Capturing Love: Cari & Gregory’s Wedding at Holy Family Catholic Church & Germania Place, Chicago

At our wedding videography company, we have the honor of capturing the most beautiful love stories in stunning venues. Cari and Gregory’s wedding was a perfect blend of elegance, tradition, and modern charm, held at the historic Holy Family Catholic Church and the sophisticated Germania Place in Chicago. Their day started with preparations at the iconic Drake Hotel, adding a touch of classic luxury to their unforgettable wedding day. Here’s a look into their special day and how we captured every moment on film.

Getting Ready at The Drake Hotel

Classic Elegance: The day began at The Drake Hotel, a landmark of luxury in Chicago. The bridal suite, with its timeless decor and grand views of Lake Michigan, provided a perfect setting for capturing the excitement and anticipation of the day.

Capturing the Preparations: Our team focused on the intimate moments of getting ready—Cari surrounded by her bridesmaids, the intricate details of her wedding dress, and the joyful interactions. Similarly, Gregory and his groomsmen prepared in style, their camaraderie adding to the day’s joy. The elegance of The Drake Hotel added a layer of sophistication to these moments.

The Ceremony at Holy Family Catholic Church

Historic Significance: Holy Family Catholic Church, one of Chicago’s oldest churches, set the stage for a sacred and beautiful ceremony. Its Gothic architecture, stunning stained glass windows, and serene atmosphere provided a majestic backdrop.

Sacred Moments: We captured the solemnity and beauty of the ceremony, from the couple’s heartfelt vows to the emotional reactions of their family and friends. The church’s grandeur added a divine ambiance to the footage, making every moment look truly magical.

The Reception at Germania Place

Sophisticated Venue: Germania Place, with its historic charm and modern amenities, was the perfect venue for Cari and Gregory’s reception. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, this venue offered elegance and convenience, making it an ideal setting for their celebration.

Highlighting the Venue: Our videography team focused on the venue’s beautiful features, including its grand ballroom, ornate details, and stunning chandeliers. These elements provided a luxurious backdrop for the evening’s festivities.

Capturing the Celebration

1. Scenic Backdrops: We made sure to highlight the unique aspects of each venue. The Gothic charm of Holy Family Catholic Church and the elegant interiors of Germania Place provided stunning backdrops for our shots.

2. Natural and Artificial Lighting: We utilized both natural light and the venue’s elegant lighting to create a warm, romantic ambiance in the video. The soft glow of the chandeliers at Germania Place enhanced the beauty of the reception footage.

3. Emotional Moments: From the couple’s first look to their first dance, we captured the genuine emotions and joyous moments that made the day special. The toasts, laughter, and heartfelt speeches were all documented to tell the full story of their wedding day.

4. Cinematic Techniques: Using a combination of slow-motion shots, dynamic camera angles, and creative transitions, we created a wedding film that was both visually stunning and emotionally compelling.

A Night to Remember

The reception at Germania Place was filled with laughter, dancing, and celebration. Cari and Gregory’s first dance, set against the backdrop of the elegant ballroom, was a highlight of the evening. We ensured that every significant moment, from the cake cutting to the final dance, was beautifully captured.


Cari and Gregory’s wedding at Holy Family Catholic Church and Germania Place in Chicago was a day of elegance, tradition, and heartfelt celebration. Starting the day at The Drake Hotel added a touch of classic luxury. It was an honor to capture their love story and create a wedding film that they will cherish forever.

If you’re planning your wedding and looking for a videographer who can capture the beauty and emotion of your special day, contact us today. We would love to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Cinematography | 312FILM
Floral & Design | Alyssa of Hello Darling