A note from the photographer:

Alyssa and Krystle are a couple who bonded over language. Krystle is deaf and communicates through sign language, and Alyssa also knows how to use sign language. In addition to their shared ability to sign, they are both science teachers.

The two quickly fell in love, and we wanted to make the shoot as authentic as possible, using details they might have incorporated into their own weddings. We captured a few photos of them signing to one another in the shoot. We also sprinkled the shoot with hints of science-related details. For example, the custom stationery suite included hexagons and other soft chemistry touches.

Their first look was at a lush botanical garden. The reception venue, Room 1520, has floating molecules hanging from the ceiling. The tables numbers and escort cards used elements of the periodic table to inform guests of their seating. And there are other hints dotted throughout as well.

The goal was to give Krystle and Alyssa a classy wedding while still honouring who they are.

The shoot took place in Chicago and started off at the photographer’s studio, Nohemi Studio. There, the brides got ready and took portraits. The two ladies then headed to Garfield Park Conservatory for their first look and some pictures together amongst the greenery. Finally, the day concluded with the ceremony and reception shots at Room 1520.

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Here’s the full list of creatives:

Photography Nomee Photography | Planner Dotted Events | Baker Arlyce Giudice | Accessories Stiletto Boss | Florals Blossom and Branch Designs | Floral Wall Lil Epic Designs | Hair & Makeup  Milian Bonillo Beauty using MAC Cosmetics Assistant La’Yanna Kai| Couple Krystle and Alyssa | Rentals Blossom and Branch Designs | Stationery Paper Love Club | Stylist Stiletto Boss | Venues Garfield Park Conservatory, Room 1520 (Chicago)