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 andlibations. 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!