I cry for this wedding. Not because it happened, but because it’s over. And I won’t get to shoot it all over again. And again, and again, and again.
In the creative industry, we’re constantly told to envision our “ideal client.” After all, making sure you know who your ideal client is makes it easier to pair up with clients that are just right for you and vice versa. From now on, instead of diving into a lofty hypothetical about who my ‘ideal client’ is, I’m going to instead describe this wedding, and the people in it, from start to finish:
Two musicians, married on stage at a rock venue in Chicago’s West Loop, surrounded by over 200 of their closest friends and family. Stan’s Donuts for breakfast. Neckties handmade by a friend from repurposed flannel shirts, pictures of some of the world’s greatest musicians gracing every table. Pinball and laughter everywhere you look. Bridesmaids you’ve never met but treat you like a sister, groomsmen who laugh until their faces hurt. A dance party with so many group hugs, I lost count. A super couple that is super, super, SUPER in love, and their huge, incredible families.
This was about as magical as it gets.