Our first wedding out of the gate post-covid was a complete success! With vibrant colors and warmth from the sunshine, this colorful wedding felt like such a beautiful occasion.
S + A started their planning process in 2019 and had to relocate their wedding, ultimately changing their guest count and vision. Thus, we planned two completely separate weddings for them.
I’m beyond thrilled with how their actual wedding day ran and what it looked like. Let me show you all of the details…
Instead of traditional wedding reception where everyone sits down for dinner and enjoys the dance floor all night long, at the time, dance floors were not allowed in Chicago. Therefore, Sarah and Andreas completely pivoted – they decided to throw a party where everyone could simply hang out. Moving from an evening event to the afternoon gave guests the opportunity to spend the entire day together.
Because we had to move venues, I was able to find the V Collective for them, which they immediately fell in love with. It’s such a picturesque penthouse.
Because it was a smaller group of guests, we made sure to make an impact so that guests felt comfortable, welcome, and appreciated.
To start, the food, not only perfect for a colorful wedding, tasted delicious. The caterer came to us from Indiana, where they are good friends of the groom’s family. Sarah and Andreas chose a tapas menu so guests could graze all afternoon.
Immediately upon entering the building, Sarah and Andreas chose to showcase their welcome sign, commissioned by a local artist, featuring many Chicago landmarks. Guests entered the penthouse where they were greeted by a glass of champagne and colorful flowers just about everywhere. (I’m obsessed with this color palette.)
And – I saved the best for last. As each guest walked into the room, they found a colorful envelope with their name in calligraphy. Every card was a lovely hand written note. Yes, hand written. The couple wanted to show gratitude and appreciation towards every single guest. Such a nice touch!
All in all, it appeared everyone had a great time and felt safe! Most importantly, Sarah and Andreas seemed so happy.
Ultimately, I have a big thank you to the vendor team who helped make this wedding day a huge success!
Venue: V Collective
Floral / Decor: Thistle and Plume
Caterer: Don Quijote Restaurant
Photographer: Peter Wynn Thompson
Sound Tech: DJ Firm
Envelopes / Signs: Ink Love and Paper
Welcome Sign: Clementine Studio
Speaking of Covid, check out our covid project Love is Essential here.
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