Chicago Retro Styled Wedding Shoot. There is a quiet, almost secretive air around elopements. The romance is palpable in even the most modest of ceremonies. The story of Kaya and Henry’s styled elopement shoot set in a beautiful Downtown Chicago church on a splendid fall day is nothing short of magnificent.
After getting ready in their hotel, they ride the elevator downstairs to make their way to the church. Kaya wears elaborately beaded heels underneath a champagne A-line gown with sweetheart neckline and draped sleeves. She looks heavenly with a pretty pill box hat to match.
Her entire look centers around vintage elegance, including her breathtaking bouquet. Full of size and color, the creation of roses, wildflowers, and even cabbage are tied together with lovely berry-colored ribbons.
Henry wears a blue button down shirt, suspenders, dark gray pants, and a patterned bow tie. Together, the bride and groom look like a timeless pair.
After the makings of a quiet and intimate church ceremony, they pause for photos on the church property, exploring every cranny of amazing architecture.
Kaya grabs a fur stole, white gloves, and small purse to add glamor to her look.
There's lots of celebrating to be had so they change into elegant evening attire to take on the streets of Chicago.
Channeling the 1940s, Kaya changes into a glittering gold gown with an open back. She accessorizes with an antique black hat, brown leather gloves, and statement earrings.
To match the bride, Henry looks dashing in a black three-piece suit, gray tie, and black fedora. Both emulate style from another time in a modern way.
They make their way around the city as a happy and attractive couple ready to celebrate the evening away.
This styled elopement is as endearing as it gets. There's always a place for vintage elegance in weddings and no matter the setting or size, a love story is always in fashion.
Photographer: Aly Carroll Photography Makeup Artist: Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair LLC Reception Venue: Hilton Suites Chicago - Magnificent Mile Dress Designer: Reem Acra Floral Designer: Shelly Sarver Designs