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WEDDING BLOG

Chic Urban Chicago Wedding at City View Loft

October 31, 2015 | jackie

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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 coolest candy bar. Making sure to capture every aspect of the incredible day, The Shalom Imaginative stole the couple way for a bit to shoot some amazing shots in the in subway.

The Couple:

Meghan and Chris

The Wedding:

City View Loft, Chicago, Illinois

The Inspiration:

We knew we wanted an urban, city-set wedding and we wanted to use a loft space. We love being able to call Chicago home and wanted our guests (mostly out-of-towners) to enjoy a beautiful location with a great view of the city. Luckily we found that with our venue. We wanted to created a romantic and elegant feel. Chris had a very specific look in mind which he accomplished through a custom made suit and I knew I wanted to wear gold. Our attire really set the tone for our wedding decor theme.

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The Moments:

Seeing all our friends and family out on the dance floor during the reception was amazing. It was important to us for our guests to have a great time and spend time together. We knew we had accomplished this with all our favorite people together around us dancing.

The Couple Recommends:

Our photographers, The Shalom Imaginative, for capturing our entire wedding weekend. They made us feel so comfortable and their images were stunning. Also, our wedding coordinator, Joan at Five Grain Events. She’s a pro and we were able to let her take command of our day. It went so smoothly and she had a lot to do with that. Lastly, the Sarah Seven Chicago shop was incredible to work with. They created the most beautiful dress that I felt so great in.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – The Shalom Imaginative
Event Planning – Five Grain Events
Ceremony Venue – Kitchen Chicago
Reception Venue – City View Loft
Floral Design – Steve’s Flower Market
Catering – Pure Kitchen Catering
Cake – Courageous Bakery
Officiant – Sheri Reda
DJ – RTST
Live Music – Sam Trump
Invitations – Larayne Dumlao
Makeup Artist – Civello
Hair Styling – Civello
Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven
Bridal Accessories – MadeByMaru (necklace) , BaubleBar (earrings)
Groom’s Apparel – Adrian Park Custom Clothiers
Rings – Meierotto Jewelers

A huge thank you The Shalom Imaginative for sharing Chris and Meghan’s urban wedding at City View Loft! Want to see more wedding inspiration like this? Head over to this outdoor Brooklyn wedding at The Pines!

xoxoJackie

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6 Comments

  1. Me being from the country and loving all of this city chaos is amazing! I never knew that such an urban look could be so delicate and beautiful. Usually, I would think that the business would take away from the couple.. but if anything it accents them to a tea! I love how this photographer curated their story.. you know they were in absolute AWE when they got their Wedding Images :-) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for this lovely feature! We love it! – M&C

  3. SO lovely and romantic photography.

  4. A professional photographer capturing professional photography.

  5. I absolutely love these photos! I am getting married this summer in Chicago and I am going to use these as inspiration! They look urban but delicate at the same time. Thanks so much for posting!

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