Elegant soiree at the Sofitel / by Tricia Koning Photo

On this wedding day, the love and laughter is real.  It is not staged.  The bride and groom genuinely have fun,  and I hope the laughter and joking will keep going throughout their years together.   I have a new venue love....the natural light combined with the glowing, modern, sleek stairs, make an awesome combination.  The couple had their first look on the stairs, and then we proceeded to downtown locations for skyline photos.  The ceremony was lovely at St James Cathedral, and the bride and groom had a few moments to soak it all in as they walked back to the Sofitel for their guests and reception.  Anthony Navarro, from Liven it Up Events, help create a wonderful reception ambiance.  Cheers to Kim & Steve!

 these modern sleak stairs are bathed in natural light. . perfect spot for first look!

these modern sleak stairs are bathed in natural light. . perfect spot for first look!

 bride and her sisters

bride and her sisters

flowers and mimosa
 if you're happy

if you're happy

 sweet kiss and quiet moment before location photos!

sweet kiss and quiet moment before location photos!

veil tiara and flowers of bride
brideandgroomSofitelstairs
churchwindows
 cute flowergirl

cute flowergirl

 yea, we did it

yea, we did it

 flowers at Sofitel wedding reception, Chicago

flowers at Sofitel wedding reception, Chicago

 Sofitel Chicago head table decor

Sofitel Chicago head table decor

Sofitel Wedding room photo
 groom's cake. . .a fine tribute in sugar

groom's cake. . .a fine tribute in sugar

 during toasts

during toasts

 laughter

laughter

 cheers!

cheers!

first dance
 dance with mom,.  fun party!

dance with mom,.  fun party!