Summer weddings in Chicago hold a special kind of magic, and Patrick and Alycia’s celebration at Theater on the Lake was nothing short of spectacular. They met as students at Notre Dame almost 5 years ago and have loved living in Chicago since graduation.
From the outset, Patrick and Alycia’s wedding day was all about the celebration – a celebration of love, joy, and the people who mattered most. What set Patrick and Alycia’s wedding apart were all the minor details that reflected their unique personalities and made the day truly special. From claddagh rings delicately placed on cakes to including their adorable pup Lucy in some portraits, every detail was thoughtfully curated. As they dressed for the day, Notre Dame games played a role, adding a personal touch to the preparations.
After getting ready separately and heading to the church to exchange their “I Dos,” we headed out for some portraits. I really love the shots we got of the wedding party with the Chicago skyline in the background. We, of course, included Lucy in some of the couple portraits, and we got lots of pictures of the newlyweds. Then, it was off to the reception!
Gorgeous flowing florals adorned the venue and were hanging from the ceiling. Talk about a fairytale wedding! Tables adorned with candles added a warm and intimate touch, making it a setting that was as romantic as it was lively.
The festivities were kicked off with an endless menu of delectable food, late-night snacks, and a cigar bar that added a touch of sophistication. The city’s best band set the stage for a night of dancing, and a late-night DJ ensured the party continued well into the early hours.
But what truly made Patrick and Alycia’s celebration at Theater on the Lake extraordinary was the joy radiating from their guests. It was clear that every detail and effort was made with the guest experience in mind. From the laughter on the dance floor to the heartfelt toasts, the celebration was a reflection of the love that surrounded the couple.