What should your wedding day be about? (Well, really it’s up to you. It’s your day after all, so don’t listen to me or anyone else.) That being said, asking any wedding vendor’s input is a smart idea, because we see a lot of them and what that means is we get to see what other people experience, and more or less what we notice brought them joy or regret. What I’ve noticed is that it’s not about the “stuff,” it’s about the moments, the people, and the connections. If you can focus on that, your day will be incredible no matter what.
I feel like Ted and Chelsy’s day was full to the brim of just those things. They had friends, family, and so much love around, you could feel it. I feel like they were really able to focus on that 100%. Heck, they even lost power and they didn’t sweat it! (Well, not literally, because it was the ACTUAL hottest day of the year in Chicago, and the cause of the power outage. That part sucked.) So, actual sweating was happening, but in terms of attitude, there was none, because Ted and Chelsy are THE SWEETEST PEOPLE I have ever met. I fell in love with them IMMEDIATELY upon meeting them for their engagement session. (PS: Ted and Chelsy, can we be friends now? And I’m not just saying this because I also fell in love with your dog, but also OMG YOUR DOG.) But back to the wedding (I might have ADHD.) They danced, laughed, and cried more times than I can count (*cough* I mean, except Ted. Ted was a man.) And can we talk about how BANGIN’ Chelsy looked?! I mean dear Lord! (Good job Ted, good job.) Guys, I wish you SO MUCH love & happiness. Congratulations and thank you so so much for inviting me to be a part of your day!
Check out their story below. Gallery here.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Main Photographer | Laëtitia Donaghy
Second Photographer | Tennile Sunday
Wedding Planner | Wedicity
Venue | Morgan’s on Fulton
Dress | Aterlier Pronovias (designer) from Designer Loft (shop)
Hair + Makeup | Kate Johnson Artistry
Florals | Stemline Creative
Cake + Cupcakes | ECBG Cake Studio
Mini Donuts | Ipsento
Band + DJ | Larry King Orchestra
Décorations | Stemline Creative
Seating Chart | Little Fox Paperie
Place Cards | Paper Love Club
Catering | Publican Quality Meats Catering
Transportation | Way To Go Trolley & Bus Rental
Street art from bridal portrait (wings) by @jennyvyas & @no_vwlz
Want to see more work? Peruse the blog, or check out my portfolio.
Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.
“Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings
With the friends that turned into family.”