Here is a couple we are so excited to share. Natalie and Chris hired Big City Bride to help guide them through their Chicago wedding planning leading up to their November nuptials. It was a perfect mix of Natalie and Chris’ personalities, politics, and preferences. They were an ideal bride and groom … making decisions based on instinct and humor rather than tradition. And yet, while including unexpected twists it remained an elegant and beautiful Chicago wedding.
They chose the South Shore Cultural Center as their Chicago wedding venue. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan south of downtown, this old and historic building is owned by the Chicago Park District. The Solarium at the South Shore Cultural Center is where their ceremony took place, highlighted by an “At Last” solo by Natalie’s dear friend. It was a perfect moment and a meaningful ceremony.
Having chosen a historic Chicago wedding venue, Natalie and Chris embraced the charm of the space with a nod towards vintage and eclectic in their decor and details. Guests found their seat by postcards made to replicate the vintage Chicago postcards set on each table. The “Chicagoan” coffee table book filled with notes from guests to make it a guest book that will always be cherished. The endless pie station was decorated with vintage needlepoints and pie racks. The tables were beautiful with eclectic floral in Natalie’s gathered collection of glassware. She added tasteful vintage wherever possible and matched the Chicago venue perfectly.
Note: they served the most amazing gourmet fried chicken and collard greens with macaroni and cheese.
Once the band began and the dance floor filled, Big City Bride set out Natalie’s collection of vintage political pins. With their Chicago wedding just days before the presidential election, the couple decided to have a little fun! Guests flooded the table to find their favorite pin.
Missing their friendship through the fun planning. Wishing them all the best!
Thank you to Document the Day for photographing the celebration and all the vendors who made is so fun, so beautiful, and so delicious.