I was thrilled to be able to document Emily and Jordan’s wedding at The Brix on the Fox in Carpentersville, Illinois! Firstly, I had the joy of photographing Emily and Jordan’s engagement photos earlier this year and I knew what an amazing pair these two were and couldn’t wait to spend the day with them! Second, this was my first time getting to photograph a wedding at The Brix on the Fox, a venue that had been on my radar for some time!
Their wedding day started with getting ready at a hotel a short drive from The Brix. Both Emily and Jordan had rooms at the hotel so documenting their morning was a breeze. Once her beautiful wedding dress and details had been photographed, Emily stepped into her dress. This was followed by a first look with her bridesmaids, and then her parents. Her dad’s reaction to seeing his daughter in her dress was absolutely priceless!
Things wrapped up at the hotel and everyone made their way over to The Brix on the Fox. Once we arrived, the first look for Jordan was set into motion! Emily and Jordan took a few moments for themselves after the first look which is always something I suggest my couples do. It really is the last moment during the rest of your wedding day you’ll each have a quiet moment alone.
The ceremony at The Brix was located in their larger 9000 square foot space known as The Two-Sixty. One of the reasons I love this place so much is due to how they preserved the history of the building. Originally constructed in the 1800s as a dairy, the building was made from a unique yellow brick, “Haeger Yellow Brick” to be exact. At one point the building was in bad shape but it was eventually rehabbed to maintain its authentic yellow color and history. So though industrial venues are all the rage these days, The Brix has this unique twist that I love and is aesthetically it’s own.
After the ceremony, the cocktail hour was held at the bar while the main space was flipped for the reception. The reception began shortly after and was lead with some heartwarming speeches including a touching one by Emily’s father. The evening transitioned into dancing, fun, and a blue hour portrait session along the Fox River.
Emily and Jordan’s wedding The Brix on the Fox and The Two-Sixty was a special day for all involved and I couldn’t have been more honored to have had the chance to documents these memories for them.