I’m not sure if you all remember where you were on Saturday, October 14, 2017…but I sure do! Some phrases that come to mind: record rain falls, flash floods, rain storms, heavy rain, and my favorite…the wettest October day in Chicago’s history. And you guessed it, wedding day for Glynis and William! Thankfully, legend has it that if it rains on your wedding day, you are destined for a happy and healthy marriage! Needless to say, the show must (and did) go on. The day ended up being a beautiful, memorable day for everyone.
Glynis had her hair done at Penny Lane Studios then began her low-key day getting ready dressed at the Kimpton Gray Hotel. They both chose private settings to prep for the day to come. Once photo ready, it was time for the first look. Michelle Catalano-Reilly of Spark & Glow Photo along with William waited patiently at the The Gray’s gorgeous cascading marble staircase as Glynis worked her way down for the first hello. The look on their faces said it all. Rain or shine the day was going to be perfect, because these two were perfectly in love.
Glynis and William took some solo shots around the The Gray before joining their wedding party and hopping onto their preferred mode of transportation, the big yellow school bus courtesy of Starfish Transportation!
To everyone’s surprise, despite the weather the group was still able to pop around the city and grab some stunning photos before heading to Ignite Glass Studios.
Flowers for Dreams did a stunning job draping the space in lush Cafe au Lait and burgundy dahlias, peach ranunculus, and coffee break roses. Elegant Event Lighting perfected the look with uplighting and romantic drapery.
Before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony to begin. Personal readings from The Velveteen Rabbit and My Struggle along with written vows made the ceremony personal and unforgettable. The wedding was officiated by Casey Skillington.
Finally, it was time to party! The room was cozy and romantic as the wind and rain coated the glass walls. Lula Cafe did an incredible job feeding everyone there (our vendor meal was delightful!). Binny’s provided the libations for the evening.
The speeches and toasts brought smiles and laughs to all. It wasn’t long before everyone (and I mean EVERYONE), was on the dance floor partying the night away with DJ Mike Smith.
It may have been one of the wettest days in Chicago’s history, but it was a memorable day for many other reasons. These two were so much fun to work with and we wish Glynis and William the absolute best in life, love, and happiness. Congrats!