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

Fun & Dapper LGBT Low Res Studio Wedding

Nate + Zach got ready together at The Wit in Chicago’s own Theater District. Their baby blue and sea foam green suits were adorned with matching bowties, suspenders, and colorfully-patterned button-downs. 

Their colorful reception at Low Rest Studio featured smokey margarita cocktails, intricate charcuterie platters, a couple’s duet, Do-Rite donuts, the danciest of folk, and a surprise Drag Show that rocked the socks off of the entire place!!

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