The secret is out, The Ivy Room wins when it comes to wedding day venues. For not only does this stunning hidden gem provide a beautiful courtyard, but it’s also got a ballroom that makes you feel like you’ve entered a private oasis. So it comes as no surprise that Brooke and Brian’s nuptials at this stunning venue were gorgeous to say the least. Complete with a Vera Wang gown and thoughtful details through, Britta Hundertmark captured every moment to share and it’s waiting for you in The Vault!
From Britta Hundertmark… Brooke and Brian were married at the lovely Ivy Room, in Chicago. If you have not yet seen this venue, it is a stunning hidden gem, with a beautiful courtyard, and a ballroom that makes you feel like you have entered someone’s private home. The space feels naturally romantic and cozy, but also exquisitely grand at the same time.
The morning of Brooke and Brian’s wedding we were greeted with temperatures will into the 90s, with high humidity (Oh, Chicago in the summer). The original plans for an outdoor ceremony were changed at the very last possible minute, to assure that guests would be comfortable. I watched in awe as the amazing teams from HMR designs and the Ivy room quickly transformed a portion of the reception space into one of the most beautiful indoor ceremony space I could have imagined.
Every piece of this day was carefully chosen by Brooke, who has an incredible eye for style. Her Vera Wang gown paired with Ivanka Trump flats created the perfect bridal look, that will always feel timeless. The reception details were exquisite. Every detail, from the china, to the vases, to the addition of mirrored tables, art deco inspired cake, and gorgeous cocktails, made the guests feel like they were walking into a dream. The entire day was filled with one magical moment and detail after another. The speeches were heartfelt and the dancing was on point. I couldn’t have enjoyed photographing this day any more.
Photography: Britta Marie Photography | Cinematography: Smiling Toad Productions | Floral Design: HMR Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Bakery: Elysia Root | Ceremony Venue: The Ivy Room at Tree Studios | Reception: The Ivy Room at Tree Studios | Catering: Entertaining Company | Makeup Artist: Enrique Weffer | DJ: Style Matters DJs | Groom's Attire: Nicholas Joseph | Officiant: Marguerite Griffin | Bridal Shoes: Ivanca Trump | Getting Ready Hotel: The Langham Chicago