A Summery Rustic-Industrial Wedding at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago, Illinois

Alyse Andalman (28 and an attorney) and Vadim Sagalchik’s (28 and an IT consultant) wedding was an industrial chic affair with a vibrant, summery twist. Morgan Manufacturing in downtown Chicago provided the perfect backdrop for the late summer celebration, allowing the couple to host both the ceremony and reception in one location, while providing plenty of event spaces to give each portion of the day a unique feel.

A rooftop ceremony kicked off the celebrations, with Alyse and Vadim exchanging vows in a Jewish ceremony against a breathtaking backdrop of the Chicago skyline. The celebrations continued indoors with a lively cocktail hour followed by a reception on the building’s first floor. The couple infused the historic industrial space with summer romance and rustic charm with wooden farm tables, warm candle light and bunches of bright white and yellow flowers that exuded cheerfulness. Mercury glass accents and bistro lights brought an element of glamour and ambiance to the expansive space, while metal pilot chairs played up the venue’s unique manufacturing history.

After dinner and dessert, the newlyweds blew guests away with a choreographed dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and a live band, TVK Orchestra, who kept the party swinging late until the night. A tip for the taking from Alyse and Vadim: “Have fun during the planning process. It can be stressful at times, but you should make sure that your wedding is ultimately your own and not someone else's ideas. If you want to have an unusual venue or a non-traditional song choice or wedding colors, do it. If you want to keep with tradition but are afraid that it is cliche, conquer your fears and just do it. We say all of this because, at the end of the day, your wedding should be one of the happiest memories in your life. However, it is just that — one of many happy memories yet to come — so don't sweat the small stuff. Make sure to enjoy every minute and also grab a piece of your wedding cake if you can.”