One of the very few silver linings to rescheduled weddings are those few who were lucky enough to get married last year and then celebrate with their friends and family again the way the originally planned. Melissa and Slater were one of these lucky couples. Having already been wed almost a year ago to the day, it was amazing being a part of a true celebration of their marriage.
Melissa and Slater both started their day at Hotel Zachary getting ready with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. Melissa and the ladies received hair and makeup from the team at Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists, while the guys relaxed in their suite, enjoying the incredible views of Wrigley Field buzzing with a day game. Aileen of Ed and Aileen Photography was behind the lens and Fleur provided each and every beautiful floral touch.
Although Melissa and Slater were already legally husband and wife, and your usual first look wasn’t exactly necessary, they still took a minute to see each other before the day began and it still felt as special as ever. A bit surreal that this long awaited day was finally here.
Second City Trolley escorted the wedding party directly to Artifact Events for photos before later shuttling guests for cocktail hour. Melissa and Slater had the entire space to themselves, taking advantage of every unique corner inside and out for photos with their family and wedding party.
Guests entered on the south side of Artifact Events for cocktail hour, where they were met with gorgeous decor by Fleur and an impressive spread by Hearty Boys. Bars were set up in the lounge and in the outdoor courtyard with passed hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails; it was the start to a perfect evening.
Later, guests were asked to move to the north side of Artifact Events for dinner in the atrium. Fleur outdid themselves once again with the most beautiful centerpieces, a floral wall behind the head table, and endless candlelight. A wedding cake on display from Sweet Mandy B’s and an amazing meal from Hearty Boys awaited. Throughout dinner, friends and family gave truly touching toasts before the insanely fun Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press took over for the night.
Melissa and Slater, not only are we so grateful to have been a part of such a truly fun day, but we absolutely loved getting to know you and watching you celebrate your love for one another. Congratulations again!!