Matt is the “little brother” of one of my best high school friends, so it was both an honor and also a bit of a shock to the system when he and his fiancée, Megan, reached out about helping to coordinate their wedding. (So if you’re getting married…that makes me how old?!).
All kidding aside, Megan and Matt shared the most perfect wedding day back in October of last year. We were thrilled to help with the details so they could fully immerse themselves in the joy of wedding day.
The morning began at the Kimpton Gray Hotel for our bride and her bridal team. Rachel Bauer from Rev Billy’s Chop Shop and Sarah from Blush and Braids Beauty Bar did a fantastic job with the ladies in the hair and makeup department. Everyone looked beautiful, especially Megan! The Spragues and Olson Film both husband and wife super-duos, captured all of the fun and excitement throughout the day.
The groomsmen were able to relax morning-of and had a low-key brunch at The Bandit in the West Loop. They then headed back to the hotel for Megan and Matt’s first look on the gorgeous marble staircase at the Kimpton. Matt looked dashing in his suit from Suit Supply while Megan’s elegant gown from Bella Bianca Oakbrook was the perfect blend of seductive and Cinderella.
They then joined their squad for some great photos throughout the city.
Meanwhile, the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Rookery building was abuzz with Megan and Matt’s wedding team getting the space ready for ceremony. Flowers by Stem provided the beautiful florals while Art of Imagination worked on the lighting and draping. Before we knew it, the corporate lobby was transformed into a spectacular wedding space and was ready for guests!
Fitz, a friend of Megan and Matt’s, delivered an emotional, charming, and hilarious ceremony that brought smiles to everyone in the room.
After the ceremony, everyone went to the balcony to enjoy cocktails while the ceremony space was transformed for the reception. The Spragues captured some iconic detail shots before opening up the room for dinner. We love their eclectic choices for table names, from The Shire to Gotham City! After a brief performance from Karl Knutson Boutique Entertainment (who was both emcee and our photo booth provider!), Megan and Matt were welcomed into the room with open arms.
Jewell Events Catering provided a delicious meal for all the guests. After dinner, speeches, cake cutting, and first dances, the dance floor was open! Megan and Matt’s friends and family were ready to get down, and boy, did they deliver! It was such a lively, fun dance floor until the end of the evening.
Olson Film created this perfect recap of their wedding day.
Megan and Matt, is was a joy getting to know you throughout this process and your wedding at the Rookery was one of our all-time favorites! Cheers!