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Welcome, I'm Lisa! Wedding and portrait photographer, wife, mama, and J.Crew's biggest fan. I'm here to make sure your photos are oh-so classic with a pop of emotion. Photography aside, I'm a Chicago girl through and through. I love shopping, live in flats, and believe a manicure is always a good idea. On the blog, you'll find recent sessions, tips for brides, and life/studio updates. Grab a mug of coffee and stay awhile! I'm so glad you're here.




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Tropical Inspired Crystal Gardens Navy Pier Wedding


Hello friends!  Have you ever wanted to get married in Hawaii?  But just couldn’t imagine planning a destination wedding?  Well, I have the solution for you.  Bring the tropics to you!  This tropical inspired Crystal Gardens Navy Pier Wedding will get you feeling like you are getting married in Hawaii!!  I can’t wait to share all the island vibes with you!

This stylized wedding was created by Heather Benge Events.  And was inspired by The Crystal Gardens Navy Pier venue.  With its palm trees and beautiful atrium, what better spot to celebrate tropically.  Enjoy the photos and don’t forget to comment at the bottom to let me know what your favorite part of the post is!!

Enjoy these photos!

First is this gorgeous wedding invitation suite that was created by Emery Ann Designs.  I love all her floral detail and the pops of green!

Meet Anna DeBlecourt, the beautiful bride of the day!  She actually just recently got married to her boyfriend who was also a part of this shoot!  They are just the cutest!
All this vibrant color is so beautiful!
I could get used to sitting in a chair like this!  Pass me my Pina Colada!
Obviously these two are just the cutest!
Next up is this reception table!  Take a look at that amazing centerpiece!  Those are some flowers!
Yes, please to all of this.
These flowers are seriously amazing! Intrigue Teaches really nailed this tropical vibe!!
And we just had to get some photos of Chicago’s spectacular skyline.
In conclusion, if you are dreaming of a tropical wedding, why not bring that tropical vibe to you!!!



Lastly, thanks so much to these amazing vendors that made this shoot possible!

HostStyled Shoots Across America (Instagram; @styledshootsacrossamerica)

Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events (instagram: @heatherbengeevents)

Assistant Coordinator: Urban Allure Events (instagram: @urbanallureevents)

Venue: The Crystal Gardens (Instagram: @navypierchicago)

Flowers: Intrigue Teaches (Instagram: @intrigueteaches)

Rentals & Decor: Boho Blush (Instagram: @bohoblushevents)

Makeup: Makeup by Natalie (Instagram: @nataliemay.mua)

Hair: Unfading Beauty by Julia (Instagram: @unfadingbeautybyjulia)

Linens: Nuage Designs (Instagram: @nuagedesigns)

Stationary: Emery Ann Design (Instagram: @Emeryanndesign

Calligraphy: Things Unseen Designs (instagram: @thingsunseendesigns)

Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design (Instagram: @lindsaymariedesign)

Floral Lollipops: Flour & Fig (Instagram: @flourandfig)

Paper Flowers: Floral by Emily Jane (Instagram: @floralbyemilyjane)

Gown: Alyssa Kristin Bridal (instagram: @akristinbridal)

Cake: Chicago Custom Cakes (Instagram: @chicagocustomcakes)

Shoes: David Tutera Footwear (Instagram: @davidtuterafootwear)

Models: Bride & Groom: Anna DeBlecourt & & BF (instagram: @annadeblecourt)

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