Christie & Garrett’s Montgomery Club Wedding in Chicago

I’ve been looking forward to Christie and Garrett’s Montgomery Club wedding since their Riverwalk engagement session earlier this year. We got a lot done during the engagement session, but their wedding day was even more action-packed. It totally flew by!

The morning started with Christie and the ladies getting ready at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North. Justin started the morning with Garrett and the guys at Godfrey Hotel.

Once they were dressed, Garrett and the guys spent the morning running errands in the rain and grabbing a drink at the hotel bar. We were up against some intermittent drizzle and cold weather so finding a little sheltered area near the hotel provided a perfect first look location and spot for family group photos. After that we stole Christie & Garrett for a few more portraits around the newly expanded riverwalk area. It was my first time in the particular spot and I’ll definitely be going back. From there, we loaded the wedding party in to the limo and headed over to Union Station for a few more portraits.

From there it was on to The Montgomery Club and it’s classically-elegant main dining space. The ceremony was really sweet with some funny moments. While the room was being flipped we moved next door for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Chinese tea culture is really beautiful, I love the formality and respect.

The reception kicked off with introductions and a beautifully choreographed first dance by Christie & Garrett before dinner. After toasts and parent dances it was time for the party. I think this might have been the most colorful dance floor we’ve had. Not only were the guests totally animated, the color in the uplighting made things look awesome.

Justin and I had a great time with Christie and Garrett all day and loved shooting our first Montgomery Club wedding. Thanks so much for letting us to tell your wedding story!

bride smiles while having her makeup done at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North

groom puts on bow tie while getting ready at Godfrey Hotel in Chicago

bride has her hair done while sitting with bridesmaids at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North

Groom is reflected in a picture frame while getting ready at Godfrey Hotel

Groom and groomsmen get ready for wedding at Godfrey Hotel in Chicago

Bridesmaids watch while bride steps into wedding dress at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North

Unique angle of groom getting ready with groomsmen

Unique angle of bridesmaids lace up the corset back of wedding dress

reflection of bridesmaids helping bride get into wedding dress at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North

Groom smiles while waiting for his wedding

groom and groomsemen run through rain on wedding day

bride and groom see each other for a first look on their wedding day with the Chicago river and skyline in the background

bride and groom pose for portraits in downtown Chicago

reflection bride and groom pose for portraits in downtown Chicago

lit portrait of bride and groom with Chicago skyline and river in the background

indoor lit portrait of bride and groom at Union Station in Chicago

indoor lit portrait of bride and groom at Union Station in Chicago

extreme wide angle indoor backlit portrait of bride and groom at Union Station in Chicago

groom watches while bride walks down the aisle during wedding at Montgomery Club

bride walks down the aisle with parents during ceremony of Montgomery Club wedding

wide angle photo of ceremony during Montgomery Club wedding in Chicago

bride and groom look out toward their guests during ceremony at Montgomery Club wedding in Chicago

Groom's parents watch wedding ceremony

Closeup of bride smiling during wedding ceremony

wide angle photo of ceremony during Montgomery Club wedding in Chicago

bride and groom walk back down the aisle after ceremony at Montgomery Club wedding

bride and groom pick up cups during Chinese tea ceremony  at Montgomery Club wedding in Chicago

groom serves tea during Chinese tea ceremony  at Montgomery Club wedding in Chicago

bride smiles while serving tea during Chinese tea ceremony  at Montgomery Club wedding in Chicago

bride and groom choreographed first dance during Montgomery Club wedding reception

lift bride and groom choreographed first dance during Montgomery Club wedding reception

wide angle  of bride and groom choreographed first dance during Montgomery Club wedding reception

bride and groom smile at each other during toasts at Montgomery Club wedding reception

maid of honor toast at Montgomery Club wedding reception

best man toast at Montgomery Club wedding reception

groom dances with mom during parent dance at Mongomery Club wedding reception

bride dances with father during parent dance at Mongomery Club wedding reception

wedding guests dance during Montgomery Club wedding reception in Chicago

bride and groom on the dance floor with awesome color up lighting during Montgomery Club wedding reception in Chicago

wedding guests on the dance floor with awesome color up lighting during Montgomery Club wedding reception in Chicago

wedding guests on the dance floor with awesome color up lighting during Montgomery Club wedding reception in Chicago

wedding guests on the dance floor with awesome color up lighting during Montgomery Club wedding reception in Chicago

wedding guests on the dance floor with awesome color up lighting during Montgomery Club wedding reception in Chicago

wedding guests on the dance floor with during Montgomery Club wedding reception in Chicago

wedding guests on the dance floor with awesome color up lighting during Montgomery Club wedding reception in Chicago

bride and groom on the dance floor with awesome color up lighting during Montgomery Club wedding reception in Chicago

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