A Whimsical Warehouse Wedding at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago, Illinois
While planning their November wedding in the north side of the city, to-be-weds Sarah Rogers (28 and a social worker) and Robert Kull (29 and in geographic information systems) immediately booked the raw, warehouse space at Architectural Artifacts in Ravenswood. "I thought I wanted a clean, modern loft wedding, but when we walked into The Atrium and wandered among all of the weird and wonderful antiques, we knew it was a great fit for our quirky personalities," the bride says. With both the bride and groom dressed in white, the couple exchanged vows in front of a garland-draped ceremony space that evoked a feeling of being surrounded by nature. "I felt like I was in a library that was spilling out into the nearby woods," the bride says. "We even said our vows on a beautiful floral rug that we've now put in our bedroom as a constant reminder of that day and our love for one another." While planning their whimsical wedding within the warehouse space, the couple settled on a neutral color palette of navy and gray for a muted look overall. "Our venue was this cluttered, crazy, beautiful antique warehouse and I wanted it to feel like we were in this old museum that was slowly being overgrown with moss and greens," the bride says. "Our florist, A Pretty Flower, completely understood my vision and helped me create these lush, green, fragrant bouquet full of eucalyptus, mums and lamb's ear." Rob's family helped to create the unique stick and moss-covered escort cards while antique books were used as a unique alternative to traditional floral centerpieces. "One friend designed our invitations and save the dates while another created our cake toppers," the bride says. "Ultimately, we wanted everyone to feel involved, as my favorite weddings are the ones where the couple makes you feel like they really want you to be there. We were so lucky to have so many talented friends that contributed to our day in amazing ways."