Photos from a Steampunk Wedding

February 27th, 2017

I worked with this really fun couple last fall on their wedding at the Levy Center in Evanston.  They did everything to their own personal taste, so it turned out really wonderful.  Check out these photos.

You could tell right off that this was not going to be an entirely traditional wedding.  Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

You could tell right off that this was not going to be an entirely traditional wedding. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Rabbi Debra Nesselson was their terrific officiant. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Rabbi Debra Nesselson was their terrific officiant. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The bride carried a decorated lantern instead of a bouquet.  Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The bride carried a decorated lantern instead of a bouquet. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Can you tell that they were a little excited? Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Can you tell that they were a little excited? Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Since both bride and groom are gamers, here's the bride with her wedding dice. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Since both bride and groom are gamers, here’s the bride with her wedding dice. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Instead of spending a lot of money on decorations, they asked their guests to dress up.  Here's their MC. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Instead of spending a lot of money on decorations, they asked their guests to dress up. Here’s their MC. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Table decor was appropriately goth. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Table decor was appropriately goth. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Here's another look at the decor. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Here’s another look at the decor. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The MC helps a member of the wedding party give a toast.  Yes, it's actual toast. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The MC helps a member of the wedding party give a toast. Yes, it’s actual toast. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Of course there was dancing. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Of course there was dancing. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There were also games for the guests. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There were also games for the guests. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There was no cake at this wedding, but this is what decorated the ice cream bar. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There was no cake at this wedding, but this is what decorated the ice cream bar. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Gratitude!

February 20th, 2017

I am so fortunate to work with wonderful clients.  I was privileged to work on some exceptional weddings in the last year, and I’m very grateful to have been able to help such terrific people get married–in all sorts of settings and in all their own different styles.  I’m looking forward to working with even more lovely clients this year.  Will you be one of them?

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(Photo credits: 1 & 2 by anonymous photographers; 3: Photo by Studio Finch Photography, www.studiofinch.com; 4: Photo by Ryan Timm Photography; 5: Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.)

What the Heck?

February 14th, 2017
Too bad you can't see the Van Galder bus fighting through traffic in this skyline view!  Courtesy of sprungphoto.com.

Here’s a pretty picture of summertime in Chicago to distract you from all the blog glitches. Courtesy of sprungphoto.com.

If you’ve been following closely, you might have seen all the articles I had posted in 2017.  And then you would have seen a database error.  And now there’s nothing back to the beginning of the year.  What’s going on with my blog??

Well, as one of the posts that never appeared said, I’m in the process of getting a new website, and I have a lovely new website hosting company to go with it.  I’m very happy about all these things.  But transferring a website from one hosting company to another can be tricky, and sometimes it doesn’t work perfectly.  Ah, the things you learn being a small business owner!

I’ll try and catch all of us up on what got lost in the next few weeks, so please check back.  I hope to be back to business very soon, writing about weddings and events, rather than about technical issues.  Thanks for hanging in there with me!