Zoe and Jason came to see Greenhouse Loft when it was literally...a piece of concrete!  Fashioning hard hats and all, this couple envisioned the beauty and potential we planned well before the wood floors, windows, and twinkle lights were installed. 

It was a special treat to spend the day with these two love birds.  May 16, 2015 was one of the first nice warm days of the spring, everything was perfect!  From the delicious food from Food for Thought to the jams on the dance floor from DJ Chicago.  It was all perfect.  But take it from the bride and groom themselves as you read their account of the day accompanied by the photos taken by Steve Ewert, Jamie Davis and Eric Davis of Greenhouse Loft Photography. 

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"Our wedding day was the culmination of almost ten years in each others lives and four years of off and on planning.  From when we first saw Greenhouse Loft in 2011 while it was still under construction, the venue always had been in the back of our minds as we debated between a Midwest or East Coast (our current home) ceremony.  Ultimately we decided in the spring of 2014 to marry in the city in which we met and grew close, and we were ecstatic to book a date for the following spring."

"Our day together started with a first look in the gardens of Millennium Park, with the iconic Chicago skyline as the back drop. With the full cooperation of the weather all afternoon, Jamie and Eric were able to get a fantastic set of pictures before heading into the Chicago Cultural Center. Inside we had the opportunity for some great shots among the ornate tilework in entryway. We were then whisked away to the north side in a black-on-black Tesla Model S for the start of our ceremony."

Our ceremony went beautifully, an affair we had meticulously crafted to be 100% our style. Officiated by the groom’s close friend of 20 years, having quotes from astrophysicists and a ring box vaguely resembling a Zelda treasure chest definitely made it our own. We customized the beautiful modern venue by spending untold hours crafting a frame supporting diaphanous paper cones that served as an intimate ceremony back drop. The space was just as we envisioned it and having friends and family in attendance was perfection.  The flower arrangements frankly blew us away by simultaneously surprising us and being just as we imagined, and Kate from Fleur Du Jour meshed well with our sense of humor as she helped us get married Between Two Ferns.

"The reception was no less exciting with Steve manning the Ultimate Photo Booth. The beer and cheese pairings, the station-style dinner, and the simply elegant tiered cake all kept our guests and us happy. Dylan did a great job paying homage to our musical tastes by mixing in favorites like Sneaker Pimps while keeping the party going.  Mike set up some amazing video shots, and we can’t wait to see the results. As we rode off at the end of the night, we couldn’t think of anything we would have changed."

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"There are always the stories of the one big thing that went wrong at a wedding, but that just didn’t happen.  We attribute this success not to luck, but to Greenhouse Loft and all our vendors (especially Laura and The Ideal Day!) for really putting forth the effort to get every little detail right and making it a  phenomenal experience that we will cherish for the rest of our lives."

Thank you to the wonderful team of vendors!

Wedding Venue: Greenhouse Loft
Wedding Photography: Greenhouse Loft: Steve Ewert, Jamie Davis, Eric Davis
Planner: The Ideal Day - Laura Patterson
Flowers: Fleur du Jour
Videography: Hendzel Productions
Catering: Food for Thought
DJ: DJ Chicago   
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Transportation: E-Motion
Invitations: Bride and Groom
Wedding Dress: Ramona Kaveza
Groom's Attire: Formally Modern