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Chic Chicago Wedding at The Rookery

Chicago has chic weddings down to a science, and this stunning soiree at the The Rookery planned to perfection by Sweet Chic Events with gorgeous lighting and draping by Art Of Imagination is no different. Studio Starling was behind the lens to make sure we didn’t miss a single gorgeous detail, and they are all waiting for you right here.

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From the Bride…Since many of our guests were from out of town we wanted the wedding to be a reflection of Chicago with the venue to reflect as much as all of our embellishments. The venue is housed in the first skyscraper in the city of Chicago. We tried to incorporate the city into as much as we could, each table marker was a neighborhood we had a connection to, place cards showed the city skyline, the beers we served were all from Chicago breweries, we collected milk glass for all the centerpieces, and hobnail votives that matched the cake, and the giveaway was Garretts Popcorn. My mother the day before the wedding even gave me a bracelet to wear on my wedding day that matched the iron motif of the building. We had great vendors that were easy to work with. Our photographers and florist understood us from the start and were able to see our vision through. The best part was to see how much fun our guests had, and them dancing away to our awesome band.

From Studio StarlingTheir event and ceremony were held at the stunning Rookery. With this architectural icon as their starting point, the couple used the theme of Chicago architecture throughout their wedding plans. We made photographs on LaSalle street, near the Calder and also traveled to Olive Park for a skyline view. Inside the venue Sweet Chic Events pulled the event together with flowers by Scarlet Petal and architecture themed table numbers, cards and signage, all designed by the bride’s adorable sister.

Although the day started a bit stressful for the couple, the act of going outside, walking around our beautiful city and having fun making photographs really helped the day be fun and carefree.

From Sweet Chic EventsIt was a pleasure working with Rebecca and Ty on their wedding. The Rookery is one of the most beautiful and historic event spaces in Chicago and their wedding vision was a lot of fun to be a part of. Theirs was truly a labor of love and all of the details were amazing and personalized. It was a pleasure working with this wonderful couple and helping make their day truly special!

Photography: Studio Starling | Planner: Sweet Chic Events | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Cake: Oak Mill Bakery | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Jewell Catering | Hair And Makeup: Kim Piech | Brides Dancing Shoes: Tom's | Floral: Scarlet Petal | Hotel: JW Marriott | Lighting And Draping: Art Of Imagination | Music: The Party Faithful | Transportation: Windy City Limo | Venue: The Rookery

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Elegant Chicago Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center Sculpture Garden

There isn’t a single thing I don’t love about this wedding. And when I say love, I mean head over heels, squeal-worthy love. With the help of Estera Events and HMR Designs this couple took tradition and gave it a gorgeous twist of their own, leaving us with a gallery from Julia Franzosa Photography that is simple perfection. Soak it all up here.

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From Julia Franzosa PhotographyBy getting married at Bridgeport Art Center’s brand new Sculpture Garden, Lucy and Brian set out to make their wedding a bit different than the traditional, and they did an incredibly amazing job by utilizing gorgeous decor options. A hanging floral chuppah was the centerpiece of their ceremony, which was turned into the dance floor for the reception. The mixed grays, peaches and other natural tones with foliage and wood, too! Not too mention Lucy looked perfect in her Jenny Packham wedding dress and Brian absolutely dapper in his suit. The escort display was a design of beautifully hand calligraphed kraft paper tags hanging garden hooks embedded in moss. A little bit of November rain didn’t effect portraits of the bridal party — and a gorgeous vintage shop next door, Coyle + Herr, allowed Lucy + Brian’s entire wedding party in to take photos in their gorgeous space!

Photography: Julia Franzosa Photography | Event Planning: Estera Events | Floral Design: HMR Designs | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Invitations: Sarah Drake Design | Catering: Shallot's Bistro | Hair: Elena Denning | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Band: SWAY Chicago | Linens: La Tavola | Location: Bridgeport Art Center - Sculpture Garden | Makeup: Rachel Reiman

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Urban Chic Chicago Wedding

While most couples dream of sunny, Spring weddings this Chicago duo was quite the opposite. They chose to embrace the city’s wintertime beauty, and the results? Pure magic. Dive right into JPP Studios’ captures to see for yourself!

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From JPP StudiosThis showcases the magic of a winter wedding. I think it’s fair to say that most people have a negative impression of winter and weddings during this time of year, as a whole, are mostly overlooked. However the typical winter elements that discourage people (i.e. staying indoors, snow, cold weather, minimal daylight, etc) are actually what make this Chicago wedding shine. Despite the fact that the wedding reception took place in an industrial building within a dense, urban city, the whole affair felt very cozy and intimate. The beautiful decor and ambient lighting created a rustic and almost rural feel, as if you were around a camp fire. Much of the success is owed to the coordinator, Miss Daniels, for tying everything together and making the ship sail smoothly. Lastly, to top it all off, it snowed that day…and despite what the skeptics might say, a winter day in Chicago can be a very beautiful and romantic place.

Photography: JPP Studios | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design | Stationery: Poeme | Ceremony Venue: St. James Chapel | Reception Venue: Gallery 1028 | Band: Gold Coast All Stars | Coordination: Honeybee Weddings | Decor: Revel Decor

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