The Naturally Yours Events team was lucky enough to meet Abby while working on her sister Kaitlin’s wedding  in November 2014. We were so happy to do not one but two weddings within the same family! Abby and Ryan met while they were both attending Purdue University. After a while, Ryan decided to propose. Ryan told Abby they were going to his “goodbye party”, but when she walked in, there were rose petals on the floor. She thought they were playing a prank on her, but when she turned around, he was down on one knee. And so, the wedding planning ensued!

The couple had their beautiful ceremony and reception at Pazzo’s at 311, who also catered their delicious dinner. Ceremony music was provided by Music by Design, and the gorgeous floral was by Becca Blue Flowers. They had a gorgeous cake by Oak Mill Bakery. Other vendors involved were Elite Chicago Limo, Masters Transportation, and Pin Me Up. Relive their wedding by taking a look at these photos below by Stunning Image Photo! Happy first anniversary, Abby and Ryan! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

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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!

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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.

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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”!

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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).

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DJ Gold Noise kept the dance floor going all night long!

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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!

Anna and Christopher tied the knot one year ago today! The two met on a (very successful) blind date. For their engagement, he flew both set of parents in and proposed to her over a romantic dinner. They had their ceremony at Assumption Catholic Church, and their reception afterward at the University Club of Chicago. Their wedding style was elegant, classic and traditional. Fleur Du Jour provided their lovely flowers, and Peter Hennes Orchestra kept the party going with great live jams all night. Other special thanks to The Paperia, Millenium Trolley Tours, Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists, and Quest Fine Jewelers for contributing to their big day as well. Take a look at the photos taken by Gail Reich Photography below!

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Happy anniversary to Sarah and Mike! This sweet couple met at the Chicago Yacht Club. They both love sailing, so it was fate that led them to meet there! Naturally, they decided there was no better place than there to celebrate their love. After having a very traditional ceremony at United Lutheran Church, they hosted their reception on a boat at the yacht club. Seeing as Mike is a sailor and Sarah is a musician, having their party on a boat with great music was a huge priority for them. The decor was classic and elegant, with a cute nautical theme. Their colors were white and gold with pops of navy. Mariano’s provided their lovely wedding cake, and Petals Farm did their beautiful floral. The live band, Flat Cats, played great music all night, including tons of swing. Sarah is an amazing swing dancer, so at one point she danced in the center and all of the men took turns dancing with her. It was so fun to watch! Other vendors included in their wedding day were A-Star Limo, Palmer House, and A Matter of Style Salon. Have a look at their big day through photos by Eivan’s below!

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One year ago today, Danielle and Edosa tied the knot! The couple met by chance while they were both interviewing for the same internship in 2013. They really brought their love of traveling and vintage elements to their wedding day. After they said their vows at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, their reception was at The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge. Their decor was eclectic and romantic vintage. Each table centerpiece was hand designed by the bride. Their wedding colors were silver, soft pink white ivory – very romantic and soft. Since Edosa is Nigerian, they wanted to bring his heritage into their wedding day. They did this by having Nigerian sweets – Chinchin – as their favors, supplied by Mo’s Morsels. The Baking Institute provided their gorgeous, four tier wedding cake. Other vendors involved in their wedding day were Flowers Flowers, Fourth Estate Audio, Reclaimed with Love Rentals, Rent Vintage Chicago, Elegant Event Lighting and Jocelyn Morris Makeup. Take a look at the photos of their big day, taken by Michelle Lytle Photography!

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  • Amber Zelazny - May 9, 2016 - 10:16 am

    This was such a fun wedding to attend. Thanks for posting this great memory. I love the picture inside the ballroom before the guests entered. Its very pretty.ReplyCancel