It’s amazing to transform a space and Union Station is one of the hardest Chicago wedding venues to do so. It’s a gorgeous Grand Hall with tall cielings and more space than most people know what to do with. It takes an experienced Chicago wedding planner to transform the space into something unique and special and we’re excited to share these wedding photos of a recent Big City Bride wedding where we did just that.
Amazing linens. Beautiful table decor. Creative floor plan. Incredible lighting!
Ombre placecards. Subtle peacock feather details. Gold and purple and fuscia. Gem tones!
The best part of the event was a happy bride and groom! Just days after they said “I Do” Sonya and Silas found a moment to write a Yelp review about their Big City Bride Chicago wedding planning experience. We’re honored to share their kind and insightful words:
We just had our wedding this past weekend at Union Station in Chicago. Our wedding planner was Chrissy and honestly, looking back we can’t even begin to imagine what our wedding would have been without her. I agree with one of the past YELP reviews listed below- at first, justifying a wedding planner is a difficult thing to do because a wedding costs so much to begin with–an added cost just seems ridiculous. However, with my husband and my crazy schedule, we knew there would be no way to plan a wedding by ourselves. From the beginning, Chrissy was so organized- she gave us a timeline, updated budgets and gave us weekly “to dos”–all things that made having a large wedding completely manageable. Although we used Big City Bride’s preferred vendors for the majority of our wedding, we did explore some options outside of the preferred vendor list for photography and paper goods. Chrissy never made us feel bad about this choice and went above and beyond to reach out to the vendors she didn’t know in order for the day to run smoothly. So all of the planning leading up to the wedding was uneventful and organized because of her. We had conference calls with our DJ, and photographer before the wedding to make sure we were all on the same page with our timeline. The day of the wedding came and could not have been any better. I was not stressed a single second on my wedding day because I knew Chrissy had everything covered. She was one step ahead of me the entire day…. Examples include, making sure that 2 of my bridesmaids who flew in the day of the wedding had their jewelry (wedding gifts I had given out the day before) before I even thought about it (I realized as we were walking down the aisle they all had their jewelry on and I had totally forgotten) and bringing over my cowboy boots to change into during dinner for my surprise Daddy/daughter dance (I am from Georgia and we did some line dancing) when I thought I had left them in the hotel. The wedding was like a dream- it was so beautiful, more than I could ever ask for. Although I could go on and on about how much I owe Chrissy and how amazing my wedding day was–I think the thing I am most thankful for is that I really appreciated every second of my day. Chrissy took my husband and I aside multiple times in the night to really be able to stop for a second and look around. While people were in cocktail hour and just as the main room had been turned over from the ceremony to dinner, Chrissy took us aside and showed us a sneak peak of the room for the first time. We were able to do our first dance in the beautiful room with our photographer without anyone else in the room. She took us aside after the ceremony and we were able to enjoy some treats from cocktail hour in a room by ourselves and spend the first few minutes alone as husband and wife. I could go on forever about how amazing our wedding was but I guess I’ll end by saying this. Although a wedding planner seems like an added expense when first looking at your wedding budget, I have to say that it was the best money we spent. We could not have gotten through our wedding without Chrissy and we will be forever grateful for the success and memories of the greatest day of our lives. Thank you Chrissy!