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Lisa and Ben's Retro 40s Style Wedding

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1940s Vintage Style Wedding at John Hancock Center - Images by Wedding Creativo

A Sunday brunch was the setting for Lisa and Ben's wedding atop the John Hancock Building.  This creative couple went with a 1940s era feel, with the bride's cute short dress, "something blue" vintage-style shoes, and matching cocktail hat.   Ben had a complimentary Mad Men look to his sharp slate gray groom's suit.

Something I'll always remember about this wedding was when we all started to sing for the processional.   There was a bit of a glitch with the sound system just as Lisa was linked arm-in-arm with her dad. So when the waiting became prolonged, we all started to sing "going to the chapel and we're gonna get married"  (The Dixie Cups "Chapel of Love").  It was a lovely moment with everyone participating in the impromptu serenade as the bride finally got to make that walk to meet her groom.  Things like this usually have a way of working out, so it was a great example of a couple who could laugh and just enjoy whatever happened on their wedding day.

Anita Vaughan officiated a heartfelt ceremony, which was customized with readings that expressed Ben and Lisa's personalities and unconventional style.

The brunch was followed by a casual afternoon after-party at a small Ukranian Village bar.  On the way we took some creative portraits with the newlyweds as we headed in a cab across town.

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Elaine and Steve's Wedding

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Offbeat Wedding at A New Leaf - Images by Giorgio Ventola

Creativity was set for warp speed for Elaine and Steve's wedding! We started out the day with a first see at the Belden-Stratford, followed by a fun walk through the zoo where we were lucky enough to have the carousel all to ourselves, before dashing off to A New Leaf for their cocktail-style wedding and reception.  With a the groom's binary code ring, brides antique-styled green gemstone ring, totally awesome wedding sneakers, the ceremonial handcufs, wedding pies (instead of cake) by Hoosier Mama Pie Company, with pie topper made by the bride and groom, reception farmer-style auction, rad tunes by Toast and Jam DJs, and so much was a blast!

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