It was a brisk May 9th but that didn't stop this lovely crew from having loads of fun outside!  It was a perfect spring day in Grant Park in downtown Chicago.  Flower petals were gently falling off the trees, and the early spring flowers popping out of the ground.  Emily and Terry had the first outside wedding of the year in our garden that day too!  Enjoy the photos and the write up that the two of them wrote about their day.  We couldn't agree more with their sentiments of what a wonderful day it was.  xo 

"Our big day could not have been more perfect. We began at the Hilton Chicago, where the bridal party dressed and prepared for portraits before our first look. The Bride and her bridesmaids had their makeup and hair done by Vanessa Rose Makeup. When the time came for the first look, Jamie and Eric found us a lovely spot in Grant Park across from the hotel, with white flower petals falling around us like snow. After our first look and some additional wedding party photos in the park, we took some fun portraits at the Kinzie Street bridge and headed on to Greenhouse Loft for the ceremony and reception."

"We had our ceremony in the beautiful outdoor space, and despite slightly chilly temperatures, it was perfect. The Maid of Honor played and sang Adele's "Make You Feel My Love", and our officiant Tracey Bianchi created a ceremony that carefully blended our backgrounds and desires, incorporating words of love from each of us to the other."

"After the ceremony, we took family and wedding party portraits in the Ultimate Photo Booth, allowing us to take home beautiful formal portraits with our loved ones on our special day."

"The indoor space for our reception was decorated with tea lights from Greenhouse Loft and unique and gorgeous flowers and centerpieces made by Beth from Larkspur Floral, and set exactly the right mood for our night of celebration. Speeches by the fathers of the Bride and Groom, the Best Man, and the Maid of Honor were given during the delicious seasonal dinner from Food for Thought. Tyler, our DJ from Cage and Aquarium, kept everything running smoothly and efficiently throughout the dinner and speeches, and into the dancing portion of the evening, where the dance floor was packed from start to finish. In the midst of the dancing, our guests were presented with a late night snack of "mega-cannoli" from D'Amato's Bakery."

"As we looked back at the end of the night, we agreed that we wouldn't change a thing about our day, and all of the guests we spoke to agreed. Everyone worked together to make it a special, memorable occasion, full of love, and we couldn't be more grateful."

Many thanks to everyone involved in making this night spectacular! 

Wedding Venue: Greenhouse Loft
Wedding Photography: Greenhouse Loft Steve Ewert, Jamie Davis, Eric Davis
Invitations: Inskeep Brothers Printing
Hair/Makeup: Vanessa Rose Makeup
Wedding Dress: Fantastic Finds
Grooms Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Officiant: Tracey Bianchi
Catering: Food for Thought
DJ: Tyler Cage + Aquarium
Florist: Larkspur Floral
Cannoli: D'Amato's Bakery