Monday, August 09, 2010

Lynne+Garrett=Hot! | Destination Wedding Photographers Chicago

CHRIS+LYNN Destination Wedding Photographers

Hot day (90+ degrees in Chicago - whew!), hot pink, and a super-hot couple - what more could we ask for during our first windy city destination wedding? Well, how about a bride who couldn't stop smiling, a groom who couldn't stop gazing at his new wife, and a couple who couldn't hide their excitement to finally be together if they tried!

And no wonder - Garrett, a pro hockey player originally from LA, and Lynne, a sports therapist born in Ottawa, are always on the road for work and rarely in the same city together. Over the past year, these two had the adventure of a cross-country relationship not to mention also organizing a wedding! They chose Chicago because it is one of their favorite cities, the place they got engaged, and also conveniently located somewhere in between their two hometowns.

Despite the long distance planning, the day went off without a hitch with the collaboration of a great group of  vendors including the planning team of Lola Event Productions, florals by Botanicals Chicago, videography by Laura Ann Cinema, and everyone at The Wit Hotel.

Here are some of our favs from the day (so hard to choose!).

First up, some swoon-worthy details:

Getting ready!


My fav of Lynne from the day.

Garrett rocking his bowtie.

Ready to see his bride for the first time.

First Look in downtown Chicago.

I love this sequence.

We found some respite from the heat beneath the Millennium Park Pavilion.

What a great space - loving the lines here.

Garrett & Lynne have a special love story about a friendly dragon who warmed the heart of a fierce dragon - I'm pretty sure this was the smile that melted fierce dragon's "ice cage"...

Under the Chicago L with the wedding party. The girls looking gorgeous.

And the guys looking smooth.

The Wit let us take over their lobby before everyone headed out to the church.

Love this moment between Lynne & her father before the ceremony.

We do.


Bubbles & a lucky horseshoe from Lynne's nephew.

Super-sexy lounge vibe at the reception at The Wit.

First Dance.

Smiles and tears during the parent dances.

It's always fun to sneak out for some romantic night shots.

Congratulations, L+G!


Meagan said...

Chris and Lynn...
I just wanted to write and thank you, because 5 years ago today you took our wedding photos and were our only witnesses at our "destination wedding" in Vancouver. I will never forget how wonderful you were both as witnesses and as photographers. I think it is AMAZINGLY ironic that on our 5 year anniversary, I find you shooting a destination just about an hour and a half from where we live? Interesting, no?

Of course, the photos are stunning, as always, and we just want you to know that we are thinking of you and appreciate you being there for us 5 years ago. We are now the parents of a beautiful 2 year old daughter, Ardyn (soon to be 3!) and a very handsome 17 month old son, Marek.

Safe Travels!

Evan and Meagan Johnson
Married just off Ferguson Point
Stanley Park
August 9th 2005

Rob Munroe said...

Beautiful couple, and wedding. C+L, you never cease to amaze me with your work.

Lynn said...

Meagan! Thank you so much for your comment! I have to say it made me a teensy bit teary-eyed - it means so much to know that years later, your images and experience with us are still special to you. Happy anniversary & congratulations on your family, and thank you for making my night ~ Lynn

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer said...


I totally fall in love with this photography. Awesome photography. Congtraz for newly wedding couple, you both are looking good with each other.

J+J said...

Gasp! Gorgeous!

Will Pateman Photography said...

Fantastic images..loving the detail shots.

Michele B said...

Uber fabulous job as always your guys!

Melanie said...

That moment on the bridge + the processing + the persepctive = perfect photo! Gorgeous set of images.

Miami Wedding Photographer said...

Chris and Lynn,
Beautiful!!! I think it summarizes what I honestly think! Bravo!
Otto far from the South... :)

Zach and the Jodster Gray said...

Incredible set guys! Very cool and killer color.

Amira Harris said...

Gorgeous photos. What beautiful detail shots and the bride and groom are stunning.Bravo to you for capturing the day perfectly.

Invincy said...

i love your work guys

JPayne said...

Beautiful clean photos. A real inspiration. Well done.

JPayne said...

Beautiful clean photos. A real inspiration. Well done.