A Modern, Industrial Wedding at The Joinery in Chicago

Adrian Galarza and Jeb Howell wanted their wedding to reflect their classic, sophisticated style. “During the planning process, we remember looking at

Adrian Galarza and Jeb Howell wanted their wedding to reflect their classic, sophisticated style. “During the planning process, we remember looking at some editorial wedding photos and loving just how serious they were, and knowing that’s the look we wanted,” the grooms say. “As morbid as this sounds, we wanted a sexy funeral.” To achieve the aesthetic, they opted for a black and gold color scheme, and they decorated industrial venue The Joinery with candles, greenery and white roses. “We don't really consider ourselves a typical couple, and we wanted our décor to be a perfect reflection of that,” they say. Both men wore navy tuxedos and black lapels with gold-encrusted boutonnieres. Their ensembles paired nicely with the wedding party’s black tuxedos and gowns. The unique ceremony site boasted a circular seating arrangement,  which allowed friends and family to surround the grooms during their vows. Turquoise ceremony chairs stood out in the dark-colored venue. Later that night, guests mingled outdoors, ate tacos for dinner and tasted the couple's naked wedding cake.

Our favorite #MakeTradition Moment: “After you say ‘I do,’ take some time alone as a newly married couple and absorb the moment that just happened,” the grooms say. “Look into each other’s eyes and take in the love that is surrounding you. The day you have planned for a year and a half will be gone in an instant.”

Dark and Modern Stationery Suite
Simple Ceremony Program on Brown Cardstock
Same-Sex Couple Wearing Navy Suits and Gold Boutonnieres
Formal Wedding Party  in Modern Outdoor Space
Formal Wedding Party with Male and Female Attendants
Modern, Industrial Ceremony Site at The Joinery
Turquoise Ceremony Chairs with Wedding Programs
Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony in Industrial Venue
Rustic Wood Tables with Venue Inscription
Cocktail Hour in Industrial Outdoor Space
Modern and Simple Place Setting with Greenery
Naked Wedding Cake with Greenery and Personalized Topper
First Dance for Same-Sex Male Couple