Filled with plenty of wow factors, this designer bride and her college sweetheart planned a perfectly branded wedding. Every grand detail captured by Joan & Jon from the logo to the paper goods and even a marquee sign (to name a few) is reflective of their unique day and will leave you fascinated. Toast & Jam carried the celebration into the night and you can partake in the party right here.
From Joan & Jon…We are so excited to share this amazing one of a kind Branded wedding. Yes Branded. The bride is a designer and completed branded her day. What was also so sweet about their story is that Kari is a southern girl from Kentucky who found her soul mate who was born and raised in Chicago.
Mike and Kari were married in an unforgettable candlelit ceremony at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago Illinois. Talk about a stunning celebration! Kari is a designer and she branded her entire wedding day. Their wedding even had it’s own logo which Kari designed. She also created and printed all the paper goods. Kari’s father made the huge Mike & Kari marquee sign that hung in the entrance of the gallery. Their wedding had so many wow factors.
From The Bride…Mike and I wanted our wedding to really reflect our personalities and style. We asked ourselves at the beginning “what do we want this wedding to be?” And our answer was always…we want a day for our friends and family to have fun with us and celebrate our love. Throughout the entire planning process, we tried to combine our styles and create unique details that just made us smile. The day couldn’t have turned out more perfectly. Although we both put our heart and soul into the wedding, and there were many sleepless nights designing each small detail to reflect our wedding “brand”, the day wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing families and our insanely amazing vendors! We both feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful people help create the best day of our lives.
It started with a big, southern “Hiiii”. Mike was born and raised in Chicago. Kari was born and raised in a tiny town in Kentucky. In 2005, they met at the University of Kentucky. While Mike played hockey…Kari watched him play (he had no idea who she was). However, once the next semester began, they had a class together (Professional Ethics to be exact). Kari, thinking he knew who she was because of the growing popularity of a website called “the facebook”, stops him after their first night class together. “Hiiiiiiiii Mike!”. Long (and embarrassing) story short – he had NO clue who she was. The next class, however, he sat down next to her and the rest…as they say….is history.
Photography: BellowBlue | Coordination: Sarah Meece | Wedding Gown: Mori Lee | Cake: Creative Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Zhou B Art Center | Catering: Food For Thought | Hair: Samara Toby | Lighting: MK Lighting Design | DJ: Toast and Jam | Grooms Attire: Topshop | Groomsmen's Attire: H&M | First Look: Drumbar Rooftop Bar | Floral Design & Table Styling: Ashland Addison Floral & Event Decor | Getting Ready Location: Raffaello Hotel | Jewelry ( Brides Bracelet): Christy, Southern Wire | Make-up Artist: Ashley Chaney Smith & Sarah Shepperson