Laura + Zach

This Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding has to be one of my favorites from July 2015. (I know, I know, I’m pretty backed up on blogging but I’m catching up!) Laura and Zach are two of the sweetest people I have ever met. They held their wedding at the rustic Pilsen venue “The Secret Garden.” It truly is a secret. The secret garden is the former courtyard and convent of St. Procopius Parish, founded in 1875. Today it is owned by Honky Tonk BBQ, a restaurant and music venue across the street. It’s by far one of my favorite wedding venues in Chicago not only because its history but how unique it is to everything else around it. Not to mention, Honky Tonk caters it and I’m a sucker for good BBQ. But anyways, this post isn’t about the venue, though I could probably write one entirely about it, but it’s about Laura and Zach, their beautiful wedding day, complete with a Jewish ceremony, a butterfly release of the butterflies Laura’s Mother raised for the big day, beer in a clawfoot tub and a little bit of rain and shine. I’ll let the pictures tell the story about how gorgeous their day truly was.


Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul
Honky Tonk BBQ Secret Garden Wedding in Chicago by Megan Saul

  1. Cassandra

    April 27th, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    The colors, the details, the moments, your use of light! Gah, love it all so much! Beautiful work!

  2. Chrsitine

    April 27th, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! The dancing looked like so much fun!

  3. Megan Yanz

    April 27th, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    SHUT UP. These are SO great!! So many look like little paintings! <3 <3 <3

  4. Lisa-Marie Savard

    April 27th, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    I love this Megan! You used the dramatic lighting to your advantage so well. The butterfly release was a very nice detail too πŸ™‚

  5. Ruth

    April 27th, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    This is so beautiful!

  6. Tanya

    April 27th, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    So fun!! Loved the way you told their story!

  7. Sandy Armenteros

    April 27th, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Oh Megan!! These are so, so, so fabulous!!

  8. Erika Mattingly

    April 27th, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love that first look and the butterfly release! So cool.

  9. Marcela Pulido

    April 27th, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful day! I love all the attention to details.

  10. Jasmine

    April 27th, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Stunning! Love them all, especially the images in the alley!!

  11. Hanna Hill-Destigter

    April 28th, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I love these moody vibes and Secret garden gorgeousness!

  12. Dana Richards

    May 1st, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    ah so jealous about honky tonk! My fav shot is of the little girls trying to catch the butterfly πŸ˜‰

  13. Becca

    May 1st, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Gorgeous, Megan! These are fantastic!!

  14. Laura markin

    May 5th, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Megan,
    Not sure why I checked your blog tonight on a whim but it was such a treat to see our wedding posted! Little update: we’re having a baby boy in august πŸ™‚ hope you’re doing well, thank you for so perfectly capturing our special day!

  15. megansaulphotography

    May 11th, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Oh Laura!!! That is so exciting!!! I’m so happy for you!! You know who to call for pictures!

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