There is something so special about a Chicago winter wedding in early January. This past January in the midst of Covid-19, one of my clients, Tory and Joe, decided to postpone their big wedding till summer like many couples have over the last two years. They had a brilliant idea though to still have a small wedding with their closest friends and family. So instead they had a micro wedding in the Fulton Market District of Chicago. Needless to say it was so elegant and special (so was their second wedding day this past summer.) Two of the sweetest people who met in school, both wanted to be pastry chefs and bonded over food certainly know how to put on an elegant wedding.
Tory and Joe decided to rent out an Airbnb space that was private and could host the small wedding affair. The Airbnb over looked Fulton Market, the rooms were full of light with tall ceilings and my favorite, brick walls. I can’t express words for how beautiful all the details they put in to this intimate day. Brass candle holders, dark colors mixed with pops of colorful flowers, organic elements that incorporate nature and just elegance everywhere you looked. Everything from their invite to their artful and colorful decor pieces were stunning and special to the day.
The day started with me bouncing back and forth between Tory and Joe’s rooms in the Airbnb, capturing details, intimate moments and everyone setting up. Their first look was one of the emotional first looks I have ever witnessed and the most tenderness. You can tell these two have beautiful chemistry and compliment each other so well. Their ceremony had 10 present guests per city ordinance and were married by their officiant online by their officiant through Zoom with some beautiful appearances by friends. After their ceremony, Tory did an outfit change in to a killer romper. They celebrated with champagne, everyone setting up and sharing charcuterie and seafood while preparing an intimate dinner together. It was a perfect winter evening.
I want to take the time to thank the vendors who helped make this day so beautiful.
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The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.