Today last year, Debbie and Keith tied the knot at Salvage One – a beautiful, reclaimed rustic venue. This particular space has a resale antique shop on the first floor, and an exquisite event venue on the top floor. Below are some lovely photos of their big day by Amanda Megan Miller Photography.

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The bride’s dress by Mignonette Bridal was created out of her mother’s own wedding dress – can you say awww?

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Keeping consistent with the vintage theme, she carried a unique bouquet made of a collection of family heirlooms.

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They had a rockin’ live band that created a fun and upbeat atmosphere.

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The happy couple had their beautiful and personal ceremony on the first floor, in which their friend officiated.

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Alongside the vintage theme, they also incorporated some travel-focused aspects throughout the space. They used a globe as their guestbook, and identified their tables by places of significance to them.

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The crafty bride made all of her floral centerpieces out of paper, as well as her bridesmaids’ bouquets. The paper floral centerpieces were placed in tin cans, wine bottles, mason jars and milk glass vases – creating an eclectic and hodgepodge look.View More: http://amandameganmiller.pass.us/debbieandkeithTheir sweet favors- jam made from berries collected on family property- sat on each place setting.

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Rachel and Michael got married one year ago at one of the finest hotels in Chicago – The Drake Hotel. Take a look at these great photos taken by Shane Welch Photography and re-live their big day!

RMbp-023RMbp-036The ceremony was full of Jewish wedding traditions, complete with the tisch and the bedeken. These particular aspects of a Jewish ceremony are focused on unifying the bride and groom’s families.

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To begin the wedding, the men danced in to greet the bride, and the bride sat on a throne of sorts. Once they signed the ketubah, Rachel was unveiled and the parents smashed a plate. From there, the couple proceeded down the aisle, and stopped under the chuppa. The ceremony was lively and joyous, and that is how the entire night continued.

RMcer-094RMcer-148RMcer-155RMcer-215After the lovely ceremony, guests gathered in the reception hall. The beautiful decor, centered on the colors purple and green, was done by Pollen – there were tall centerpieces with ferns dripping down. There were many lovely paper touches by Spilled Ink Press, that were all cohesive with the invitations. The couple really injected their personalities wherever they could. Since the groom is a big fan of Dr. Who, their card box was a Tardis.

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It was an East Coast style reception, where the guests danced to a live band – Don Cagen Orchestra – in between courses (and boy, did they LOVE to dance!). The guests put on a schtick for the newlyweds – where everyone made the couple laugh.

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Then they of course went into the high-spirited hora!

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Happy anniversary, Rachel and Michael!

One year ago today, Suzanne and Jason tied the knot at the Art Institute of Chicago in front of a beautiful art installation. It was an intimate standing ceremony that included a handful of their closest friends; to keep it simple and sweet, they had no wedding party. See their big day through photos by I Luv Photo:

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The reception was held at Uncommon Ground, where their close friends and family enjoyed a delicious dinner in honor of the newlyweds. The restaurant specializes in using local, in-season food and has been named the “Greenest Restaurant in America” – so it was a great setting for an eco-friendly and delicious dinner party. Their charming and whimsical decor consisted of paper lanterns and honeycomb tissue balls in a multitude of colors hanging from the ceiling. Sprout Home provided pops of floral to brighten up the tables.
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One of the most endearing aspects of the reception was the sweet musical performances done by their family and friends.
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Their lovely wedding cake from Bittersweet was topped with a cute personalized cake topper made of fuse beads.

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Their reception was intimate and casual that focused on their family and friends laughing and enjoying themselves. The little wedding favors were removable tattoos – of an animated version of Suzanne and Jason. Naturally Yours Events wishes you two a very happy anniversary!