This year we as a nation celebrate Gay Marriage. 2015 was a very special year for so many people in the United States. After the ruling, Fotio photo booth has had the honor of celebrating some of these first official gay marriage weddings here in Chicago. Illinois became the 16th state to legalize Same-Sex Marriage. Governor Patt Quinn signed the law November 20th, 2013 took effect on June 1, 2014. State by state courts were legalizing marriage. Finally some states were understanding that marriage is about love and commitment, not gender. On June 26th 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of same-sex marriage requires all states to issue marriage licenses to all same-sex couples and to recognizes gay marriages. To be free to legally start a marriage with the one you love. To think about all the people that were waiting to make it official, we celebrate them! Below we have shared some of our same-sex marriages that we have so honorably been a part of. Love is the number one ingredient to marriage.
Fotio photo booth had the pleasure of working with these two wonderful brides for this travel themed wedding at the Adler Planetarium. We had an amazing set of vendors including Daniela Saporito with Lola Event Productions, Anna Ditton with Food For Thought Catering, Thomas Slack with Slack Photography, Alliance Bakery for the wedding cake, and finally Jeremy Scott with Sound Investment who helped with lighting and hanging the incredible vintage map backdrop which was hand picked by the brides themselves. They found it at Salvage One (one of our other favorite wedding venues!) and we tested it out ahead of time to make sure if would look amazing with Fotio. Thanks to our awesome Fotio technician Rachel Smith for taking these great pictures of our Fotio setup!
The Adler Planetarium is a memorable and elegant wedding venue located in downtown Chicago's Museum Campus. It is next to Lake Michigan and offers beautiful outdoor and indoor event rental options. The North Terrace and Sundial Plaza are a perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony or cocktail hour complete with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline. Inside the Adler your wedding guests can roam the Clark Family Welcome Gallery with its futuristic architecture and fun colored lighting. The premier indoor event space at the Adler is Cafe Galileo's which has floor to ceiling windows and is perfectly sized for a large seated wedding reception.
Since this was our first time bringing a Fotio Photo Booth to the Adler Planetarium we made an appointment and met with Michelle Eastham from Food for Thought Catering to give us a tour of the venue. The reception for this wedding was taking place in Cafe Galileo's so we needed to figure out a Fotio backdrop (we can't photograph against windows because of the glare!). Luckily we were working with Chicago Wedding Planner Elisa Juster from The Simply Elegant Group along with Chicago event decor company Atmosphere Events Group (AEG) to help us figure this out! Victoria Claus from AEG supplied some fabric/tapestry backdrop options for us to test out with Fotio. We ended up using an ornate silver/gold pattern which fit in thematically with the sleek tented wedding feel. View the full gallery of photo booth pictures from the Alder Planetarium here: http://fotio.co/5-30-15-adler