We had a stellar (yes, pun intended) time working with Becky and Chris at their Adler Planetarium wedding in September. After threatening rain all week, the weather took a much appreciated turn for the best and the day’s festivities went off without a hitch!
Wedding day started out early for the bride and her best friends and sisters-in-law at a family friend’s Michigan Avenue condo. Andrea and Christina at Flawless Beauty were providing makeup services while Elena Denning was working on hair. Nancy Beale from Studio This Is joined the crew at the condo to snap a few pictures. Before long, Becky put on her beautiful gown and headed to the Art Institute Gardens via a Windy City Limo van for her first look with Chris. Afterwards, the couple headed inside for some beautiful, more intimate photos among the iconic art pieces.
The pair met their wedding party outside for a couple pictures before heading to the Adler. Meanwhile, Food for Thought was transforming the space from museum cafeteria to a the lovely ceremony and reception location Becky and Chris had selected. After a few more portraits inside, the wedding party hid downstairs while guests started trickling in to prepare for the big moment. The ceremony was officiated by the wonderful Bruce Otto from Spirited Weddings. The scene was breathtaking, with the picaresque Chicago skyline and setting sun behind the couple. We can’t wait to see the footage captured by Steve and Adam from Sonnet Wedding Films.
After the “I dos”, everyone headed to the terrace outside for cocktail hour right on the edge of Lake Michigan with even more stunning city views. Inside, our vendor team was flipping the room to make way for dinner and dancing. Floral for the day was provided by KLa Designs and MDM Entertainment provided the amazing hanging globes and ambient lighting.
Guests were invited back inside for a delicious meal from Food for Thought and several heartfelt (and hilarious!) toasts. Becky and Chris shared their first dance to the very apropos Frank Sinatra classic “Fly me to the moon”. The dance floor opened thanks to David Rothstein Music.
During dancing, guests were encouraged to go to the wedding (cup)cake display from More Cupcakes that had an incredible Star Wars themed topper that our couple had made for them on a trip to Shanghai. The Traveling Photobooth was set up after dinner for guests to snap some pictures. Later in the evening, Cheesie’s Food Truck came and parked outside for late night snacks. Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” provided the perfect last dance for our guests to whisk them to the after-party and beyond.
I loved how well this video short from Sonnet Wedding Films captured the essence of this wonderful event:
What a day! Becky and Chris, your wedding was beautiful and we loved all the personal touches you provided to make the day special for everyone involved. Cheers to many more joyous celebrations and adventures to come!
Becky and Chris’s wedding was also featured on Carats & Cake! Check that out HERE!