What better couple to work with on one of the craziest weekends in Chicago to date!! It was marathon weekend, the president was in town, the Cubs had a playoff game and Kanye West was performing… to say things were kind of a circus is a bit of an understatement! Thankfully these two planned one wonderfully low key wedding celebration, focusing on the important things – like each other, and their loved ones (who came from all over the world to celebrate with them)! We spent the day at the University Club of Chicago, venturing across the street to the Art Institute for photos and a quick stop at the Kinzie Street Bridge. I loved how relaxed and sweet these two are together – always keeping each other smiling and enjoying the little moments in between all the flurry of a wedding day. On top of that was how gorgeous this day was!! I loved Michaela’s vision of muted violets and blues for their color palette and was more than a little obsessed with her gown and the seriously perfect florals by Lynn at Pollen that pulled it all together!!!
Michaela & Matt ~ Thank you so very much for trusting us to document your stunning wedding day!! We seriously had the best time with you guys and couldn’t have asked for a better couple to spend the day with! You guys are so down to earth and fun to be around – you made everything feel easy and we love you for that! 🙂 I know you guys have an amazing life ahead full of lots of travel adventure and laughs and we wish you nothing but the very best!! XOXO ~ Christy & James
So much fun!!! Congratulations again you guys!!
~ Vendor Love ~
Hair Stylist: Kalrissa of Luxe Salon
Makeup Artist: Michelle of Makeup by Diem Angie
Bride’s Gown: Astrantia by Jenny Packham
Groom’s Suit/Tux: Tuxes by Allure, rental by Ducky’s Formal Wear
Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Custom design by Reta Cantrell
Florist: Lynn of Pollen Floral Design
Invitations / Paper Goods: Design by Michaela and Matt, printed by Zazzle and Le Print Express
Caterer: University Club catering staff, head chef Mark Baker
DJ/Band: Ceremony music by Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
DJ for reception Rachel of Toast and Jam