Maddie & Thomas met at Yale during grad school. She was stress about her qualifying exam coming up in 2 months so she went to a party to blow off some steam. Turns out it was the best idea ever! Because there she met him (who apparently had the sunburn of all sunburns lol.) They got to talking and really hit it off. 6 years, 2 PhD’s, 1 dog and countless memories later, they tied the knot in the lovely Shakespeare Garden outside of Chicago, surrounded by their immediate family. We followed that with some cake, champagne, a downtown stroll and some portraits, and this low-key but lovely day was absolutely beautiful! I’m so thankful they entrusted me with their memories. Congratulations Maddie & Thomas!
THE WEDDING TEAM
PHOTOGRAPHER | LAËTITIA DONAGHY
HOTEL | HOTEL ZACHARY
CEREMONY | SHAKESPEARE GARDEN
DRESS | MONIQUE L’HUILLIER (1st dress)
TUX | RALPH LAUREN
BRIDAL SHOES | TORI BURCH
ENGAGEMENT RING | TIFFANY’S
WEDDING BANDS | BOUCHERON
HAIR + MAKEUP | MODERN MAKEUP
FLORAL | SAVILLE FLOWERS
CAKE | BJORN CAKES
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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.
I love the moody spin youve put on chiCago! Heart eyes!
What a cool place to do a first look! Enjoying the GIF.
Wow this Chicago elopement is gorgeous! I am in love with your style! Sooo beautiful!!
These are gorgeous!! The dog might be My favorite- but They are all so beautIful!
Haha, mine too lol.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this intimate wedding so much! You did a great job of photo storytelling. The music was perfect with it.
Such a stunning wedding! Love they included their GSP!!!!! I love GSPS!!!!
I know, such a beautiful flower girl 🥰
The way you tell their wedding day story through photos is beautiful – love the casual city street portraits at the end!
I think those might be my favorite!
What a beautiful and classy elopement! I love these vibes. Congratulations to the couple, and many years of happiness!
Yes, it was lovely!
Omg this is beautiful! You did a fantastic job of telling their story here, and the music puts The cherry on tOp.
Thank you so much!