As I peeked through each and every photo from Kayleen and Andrew’s Chicago wedding day, I couldn’t help but think that it’s one of the happiest I’ve ever seen. These two radiated joy from the moment they began getting ready – just wait until you see Kayleen reading a note from Andrew. But I also couldn’t help but smile when I saw Kayleen’s bright yellow bouquet designed by Ashland and Addison– each detail is so cheery, y’all!
Kayleen and Andrew adore Chicago (we do, too!), and they had their first look at the Adler Planetarium where Andrew proposed. Next, they hopped on a trolley to capture photos with their wedding party at the Wrigley Building just before they reached their destination – Salvage One. This industrial space served as the locale for both the ceremony and reception. The pair were married in a greenery filled courtyard before retreating inside with their guests for a Chicago themed fete. Escort cards by Rivoire Designs honored the city’s flag, tables were named after nearby streets, and a book about the history of Chicago served as the guestbook. Kayleen is joining us today to share her best wedding planning advice below, and we’re so thrilled for you to dive headfirst into all of the sweet photos captured by Natalie Probst Photography!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I was blessed that one of my bridesmaids, Claire Weller, is in the wedding planning business in Chicago. She was a essential part of the planning process and a total lifesaver.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Meeting all of our vendors and being comfortable with each one was the most important factor when deciding our vendors. All of our vendors worked seamlessly together. They all made the planning process enjoyable and day of go off without any problems.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
My husband and I both wanted to avoid the typical pomp and circumstance that goes along with the big day. We wanted to throw a huge party that reflected the city where we fell in love and also had a loft/outdoor element.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Besides saying I do to the love of my life, it would have to be our venue, Salvage One.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Soak it all in on your big day because it goes by so fast.
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Natalie Probst Photography // Floral Designer: Ashland and Addison // Caterer: Limelight Catering // DJ: Monastero Entertainment // Makeup Artist: Nika Vaughn Bridal Artists // Invitation Designer: Rivoire Designs // Reception Venue: Salvage One // Dress Designer: Tara Keely
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