You all know by now how much we love a luxe backyard bash. Sarah and Sean were one of those couple who had planned their wedding and were about to celebrate it right when the world shut down. They rescheduled several times, only to have to reschedule again (and again.) Insert the pivot: they hired us to host this party in Sean’s dad’s backyard with all of the appendages crossed that we could be able to safely host outside in the summer. AND WE WERE!
Fun story: our first ever intern, Miss. Tara Brennan, is Sean’s sister and when all of the chaos kept ensuing with Covid she recommended to Sarah and Sean that they reach out to us for help planning everything in a new location. We so love a referral and Tara was the best intern (and human) so we knew this crew was going to be wonderful. (They were!)
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a luxe backyard bash because so much is already done for you in the gorgeous surroundings, literally no one else has the same photos from your venue, and it’s super sentimental to the families to have a wedding in the backyard. With the “x” factor usually being weather, Covid brought on so much less worry about that and we went for it with a beautiful tent set up and cocktail hour by the pool. It was a hot one, but not a rain drop in sight and all of this postponed weddings, made us SO happy when they could finally happen.
The band kept the crew on the dance floor all night long, the details were exquisite, the crowd was so happy to be together and we were just thrilled to be a small part of this big day!
*eye candy courtesy of Kortnee Kate Photography
Ceremony: Holy Family Church
Reception: Private Residence
Caterer/Alcohol/Rentals: Food for Thought
Band: Conspiracy Band
Photographer: Kortnee Kate Photography
Hair & Makeup: The Bridal Beauty Team
Officiant: Father Dave Mastrangelo
Florist: Flower Firm
Bakery: Sweet Mandy B’s
Tent: Pro Em
Lighting: A Posh Production
Planner: Anticipation Events
Hotel: The Thompson
Hotel: Marriott – Downers Grove
Wedding Party Transportation: Second City Trolley
Guest Transportation: Windy City Limousine