Happy anniversary to Valerie and Matt! One year ago, the couple celebrated their marriage at the Hard Rock Hotel with their family and friends. They had a celebration that truly reflected them as a couple- it was very cool and rock and roll. Valerie and Matt exchanged their vows of forever in front of a beautiful floral backdrop that gussied up the space, and the wedding party held gorgeous bouquets by Becca Blue Flowers.

The wedding was heavily Chicago-themed starting with the invitations (by Swiss Cottage Designs), to their CTA table numbers and menus (by Dea & Bean). One cool detail about their table decor was that each table had a “connection card”, which illustrated things that guests had in common with the other guests at the table. It was all very personal- they even had little factoids about the couple written on the napkins. It was too cute! Rather than flowers, a beautiful array of eclectic candles adorned the tables. Their color theme was very autumnal, with pops of fuchsia and burgundy.  For dessert, they had a donut station with tons of delicious flavors by Do Rite Donuts.

Cage & Aquarium spun tunes while everyone danced the night away. Take a peek at these photos by Korto Photography to relive the happiest day of their lives: