Weddings will look different from the large social events we are used to for the near future as only small gatherings are allowed. Don’t put your life on hold and postpone saying “I do” as we wait for the world to return to normal (or whatever normal will look like). Do something more to mark this momentous occasion than a civil ceremony in the beige basement of city hall. With our Neighborhood Nuptials package, we’ll make it simple to get married this year (while still observing safety regulations from our local government) by having an intimate ceremony celebration that is both approachable and meaningful.

What are Neighborhood Nuptials?

Your “I do’s” will be set in front of the gorgeous backdrop of one of our participating venue partners. Elope with just you and your partner or invite a few guests to join in on the festivities. Keep the party going with our thoughtful additions and curated vibes.

Your special moments will be documented by a local photographer and professionally live streamed to up to 500 friends and family so they can celebrate from the safety of their own computer screens.

To top it all off, you’ll have the support from a top Chicago event planning company throughout the process- making your wedding refreshingly easy, fun, and Naturally Yours!

Who is involved?

At Naturally Yours Events we LOVE intimate weddings. In fact, three of our lead planners have all had small ceremonies, one even got married virtually during the pandemic! We know how special intimate weddings can be and how to incorporate your personality to make your event anything but cookie-cutter. And the same philosophy of creating alternative, personalized, and memorable events applies to planning your own Neighborhood Nuptials.

We are partnering with local, environmentally and socially responsible wedding vendors to produce intimate ceremony pop-ups that are individually curated for Chicago neighborhood couples.

What is included?

Planner- You’ll have one meeting with Naturally Yours Events before your Neighborhood Nuptials to discuss options and needs, create a timeline, and plan out logistics for the day. You’ll also receive NYE Inc.’s online planning tools to keep all the details organized. They will oversee all setup and breakdown of the event, put out provided special details, coordinate with partnered vendors, and orchestrate ceremony and onsite activities so all you have to do is say “I do!”

Venue- Our base package includes one hour access to our venue partner of your choosing. No stuffy city hall basement or ballroom here! Frame your ceremony with the gorgeous backdrop of a neighborhood wedding venue. These unique spaces still allow you to express your style while supporting local small businesses.

With an assigned event start and end time, you’ll work with your planner to make the most of every minute. You have the ability to bring your own officiant or add professional officiating services to make your ceremony exactly what you envision. Invite those important guests within state gathering guidelines and arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled event to settle into the provided seats, do mic checks, and deep breaths before going down the aisle!

DJ and Livestream- Cage and Aquarium will not only orchestrate your individually chosen processional and recessional music, microphones, and other audio needs- they will also provide their ‘Be There‘ service to live stream your ceremony and activities to up to 500 friends and family members. This service provides professional audio and video with the option for you and guests to interact in ways not possible with other streaming services.

Photographer- We’ve partnered with top-rated Chicago photographers for each venue pop-up who are bringing their talents to capture your ceremony, added activities, and take portraits of you and your gathered guests so that each and every moment is remembered.

The total all-inclusive investment for your Neighborhood Nuptials is $2,500.

When are Neighborhood Nuptials popping up in my area?

We are popping up in Bridgeport at BAC’s Sculpture Garden, Edgewater at The Lytle House, Logan Square at The Joinery, Ravenswood at Artifact Events, South Loop at Mae District, West Loop at Ignite Glass Studios, and West Town at the Fairlie.

Dates will be announced on our website!

What if I’m looking for something a little more?

Choose from thoughtful additions to truly personalize your wedding celebration.

  • Brunch and dinner options
  • Cake and champagne toast
  • Cage and Aquarium’s “Be There” reception package
  • Extended photography coverage
  • Extended venue time
  • Getting ready suite with onsite beauty services
  • Live music
  • Lush and seasonal flowers (bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, centerpieces & more)
  • Professional officiating scripts and services
  • Small bites and libations
  • Sweet treats and favors
  • Videography coverage
  • Wedding announcements
  • And recommendations for hotel accommodations, transportation, wedding attire and rings, & more!

How do I sign up for my local Neighborhood Nuptials?

More information is coming soon on how you can start planning your ceremony celebration at one of our neighborhood pop-ups. In the meantime, follow Neighborhood Nuptials on instagram and bookmark the website.