With a soft romantic color palette in shades of champagne, ivory, and peach, lots of long gowns and lace, and the shimmering city as the perfect backdrop, Rebecca and Mike’s Chicago wedding was a stunner! I love their gorgeous photos by Becky Brown that they are generously sharing with us today!
The Couple: Rebecca & Mike
The Wedding: 9.28.12 – Loft on Lake – Chicago, IL
What were the top three priorities for you in planning your wedding? We wanted our wedding to be unique, practical, and fun.
What was a wedding tradition that you incorporated into your wedding and why was it special? We danced to one of our favorite songs, the same one that my husband played in the background when he proposed.
Were there any places where you broke the rules in your wedding planning? Why and how did you do that? The biggest rule we broke was probably not getting married in a church. Weve been to several weddings where the couple’s names were mispronounced, so we asked a friend to officiate. He knew us both so well, and his stories truly captured our personalities and our relationship. It was hard for our parents to understand at first but after our ceremony they couldnt have been more pleased with the delivery and content.
What was your biggest wedding planning success? Our guests had a very different “wedding experience.” From the ceremony to the food to the venue, they hadnt been to a wedding like ours!
What was the most important thing that you learned through the wedding planning process and what would you tell other brides-to-be? Make a list and focus on your top priorities. That way you can save yourself a few headaches.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Becky Brown Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Loft on Lake
Officiant: Brian Moore – friend of the groom
Catering: FIG Catering
Florist: Scarlet Petal
Cake: Three Tarts Bakery
Wedding Dress: Allure
Bridesmaids Apparel & Accessories: Bourdage Pearls
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel & Accessories: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & Make-up: Taryn Shultz; Solo Salon
DJ: DJ Chicago
Lighting: Art of Imagination
Transportation: Second City Trolley
Thank you, Rebecca and Mike, for sharing the details of your lovely and unique wedding day!