Megan and Jay met at work while bonding over their love for running and biking. It wasn’t until a year after their first date that they officially began dating. Sooner than they knew, they got engaged in Vancouver!

The couple had their Hindu ceremony the day before their traditional American wedding at Gorton Community Center. Their Hindu ceremony was so colorful and vibrant, matching perfectly with their autumn surroundings. Take a look at the photos of their wedding weekend by Z+V Photography below.





The next day, they had their more traditional American ceremony and reception at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, Illinois. They incorporated many sweet details into their wedding and reception. They brought their two cultural backgrounds and made their wedding very unique to them.





All of the amazing flowers were provided by Fab Flora11-1

Neil Dixon Smith provided the romantic ceremony music. 17

Their beautiful, simplistic wedding cake was by Elysia Root Cakes – adorned with fresh floral by Fab Flora – and it featured a little figurine of their pup at the bottom taking a bite of their cake!3

The dinner reception was held in a tent outside – provided by Blue Peak Tents, Inc. It was warm and romantic inside. The food by FIG Catering was all very fall inspired, and incorporated both Indian and traditional American fare into their dinner. 2-1

Megan and Jay incorporated their love for reading into their centerpieces. These centerpieces were made up of amazing vintage books. Their table numbers were wooden leaf cutouts that hung from the centerpieces (resembling bookmarks!).6-17-114-3

We loved their vintage furniture vignette by Rent Vintage Chicago.


There was more wood incorporated throughout the decor, such as their guest book (which was a wooden plank with a portrait of them and their dog etched in). The escort cards were also propped up by mini-tree stumps. All the paper goods were made by Spilled Ink Press204549


Other vendors involved were Cage + Aquarium, Windy City Limousine, Pattie Campbell and Debra Petrielli.

Their wedding was the perfect combination of rustic, personal, and a fusion of their two cultures. There were so many sweet details that made this event truly their own. Happy anniversary, you two!

When Ginny first signed up for, she had no idea she would end up with a success story. Five years after dating, Ginny and Dave tied the knot during a beautiful, personalized wedding in Chicago. They wanted their wedding to be a reflection of them as individuals, their relationship together, and also pay homage to their wonderful family and friends. So what happens when a designer and a software engineer tie the knot? – a casual, yet elegant, quirky, yet carefully planned, vintage inspired, modern wedding.

When they found their reception venue, Bridgeport Art Center, it just helped their whole vision come together. The raw, lofty space boasting beautiful views of the city they love, Chicago, set the tone for the rich textures and elegant vintage furnishings. All of the layers came together to create a raw, yet refined elegance.  They had a neutral base of colors: ivory, gold and black, allowed the rich, saturated red and pink tones of the flowers to really pop. Accents of emerald green helped to round the palette.

Relive their beautiful wedding through these photos by Husar Photography!


The bride found her dress at the first store she went to, on day 1 of the search. The scallop detail on the bottom of the dress matched the scalloped detail on her vintage engagement ring – it was a match made in heaven. Dave’s blue suit brought out one of Ginny’s favorite features of his: his vibrant blue eyes. A vintage slide rule tie clip subtly showcased his personality.



The couple said their I Dos at Holy Family Church0435



They wanted their bridal party to be elegant yet comfortable: bridesmaids wore varying, yet complimentary dresses, and the groomsmen wore classic suits, Chuck Taylor sneakers, and playful beer themed socks.066206590658


Petal Play provided all of the amazing flowers, and Art of Imagination supplied all of the amazing lighting. 07090712


They included their cat Oscar into their wedding by framing a photo of him near the dessert table, and also put his paw print on a sign at the exit thanking everyone for coming and instructing them to take a popcorn favor!0942


Dancing under a sea of Italian lights with sparkling gold garlands brought warmth and light to the space. Customized cocktails, a band that kept the dance floor going all night, a funky, vintage Photo Booth by Fotio, a dessert table filled with some of their favorite things (Stan’s Donuts, Oh My! Treats) and a late night taco bar (La Adelita) helped to imbue their wedding with elements unique to them and memorable for their guests. Lastly, displaying the wedding photos of their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents helped them realize that together truly is a beautiful place to be. Other vendors involved in their big day were David Rothstein Music, Violet and Pearl, D’Absolute Events and Catering, and Popcorn Asylum, Reenie Rose, and Plan A.

Kelly and Patricio are one of those couples whose chemistry is just electric. The lovebirds met at work, and romance ensued. Patricio proposed at home, with the help of their pup. The bride’s dress was custom made, and had a very vintage old glam look. Her bridesmaids wore different lacy dresses. They held their ceremony and reception in the same location: Lacuna Artist Lofts in Pilsen, a hip and vibrant neighborhood in Chicago.

The ceremony featured a gorgeous garland backdrop, with tons of greenery and lanterns. The ceiling had whimsical paper balls strewn about. Their dog walked down the aisle in an adorable puppy tuxedo, and their uncle officiated. Fretless provided the romantic ceremony music. Afterward, they had cocktail hour on the roof overlooking the brilliant Chicago skyline. A stunning, blood-red sunset made the evening all the more magical.

Kelly and Patricio’s decor style was romantic, organic, vintage and warm. They had navy table cloths, amber vases with tea lights. It was a dim, candlelit dinner with tons of joy and love. Their table settings also had tons of beautiful vintage glassware provided by Rent Vintage Chicago. Their flowers by Fleur were light and fresh, organic, lush- blush peach tones. FIG Catering provided their delicious dinner, and Style Matters DJs played the music all night long. One of the cutest moments of the reception was when Patricio surprised Kelly by serenading her in front of all their guests. For dessert, they had a yummy sweets bar featuring chocolate truffles by Katherine Anne Confections and other sweets by Alliance Bakery. Take a look at these gorgeous photos by This Is Feeling below!










Happy anniversary to Laura and John! This sweet couple got married a year ago today at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park. After their romantic ceremony at the nature museum (officiated by Aris Karabetsos, music played by Elle Musique), guests traveled up north to Loyola for the reception. Aramark catered their delicious meal, and Alliance Bakery provided their beautiful wedding cake. BBA Flowers provided the fresh floral. The reception was a blast, partly thanks to amazing music by Conquest Entertainment! Other thanks to M&M Limo Services, and Carolyn Lorraine Salon for helping bring together their special day. Take a look at the photos below by Kathryn Hastings Photography to relive their magical day!






One year ago today, Liana and Eric tied the knot during the most romantic wedding at Germania Place. This adorable couple could not be more perfect for each other – these photos by Markit Photography truly speak for themselves! Special thanks to Chicago Weddings, Dan Blum, Lexoria Wedding Films, The Bread and the Butterfly, Oak Mill Bakery, Stephanie Rogers Band, Aries Charter, and Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair for making their wedding day so special. Relive their perfect day below.

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