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Kelsey & Zach | Intimate Chicago Wedding at Morgan’s on Fulton

August 21, 2022

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a photo of couple on their wedding at the emily hotel in chicago illinois

This wedding. (!!!!!) Not only was it an absolutely perfect day from start to finish, it was a reminder of why I love this job so much. Kelsey and Zach are 100% my kind of people (if you didn’t already see their engagement photos, click here) and their day was a true reflection of their personalities from start to finish. Simple but elegant (peep their FLORALS!!!), easy going, and full of love and laughter. They chose to do a first look prior to their ceremony and opted not to have a wedding party which was such a breath of fresh air. We were able to walk around the West Loop and take our time with wedding portraits, and made the best pit stop for Jeni’s limited edition Wedding Cake ice cream. When we returned to the hotel, all of their immediate family was waiting for them in the lobby and we knocked out all of their family photos prior to making our way to Morgan’s on Fulton, one of my favorite little venues in the West Loop.

Their ceremony and reception was perfect. You could feel how intimate this wedding was and how deeply loved they are by every guest in attendance. Zach can’t eat gluten, so they opted for a champagne tower instead of cake which was amazing, and the best late night snack I have ever had at a wedding: Small Cheval. Amidst me bracing for a very busy September and October, Kelsey and Zach’s day was everything I could have asked for and more. It was SO HARD to pick favorites, but scroll to see a little peek at their day:

loeffer randall wedding block heels
Like… how freaking stunning is Kelsey?! The most stunning, simple dress paired with the most beautiful color palette of florals.
ROO. So happy they got to share a moment with their sweetest girl.

Vendor info:

Hotel: The Emily Hotel

Venue: Morgan’s on Fulton

Photography: Arielle Gallione Photography

Second Photographer: Austin Sowell

Planning: Simply Elegant Group

Florals: Atmosphere Events

Hair and Make-up: Pin Me Up Chicago and Holly Pink

Bride’s Dress: Alice in Ivory

Bride’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall

Band/DJ: Beat Mix Music

All images © Arielle Gallione 2022

  1. rosie robbins says:

    Absolutely fabulous! Zach’s grandmother

  2. Julian & Maricela Gomez says:

    Congratulations!
    looks like a wonderful wedding. We wish Zac and Kelsey
    a long happy marriage. If you come to South Texas, make sure to visit. Maybe we will see you in Dallas in Oct.

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You can usually find me home with my golden retriever or day dreaming of my next trip to Italy.

I am a firm believer in living life with purpose and never missing the opportunity to experience something new. The Meyers-Briggs test says I am an ESFJ, and my friends say I am the person they come to when they need comfort, advice, or fresh baked goods. I consider myself an empath, so special moments you share with your loved ones will likely get me all teary eyed and sentimental. I am not here to pretend life is picture perfect, but to capture genuine emotion and create timeless pieces of art to decorate your home. I’m constantly striving for perfection, but have a calming personality and am relatively easy going. 

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