Wedding Ideas: Illinois Wedding

A Marine and A Hippie Tied the Knot in the Sweetest Wedding at Pear Tree Estate

August 6, 2016 | gabby

We think Paige and Allen are one of the most darling examples of “opposites attract!” Paige, a self-proclaimed hippie, and Allen, a US Marine, tied the knot at Pear Tree Estate in Illinois and incorporated ways to honor both of their perfectly harmonious personalities. A romantic color palette of crisp whites, natural greens, and delicate pinks are found throughout the couple’s wedding décor, and DIY projects keep their style unique and fresh! Photographer Pam Cooley captured every moment of the couple’s beautiful […]

Intimate Chicago Rooftop Wedding at Little Goat Diner

June 27, 2016 | gabby

This intimate Chicago rooftop wedding is so sweet and full of quirky details! When Ashley and Mike were planning their wedding, they knew Little Goat Diner‘s gorgeous rooftop and view of Chi-Town’s skyline was the perfect spot for them. Once they decided on Amanda Marie Studio‘s amazing photography skills to capture the day, the other wedding decisions fell into place and felt completely natural. We love how they kept the decor light-hearted and fun with gold dinosaur figurines scattered throughout tablescapes […]

DIY Downtown Chicago Wedding at City View Loft

May 29, 2016 | editorial team

When Bridget and Dan said “I do” at City View Loft in downtown Chicago, the most important thing to them was to make sure that their loved ones felt welcomed and ready to laugh. They wanted to truly celebrate the community of friends and family they felt so blessed to have, so they included as many people as possible in the ceremony planning as well as the decorating of the loft. During the ceremony, both Bridget […]

Vibrant and Light-Hearted Chicago Wedding at Garfield Park Conservatory

May 15, 2016 | editorial team

Ashlei and Derrick wanted an outdoor ceremony, and while researching venues in Chicago, they came across the Garfield Park Conservatory. They loved that the venue had space for both an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception; the lush greenery also helped Derrick feel like he was back home in Florida. Mark Federighi Photography captured all the fun moments from this vibrant and light-hearted celebration, and Ashlei and Derrick both agree that the most memorable part of their big day was […]

Blush and Metallic Chicago Wedding at Stan Mansion

April 20, 2016 | editorial team

Having just recently moved from Chicago to Las Vegas, Cassie and Daniel decided to say “I do” at Stan Mansion in Chicago, the city that is near and dear to them as well as their families. Built in the 1920s, Stan Mansion’s exterior is old greystone, but the ballroom is perfect for just about any celebration. Cassie and Daniel liked that it had just the right amount of old world charm and romance that they were looking […]

Industrial Garden Wedding Inspiration at Garfield Park Conservatory

March 24, 2016 | nicole

Dreaming of warmer days as winter begins to melt away? This Garfield Park Conservatory styled wedding shoot is heating things up with citrus-colored florals, a steamy greenhouse scene, and a real couple who couldn’t be more in love. Get inspired for your own day with modern details like macrame elements and an industrial garden setting, both of which we’re expecting to see more of in 2016 and beyond.  Erika Mattingly Photography captured the lush greenery and captivating […]

Vintage Industrial Chicago Wedding at Salvage One

January 23, 2016 | jackie

Amanda and Alex included their entire family in the wedding process, making it just that much more special. The bride’s mother created all of the bouquets and centerpieces, and her cousin designed all of the printed materials–invitations, Save the Dates, programs. With a color palette of rose, gold, and cream, the wedding design perfectly accentuated the vintage character of Salvage One in Chicago, Illinois. Rachel Gulotta Photography documented the gorgeous details at this one-of-a-kind wedding. The Couple: Amanda and Alex The Wedding: Salvage […]

1920s Inspired Chicago Wedding at Germania Place

December 9, 2015 | nicole

Two cultures, one beautiful couple, and a venue that transformed from a traditional Indian ceremony to a glamorous Jewish one. The 1920s inspired Chicago wedding took place at Germania Place where guests joined Aravina and Mason in tying the knot twice, each ceremony honoring their individual customs. The Indian ceremony was vibrant and full of timeless rituals and lots of smiles. During the Jewish ceremony is where the vintage styling really came in to play, with the […]

Thoughtful Chicago Wedding at Revolution Brewing

November 3, 2015 | nicole

Shannon and Tom’s Revolution Brewing wedding was a labor of love, coming together with the help of friends and family, exactly as the couple had hoped. The wedding was thoughtfully crafted, as the couple wrote their own ceremony, asked a childhood friend to officiate, and even had friends from college play the ceremony music. Luckily, Erin Hoyt Photography was there to document every endearing moment, from the first look on a bridge in Chicago to […]

Chic Urban Chicago Wedding at City View Loft

October 31, 2015 | jackie

The cozy, sun-lit atmosphere of the City View Loft in Chicago, Illinois created the perfect space for Meghan and Chris to say “I do.” This couple, with the help of their amazing planners at Five Grain Events, knocked the ball out of of the park with a one-of-a-kind urban wedding in Chicago. The bride wore an untraditional, textured gold strapless gown that blended nicely with the white florals. After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed the sweetest treats including glazed donuts and the […]