Christine & Jim | An Elegantly Luxe Chicago Wedding
There’s something fairy tale about Christine & Jim’s wedding. The details are so lush, the bride is divinely beautiful, the lighting is just right… The way Cassandra Eldridge captures the love Christine & Jim share is utterly romantic– and it’s just that swoon-worthy, breathtaking feeling shared in these images that we all want to feel on our wedding day!
From Cassandra: “I’ve decided that we’re not signing the marriage license…” Christine said to me. “That way, we’ll just have to do this all over again! And again, and again..” And who can really blame her for wanting this repetition? Christine and Jim hosted what was one of the most intimate and loving weddings that I’ve had the pleasure of attending/working, and still to this day, I get chills at the words that were exchanged, the glances that were shared, and the magic that was flowing throughout Fulton’s on the River, every which way you looked. Even with some pouring rain taking away our outdoor photo opportunities, the alternate plan was perfect. To be honest, anything would have been perfect. The happiness and the pure joy and celebration of everyone involved in this day, could have made standing in a field full of mud, absolutely amazing.
“During the ceremony, their sweet friend Patrick had the honor of bringing these two together, and during his description of their love, he pinpointed a conversation that he had shared with Jim long before any of this had started. Jim said that all he needed for a complete life was a dog and a boat. Both of which he had. Then, quickly, he realized that something sufficient was missing. Christine was missing. So as they stood side by side at the altar, holding hands and locking eyes with one another, he vowed that now, his life was complete. He has a dog. He has a boat. And from here on out, he has his best friend by his side for the rest of his life. His words, not mine.”
“Christine and Jim weren’t what you would call high school sweethearts; however, they did date during that time– even went to prom together! Who would have thought all those years ago, that his girlfriend for a time in high school would be the woman that he would get to marry. I like to think that in the back of his mind, Jim already knew. Christine, too.”