These two had a Revolution Brewing wedding that was an absolute fairytale. I couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend my Labor Day weekend!
Like so many other couples, Aubrey + Roshan had to postpone their original date. They were supposed to be married in November of 2020 and instead moved the wedding to the end of Summer in 2021. Although most of Roshan’s family wasn’t able to attend, the day was filled with an insane amount of love.
“We met through the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app,” Aubrey told me. “We had our first official date at Webster’s Wine Bar in Logan Square on January 27, 2017. It was then and there that we both acknowledged that we were looking for a serious relationship, not some casual fling. After that, we did start a serious relationship pretty quickly! Roshan met my parents in October 2017 and I met Roshan’s brother and sister-in-law in November of that year. Things continued to go extremely well over the next couple of years. We traveled around the country together as well as with family, visiting Wisconsin, New Orleans, Kentucky, Seattle, Asheville, and New York City. We’ve also always lived in Chicago together. Throughout our relationship, we’ve had so much time to grow our joint friend group, expand on our shared interests (including cooking!), and pick up new hobbies together. Our favorite is biking around the city!
Roshan visited his parents in India in Summer 2019 and officially informed them of his intentions to get engaged. We moved in together in August 2019 and shortly thereafter, we started our early wedding planning! I had always wanted a fall wedding, so we figured it was better to get a jumpstart on things. Finally, in February 2020, we traveled to India together so I could meet his parents. While we were over there, we explored Bombay and took a trip to Udaipur. During the Udaipur trip, Roshan arranged a beautiful engagement set up by Lake Pichola, complete with a private dinner and a sitar player. He popped the question that evening! While we had already booked our wedding venue, he still managed to surprise me!”
Aubrey + Roshan got ready in separate rooms at The Robey in Wicker Park. After snagging some photos of each putting on their wedding attire, Roshan came up to the room to see his bride for the first time. They were both emotional as they sat together and read notes the other had given. I personally always love being able to capture those super intimate moments so my couples can look back on their day and relive it all.
Since their first date was at Webster’s Wine Bar in Logan Square, we drove over to reenact that magical evening. Having my second shooter with me meant that we could get a bunch of different angles all within a small window of time. I love seeing all of those photos together! From there we took some portraits along the Logan Boulevard and finished up at the Greetings From Chicago Mural. Since their Revolution Brewing wedding was also taking place in the same neighborhood, we didn’t need to go far. I really enjoy any good excuse to avoid traffic!
They kept their ceremony short, but it was most definitely sweet. Folks were able to grab a drink for cocktail hour before sitting for dinner and listening to speeches. Aubrey + Roshan had so many folks say kind words about them. It was lovely to hear all of the amazing things said by the people whose lives have been impacted by them. Once everyone was finished with dinner, the couple hit the dance floor for a well-executed first dance that had been rehearsed for months! The rest of the guests then joined them on the dance floor as Aubrey + Roshan partied the night away. You could truly feel the incredible amount of love in this room. I loved documenting their Revolution Brewing wedding and I can’t wait to see what’s next for them! :)
Getting Ready Location: The Robey
Dress: Kirsten Paige
Suit: Nicholas Joseph
Hair + Makeup: Rare Bird Beauties
Ceremony, Reception + Catering: Revolution Brewing
DJ: Gold Noise DJ’s