Cancer Survivors Garden Wedding Tag

Chicago wedding cinematography

Annie + TJ // St. Alphonsus + Ravenswood Event Center


Chicago Wedding Videographer Review
Chicago wedding cinematography

Annie and TJ first saw our work when a friend sent them a link to our wedding trailers. They both immediately fell in love with our style of storytelling, but Annie’s hopes of having us document her wedding day quickly disappeared when she realized we were out of their budget.

Little did Annie know that TJ had later contacted us to reserve their date and asked us to keep the big secret. A few weeks before their wedding, TJ brought out his laptop, logged onto the Delack Media Group wedding blog and showed Annie one of our latest trailers. Annie looked at TJ and smiled. “I know where this is going,” she later told her friends about that moment. TJ broke the news to her that he had hired us to film their big day. Needless to say, Annie was ecstatic.

Heavenly music from the Magical Strings of Youth filled the air at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Chicago) for Annie + TJ’s wedding ceremony. They also incorporated a few Filipino wedding ceremony traditions. The wedding coins (Arras or Arrhae) symbolize mutual support and responsibility. The veil is a symbol of the couple’s unity (being “clothed as one”), and the cord is placed over the heads of the couple and draped over their shoulders to signify the couple’s bond.

After the ceremony, we went to the Cancer Survivors Garden for shots with their wedding party. Then, everyone danced the night away at the Ravenswood Event Center. Annie + TJ: thank you for entrusting me to capture your day. I hope you enjoy watching your wedding trailer and film for many years to come!

Ceremony: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Chicago, Illinois)
Reception Venue: Ravenswood Event Center
Bridal Prep Location: Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites
Makeup: Danielle Gentile with Made Up
Ceremony Orchestra: Magical Strings of Youth
DJ: DJ Chris Mix
Photographer: Morgan Matters Photography
Cinematographer: Delack Media Group

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Chicago Wedding Cinematography at Germania Place

Alyssa + Israel // Germania Place Chicago


Chicago Wedding Cinematography at Germania Place

Alyssa & Israel knew each other for many years. As Alyssia’s father told the story, Israel took many years to propose because the engineer in him needed to plan everything out. All that planning definitely paid off. There were so many nice touches that Alyssia & Israel included in their wedding. With this trailer, we tried to encompass just a sample of them. One of the most beautiful “first look” locations in Chicago is at the Cancer Survivor’s Garden in Millennium Park. As Alyssia walked underneath the towering archway, Israel stood at the bottom of a staircase, waiting to see his future bride for the first time on their wedding day. Several people spoke at the reception & teared up while talking about the couple. One of the reception highlights included a surprise mariachi band, which Israel always wanted at his wedding. Alyssia and Israel, we hope you enjoy this trailer as a wonderful memory of your beautiful day.

Planning/Coordination: Big City Bride
Venue: The Germania Place
Accommodations: Hotel Indigo
Makeup: Katie Oates of Luxe Hair Lounge
Hair: Nicci Loiacono of Luxe Hair Lounge
Florist: Bloomingfields Florist
Priest: Reverend Michael O’Connell
Photobooth: The Traveling Photobooth
DJ: Monastero Entertainment
Mariachi Band: Mariachi Real de Jalisco
Bridal Party Transportation: Windy City Trolley
Photography: Robyn Rachel Photography
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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