Longue Vue Club Wedding

In many ways Cari and Sims’ Longue Vue Club wedding was the perfect way to begin what was a busy winter season.  I’ve said before that I love winter weddings – it just seems that there is a wonderful celebratory feeling to having a wedding outside of the traditional busy season.  That said, Longue Vue Club is a very lovely place to have a wedding at any time of the year.  Everything was coordinated to perfection by my friend Theresa Kaufman – a great event planner.


portrait of a bride and groom on the hill high above the allegheny river

Cari and Sims are very busy professionals who live in Chicago, so I know that they relied heavily upon Theresa working with Cari’s lovely mom Linda to make the event come to life.  I relied on my buddy James Knox to help me photograph the wedding and, as always, it was wonderful to work with him.

Getting Ready

The historic stone clubhouse at Longue Vue Club

a bride has her makeup done in the ladie's locker room at Longue Vue Club before her wedding

a groom shares a laugh with his brother before his wedding

Linda helps Cari with her wedding gown.

A bride's mother helps her with her wedding dress

Sims and his brother put their ties on as their dad looks on.

groom gets dressed in the men's locker room at Longue Vue Club

On to the Ceremony

a bride holds her dress as she walks up a flight of stairs

A groom and his best man cast long shadows as they walk to the over to the ceremony at Longue Vue Club

Cari fights back tears.

a bride fights back tears before her wedding at Longue Vue Club

Cari’s dad Tony keeps her laughing before they head down the aisle.

a bride and her father share a laugh just before her wedding ceremony

a bride and her father walk down the aisle during a wedding in the grand ballroom at longue vue club

a groom whispers to his bride during their wedding ceremony

a bride and groom laugh during their wedding ceremony


It gets dark early in the winter, so we took advantage of the remaining twilight to get a few outdoor portraits.

portrait of a bride and groom outside during a winter wedding

portrait of a bride and groom beneath one of the arches at Longue Vue Club

Reception in the Beautiful Ballroom

First dance.

a bride and groom during their first dance

Tony welcomed Sims into the family.

a groom is toasted by the bride's father

Cari cracks up as Sims makes a speech thanking their guests.

a bride and groom make a speech during their wedding

Parents dances.

a groom dances with his mother while a bride dances with her father during their wedding

Don’t worry, no cake was harmed as a result of their arm wrestling 🙂

a bride and groom arm wrestle before cutting their cake

a bride and groom dance in the grand ballroom of Longue Vue Club

Tony sat in on drums with the band. He was really good!

a bride's father plays the drums with the band during his daughter's wedding

guests dance during a wedding

Cari and her mom Linda.

a bride and her mother dance during her wedding

a bride and groom dance during their wedding

Theresa and her crew set out luminara candles on the drive in front of the club house.  Beautiful😍

luminaria on the drive outside of Longue Vue Club

We had a busy winter, so check back soon for some fresh photos! Here’s another beautiful winter wedding: Whitney and Jamal