If you didn’t know, most of the Anticipation Events team members worked at Shedd Aquarium in the past, so when we get a chance to do a Shedd wedding and the bride is a marine mammal trainer, we dive right in! (Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun…) We loved working with Elizabeth + Joe at our old and always amazing beautiful stomping grounds.
Elizabeth + Joe started the day getting ready at another Chicago icon, the Palmer House Hotel, before heading to St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in the Gold Coast for their ceremony. Since Elizabeth’s cousin is also an amazingly talented wedding photographer, she snapped tons of wonderful photos and we even got to see some from the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
After the ceremony, Elizabeth + Joe headed over to Shedd for some photos with their wedding party – and a special guest, their Great Dane – before heading inside for a wedding they will never forget. Elizabeth’s trainer friends even put together a special beluga whale presentation for the big day. After that, they traded their wet suits for some party clothes to enjoy dinner and dancing among the fishes!
*eye candy courtesy of Allison Ragsdale Photography
Elizabeth + Joe’s Vendors
Ceremony: St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church
Reception: Shedd Aquarium
Caterer: Sodexo at Shedd Aquarium
Bakery: Elysia Root Cakes
Ceremony Musician: String Theory
DJ: Crossfader King
Hair: Thomas West Salon
Make-up: Gaby Raguso
Photographer: Allison Ragsdale Photography
Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Hotel: Palmer House Hilton
Transportation: Windy City Limousine
Florist: The Flower Firm