This grunge-chic, styled shoot was inspired by Luella Bates. Miss Luella Bates is believed to be the first licensed women’s truck driver. Bates was the first of six female employees of the Four Wheel Drive Auto Co. During World War I, she was a test driver traveling throughout the state of Wisconsin in a Model B truck. After the war, when the majority of the women working at Four Wheel Drive were let go, she remained as a demonstrator and driver. Both an expert driver and a mechanic, Bates was more than capable of completing all maintenance on her truck.
a vintage glam backyard wedding bash
A vintage glam backyard wedding bash you say? Well, if you know anything about us at this point you know we’re moving mountains to make this happen. Victoria + Sam’s original event was stymied because of Covid, but they took it all in stride and literally moved the whole thing from what was to be a museum wedding to this beautiful slice of Illinois just a few months before the big day. Luckily, we were here to help make that happen.
modern wedding at chicago illuminating company
Erin + Alejandro’s modern wedding at Chicago Illuminating Company was classic, chic, and all of the best things for the loveliest couple. With tons of personal touches like a mariachi band during cocktail hour, and glow sticks for the end-of-the-night dance party (they like to party!) the event was well-thought-out from start to finish and the end result was truly beautiful.
ovation chicago offbeat wedding
Jake and Ellen are the coolest and their Ovation Chicago offbeat wedding was perfect. They love music and The Big Lebowski and have impeccable style. We love that for us because we got to work with them taking all of their favorite things and making them into the most FUN day. Laura coordinated this one and I’ll admit, when I (Elizabeth) stopped by, the energy was palpable and I got some goosebumps. It was one of the first weddings in the lifecycle of Covid where people were able to be vaxxinated and gather again, and it felt like “holy crap” we can party again. It was wonderful and these two and their energy made it so.
classic shedd aquarium wedding
Piper and Calvin’s classic Shedd Aquarium wedding will be one we always remember. Scheduled for March of 2021 it was our first wedding back after a very long pandemic and while they had originally planned to host 300 people, they took it totally in stride when restrictions allowed them to only host 50 people. It honestly made the day so intimate and special as they had the run of one of Chicago’s most fabulous institutions all to themselves.
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