Today last year, two Californian love birds decided to tie the knot in our beautiful city of Chicago. Jessica and Chris chose the Windy City as the location of their destination wedding for many different reasons, but mainly because of it’s accessibility and centralized location. Their guests came in from a variety of locations- everyone gathered in the heart of the US to celebrate Jessica and Chris’ union. The exquisite photos of their wedding day were taken by Z+V Photography. Take a look:




Being from California, it was very important to Jessica and Chris to get married by the water. This made Promontory Point an ideal venue for them. The backdrop of their wedding was a shimmering Chicago skyline sitting on the gorgeous and vast Lake Michigan.


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Jarrod from Rev It Up! was the officiant who helped the couple add so many personal touches to their ceremony. It was a wine ceremony in which the couple placed a special bottle of wine and two glasses, along with notes of love, to be opened together at a later time.




Repurposed farm wood tables held eclectic milk glass vases filled with lovely flowers from Fab Flora. The color concepts were soft pinks, pops of blues and sage, and purple. The centerpieces were held in lovely turquoise mason jars. There was also a travel theme incorporated into the decor- paper cranes folded from maps- sat on each place setting with guests’ name on them. Bar napkins as well as a variety of different bar coasters (all from bars they love) added a more casual touch to the place settings.



The couple liked the idea of getting married in a very “foodie” city. Foodies themselves, they just loved getting to know all the amazing restaurants when they came to visit Chicago. Their favorite kind of style of tourism is to go restaurant hopping-  ordering an appetizer and a drink at each place and moving on to the next.  They came to Chicago to eat and drink well – and they definitely did. It was really important to Jessica and Chris to foster a sense of family and community at the wedding, so they served all of the food family style.





Happy one year anniversary, Jessica and Chris!