This Saturday come join me and my husband at the "Love at Breathtaking Heights" show at the Metropolitan Club.  Speaking of heights, you all should come just to support my husband, Johnny, with his, um, fear of heights.  You know I gotta keeper when he's willing to brave 64 stories to help me mingle with the newly engaged. I'm bringing albums, canvas art prints, my new Mac with wedding slideshows and giving away a free engagement session, so bring a friend and come say "hi!"

Here are more details:

Love at Breathtaking Heights 

An Exclusive Boutique Wedding Show Hosted By
The Metropolitan Club

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Mingle among Chicago's elite wedding vendors while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, signature cocktails & spectacular views.
Guests will also get a chance to experience the Willis Tower Ledge on the 103rd floor, courtesy of Skydeck Chicago.


All brides will receive a reusable bridal bag on their way into the show. The first 10 brides will also receive a complimentary dinner for two to The Metropolitan Club plus other fabulous prizes.

Winners will be drawn at 5:30pm; must be present to win.


To pre-register please contact Stephani Thompson at 312.993.2529 or  

Guests registered by January 21st, 2010 - $10
Non-registered guests - $15

Complimentary tickets for pre-registered Metropolitan Club members and children under 12

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Their chemistry is AMAZING.
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Sometimes the best way to begin such a lovely wedding is with the bride's words when she initially booked me.

"To start, I think the best way to describe Devon and myself is full laughter and love. With Devon's military schedule, we are not together a lot of the time. Every moment we have together we cherish. I envision our wedding as a fairytale. I'm just so happy to have found the love of my life and share our happiness with our family and friends. We are very easy going and laid back couple who love to have a good time.

Onto the Ceremony: I am beyond anxious to walk down the isle with my dad to Devon. I am so filled with love and can not wait to say our vows to each other to be husband and wife in front of God and our family and friends. I'm a little nervous about this however, well... because I tend to be a lil emotional and afraid the tears of happiness, joy and love will be flowing. (note to self, waterproof mascara) I have a surprise planned for the ceremony (shhhhh! Don't tell anyone!) Devon loves the bagpipes, so I have found a bagpipe player to come in at the back of the church and play after the pastor has announced us as husband and wife."

Don't you just want to hug Margie after you read such sweet, beautiful words? 

Well, I assure you, Margie looked stunning as a winter princess bride and Devon is probably one of the easiest grooms I've worked with.

Margie is also really into barns - as am I - so we braved the single digit temperatures for a few snaps. (Thank you to my second photographer, Maggie Rife, for assisting in such frigid cold.)  

This post is a little detail heavy, because I was sooo in love with the decor at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club.

I hope you all enjoy this wedding as much as I enjoyed photographing it.


Flowers - E.J. Whitney Wilson
Makeup + Hair - Efthimia Salon in Burr Ridge
Venue - Cog Hill Golf and Country Club
DJ - Toast & Jam

You can view these photos in addition to more in this slideshow.
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Margie Grube says:

OH Lauire, Devon and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos!!! Amazing job! I can hardly wait to see the rest!

(01.13.10 @ 12:33 AM)
Maggie Rife says:

Laurie, wow! Just saw the whole post! I love finding out what you captured. Oh, the details! You composed them superbly. They really add to the telling of their story. I had a great time shooting with you. Definitely worth bearing the cold-all the outside shots are beautiful.

(01.17.10 @ 07:49 AM)
Chris S says:

Wedding and Christmas, can't go wrong! Great stuff!

(05.16.10 @ 11:29 PM)
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