When we got the call to coordinate Emily + Brandon’s wedding, we were ready and waiting! We’ve known Emily for years through her sister and brother-in-law, Katie + Ryan, and couldn’t wait to get our hands on another wedding with their amazing family and friends.
Last August, we had the pleasure of working with Jane + Chris on their wedding at one of our favorite new venues, Ovation Chicago. Chris was a groomsman in one of 2013 weddings (and one of the most helpful groomsmen we’ve ever met), so we were thrilled to team up with him again and meet his beautiful bride, Jane, who we adored just as much.
Heather + David were married in May 2014 at Chez Chicago. They really rallied when they lost their original venue just a few weeks before their wedding. All of us vendors kind of tried to jump in and help them find a new space and it was weird how it worked out — Heather kept talking about bright, light, open and airy spaces. I think Chez ended up being a better fit than their original choice and theirs was the very first wedding they had. A leap of faith, maybe, but man did we all have our game faces on ready to throw ourselves in front of a bus for these two. READ MORE
This styled shoot was inspired, simply put, by our beautiful city. The architectural landscape of Chicago’s skyline is incredibly stunning and we chose Venue SIX10 to showcase the cities architecture and give us the modern and clean backdrop we wanted for the shoot. From the towering skyscrapers to the city’s structural landmarks, the Chicago skyline embodies a pretty masculine form so we challenged ourselves to make that work with the softness and beauty of a wedding day. We used modern elements to convey sophistication and luxury such as the venue itself, stark white and angular with an amazing view. Choosing a modern dress and cake that were both a bit asymmetrical and creating a ceremony backdrop that was conceptualized using glass spheres to create a modern illusion added plenty of modern and chic to the shoot. We paired those elements with all white flowers, white linens and slate grey napkins, classic and clean stationary and those gorgeous ghost chairs for a dose of classic timelessness that will never look dated. The masculine lines of the city’s structural buildings combined with the soft and feminine orchid blooms at centerpiece of the design worked together to give us the city-chic ambiance that as Chicagoan, we know will never go out of style!
Floral/styling: Natural Beauties Floral
Photography: Heather DeCamp Photography
Planner: Anticipation Events
Venue: Venue SIX10
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Stationary: Too Chic Little Shab
Linen: Private Label Linens
Dress: Jenny Yoo