After a few days away from the Little Black Book Blog, we are raring to go with another super wedding from Artisan Events ... a fantastic team of photographers based in Chicago!
from the delightful bride, Sarah ...
Bryan and I were married at the Wooden Gallery in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The gallery is a hidden gem, buried between brownstones and filled with incredible sculptures, paintings, photographs, an antique pulpit and vintage bar too. Behind the unassuming metal door, the gallery's artwork set a neutral background for the warm eggplant and pewter touches which were found throughout the wedding celebration. The gallery was perfect for us - creative and cozy, fun and festive - very intimate and very US, it set the tone for the year of planning that would follow.
Next, the dress. With no preconceived notions, the Junko Yoshioka dress was the last dress of the day (of about 30) that I tried on... It was the only one I danced around in!
With the venue and the dress in place, the rest of the wedding details developed around an organic, vintage romance. The evening wedding started when Bryan and our hosts/esses greeted guest with Spanish Cava and lead them into the ceremony area. The decor was warm and rich - eggplant and pewter - while rose petals and candelabras adorned the aisle. Some guests sat while most stood.
My entrance was from the loft above - holy stairs! After sharing vows which we had prepared, we welcomed everyone to share our favorite brew: a Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat before dinner and dancing. A live band exceeded everyone's expectations and the dance floor remained full throughout the evening. In lieu of favors, we made a donation to the Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue. This final touch was again, so US.
What an absolutely wonderful wedding!!
Our thanks to Artisan Events for sharing and our special congrats to Sarah & Bryan!
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We featured another of Artisan Events' weddings last March on Style Me Pretty ... take a look back at the five part feature (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Nicholas & Anna's wedding in Chicago at Salvage One, another really great wedding venue!