On July 23rd, 2011 Stephanie Lucas & Steve Bledsoe were married at the awesome Hard Rock Hotel on Michigan Avenue!! To say this was a fun wedding to photograph and be a part of is a huge understatement! This was the most unique wedding wedding of the summer by far with such creative touches. This wedding had drumsticks as party favors, famous guitars for fun photos, a bestman named “Waterbed”, a Harley Davidson engraved wedding cake , and their adorable dog, Tucker, all decked out with his doogie bone bow tie and shades!! Stephanie did an incredible job with all these details! My wonderful second shooter, Tracy Petersen, and I started at the Hard Rock Hotel taking some getting ready shots and then made our way downstairs with everyone else for the ceremony. No string quartet for this couple… as people were waiting for the ceremony to begin they had their friend, Steve Yanula, rock out on the guitar. He did an awesome job! After the beautiful ceremony and a few formal portraits all of the guests went around town on the trolly for some fun and some pictures. We went to Olive Park for some great skyline shots and then headed over to Millenium Park for more fun under the Bean! Then we headed back to the Hark Rock Hotel where all the guests enjoyed cocktails and hor’s devours and got the chance to write special notes on records for the newlyweds. The reception was great. It was a nice intimate setting which I thought was wonderful. The decor was beautiful and the food was delicious! The rest of the night everyone danced and had an awesome time. There was a nice outdoor balcony overlooking the city streets which was also a nice addition to the ambiance of the night! I had such a blast photographing this wedding and was honored to be a part of Stephanie & Steve’s spectacular wedding day!! I wish them both so much joy and happiness together. Here are some of my personal favorites. Enjoy and ROCK ON!!!!