A Romantic Urban Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago, Illinois
Vibrant summer romance meets rustic urban charm in the stunning Chicago wedding of Brielle Treece (28 and an associate program officer) and Jonathan Osting (29 and a trader). The couple wanted a venue that would pay homage to their hometown and the place they fell in love, Chicago, and the Bridgeport Art Center was the perfect venue for the occasion. “As soon as we walked in, Jonathan and I gave each other the ‘we are definitely getting married here’ look,” says Brielle. “Additionally, Bridgeport is equidistant between our childhood homes, and the location felt symbolic, like we were beginning our married lives together by meeting halfway.” Nicki Eisenstein from BCR Events teamed up with Vince at Kehoe Designs to create the warm, inviting atmosphere with whimsical arrangements of coral and peach flowers with overflowing greens and candelabras. Brielle wore an elegant Ines di Santo sleeveless tulle mermaid wedding dress with lace appliques, styled her hair in a low bun with loose tresses and kept her makeup natural. “Elena (Denning) did a fantastic job creating that ‘bridal glow’ without making me look too gussied up!” says Brielle. For their ceremony, the couple incorporated their families’ religious traditions from their Jewish, Protestant and Catholic backgrounds: They exchanged vows under a huppah repurposed from a 1920s parachute, read both Jewish blessings and Catholic scripture and had a white rose ceremony to honor their mothers. Even though Brielle was very sick the week leading up to her wedding, the support from her vendors, friends and family made the joy she felt on her wedding day unparalleled. “The moment my husband and I had our first look, I knew that this was going to be the best day of my life,” says the bride. “In sum, things may go wrong. You may not feel great, your hair might not look exactly how you imagined, it might rain… But when you are marrying the love of your life, surrounded by the people you love and who love you, it will be a truly magical day.” See the stunning details captured by Beale & Wittig, below.