I’ve said it before, but it’s definitely worth repeating: you Chicago lovelies really know how to throw a wedding. Whether it’s a sweet vintage affair, a modern party or an enchanted garden-esque soiree like this beautiful Ivy Room affair, you never fail to leave us speechless. Throw in a stunning bride and an entire gallery of pretty captured by Robyn Rachel and, well… happy, happy Monday. See it here.
From Robyn Rachel Photography… I am so thrilled to share this wedding with you all, it is one of my favorites of the year! The couple is so madly in love with each other and it shine through in the photos. The decor was so beautiful and unique, Sarah dreamed of having an enchanted garden wedding so naturally the Ivy Room was a perfect fit. The room was filled with pinks, white and greens and lanterns and chandeliers hung from above. They had a Chuppah made from hanging flowers and the card table adorned beautiful entwined tree filled with flowers.
From the Bride… Kalen and I always knew that we wanted to have our wedding in Chicago. After all, we met in the city and have always thrived on the urban hustle and bustle. Since The Ivy Room is situated in the heart of downtown, it seemed the perfect choice. But it wasn’t until we toured the space, nestled between the State Street shops and Medinah Temple, that we became truly inspired. The courtyard was a metropolitan oasis, and we decided at that moment that we had to have an outdoor ceremony. One of our first design decisions was our chuppah, made of floating white lilies. This was the focal point of our ceremony, and it looked absolutely magical in front of the rich green ivy-covered brick edifice. At the end of the cocktail hour, Kalen and I snuck upstairs to the reception hall, opened the big French doors overlooking the courtyard, and gave a champagne toast to all of our family and friends. I truly felt like a princess up on that balcony!
After this idyllic photo shoot, everyone came inside for the reception, which was essentially an enchanted forest. Between the beautifully set tables were potted trees from which little tea lights glistened. Hanging over the dance floor were classic chandeliers juxtaposed with whimsical lanterns. Luckily the ceilings were high enough so that we didn’t hit our heads during the hora! The energy was booming from start to finish, and no one wanted to leave, but when our guests made their way to the lobby at the end of the night they found a mirrored glass table covered in roses and all of our favorite candies. We had personalized Chinese take-out containers for them to place all the M&Ms, jelly beans, and Hershey kisses their hearts desired. It was a sweet goodbye to an unforgettable evening.
Photography: Robyn Rachel Photography | Videography: VDO | Event Design: Heffernan Morgan Designs | Wedding Planner: Reva Nathan | Wedding Dress: St. Patrick-La Sposa | Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design | Reception Venue: The Ivy Room at Tree Studios | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Food: Entertaining Company | Lighting: Frost Chicago | Music: David Rothstein