Real Wedding: W Lakeshore Drive Chicago

On a lovely sunny day in September, Sharita and Vernon professed their love for one another in a micro wedding witnessed by their closest family and friends in downtown Chicago. Their intimate celebration served up delicious food and desserts, a plentiful bar, and a non-stop party full of smiles and happiness.

Check out Mr. & Mrs. Readus' wedding day captured by Principle Photographer - Jermaine Horton.

Getting Ready:

The morning started out with Sharita and her squad receiving hair and make-up services while sipping champagne. The groom didn't miss a beat either. Vernon and his guys ate and dressed while listening to a custom playlist created for the wedding day festivities. Both the bride and groom wanted their special day to be memorable and full of energy.

First Look at W Lakeshore Drive Chicago:

A few short hours before the actual wedding ceremony, Sharita walked towards her husband-to-be in the modern-designed lobby of the W Lakeshore Drive Chicago. You can tell by Vernon's reaction that he was very happy with her beautiful appearance.

Glam Wedding Party around Downtown Chicago:

Can I just tell you how much I enjoyed shooting this wedding party! They had the BEST energy and didn't take off running when it started to rain. LOL!

Ceremony on the Terrace of the W Lakeshore Drive Chicago:

The wedding ceremony was officiated by Sharita's grandfather. He kept everyone in the audience laughing from sharing memories of the happy couple to pronouncing them husband and wife that sunny afternoon.

Intimate and Elegant Reception Details

The wedding reception took place in the Altitude Ballroom on the 33rd floor of the W Lakeshore Drive Chicago. The creative team, directed by Dejanae Events LLC, killed this look showcasing the gold, black and ivory color palette.

Reception Fun:

This amazing night had so many celebratory moments - the cake-cutting ceremony, the couple's first dance, and the Daddy and Daughter's dance, to name a few. The 40+ wedding guests truly enjoyed themselves from start-to-finish.

Mr. & Mrs. Readus:

...and they lived happily ever after!!!

Creative Team - Venue: W Lakeshore Drive | Wedding Planner: Dejanae Events LLC | Floral Design: Juliet Tan Floral Design | Stationery: Invitation Architects | Cake: Vanille | DJ: Admit One DJs | Welcome Mirror: Calligraphy by CT | Make-up Artist: Crystal Eyez | Wedding Gown: Weddings 826

Congratulations Sharita and Vernon! #YourFavoritePhotographer

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