Dark & Moody Loft Lucia Wedding

Cory popped the question to Marlene by planning a role playing game with friends and family, as they often did. He had a ring crafted especially for Marlene, and called out play cards designed especially to lead up to the question - surprising her with a final card that depicted the very ring he had for her. 

Cory + Marlene integrated their love of Cosplay into their fall wedding - a fusion of fun nerdery and dark elegance. Marlene was dressed in a white gown (complete with pockets) and embellished with dramatic black accessories - her ladies in mauve. Cory and his boys were accented with feathered boutonnieres, golden stags, and Cory wore a black skull ring. 

They said their “I Do’s” on the rooftop at dusk, with their shiba dog, Hiro, as their ring bearer. The table settings were each themed with various anime and cosplay characters, with anime projected on the dance floor wall. The black textured cake with golden trim highlighted the room, while guests toasted and laughed together. 

Cory was presented with a golden pinata, which he busted open to release lots and lots of glow sticks for all, beginning the danciest of all dance parties until late into the night!

Venue:  Loft Lucia

Florist:  Gowder

Wedding Cake:  Sugar Fixe

Caterer:  Tamale Spaceship

Bartender:  Fusion Vino Premier

Pink & Blue Loft Wedding at Room 1510

Liz + Aaron started their day off getting ready at Chicago’s Kinzie Hotel. Liz was surrounded by her maids in matching pink robes, as they helped to get her ready, while sharing some Champagne. Liz’ mother and grandmother accompanied her as she took her first glance at her father’s initials, that were sweetly embroidered into the inside of her dress. Meanwhile, Aaron celebrated the beginning of the day with his father and his groomsmen, toasting with some Woodford Reserve bourbon. 

Liz + Aaron met, not too far from the hotel for a first look at each other, making their way toward the Wrigley Building for some downtown pictures. While the bride and groom took a walk together on the Michigan Ave bridge, the wedding party spotted a one-man Karaoke band, and just couldn’t resist singing their hearts out on the streets of Chicago!

We gathered the party and headed to Room 1510 for a cool loft ceremony, followed by a reception with pretty pink accents, and the best cake toppers a dog-loving bride and groom could ask for. They toasted the night away as they dined, danced, horah-ed, and sang together in celebration!

Wedding Planner: Naturally Yours Events

Venue:  Room 1520

Videographer:  Plan A

Florist:  Fab Flora

DJ:  Cage and Aquarium

Caterer:  Inspired Catering and Events

Bakery:  Bittersweet

Hair + Makeup:  We Only Do Pretty

West Loop City View Loft Wedding

Ria + Brian met at Arrigo Park for a special first look, followed by a jaunt with their wedding party through the West Loop area for fun, urban industrial photo ops before heading to Kitchen Chicago for their wedding ceremony. Here, they brought two joyous families together, joining Filipino and Jewish traditions, and including little Bella in the ceremony by presenting her with a special necklace, gifted from Brian.

Cocktails and appetizers were had following the ceremony with a lighthearted folky performance by Man Bread, before the guests were lead up to City View Loft for a night of good eats and celebration, including of course, singing, dancing, and lots of cotton candy!

Special thanks to the following vendors for contributing to such an awesome wedding:

Kitchen Chicago
City View Loft
Flowers by Stem
Florescio Films
Spin Spun