Chicago Rookery Wedding Photography: Molly & John
Molly and John chose the Chicago Rookery for their wedding, and what a beautiful statement it is! Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, The Rookery was filled with sunlight, gorgeous staircases, and this happy couple in love!
I asked Molly and John for some details of their story!
How we met: We met totally randomly at a bar. A bouncer sat Molly and her friend next to John and his friend at the bar. We’re both lawyers, and in casual conversation Molly used a word that only lawyers use, which opened a door to conversation, which has just kept opening ever since.
Why we got married in Chicago: Foremost, we currently live here (we met here and have lived here during the entirely of our relationship). John’s family is from the East Coast and all still pretty much live on the East Coast. We wanted to show off this phenomenal city that has been our home for the past decade.
Why we chose to have our reception at the Rookery: As noted above, we’re from Chicago, but many of the guests are not from/have never been to Chicago before. We wanted to give them a true, authentic, downtown Chicago experience. A Frank Lloyd Wright building, in the Loop, fit the bill. And, it’s a gorgeous space to boot. After looking at a handful of venues downtown–including event spaces and hotels–it was the first choice on both of our lists.
The biggest memory we have of our day: I think we each have a ton of little memories.
Some of John’s little memories: hanging out with my family before the wedding; I got to welcome guests coming into the Church, so it was great to see people one by one as they came in; before the reception Molly and I had a back room with some horsdeouvres and drinks, and we went back there for a few minutes–basically our only alone time for the day, and it was great just to be together in our own space while everything else was happening a few feet away
Some of Molly’s little memories: getting ready with my mom, sister, and a close friend early in the morning (an awesome group to channel the excitement), waiting in the basement of the church with my parents and sister the 40 minutes before the ceremony as all the guests were filtering into the church above us; watching John as I walked down the aisle and whispering to him when I got to him at the end of the aisle; having a few private moments with John right after the ceremony in a room off to the side of the church, the three tremendous speeches–my Dad’s, my sister’s, and John’s brother’s; dancing with my Dad to then have all the guests flood the dance floor; all of the love surrounding us that day.”
Thank you so much, Molly and John! Best wishes on your continued happiness, and thank you for including us to document your day! Check out your wedding photographs published on Borrowed & Blue
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