Summer of Love & Texture

There are few things better than Chicago Summers. From a cityscape drenched in sunlight to endless local flowers in bloom- it is this time of year that Carly and Andrew started their married life together surrounded by beauty. They chose Bridgeport Skyline Loft as their venue, with its rustic brick and wooden beams and a wall of windows overlooking the majestic Chicago skyline. Their ceremony decor was one of our all time favorites!  A super lush green arbor (made of birch, roses, seeded eucalyptus, olive foliage and vines) framed the couple while clusters of candles and rose petals lined the aisle. Fun fact: we repurposed the garland on the arbor on the head table (minus the wild vines).  

Carly held a bouquet with air plants, succulents, thistle, ferns, antique colored roses , Juliet peach garden roses  and pops of burgundy ranunculus and dark purple callas.  So much yummy texture!   Andrew and his groomsmen wore petite succulents with burgundy ranunculus boutonnieres to accent the pop of color in the ladies bouquets.  Their centerpieces were equally textured with the addition of hydrangea in gold compotes and tall stemmed candles with gold votives inside.

Special thank you to Jason W. Kaumeyer for capturing and sharing these details so beautifully.  We should also give a shout out to Art of Imagination for the most stunning drapery and chandeliers!

A peach wedding in Ravenswood

Liz and Nick exchanged vows at Ravenswood Event Center underneath a floral arch. Rich green foliage covered the arch while asymmetrical peach, coral and white floral helped soften the industrial feel of the soaring windows in the atrium. The Bride carried a whimsical bouquet with textural, seasonal elements of poppy pods, ranunculus, garden roses, and greenery. The groom wore a peach ranunculus with textured greenery.

Guest's tables featured clear glass compote centerpieces as well as bottled vessels of various heights and sizes filled with ranunculus, Astilbe, Stock, and Roses. Metallic champaign and vintage inspired cut glass votives added a warm glow to the loft space as well. Notice how the coral napkins really accentuate the pop of coral in the centerpieces. Lace runners were a great way to pull all the decor together- good tip when you have several different vases/elements on a table.  

Chad with Husar Photography did a beautiful job capturing these elements and we thank you for sharing these images with us!