In Chicago, winter means polar vortexes, ‘dibs’, and always allowing extra travel time. It also means you can have a beautiful setting for a cozy, elegant wedding. When Billy and Kate originally came to Naturally Yours Events, they had their hearts set on a city, summer wedding in an industrial space. However, in a blink of an eye that vision changed after a visit to a Wisconsin country club where Kate’s family were members. A few different couples in her family got married there and as soon as Kate and Billy thought about it in the context of their wedding, they knew it was the perfect fit.

Right before their big day, a giant snowstorm came through and blanketed the entire grounds in picturesque white snow! With the help of Naturally Yours Events, this snow king and queen ruled their day by injecting their personalities into the space. They wanted to make their wedding feel like them and not like any of their family’s who had been at Big Foot Country Club previously.

They incorporated Chicago influences they would have wanted for a city wedding like growlers from local breweries, signature cocktails featuring liquors from their neighborhood distillery, KOVAL, in addition to personal touches like ‘Game of Thrones’ reception signage! Look through their magical day below captured by Couple of Dudes Photography.

How sweet is Billy’s face when he first sees Kate?!

Billy and Kate’s wedding party was nothing short of winter royalty with cozy shawls, mismatched blue and gray dresses, and classic dark gray suits.

We love these natural escort cards featuring an elegant gold and navy design reminiscent of the scales of a pine cone!

During the band’s break, Billy got on the mic and performed a surprise song for his new wife!

“More than the greatest love
The world has known,
This is the love
That I give to you,

Lyric from “More” by Bobby Darin

May life always feel like the joy of walking in a winter wonderland! Happy Anniversary Kate and Billy!


Ceremony and Reception Venue: Big Foot Country Club
Wedding Planner: Carlene Smith, Naturally Yours Events
Ceremony Musician: Matt Brown, Old Town School of Folk Music
Ceremony Officiant: Rev It Up Chicago
Photographer: Couple of Dudes
Videographer: Imagination Designers
Florist/Lighting: Atmosphere Events Group
Live Band: Great Life Music
Bakery – Cakes: Cacao Sweets & Treats
Bakery – Donuts: Stan’s Donuts & Coffee
Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist: Clear Waters Salon and Day Spa
Accommodations: The Abbey Resort
Transportation: Jones Travel