Real Wedding: Chicago Cool at the Palmer House Hilton

portrait of bride and groom in sunglasses at Lurie Garden by Leah Moyers Photography

We think there is something so inviting and special about the relaxed vibe of this Chicago wedding celebration documented by Leah Moyers Photography. From start to finish, there’s no sign of jitters or stress from bride Jess and groom Owen. Their happiness shines through, and it’s clear that they were both so excited to marry their best friend! Their big day began at the beautiful Palmer House Hilton Hotel, located downtown in the heart of the Windy City. Jess laughs and jokes her way through getting her platinum blonde hair styled into a retro-inspired up-do and having her maids lace up her strapless gown. Just down the hall, Owen and his groomsmen don their grey suits and then kick back for hangout time and libations. All gussied up in their wedding day attire, the duo kicked off a darling portrait session. We could hardly take the excitement as Jess slowly snuck up behind Owen for a sweet first look in a courtyard canopied with trees! After sharing this special moment alone, the bride, groom and their wedding party snagged photos at some of the most beautiful places around the city, including Millennium Park, The Lurie Garden and The Art Institute Garden. Back at the hotel, Owen and Jess enjoyed a magical ceremony. Although the emotional connection shared by the couple gave the vow exchange a more serious tone, the no-fuss, fun-loving feel of their day ramped up again at their lovely reception in the hotel dining room. Weddings by Westgate arranged stunning yellow and green florals throughout the grand room, while Cake Chicago provided a gorgeous white cake accented with sparkles. Speeches shared by special guests had the newlyweds wavering between giggles and happy tears all through dinner. And, later that evening, the couple’s signature beer selection and their pumped up personalities fueled an awesome dance party with DJ Toast & Jam. Check out all the fun!

silver and green bridal clutch sitting on hotel table by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride having her hair styled into retro updo by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride in retro updo by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bridesmaid tying bride's strapless gown by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bridesmaid lacing bride's strapless dress by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
tulle bridal veil draped over grey couch by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
groomsmen dressing in grey suits by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
groom in grey suit and hunter green tie by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
groom in grey suit waiting under tree for first look by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
outdoor wedding first look in Chicago by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
Chicago wedding first look by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
wedding portrait in courtyard covered by trees by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride and groom portrait in Chicago courtyard by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography

outdoor portrait of Chicago wedding party by Leah Moyers Photography

portrait of bride and groom standing under tree in courtyard by Leah Moyers Photography

Chicago city skyline by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
wedding portrait at Lurie Garden in Chicago by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride and groom wearing sunglasses for portrait at Lurie Garden by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bridal party crossing street in downtown Chicago by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
groom waiting at wedding alter by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride walking down aisle with mom and dad by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride and groom exchanging vows at canopied alter by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride and groom exchanging vows in Chicago hotel by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
portrait of bride smiling during vow exchange by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride and groom kissing under canopied wedding alter by Leah Moyers Photography
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portrait of bridesmaids by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
portrait of wedding guests laughing by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
Palmer House Hilton in Chicago by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
cream reception dinner plate with menu card by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
signature wedding beer by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
white wedding cake with fresh yellow florals by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride and groom's first dance by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride hugging her maid of honor by bride and groom sitting at sweetheart table with cream tablecloth by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
portrait of groom holding class of liquor and winking by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride dancing with friends by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
little boy dancing with his mom at Chicago wedding by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
couple dancing at Chicago wedding by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography
bride and groom dancing at hotel reception by Leah Moyers Photography
Photography by: Leah Moyers Photography

What a terrific day! Thank you Leah Moyers Photography for sharing!

~Audra

Photographer: Leah Moyers Photography//Cake Designer: Cake Chicago//Reception Venue: Palmer House Hilton//Officiant: Rev it Up!//DJ: Toast & Jam//Floral Designer: Weddings by Westgate//

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