Becky and Charles were such a lovely couple to work with. Very detailed and organized and they seemed to have the perfect vision! After all, they had their reception on a boat overlooking the sunset off Lake Michigan! The day was perfectly captured by Julia Franzosa Photography.


Becky and Charles said “I do” at Saint John Berchmans a few blocks from their home in Logan Square. Since the Bride’s family are members of the Columbia Yacht Club, it felt natural for the two of them to celebrate with dinner and dancing there, right off the lake with skyline views.


Because there was a light “nautical” theme to the wedding, Becky decided to incorporate that into the favors. These little bottles had candy fish along with a “message” that acted as double duty for guest’s escort cards. What a cute idea! Their guestbook also acted as both guestbook and table numbers. Keeping with the message in a bottle idea, guests where encouraged to leave a note inside the empty wine bottle that has the table number on it. The Bride and Groom would then open a bottle and read the messages on whatever number anniversary is on the bottle. Love it!


One of my favorite details of this wedding was the beautiful green lanterns that created the perfect soft glow in the space. Also, Becky’s taste in flowers were top notch! She went with a beautiful color pallet of blues, ivory, and greens that added an extra touch of elegance. Since, she herself works as a botanist, the florals were very important to her and they chose to work with Larskpur who is a member of the Green Wedding Alliance as well!


The cake and sweets table were brought in by Oak Mill Bakery and were absolutely delicious. Guests filled up on the little treats but didn’t let that stop them from dancing all night with TVK Orchestra.


Before the end of the night I had my most touching moment at a wedding to date– I had a past client (Kelly and Jeff), present client (Becky and Charles), and future client (Alexis and Dan), all attending this event. Kelly came up to me with a huge hug telling me her wedding was so perfect. Becky followed a moment later beaming with joy that this was the best day she has ever had! Then Alexis comes over in full excitement for her big day. It was such a humbling experience to have all three ladies there and I am so honored to have made these weddings special for each of them!

Congrats to Becky and Charles!