Summer Chicago Wedding at Ignite Glass Studio

Joanna + James started their wedding day off getting ready at The Westin Chicago North. Joanna was gifted a sweet locket from James, and James received a dapper Shinola leather watch. They were joyously married at Old Town’s stunning St. Michael’s Cathedral, before traveling to their favorite flamingo mural at the Flamingo Rum Club. 

Joanna + James took a quick afternoon stroll in Chicago’s River Walk, while boats passing cheered them on as a new couple, before heading back for their cocktail hour on the sunny roof of Ignite Glass. Mariachi’s serenaded guests as they enjoyed their refreshing cocktails and sunny weather. 

The reception featured golden butterflies, viney floral accents, and lime-shaped place cards, garnishing blue shot glasses that Joanna and her mother personally brought back from Mexico. 

Guests were free to roam in the glass sculpture garden, while others danced the night away. A glass blowing demo mesmerized guests after a plentiful Mexican feast. After dancing their hearts out, Joanna + James were shown off by their guests with streamers and lots of love!!

Other Vendors:

Venue:  Ignite Glass Studio

Day-Of-Coordinator:  Cincin Weddings

Florist:  Flowers for Dreams



Barrett + Brian: A Very Logan Square Wedding

Barrett + Brian celebrated their DIY wedding with friends and family in their favorite Chicago neighborhood. They brought together Brian’s family from California, and Barrett’s family from Florida, for a weekend in Logan Square, showing off their favorite neighborhood spots to their guests - from their bachelor parties at Starapolska and Moonlighter, ending in a late night karaoke meet up at Alice’s, to a couple’s stroll through Humboldt Park before their ceremony at Michelle’s Ballroom

Their reception featured Big Star catering, a pink Instax camera, DIY vases and decor, a magnificent pink cake, baked by Barrett, himself, and decorated with succulents from Teka Slagle’s floral collection - and lots, and lots of dancing!!! The night ended with an afterparty meet up at Sleeping Village, and a lot of happy people.

Sunday was spent leisurely with friends and family picnicking at the Logan Square farmer’s market, while guests could check out music and other festivities at the Logan Square Festival just down the street. 

Congrats, Barrett + Brian!

Venue:  Michelle’s Ballroom
Floral:  Teka Slagle
Catering:  Big Star


Engaged: Marlene + Cory

Marlene + Cory wanted to show off some of their local haunts. We met at their favorite Humboldt Park mural with Hiro, their (matching!) white Shiba pup, who was just as excited to frolic in the field as they were. Hiro let the two of them play on their own for a while, and waved us goodbye for our next stop. 

Marlene + Cory enjoy a good Chicago speakeasy, so I followed them to The Blind Barber for a visit at their bar and some private cocktails. 

This couple’s got swag - super excited to shoot their wedding this fall!