Jillian and Gary could not be a more down to earth couple. They like to spend weekends playing vintage video games and hanging out at home. When it came to their wedding day they most definitely kicked it up a notch or two.
Glamour, twinkle, and shine radiated throughout all of the wedding day details. Yet, the day still felt relaxed because Jillian and Gary were still being their authentic selves. Both the ceremony and reception were held at Galleria Marchetti. The iron gate leading into the courtyard greeted guests with a vintage welcome mirror. As they approached their seats for the ceremony they passed by a polaroid photo booth which also acted as a guestbook for the couple. Once guests took their selfies they continued on to where the seating cards were strung in front of the ivy wall. They took their name cards and replaced them with a photo for the couple.
The bride walked down the aisle in a stunning fit and flare gown with a long sleeved lace overlay. She carried a lush romantic bouquet with seeded eucalyptus, dahlias, and roses in shades of blush, ivory and soft pink. She met her groom at the altar under a twinkling chandelier. The chandelier, along with the vintage furniture, only upped the glamour of the night. The chaise lounge was a favorite of the couple as well as guests for photo opportunities.
After the ceremony, the party got started right away with passed pink bubbly. As the guests entered the reception they saw large contemporary chandeliers hanging from the soft fabric draped peaks of the all season pavilion. They were treated with lovely floral details by A Stem Above. Lush garland draped across the head table and gracefully hung down the backdrop framing the wedding party.
The guests’ tables were adorned with wood cut out table numbers bedazzled with glitter. The sparkle continued to the cake table swathed with gold sequins. Even the cake was glamorous with a soft pink ruffled tier and a tier covered with edible sequins!
Being a part of Jillian and Gary’s wedding day was incredible. From helping ensure all of the glamour of the day was showcased to recommending A+ vendors, it was our pleasure!
Venue: Galleria Marchetti | Photographer: Maria Harte Photography | Officiant: Chuck Bono | Rentals: Chicago Vintage Weddings | Transportation: Bus Bank | Florist: A Stem Above | Video: Shutter and Sound | Bakery: Amy Beck Cake, Vanille Patisserie | DJ: Okyne Media Lab | Hairstylist: Christine DeMark | Bride’s Hairstylist: Lindsey Olsen | Makeup: Tamara