Welcome to an incredible Hotel Baker wedding! I remember visiting this venue last year with Leah to walk through and plan her wedding photos. I was so excited about how many unique features Hotel baker has. Firstly, how many Chicago region wedding venues have a river with a weir right in front of them.
Secondly, how many Chicagoland wedding venues have a dance floor that lights up from under the floors? Add in the historic nature, incredible architecture and the garden and you can see why I was excited long before wedding day.
Interestingly, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg had a Hotel Baker wedding! There is so much history here.
Leah and Chris had a wonderful outdoor ceremony overlooking the water. The entrance through the hedges and walkway was just stunning. The old stone walls and the greenery adding to the magic of the moment. We did a first look in the garden too. It is just perfection.
For a venue in the city Hotel baker has incredible sunsets. It took less than five minutes to step outside and capture some amazing sunset photos. Water and lovely architecture as well as colorful sky made me happy dance all evening as I waited to go out.
Leah and Chris had one of the best choreographed first dances I have ever seen.
After a wonderful evening of dancing and fine food I took a few moments to capture some night photos across the water when I left. I actually parked across the water so I knew I had to walk back that way and would be able to take some night exposures haha.
Here are a few more favorites from the day.