When Ginny first signed up for Match.com, 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.


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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.