Onion Pub and Brewery Chicago Suburbs Wedding

Vanessa and Kyle Wedding

Vanessa and Kyle’s wedding day was so much fun!! We were just there for the tail-end of getting ready, but were able to hustle between the girls and guys rooms to get some awesome shots of everyone.  I loved this hotel, it was classic and simple but had the perfect light for all the photos!!  Vanessa was just a blast to photograph, because she had a huge smile on her face all day long!

After getting ready,  we headed to their venue, The Onion Pub and Brewery.  Now I had looked at it online but I seriously could not believe how beautiful the outdoor space at the venue was!  It was perfect, such a gorgeous spot for an outdoor wedding (and shaded, so a huge plus for all the guests!!).  When we arrived we set up a first look, followed by some wedding party portraits and then portraits of the two of them!

Finally we headed to the most important part of the day, the wedding ceremony!! Outdoors and beautifully lit, the ceremony was perfect.  The officiant Rev. Russ was awesome and had Vanessa and Kyle and all of their guests laughing.  They read their beautiful vows, said their ‘I do’s’ and they were married!!

We shot some family group photos on the back balcony.  Then we headed downstairs to the actual brewery for a few quick, more grungy photos.  Then it was time for Vanessa and Kyle to enjoy their party, and so did we, by photographing it!!

The speeches were such a blast and everyone was having such a good time. The reactions that came from this crowd during the speeches were so much fun.  A huge part of my wedding photography style is not only photographing the event that is happening (say the speeches or the ceremony) but also capturing all your guests reacting and enjoying themselves. 

We ended the night with some fun photos back outside on the balcony with the pretty twinkle lights.  Heading outside for a night shot is always my favorite way to end a wedding day, and gives the two of you a second to take a breath together before heading back inside for the rest of the party.  Thank you Kyle and Vanessa for such a wonderful day, it was truly an honor to document it!

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Photographer: Hanna Walkowaik Photography

Venue/Catering: The Onion Pub and Brewery

Hair: Rebecca Ramey – Versed Salon

Makeup: Isabella Yunez

Florals: Thistle and Plume – Grace Koh

Officiant: Rev Russ

DJ: Cosme Becerra

Brides Dress Shop: Catherine Simms Bridal

Grooms Suit Shop: Jos A Bank

Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal

Invitations: Minted

Videographer: Studio 7 Media Productions