Keith + Daryl’s fall backyard wedding was everything an Anticipation Events wedding should be. It was full of happy people celebrating their years of love behind them and to come. It was low-key and casual in the best possible way. And, of course, it had little unexpected details that made it the epitome of an AE wedding.
A Backyard Wedding
Keith bought a three flat in Logan Square years ago and Daryl recently moved in, so their big backyard was the perfect place to host 90 of their closest friends and family. When they called us a few months before the wedding and wanted some help finishing up booking their vendors and coordinating, we jumped. A backyard wedding in our own neighborhood? Yes, please!
Down the aisle + I Do
With the backyard all set and ready to go, Keith and Daryl got ready to head down the aisle. Originally, they weren’t sure they wanted a photographer, but Elizabeth knew this wedding needed to be documented. When they met Ryan from Ryan Moore Photography, they were convinced. Their custom bow ties, socks and jeans/jacket combo was ON POINT and they needed to be immortalized forever.
The perfect details + the perfect night
Keith + Daryl are food enthusiasts and really didn’t want a cookie cutter wedding dinner, so we called in our friends at Big Delicious Planet who rose to the occasion with a family style meal of seared lake trout, beet gnocchi, and house-made buttermilk ice cream served aside a gorgeous fudge with vanilla bean brûlée cake by Bittersweet. Underneath the tent, lush greenery by Dahlia Blooms and vintage rentals from Nimble Well enhanced the perfect weather for a late summer wedding. Cocktails were served on the patio under a few simple strands of cafe lights and later they had their first dance as husbands underneath them.
This was one of those nights where the gods smiled upon us and everything was sheer perfection. Keith + Darly’s next project is a huge renovation on their home. Here’s hoping they’ll rent it out to others as a wedding venue when it’s done!
*eye candy courtesy of Ryan Moore Photography
Keith + Daryl’s Vendors
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Residence in Logan Square
Coordinator/Planner: Anticipation Events
Photographer: Ryan Moore Photography
Caterer: Big Delicious Planet
Tent: Blue Peak Tents
DJ: Just Press Play Productions
Musicians: Northside Brass Trio
Florist: Dahlia Blooms
Rentals: Nimble Well & Tablescapes