When Natalie answered a “roommate wanted” Craigslist ad, she had no idea that she would be moving in with her future husband. Soon after Natalie and Kyle started sharing an apartment in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, they became romantically involved. Flash forward a few years later: the couple went on a road trip to Colorado, and stopped in Santa Fe along the way. Kyle bought Natalie a temporary ring, and proposed to her. When the wedding planning began, they knew their departure from Chicago was imminent. Natalie was to start medical school in Philadelphia in the fall of 2015. Before they moved, they wanted to have a Chicago-themed wedding to celebrate the city in which they met and fell in love. Some of Natalie and Kyle’s common interests include entertaining, traveling, being active together, and their two adorable pups- Senna and Ruby. They wanted to focus on having a really fun, Chicago-themed party to celebrate their union. Take a look at their photos by Matushek Photography below!
Their wedding was at Bridgeport Art Center, a rustic and lofty industrial space that is rich in history, having been an old Spiegel catalog factory. It was hosted in the sculpture garden, which is comprised of both an indoor and outdoor space.
Their romantic ceremony started off with their adorable “flower girl” pups walked down the aisle by their junior groomsman. The pups wore adorable flower crowns on their leashes. They were the star of the show until the beautiful bride walked down the aisle. The aisle was lined with succulents and candles to compliment a gorgeous hanging floral piece by Fab Flora. It was a very sweet ceremony in which their friend officiated.
Chicago was the focus of their theme, as well as the activities they like to do together in Chicago, such as biking. The whimsical and playful invitations, designed by Naturally Yours Events, were bike themed with pink, peach, and pops of mint. The bike theme was carried into the escort cards, which were held by vintage bicycle tires. Their unique guest book was a custom Blackhawks Jersey that said “Da Kingstons”!
The food provided by Goose Island Catering, stayed true to the Chicago theme. There were a bunch of different stations set up, and all of them represented a different ethnic neighborhood of Chicago and its food (Greek Town, Pilsen [Mexican], etc).
Shadow Box Dreams provided the lovely vintage furniture, and Atmosphere Events Group installed the beautiful bistro lighting.
Dessert was one giant sprinkled donut for their “cake cutting”, and there were also a variety of adorable mini donuts from Glazed and Infused. They also had Black Dog Gelato.
DJ Gold Noise kept the dance floor going all night long!
Additional thanks to Nimble Well, Chicago Super Sitters, Debra Petrielli, and Aries Charter for helping make their big day amazing! Happy anniversary, Natalie and Kyle!