From Carol, Jamie and Jesse’s photographer: Jamie and Jesse’s wedding was really quite the party. Great company, great food, and great music all surrounding them and their special day. It was a very warm August day with the sun shining and no rain in sight. We started at the Public Hotel which was a gorgeous backdrop for Jamie getting ready in. Their suite was a photographer’s dream, all white walls, white couches, white floor– it was stunning to say the least! Jamie and Jesse elected to do a first look, which I was so excited about. When they finally saw each other Jesse was almost speechless at her gorgeous bride and had such a big smile on her face.
Next we headed to South Pond in Lincoln Park do to Jesse and Jamie’s wedding photos of them together before the ceremony. It was the perfect backdrop of city and foliage. I love having that time to do these images before the wedding as it gives the couple more time for their portraits of them together which will adorn their walls for years to come.
From there we jumped in an uber cab and headed to Zed 451 where they were wed in a beautiful service. Jamie walked down the aisle to a cover of The Weepies’ “Gotta Have You” by Daniela Andrade. The party started right after that on the roof-top bar, which was followed by the most amazing dinner at Zed451. Imagine if a Brazilian steakhouse only served the best cuts of meat and a delicious array of cheeses, salads, and other delectable appetizers, then imagine it was all you could eat. Delicious is a serious understatement!
They danced their first dance to “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” a Beatles cover sang by Mafer Rodriguez. Jesse sang it while dancing with Jamie and they had so much fun with it! The night ended with everyone getting their dance on to the amazing music being played by the DJ while a Go-Pro made its way onto the dance floor. Congratulations, Jamie and Jesse!