Winter Wedding at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club: Catherine & Chris

Catherine and Chris’ Winter wedding at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club was a great way to start my 2019 wedding season. It’s been a while since I shot at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club and it was great to get back out there. They’ve made some nice changes to the interior and it’s a total hidden gem that I don’t think a lot of people know about.

I started off the morning with Catherine and her mom and sister at Le Meridien in Oakbrook Center where the ladies did hair & makeup. After Catherine was ready we headed over to the venue to meet Chris and my second shooter, Justin Edmonds. We did a first look on the patio and I loved the perfect reaction with Chris’ arms and Catherine dropping the dress at just the right time.

We had enough time for a good variety of portraits and luckily it wasn’t so cold that we could still shoot a little bit outside.

The ceremony started at dusk and it made the space feel even more intimate and romantic, especially with the fireplace and candle backdrop. Dave, The Wedding Rev. kept things light and entertaining – the guests definitely enjoyed it.

During cocktail hour, we set up a back lit portrait that worked great with the snow coming down. Catherine and Chris were such troopers heading back out into the snow and cold once more!

The reception opened with a toast by Catherine’s father and first dances. We were able to make some interesting first dance photos through the fireplace and with candles in the foreground. We wrapped up with a nice little dance party that went past Quinn and Mile’s (flower girl and ring bearer) bedtime, but they didn’t care!

Justin and I had great time with Catherine and Chris and their families. Thank you both for letting me document your day!

bride has lipstick applied while getting ready for her wedding

groom adjusts his tie while getting ready for his wedding

bride laughs in mirror reflection while having her makeup done before her wedding

mother of groom puts boutonnière on son's jacket while getting ready for wedding

bride has lipstick applied while doing makeup for wedding

bride and mother look at wedding dress before putting on the dress for wedding

bride puts earring on while getting ready for wedding

father of bride reacts to seeing bride in her wedding dress for the first time

bride and groom react to seeing each other for the first time during a first look with snow in the background

groom reacts to seeing bride for the first time during a first look with snow in the background

bride and groom pose for wedding portraits in front of green coniferous bush with snow covered branches

bride and groom pose for wedding portraits in front of green coniferous bush with snow covered branches

bride and groom pose for portrait with bokeh lights in foreground

bride and groom pose for wedding portrait with snow coming down around them

bride walks down the aisle during wedding ceremony at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

groom and groomsmen watch as bride walks down the aisle during wedding ceremony at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

groom bride meet at the alter with her parents during wedding ceremony at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

bride smiles at groom during Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club wedding ceremony

colored Christmas tree lights in the foreground and bride and groom at the the alter during Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club wedding ceremony

wide angle photo showing venue with bride and groom during Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club wedding ceremony

bride and groom exchange rings

wide angle photo showing venue with bride and groom's first kiss during wedding ceremony at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

backlit photo with blue light snow coming down winter portrait silhouette of bride and groom at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

father of the bride toasts couple during wedding reception

first dance photo with candle light bokeh in the foreground during Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club wedding reception

bride and groom share first dance with view through fireplace and candles in the foreground during Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club wedding reception

bride dances with flower girl and friends during wedding reception at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

guests dance during wedding reception at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

guests dance during wedding reception at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

guests dance during wedding reception at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

guests dance during wedding reception at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

guests dance during wedding reception at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

guests dance during wedding reception at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

bride and groom dance with ring bearer during wedding reception at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

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