Artifact Events–Melissa and Slater

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 […]

Chicago Illuminating Company — Bridget and James

I don’t talk a TON about my personal life here on the site, but I think many people know that I’m a mom of four.  My first, Allegra, was a C-Section but for each of my subsequent deliveries I worked with a midwives group to have an unmedicated birth. The incredible midwife who delivered my […]

Artifact Events Wedding – Colleen and Steven

From the moment we first got connected with Colleen and Steven, we knew that they were a special couple. Despite being thrown all the curves with venue changes and date postponements (who doesn’t love sending out three save the dates?!), they maintained a calm, cool composure and were kind to all their vendors throughout the […]

Artifact Events Wedding — Meredith and Alex

Meredith and Alex’s day was filled with so much love and laughter it was difficult to stop smiling afterwards!  The morning started out at the Thompson Chicago with makeup and hair by Nika Vaughan. Meredith was surrounded by close friends and family, filling the morning with excitement for the day ahead. It’s always wonderful to […]

Galleria Marchetti Wedding — Alexis and Chris

We had the pleasure of working with Chris and Alexis through their wedding planning process; once they had selected their venue, they reached out to Five Grain Events to help them find the rest of their vendor team, maintain their budget, and keep them on schedule. We had no idea it would grow into a […]

Galleria Marchetti Wedding — Amy and John

We had a great time working with Amy and her mom to coordinate all the moving parts for John and Amy’s movie-themed Galleria Marchetti wedding! They were on top of all the details, and made sure to have lots of fun along the way. Amy and her bridesmaids got ready at Amy’s childhood home, perfectly […]

Langham Chicago Wedding — Jackie and CJ

Jackie and CJ are another wonderful, patient couple that we worked with throughout 2020 and 2021.  Though their originally planned celebration was postponed from November 2020, they were still married on their original wedding date.  After one more false start in April, the pair hosted an absolutely gorgeous reception and party at the luxurious Langham hotel […]

Drake Oak Brook Wedding – Courtney and John

Courtney and I were introduced in late 2018 by Courtney’s family friends whose two daughters’ weddings Five Grain had been lucky enough to be involved in. She and her fiancé, John, were at the very beginning stages of their planning process and were ready to get support from start to finish. Courtney’s parents had been […]

RPM Seafood–Carli and Bunker

Over the last couple of years, our couples have been put to the test with so many additional hurdles and challenges in their wedding planning process due to the pandemic. I’ve been so pleasantly surprised to see how beautifully Five Grain Events’ clients have weathered the storm; ironically, the couples I’ve had the pleasure of […]

Chicago Illuminating Company – Allison and Leo

It was such a joy working with Allison and Leo back in May for their gorgeous wedding and reception.  They were troopers throughout the tense months leading up to their wedding with many unknowns about allowable guest counts and other gathering restrictions.  It was truly a thrill that we were able to see this wedding […]

City View Loft – Hilary and Jeremy

Hilary and Jeremy were such a joy to work with.  Jeremy initially reached out since he an Joan had gone to high school together to discuss a December 2020 wedding (which obviously didn’t go exactly as planned). When they finally tied the knot this spring, they were so ready to celebrate amongst their family and […]

Harry Caray’s Wedding–Lisa and Michael

While things may not have looked like the wedding they imagined back when we started working with Lisa & Michael and their parents, the celebration that took place this past March was nothing short of delightful. The love that surrounded this happy couple and their families was evident in every detail. Lisa’s mother, in particular, […]