For Sally and Andrew’s September 14th wedding, we uncovered some unique and special aspects of Chicago, from taking photos at one of the city’s famed landmarks to tasting wonderful local wines.

Following the ceremony at First United Methodist Church, Sally and Andrew, who met at Indiana University, and their bridal party stepped out onto Wrigley Field for photos that’ll be appreciated by every Cubs fan.


Next stop: City Winery. As guests arrived, they signed wine bottles that were labeled numerically. Sally and Andrew will open and enjoy the bottle on the accompanying anniversary, which was such a great way to tie in the winery setting.


The overall feeling of the evening was rustic and natural. This translated into khaki-colored linens and burlap-wrapped Mason jars filled with lush green, white, and blush arrangements done by Virginia Wolff.


The Michael Buble lookalike behind the microphone, and the rest of the Blue Water Kings, played as guests danced. Sally and Andrew were intent on choosing a really amazing band – and that’s exactly what they got!

When everyone had worked up an appetite, we passed each guest a package labeled “s’more love.” Inside, we packaged everything needed to make the perfect late night snack and welcomed everyone to the s’more station for roasting.

Sally and Andrew’s wedding day perfectly combined rustic details and the city. I was so honored to be involved in their big day. Cheers to Sally and Andrew!

Wedding Details:

Date: September 14th, 2013 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events. Inc.  / Church: First United Methodist Church / Reception: City Winery / Entertainment: Blue Water Kings Band / Cake: Alliance Bakery / MakeUp Artist: Annie Tews / Hair Stylist: Jahnne Velez  / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid / Decor and Floral: Virginia Wolff / Stationary: Paper Source / Photographer: Eileen Cote Photography / Table Linens: BBJ Linen / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm