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.
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.
Linda helps Cari with her wedding gown.
Sims and his brother put their ties on as their dad looks on.
On to the Ceremony
Cari fights back tears.
Cari’s dad Tony keeps her laughing before they head down the aisle.
It gets dark early in the winter, so we took advantage of the remaining twilight to get a few outdoor portraits.
Reception in the Beautiful Ballroom
Tony welcomed Sims into the family.
Cari cracks up as Sims makes a speech thanking their guests.
Don’t worry, no cake was harmed as a result of their arm wrestling 🙂
Tony sat in on drums with the band. He was really good!
Cari and her mom Linda.
Theresa and her crew set out luminara candles on the drive in front of the club house. Beautiful😍
We had a busy winter, so check back soon for some fresh photos! Here’s another beautiful winter wedding: Whitney and Jamal