Rain isn’t typically wished for on a wedding day, but I find it romantic. It brings a calm, ethereal quality to a normally fast-paced day that I truly enjoy. And so on a chilly, stormy November day in downtown Chicago, Christophe & Meredith had a chic, French-American wedding surrounded by friends and family. Meredith got ready at the stunning Viceroy Hotel and the ceremony and reception took place at the elegant Spiaggia restaurant, located at the heart of downtown on Michigan Avenue.
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Music Credit: “Longing” by Max LL. Licensed by Musicbed.
Photography | Laëtitia & Chrystl
Prep Venue | Viceroy Hotel
Ceremony Venue | Spiaggia
Planner | Lisa Jaroscak at Storybook Weddings & Events
Event Design | Fragrant Design
Hair | George the Salon
Make-Up | The Brow Boss
Bridal Gown | Neiman Marcus
Bridal Shoes | Christian Louboutin
Stationery | Studio M Creations
Calligraphy | Reenie Rose
Floral | Fragrant Design
Cake & Sweets | Toni Patisserie
Linens | BBJ Linen
Music | VIP Violin
Officiant | Meaningful Moments
Transportation | Windy City Limos
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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.
‘In French, you don’t say “I miss you.” You say “tu me m’anques” which means “you are missing from me.” I love that.’
Fabulous photos, lots of emotions and positive power!
Thank you! 🙂
HER DRESS! I love weddings like this, you captured it perfectly. <3
Thank you!! I don’t do a ton of downtown weddings but I loved it!
STUNNING!! I love how this wedding is so unique yet classy. I love her dress!!! Beautiful work!
Thank you so much! Yes it definitely had a classy downtown feel 🙂
What a beautiful wedding! You did an incredible job capturing the atmosphere. I especially love the sweetness and comfort you captured between the bride and groom. Absolutely lovely work!
Thank you so much!
Beautiful fine art!!!!
These are the most beautiful photos of a wedding I have ever seen! Each shot is a piece of art in itself.
I find it very interesting that she never looks at him in the closeup shots. Her gaze is always lowered. Is it a hint at their individual stories, how they met maybe? I’d love to know…
And actually they met out. She approached him!
Thank you so much! 🙂
Oh my gosh, your images are art! Incredible!
Thank you so much!!! <3