A whole lot of fabulous awaits you this lovely Tuesday morning, all courtesy of this outrageously gorgeous and uber-chic Chicago soiree by the awesome that is LK Events. And with vibrant fuchsia florals by Blumen Design, a masterpiece of a wedding cake created by Amy Beck Cake Design and some adorable yellow bridesmaid dresses, I am loving every minute of it. Not to mention one of the most beautiful weddings gowns I have ever seen, as rocked by the oh-so-stunning and super sweet bride. Yes, I am most definitely obsessed with all things this wedding, so I’ll be spending my morning, noon and night in the gallery, wrapped up in all of these stunning images by Vrai Photography. Join me, won’t you?
From the Bride… Jonathan and I both have modern elegant taste and wanted our wedding to be a reflection of who we are as a couple. Our first big decision to set the stage was the location. While we saw many stunning options in Chicago, once we set foot in the Adler Planetarium we just knew this had to be it. It has the best view of the Chicago skyline you could ever dream of, and since that’s the city we met and live together in, we wanted everyone to love Chicago as much as we did. The view coupled with “wine lover” accents made for a perfect event for us. Our colors were light yellow and black with hot pink floral accents.
We are both die hard Steelers fans, and Jon got a kick out of telling everyone that was our theme! We accented with hot pink because I’m a super girly girl, and he actually sported a pink tie, so it worked out! All of our floral were orchids, mostly hot pink and some yellow accents in the vases of the centerpieces, on black linens, with yellow napkins and a stunning pink up lighting.
Walking down the aisle, all I saw was a sea of people and Jon standing there looking as proud, polished and put together as I’ve ever seen him. Once my father gave me to him, we snuck a little kiss (so not by the books, but oh so natural) before we began the service. Such a Kristi and Jon move. I loved it. After a 30 minute personal, funny, and modern ceremony (which of course referenced our love of wine and the Steelers) we were pronounced husband and wife, I turned around to the crowd and gave everyone two thumbs up which got quite the reaction.
We couldn’t have wished for a better wedding for us. We were blessed with family willing to foot the bill of the wedding of our dreams, and they said it was worth every penny after such a perfect event. But the real magic was that everyone there could see and feel the love in the room between Jonathan and I. All any bride needs for their perfect wedding is obvious love between one another, and to add pieces of their joint lives into the evening. Happy planning!!!
Wedding Photography: Vrai Photography / Event Planner: LK Events / Wedding Ceremony Location: United Methodist Church Chicago Temple / Wedding Reception Location: Adler Planetarium / Wedding Videography: R.E.M. Video and Photography / Floral Design: Blumen Design / Catering: Food For Thought / DJ: DJ Chicago / Lighting: Spin Light Design / Wedding Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design / Hair + Make-up: Chicago Bridal Hair and Makeup / Jewelry (Rings, Watch, Necklace): Laskers Jewelers / Wedding Dress: Saison Blanche Couture / Groom’s Custom Tux: Richard Bennett / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal and Formal, Inc. / Groomsmen Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse / Table Numbers: DIY / Wine Labels: Etsy