Maureen and Tim’s May wedding was the perfect start to our summer. Their day allowed all to delight in the city’s bursting excitement over warm days ahead and it overflowed with love and emotion for this amazing couple.
Maureen and the ladies enjoyed a quiet and relaxed morning at a nearby Airbnb having their hair done by a close friend Amber Sevey and makeup by the talented ladies of Flawless Beauty Chicago. Kimberly Rensburg Photography carefully captured each and every detail as the ladies eased into the exciting day ahead.
Tim got ready at the couple’s apartment surrounded by his groomsmen and most importantly, Riggs (Maureen and Tim’s beloved dog). The guys enjoyed a fresh shave by Jo Chicago and a quick cheers before it was time for Tim to head downstairs and meet Maureen for their much anticipated first look.
With boutonnieres beautifully constructed from paper maps and simple but elegant bouquets by Flora Chicago, Maureen and Tim took advantage of their amazing Southport neighborhood before hopping on the M&M Limo bus and stopping at another meaningful location, Windy City Strength and Conditioning. Then it was on to Artifact Events for more amazing photos and some quiet time before their ceremony.
Maureen and Tim’s ceremony was the definition of intimate and personal. Maureen’s brother-in-law officiated, with beautifully touching stories about the couple and a sand ceremony that combined sand from each coast as a nod to their roots. Maureen and Tim both read aloud vows they wrote to one another. There was not a dry eye in the house.
Bringing more personalization to their day, Maureen and Tim skipped the traditional floral centerpieces and instead carefully curated and sourced every piece of decor themselves, accentuating Artifact Events’s already unique feel and beautifully showcasing their love of travel and each other. Event Brilliance provided the string lights overhead adding to the romantic feel of the evening as the Hearty Boys delighted guests over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before moving them in for dinner.
The couple was announced into the room and stole a dance before family and friends shared touching toasts over dinner. To top the night off, guests were treated to an exquisite dessert spread by Hearty Boys, Stan’s Donuts and Garrett’s Popcorn, The always outstanding Toast and Jam then took over opening up the dance floor with special dances and keeping it packed and energized until the very last song of the night.
Maureen and Tim, it was an honor to be a part of your day! Thank you both for everything and congratulations again from the entire Five Grain Events team!
Maureen and Tim’s wedding was also featured on Party Slate. Find that feature HERE!