standing at the end of the stairs | jessica & aaron

Chicago boasts some very impressive architecture. The iconic Wrigley Building, eccentric finds like the Emil Bach House by Frank Lloyd Wright, historic Kinzie Street bridge, and the Board of Trade building--a dramatic backdrop featured in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight--are just a few of the pieces that characterize "The City of Big Shoulders". The Rookery Building is no exception.

At only twelve stories tall, it's not the most impressive building, size-wise. What stands out, however, is its geometry, texture, and sheer attention to detail. It's stunning.

This is the first edit where we used the Father of the Bride's speech as a major piece for our narrative. We didn't realize it at the time, but as he addressed the guests, and then turned his attention to his daughter and son-in-law, we were capturing the defining moment where a father realizes that his little girl is all grown up. It was simply too good not to include in their story.

We know you'll enjoy this one. Chicago, its architecture, and especially The Rookery have their history, but it's merely the backdrop for the people at the end of those historic stairs.

Location: Chicago, IL | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Rookery Building | Wedding Photography: Kenny Kim | Event Planning: Clementine Custom Events | Flowers: Scarlet Petal | Design: Art of Imagination