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Chicago Gay Civil Union at The Rookery : Patrick & Kenny

History was made on October 6, 2012 at The Rookery wedding of Patrick and Kenny Hunt.  The two grooms were the very first Civil Union, or gay marriage, to occur at the Rookery. With celebration already in the air, that just added to the already incredible celebration.  Personally, I was thrilled to witness history in the making.

Civil Union at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

The groom's prepped themselves together at The Drake before we departed for some pictures around the city and then headed toward The Rookery to greet their guests with their beautiful ceremony.

This was my third gay wedding in Chicago this year (the 4th including my own gay wedding), but not the last for 2012.  I have to admit, it doesn't seem as odd to watch two men or women marry as much as in the past.  And I am thrilled to see same sex couples going through the traditions that our heterosexual couples go through and not buck the traditions I witness most every weekend.

The two young men were brought to me by Frank Event Design, and as usual the wedding event was spectacular.  So thank you Frank for another incredible client.

But mostly, thank you to Kenny & Patrick for asking me to be there to witness and document their wedding day.

Enjoy the blog post!

Be well.

Kevin.

Kenny & Patrick Hunt

October 6, 2012
Ceremony: The Rookery
Reception: The Rookery
 

Hotel Prep at Drake Hotel Chicago for Civil Union by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Drake Hotel Chicago Civil Union Prep by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Civil Union prep at Drake Hotel Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Civil Union prep by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Kevin Weinstein Photography Civil Union prep

Grooms Prep for Civil Union by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Groom preps for Chicago Civil Union by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Chicago Civil Union by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Portrait with Urban Backdrop by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Civil Union Portrait on Lower Wacker by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Civil Union Bridal Party at Cancer Survivor Garden by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Kevin Weinstein Photography Civil Union at Cancer Survivor Garden

Cancer Survivor Garden Bridal Party by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Civil Union Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Portrait for Chicago Civil Union by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Chicago Civil Union at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Standing at Cancer Survivor Garden by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Kevin Weinstein Photography Civil Union in Chicago at The Rookery

Grooms Portrait with Urban Backdrop in Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Portrait of Grooms in a Chicago Alley by Kevin Weinstein Photography

The Rookery in Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Civil Union Ceremony at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Civil Union Ceremony at The Rookery shot by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Speech at The Rookery for Civil Union by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Civil Union Ceremony at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Exchange Vows at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Parents Watch Civil Union Ceremony at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Exchange Rings at a Civil Union at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Hold Hands during Civil Union Ceremony by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms First Kiss at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Flowers by Anthony Gowder Designs at Civil Union at The Rookery Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Swedish Bakery Cake at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Civil Union Reception at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Father's Speech at Civil Union in Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Laugh During Speech at Civil Union in Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Toast at Civil Union in Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

First Dance during Civil Union at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms First Dance at The Rookery Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Dancing at The Rookery in Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Grooms Hug after First Dance at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Mother and Son Dance at Civil Union at The Rookery in Chicago by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Mother and Son Dance at The Rookery during Civil Union by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Dancing during Reception at Civil Union at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Dancing during Civil Union by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Dancing at Civil Union at The Rookery by Kevin Weinstein Photography

Dancing at The Rookery during Civil Union by Kevin Weinstein Photography

 

Ceremony - The Rookery

Reception - The Rookery

Officiant - John Hassey 

Wedding Consultant - Frank Event Design

 

Second Shooter - Chadd Foy

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What they Said... [ 2 ]

How wonderful to have the skills to capture the emotions of the moment so brilliantly!

Nov 22, 2012  /  Polly Hunt

What a classy shoot!  I love the drama!  A long and happy marriage to these two handsome guys <3

Apr 19, 2013  /  Casey

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