From the Bride... The theme came naturally once we found Maxims! Modeled after the famous Maxims in Paris, by the Bertrand Goldberg and his wife Nancy, the venue has amazing history. It is completely decked out in Art nouveau details and original prints so we worked off of that. We loved working with Asrai Garden to incorporate fruit and create "still lifes" with our florals. We had the ceremony in the park since it was walking distance for guests and allowed us to be outdoors for part of the day.
We wanted our wedding to first and foremost be a fantastic party where everyone had a great time. Good food, music, and dancing were a huge priority! We also wanted to support local artists and businesses and were able to work with a lot of our talented friends in town. The vision also extended throughout the weekend since we had a lot of people traveling from out of town - we had a rehearsal dinner party for everyone on Friday and cooked brunch on Sunday morning to round it out! We somehow had the superhuman energy to pull it all off without a wedding planner and we were beyond happy with how everything came together.
Wedding Photography: Studio Finch | Ceremony Venue: Lincoln Monument at Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois | Reception Venue: Maxim's in Chicago, Illinois | Floral Design: Asrai Garden | Wedding Catering: Good Earth | Ceremony Music: Charles Kim | DJ: Evil Vince | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Alisa Bobzien from Sibling Design | Wedding Dress: Vintage via Randolph Street Antique Market | Alterations: Elise Bergman | Bride’s Shoes: Nina | Groom’s Attire: Tom James