June has been a good month for beautiful weddings. Claire and Ifad’s wedding at Ravenswood Event Center was no exception this past weekend. I hadn’t met the pair in person prior to the wedding, but Claire and I immediately hit it off and it made their day a breeze. The pair got ready at the Westin Michigan Avenue, so we did their first look and portraits in the stunning courtyard of Fourth Presbyterian Church across the street. If this spot wasn’t on Michigan Avenue I would gatekeep the eff out of it, but it is a gorgeous spot for photos. Claire had her first look with Ifad in her stunning Bridal Lehenga, and made an outfit change mid portraits into her Western attire. Multiple outfit changes are so fun to photograph, so if you’re ever on the fence, here’s your sign to just do it.
Ravenswood Event Center
Following photos, the pair and their crew made their way over to Ravenswood for their ceremony and reception. I am fairly certain their ceremony was the fastest ceremony I have ever witnessed, but it gave us extra time for portraits in Ravenswood Event Center’s vintage car museum so we weren’t mad at it.
This season, I have been intentionally shooting a pack of polaroids at every wedding, and when I tell you it has been absolute magic I mean it. Not only is it a crowd pleaser, it’s a fun lil gift I can give my clients after their wedding day. Claire and Ifad’s polaroids were so good that I took them home with me to scan so y’all can see ’em.
Scroll to see some of my favorites from their wedding day!
Tell me these polaroids aren’t so cool?!!! Heart eyes.
Outfit change featuring the veil of your bridal dreams.
Two of my favorite frames from the day. So dreamy.
And don’t even get me started on THIS CAKE. The bride and her mom made it. :’)
Venue: Ravenswood Event Center
Dress: Lovely Bride
Rings: The Classic Gem
Veil: Brides and Hairpins
Bridesmaids Dresses: Revelry
All images © Arielle Gallione 2023
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