It the shoes don’t draw you in, the Chicago skyline is waiting on deck to do the job. And if you’re still not convinced this averyhouse wedding is the most beautiful wedding you’ll see in weeks, then I give you the ceremony. And the museum cocktail hour. And those fabulous tablescapes. Really, this whole wedding is a display of perfection!
From averyhouse… Ashley + Johnny’s “formal with a fresh/modern twist” wedding was on August 24th, 2013. This amazing couple invited friends and family to join them for their heartwarming ceremony on the lush lawn of Wrigley Square before throwing a gorgeous prism-themed reception at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. I’ve include some fun facts about the couple below!
From the couple… Our first date (a blind date) was at Gaslight in Lincoln Park. We met for the very first time right out front of the restaurant/bar, which was something that we’ll never forget. Ashley was a bit late (of course), but walked up smiling from ear to ear. Johnny broke the ice almost immediately by initiating a nice big hug. We had a few drinks and ended the night with a shot that Ashley insisted on ordering… the rest was history.
Our favorite memory together was the night we moved into our apartment. After months of searching for the right place, we finally found the perfect lofted space in Bucktown. The second we stepped into the apartment, we just knew it was right. Moving day was very chaotic as any moving day should be, but once we finally made it into our new place, we both felt this feeling of relief and excitement. Our place was all ours and we both knew we were about to start an amazing life together. We popped open a bottle of champagne and enjoyed a relaxing night in an empty apartment.
Photography: averyhouse | Cinematographer: I Do Films | Event Design: Kehoe Designs | Event Planning: Bliss Events | Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design | Invitations: Cheree Berry Paper | Reception Venue: The Art Institute of Chicago | Catering: The Art Institute of Chicago | Band: Greenlight