A Modern, Spring Wedding at Greenhouse Loft in Chicago, Illinois

rn                                        While Kelly Ganis (28 and in marketing) and Brett Komisar (27 and a market researcher) set out to plan an in

rn While Kelly Ganis (28 and in marketing) and Brett Komisar (27 and a market researcher) set out to plan an informal wedding in the heart of Chicago, the result can best be described as modern and chic. Armed with a spring-inspired pastel palette, the couple looked to the Greenhouse Loft for their ceremony and reception, thanks to the venue's sleek, natural details. "We loved the modern, natural look of the space with its wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows," Kelly says. "We just wanted something casual and the loft seemed to fill the bill perfectly." Dressed in a beaded white Pronovias gown, the couple exchanged vows under a flower-adorned birch wood chuppah; Kelly's aunt served as the officiant. One ceremony detail we especially loved? Kelly and Brett's lighthearted wedding programs, which outlined "how it's gonna go." (The back page even included a single tissue for guests labeled "tears of joy.") "The programs were one of our favorite things about the wedding—we received so many compliments on them," Kelly says. With the help of Hearty Boys caterers, the newlyweds treated guests to a comfort-food-filled reception that felt less like a formal fete and more like an intimate backyard barbecue. When it came to dessert, the couple opted for three fresh cakes courtesy of Broken Tart in flavors like cookies and cream, graham cracker and olive oil. As for advice, Kelly says not to sweat the small stuff. "Roll with the punches and try to enjoy every minute of the day," she says. "It truly goes by in the blink of an eye."

Each of Kelly's bridesmaids donned a floor-length, chiffon Amsale dress in one of three pastel colors: Bellini Pink, Smoky Lavender or Mint Green.
Romantic Pink and White Peony Bouquet
Pronovias Wedding Dress With Sheer Back Detail
White Beaded Pronovias Wedding Dress With Sheer Back
Brett and his groomsmen accessorized their charcoal gray Pronto Uomo suits with mint green ties from the Tie Bar, pastel socks and custom monogrammed tie clips.
Not only did Kelly and Brett love the venue for it's modern feel, but the space provided a scenic outdoor garden that was utilized during the couple's cocktail hour. "From the outside, the loft looks like a glass box," Kelly says. "We were looking to have a casual, relatively informal wedding and the loft seemed to fit the bill."
The couple quickly chose Chicago's Greenhouse Loft thanks to the modern feel of the space. "We loved the natural look of the floors and floor-to-ceiling windows too," Kelly says.
Light-hearted programs lent a personal feel to the couple's simple wedding programs. The last page even included a single tissue labeled "tears of joy."
Simple brown and white escort cards included a symbol of either a cow, chicken or leaf to signify the guest's meal choice.
For dessert, Kelly and Brett served three separate wedding cakes baked by Broken Tart bakery, including this olive oil confection topped with a citrus glaze and fresh succulents.
Orange and Green Floral Centerpiece With Gerbera Daisies
Simple brown and white escort cards included a symbol of either a cow, chicken or leaf to signify the guest's meal choice.
For dessert, Kelly and Brett served three wedding cakes baked by Broken Tart bakery, including this cookies and cream confection topped with crushed Oreos.
Modern Wedding Reception at Greenhouse Loft
One of the other Broken Tart cakes Kelly and Brett served was this graham cracker and toasted marshmallow confection topped with a rich chocolate ganache.
White Pronovias Wedding Dress With Illusion Back