Room 1520 Wedding Photos: Chelsea & Ori

As you probably know by now, Chicago loft weddings are my favorite venues to work at in the city and I’m always excited for a new location in that genre. Chelsea and Ori’s Room 1520 wedding photos were my first chance to shoot at this beautiful, chic white loft space.

The morning started with both Chelsea and Ori getting ready at Raffaello Hotel. I started with the ladies while Justin was with the guys. Raffaello Hotel is a great choice for getting ready. The suites are good size for the city with great window light. But the biggest bonus is Drumbar, located on the top floor of the hotel. We did a first look on one of the two rooftop patios and made some awesome Drumbar wedding photos inside while we waited for a rain cloud to pass.

From the hotel, we made stops at the Chicago Theatre and LaSalle Street Bridge for portraits on the way to the venue as well. We managed to get quite a bit done in between the rain spells.

The couple’s friend David did a wonderful job with the ceremony – a perfect mix of sincerity and laughter. When the ceremony finished, we took a quick peek outside to find an amazing rainbow so we quickly brought Chelsea and Ori up to the roof even though it was still raining a little, it was totally worth it. It’s not every day you get to shoot on a rooftop with a rainbow across the Chicago skyline!

One of the amazing things about a “white box” venue like Room 1520 is how dramatically it can be transformed with some candles and uplighting. The room looked awesome for the reception, which kicked off with some great toasts…and a pretty amazing pan flute solo of the Titanic theme song.

The dance floor started off mild with the first dances but The Walk-Ins brought the fire and quickly turned into one of the craziest parties we’ve seen. Between the serenading musical performances by Ori and his friends or the guy limboing with a baby strapped to his chest, this was definitely a wild night!

Thanks to Chelsea and Ori for being awesome and trusting us to document your day. Justin and I had an amazing time at your Room 1520 wedding.

bride laughs while having her hair done for her wedding at Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

bridesmaids steam their dresses while getting ready for a wedding at Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

bride has mascara applied while having her makeup done for her wedding at Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

bride buckles her shoes while getting dressed for her wedding at Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

brides mom helps her into dress while getting ready for her wedding at Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

bridesmaids react to seeing bride in wedding dress while getting ready for her wedding at Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

groom shaves in mirror while getting ready for his wedding at Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

groom laughs while getting dressed in the window of his hotel room at Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

groom puts on his shoes while getting dressed in the window of his hotel room at Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

bride and groom see each other for a first look on the roof of Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

groom reacts to seeing his bride for a first look on the roof of Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

bride and groom react after seeing each other for a first look on the roof of Raffaello Hotel in Chicago

wide angle wedding portrait of bride and groom on the roof of Raffaello Hotel in Chicago with the Hancock building in the background

bride and groom pose for wedding portrait at Drumbar in Rafaello Hotel in Chicago

bride and groom pose for wedding portrait at Drumbar in Rafaello Hotel in Chicago

bride and groom pose for wedding portrait at Drumbar in Rafaello Hotel in Chicago

bride and groom pose for wedding portrait at Drumbar in Rafaello Hotel in Chicago

bridesmaids help bustle wedding dress in lobby of Rafaello Hotel in Chicago

reflection picture of bridesmaid helping bride onto bus outside Rafaello Hotel in Chicago

bride and groom kiss for wedding photo in front of Chicago Theatre sign

bride and groom wave to water taxi on LaSalle Street bridge above the Chicago river

groom kisses bride on the cheek for wedding photo on LaSalle Street Bridge

bride walks down the aisle with her father during wedding ceremony at Room 1520 in Chicago

groom reacts to bride walking down the aisle during wedding ceremony at Room 1520 in Chicago

bride hugs her parents after walking down the aisle with her father during wedding ceremony at Room 1520 in Chicago

grooms parents smile as the watch wedding ceremony at Room 1520 in Chicago

bride laughs during wedding ceremony at Room 1520 in Chicago

groom laughs during wedding photos at Room 1520 in Chicago

wide angle photo with bride and groom laughing during Room 1520 wedding photos during the ceremony

bride and groom exchange rings during wedding ceremony at Room 1520 in Chicago

bride and groom exchange rings during wedding ceremony at Room 1520 in Chicago

bride and groom walk back down the aisle together after wedding ceremony at Room 1520 in Chicago

bridesmaids help bride with dress under a rainbow on the roof for Room 1520 wedding photos in Chicago

bride and groom pose for a chicago skyline rainbow wedding photo under an umbrella on the rooftop of Room 1520

bride and groom pose for a wide angle chicago skyline rainbow wedding photo under an umbrella on the rooftop of Room 1520

father of the groom welcomes guests to wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

maid of honor toast at wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

groomsmen plays pan flute during toast at wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

bride and groom react to groomsmen playing pan flute during toast at wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

bride and groom raise glasses to toast best man speech during wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

wide angle photo during wedding reception toast at Room 1520 in Chicago

wedding reception toast at Room 1520 in Chicago

bride and groom first dance at Room 1520 during wedding reception

wide angle first dance during reception at Room 1520 wedding photos

bride and groom laugh while dancing at Room 1520 wedding photos

bride dances with father during wedding reception at room 1520 in Chicago

groom dances with mother during wedding reception at room 1520 in Chicago

bride and groom are lifted on chairs during the Hava Nagila hora dance Room 1520 wedding reception

guests dance during wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

bride dances with friend during wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

groom and friends serenade bride with roses and song during wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

groom sings to his bride during wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

groom and friends sing to during wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

wedding guest limbo with baby during wedding reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

wedding guests dance during reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

wedding guests does the splits on the dance floor during reception at Room 1520 in Chicago

bride and guests dance during reception at Room 1520 wedding photos

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