Down the Aisle | Makeup - Rare Bird Beauties | Eats - Union League Club | Jamming - Al Sofia Band

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