We loved getting to know Devin and James and their families throughout the wedding planning process. We’re honored to have been able to take part in such a momentous occasion! We started working with the happy couple at the beginning of this year, and loved every bit of their vision for an elegant, beautiful, and FUN event!
The day started early for the ladies at Devin’s suite at Hotel Chicago downtown. They each received hair and makeup services from Frances and Sophia at Belle Row. Peter Wynn Thompson Photography did a great job capturing all the special moments of the day. Don’t you just love Devin’s dress from Dmitra’s?!
The guys had a slightly less-scheduled morning which consisted of basketball and brunch! After everyone had finished getting ready, it was time for the first look.
Signature Transportation transported everyone to take pictures around the city.
While the bridal party was taking photos, the Five Grain team headed to Union League Club to ensure that setup was going smoothly. The space looked incredible with the Union League Club’s dramatic architecture combined with the flawless florals, warm candle glow, and romantic draping crafted by Natural Beauties. Studio M Creations created lovely signage and paper products to round out the look.
After photos, the wedding party headed straight to the Union League Club for the ceremony. The Stitely Duo played an eclectic mix of instrumental pop songs as guests arrived. Reverend Dennis Condon did a marvelous job officiating the brief, but heartfelt 30 minute ceremony. After the ceremony, guests headed upstairs to enjoy bites and libations for cocktail hour.
During cocktail hour, our Five Grain team was overseeing the finishing touches on the reception space with the Union League and Natural Beauties teams. We’d like to extend a giant thank you to Hall’s and BBJ for providing the rentals for the day. The room was absolutely stunning!
After cocktail hour, everyone headed to the Main Dining Room at the Union League Club. The Father of the Bride, Paul, began the ceremony festivities with a touching toast congratulating the newly married couple and welcoming friends and family from their diverse points of origin. There were several more toasts before Stitely Entertainment opened up the dance floor for all to boogie all night long. ShutterBooth was also there to capture candid moments with their interactive photobooth–the photos turned out great!
What a party! Thanks for including us, Devin and James–we wish you many more celebratory moments and a lifetime of happiness.