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Chic Wicker Park Elopement | Leah & Luke


If you want to know why I LOVE planned elopements, look no further than Leah and Luke’s beautifully sweet celebration in Wicker Park. I had been looking forward to meeting this couple from the moment I first connected with Leah. She and Luke were so down to earth and were just excited to be able to share this weekend and these memories with their families.

The group made the trek from Canada down to Chicago, with a wonderful weekend itinerary including a boat tour and lunch at Avec. Yum! We began with portraits in Lincoln Park before heading to Wicker Park to capture a bit of the neighborhood. We then made our way to The Robey for their intimate rooftop ceremony.

Leah and Luke prove that you can plan an intimate event without sacrificing on style or ‘epicness’ 🙂 Especially in a city like Chicago, where there are so many spots, like The Robey, with incredible views that will be memorable and beautiful. Be creative and ask around. You’re bound to find a location that will make your day feel completely luxurious.

On top of finding an amazing location, Leah and Luke looked perfectly chic and stylish. They also invested smartly in quality florals and professional hair and makeup. Both of which I HIGHLY recommend to anyone planning an intimate vow exchange. Because regardless of the size of your event, your marriage is a big deal and should be approached with a sense of respect. I think especially in the case of intimate elopements, you have such a unique story to tell about the day you exchanged vows. So you might as well make sure that you are proud to flaunt those photos and tell everyone all about it 🙂

Leah and Luke, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day! It was truly an honor! Enjoy your sneak peeks!

Vendor Love

Venue: The Robey

Dress: Carol Hannah

Suit: Banana Republic

Tie: The Tie Bar

Hair & Makeup: Milian Bonillo Beauty

Florals: Field & Florist

Her ring: Evorden

His ring: Foe and Dear

Film Processing: The FIND Lab

If you liked this post, you may also enjoy this colorful city hall elopement or this downtown winter elopement.

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  1. Jenni

    September 26th, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Nicole, these are stunning! They look so happy.

  2. nicole jansma

    September 26th, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Thanks so much Jenni! They were such a sweet couple!

  3. Denise

    September 26th, 2018 at 10:25 am

    These are beautiful, Nicole!

  4. nicole jansma

    September 26th, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Thank you Denise! It was such a fun morning!

  5. Elizabeth Nord

    September 26th, 2018 at 10:29 am

    This is stunning, Nicole!! Loving that bride’s dress too – GOLD detailing. 🙂

  6. nicole jansma

    September 26th, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Thank you so much Liz! Ugh I know! Gimme ALL the gold detailing pleaseeee!

  7. Tiffaney Childs

    September 26th, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Nicole, these are beyond stunning! I adore elopements like this. The light is amazing, and her florals are so dreamy.

    Seriously beautifully and elegantly done.

  8. nicole jansma

    September 26th, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    That is so sweet of you to say Tiffaney!! Thank you! And yes elopements like this are my absolute favorite to photograph 🙂

  9. Ashley

    September 26th, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Wow the colors in these photos are absolutely stunning!

  10. nicole jansma

    September 29th, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you so much Ashley! We had such pretty light to work with!