Annie & Ryan's Luxurious Summer Tent Wedding

Annie and Ryan’s wedding, featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Inside Weddings, is available on newsstands for a few more weeks! Don’t miss this beautiful magazine, full of many inspirational photographs and articles.

Northerly Island was the perfect backdrop for Annie and Ryan’s rustic, city wedding. The couple shared an intimate afternoon overlooking Lake Michigan and exchanged vows in a tent with a view of the Chicago skyline. Their mutual love for Bruce Springsteen was incorporated in both their ceremony readings and their first dance. Annie and her father enjoyed an epic father-daughter dance together. They danced and sang their hearts out to “Thunder Road” by Springsteen. It was a moment in time no one will soon forget.

Want to see more images from this extraordinary wedding? Here are a few more of our photographs from that magical day.

Annie and Ryan's wedding is now online. For a sneak peek of the Summer issue, visit Inside Weddings.

Consulting: Jennifer Anderson Events, Photography: KingenSmith, Venue: Northerly Island, Make-up artist: Nicole Cap & Rachel Elmore McGuire, Hair: Renee Feldman, Wedding Gown: Oscar de la Renta, Bridal Salon: Ultimate BrideWedding Dresser: Caroline Shaw, Menswear: Jhilburn Company, Lee Allison, Mothers Gown: Oscar de la Renta, Floral Design & Decor: Vince Hart of Kehoe Designs, Entertainment: Cagen Music,  Lighting: Frost LightingLinens: BBJ Linen, Videography: I Do Films, Cake: Cake Sweet Food Chicago, Catering: Calihan Catering, Calligraphy: Stacey Shapiro Calligraphy


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