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A Contemporary Casual Wedding in Chicago, IL

  • Riverbend Studio Inc.
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Sarah & Jack in Chicago, IL
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Sarah wanted to wear pure-white shoes that were comfortable enough to dance in all night.
Jimmy Choo
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Sarah's veil philosophy was "Go big or go home," so she chose one that was four feet longer than her dress.
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Sarah and Jack wanted a timeless look. A classic strapless gown for her and a gray tux for him did the trick.
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Jack and all of his groomsmen wore gray tuxedos with silver ties.
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All of the pieces in the invitation suite, from the rehearsal dinner card to the illustrated schedule, were held in a folded pocket.
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The display included submerged orchids in tall glass cylinder vases to match the modern reception decor.
Kehoe Designs
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The escort cards featured the same purple floral design as the invitations.
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The reception's focal point was the bar: a custom creation with a mirrored top and a pink, patterned front (the design was borrowed from the invites).
River East Art Center
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A sculptural arrangement of wire and pink orchids in a square glass container was one of the reception's three modern centerpiece styles.
Kehoe Designs
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Tall and short arrangements unified by their sleek design decorated the head table.
Hall's Rental; BBJ Linen
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Colorful flowers and a topper depicting a bride "fishing" for a groom added pizzazz to the traditional white cake.
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Guests took home bags of Chicago-style (caramel and cheddar) Garrett popcorn.
Garrett Popcorn Shops

Sarah & Jack in Chicago, IL

The Bride Sarah Nicholas, 29, an accountant and manager at KPMG The Groom Jack Yates, 31, an assistant controller at GTCR The Date June 11 Sarah and Jack naturally gravitated toward modern and sleek wedding decor, but also wanted their day to be bright and fun to reflect their summer wedding date. They chose vibrant pinks, purples, and silver to give a lively edge to their contemporary tablescapes and floral arrangements.
- Vi-An Nguyen
Their Ingredients
  • River East Art Center
  • Hall's Rental; BBJ Linen
  • Blue Plate
  • Garrett Popcorn Shops

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