Today’s modern, sleek and romantic Chicago Real Wedding of Lynne and Garrett is truly a treat! With a bright color palette of white, silver, navy and hot pink (the bride’s favorite color) and crisp, dynamic photos from Chris+Lynn, it’s like a delectable wedding confection!
The Goals: Lynne and Garrett wanted to have a fun, modern, lounge-like wedding with an intimate guest list of 65 of their closest friends and family. They chose to plan a destination wedding at The Wit Hotel in Chicago so their loved ones would experience true time off and be able to let down their hair. “Although it was difficult to keep the list so small, it allowed us to enjoy the day. Your wedding day goes by so quickly… some of my best memories are being part of the party after the lights went down instead of trying to get to every table to say hello. Our guests were away for the weekend and ready for a great time. Nobody had to get to work in the morning… what a great atmosphere!”
The Design: Lynne and Garrett were going for a romantic wedding with clean modern lines and a sexy, lounge vibe at the reception. Their wedding color palette focused on using white everywhere they could, with pink used in the bridesmaids’ dresses, stationery and floral bouquets by Botanicals Chicago, silver used on the table tops, and navy in the groomsmen’s suits. I love how the vibrant colors pop in the photographs!
For wedding favors they gave out a copy of A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton which is a short story close to their hearts, which they included in the readings during their ceremony. They also gave out bags of Garret Gourmet Popcorn, which is very Chicago, and of course, the name of the groom.
Their square wedding cake from Sweet Mandy B’s was delicious – vanilla raspberry on the bottom layer and red velvet for the upper layers. For additional sweets they served fresh berries with mint and moon pies with shot glasses of cold milk.
The Look: Lynne’s wedding dress by Ines Di Santo was a very light shade of pink, her shoes from YSL and Christian Louboutin, were just plaing fabulous, and she incorporated lots of fun British traditions in her look and day, to honor her family. “I had a daisy from my Mum’s wedding gown and buttons from my great grandma’s wedding gown sewn into my dress, I wore a sixpence in my shoe, and my Mum wore a hot pink wedding hat. My nephew also presented us with a horseshoe as we walked out of the church which is a British good luck tradition.”
The bridesmaids wore hot pink Coren Moore dresses from Bella Bridesmaid with bracelets from Bebe, and the groom and groomsmen wore modern cut navy blue suits from Indochino with shoes by DSquared.
The Moments: There are so many moments that Lynne says she remembers and cherishes from her day – “Walking with both my parents down the aisle, seeing each other at the altar, saying our vows, my sister giving me a wink mid-ceremony, walking into the reception, all the toasts and dances, our late night wedding photo session, and the party! We never imagined what a fun party it would turn out to be! After such a beautiful day it was a lot of fun to see our guests let loose. We laughed so much that night.” What fun!
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Thank you so very much for sharing your wedding story with us Lynne and Garrett!
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So beautiful, original, and elegant! I love the soft shade of pink of the bride’s Ines Di Santo (one of my favorite wedding gown designers!) gown, I had to take a second look after reading – it was so soft I didn’t notice it at first from the pictures!
Gorgeous shoes!! and the love the flip flop idea, everyone can dance the night away now!!
I was going to go all white, but after seeing these photos hot pink looks pretty awesome.
That is the most amazing clutch ever. Where did she get it?
The clutch is Maria Elena. It was bought at Roma Sposa in Birmingham MI
For an intimate wedding, this is fabulously professional and well planned! Everything looks just perfect.
Absolutely beautiful photos. I love the depth of field shot under the lights, on the street.
Flip-flops – ahh, this is a couple after my own heart! LOL! I adore the fuschia color. This whole wedding is superb and the bride is simply stunning!
While the pictures are amazing, and the bride and groom are stunning (as always) they don’t even begin to illustrate how great the weekend was. A perfectly planned event for the perfect couple. xoxo
This is a GORGEOUS wedding!!! Such amazing photos!!