Brittany and Martin hired me a year and a half before their big day. They’re both lawyers and knew they would need a longer engagement to plan around their busy schedules. We kicked off planning with a brainstorming session at Brittany’s home. We had a blast browsing her Pinterest page and looking through all of the inspiration photos she’d gathered. After our initial meeting, it was clear what Brittany and Martin wanted for their wedding day. With that, we began planning right away!
Brittany and Martin selected Covenant Presbyterian Church in Bucktown for their ceremony and the historic Cafe Brauer for their reception. The gorgeous building sits right in Lincoln Park and offers beautiful views of the city. It perfectly fit Brittany’s rustic and elegant style.
The wedding took place on a perfect fall day. Brittany and her bridesmaids got ready at the Public Hotel. They took a break from the pampering to watch a video that Martin had created with footage from their entire relationship. The sweetest surprise for his bride that certainly brought tears to Brittany’s eyes!
Before the ceremony, we orchestrated a “first look” for Brittany and her father—one of my favorite moments of any wedding day! After the couple said, “I do” in Bucktown, they hopped on a trolley to take city photos with their wedding party and families.
Over at the reception, Cafe Brauer looked stunning with a mix of high and low floral arrangements featuring white, blush, and green hydrangeas, garden roses, stock, and greenery. We used a rustic farm table for the head table in the center of the room.
Guests enjoyed a fabulous meal by Limelight Catering and danced the night away to Style Matters DJ. It was a perfect wedding day for Brittany and Martin, and we wish them many years of love and happiness!
Wedding Day Details: Wedding Date: September 19th, 2015 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Getting Ready Location: Public Hotel / Ceremony Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church / Reception Location: Cafe Brauer / Photographer: Cassandra Eldridge / Caterer: Limelight Catering / Floral: Ashland Addison / Music: Style Matters / Wedding Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s Wedding Dress: Ultimate Bride / Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN