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Modern Luxury Brides Scene

Chicago Weddings
Spring Summer 2015

Our own Joel Garrett tied the knot on May 10, 2014 to Ashley DeBoer right here at Loft on Lake! We were so excited to have hosted our own family and friends at our venue. The day was extraordinary, flew by in an instant at times and at other times was like a slow motion movie. Lots of love, lots of emotion. The entire Garrett family was involved in the wedding process but from the other side this time! When we say we know exactly what couples are going through during the planning process we mean it! Their wedding was featured in several publications and websites.

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Here Comes The Guide

Four reasons Loft on Lake made our list of favorite Chicago wedding venues:

1. Natural light, day or night: A big 65-foot skylight allows the sunlight to filter in during the day, and treats guests to a skyful of stars in the evening.

2. Commitment to the environment: The owners’ passion for energy conservation and sustainability is reflected throughout the venue, and Loft on Lake will also recycle everything from your wedding: food, flowers, balloons, etc. Even rooftop solar panels are coming soon.....

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Racked Chicago

What may just be one of the most promising events we’ve ever heard of is coming to The Loft on Lake on Sunday, April 28 2013. This is the second annual Wedding Garage Sale where newlyweds are giving up all the bells and whistles that added pizzaz to....

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Wedding Venue Love

Chicago’s premier destination for any event, perfect for creative urbanites seeking the next alternative experience. Loft on Lake is a newly designed event venue and photo studio that offers urban elegance with a creative edge. The exposed brick walls, 20ft ceilings, timber beams, and a dramatic 65 ft long skylight provide exquisite urban ambiance. Loft on Lake is a blank canvas for any type of event and is completely transformable to meet your most creative specifications. We host event for up to 200 seated and 250 cocktail-style....

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Wedding Wire

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Loft on Lake a few weeks ago. We love the look and feel of the place especially the beautiful skylight and exposed brick walls. We worked with Vitaliy and he is as good as they come. He was accommodating, responsive and very cooperative to our every need....

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BE U Weddings

Feast your eyes on an exquisite wedding reception that showcases two breathtaking Chicago venues and a mix of the city’s most noteworthy boutique wedding professionals. Beautifully captured....

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Cage & Aquarium

Kelly and Jeff had a beautiful and fun-filled Labor Day weekend wedding in Chicago. The day began at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum where they had a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the afternoon. The reception was held at Loft on Lake in Chicago where everyone enjoyed delicious food by Phil Stefani Catering and danced the night away with DJ Moppy (Chris Thomopolous). Here are a few of our shots from this amazing wedding....

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Chicago Wedding Venues

Loft on Lake is a newly designed event venue and photo studio that offers urban elegance with a creative edge. Exposed brick walls, 20ft ceilings, timber beams, and a dramatic 65ft long skylight provide an exquisite urban ambiance....

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Chicago Now

Who doesn’t love Loft on Lake’s space? Loft on Lake is Chicago’s trendy destination to host a wedding, privateparty, corporate event, photo shoot, and yes even an Art show located in the West Loop. If you are looking for an alternative experience, Loft on Lake is the perfect space....

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Exquisite Designs

We had the pleasure of working with Bonnie and John at the Loft on Lake. Michelle Durpetti from Michelle Durpetti Events had created an inspiration board for Bonnie and John with lots of bold colors, candles and peacock feathers. Bonnie, the bride, was not afraid to use bold colors. Her colors were....

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Michelle Durpetti Events

Bonnie and John had a lovely wedding day at Loft on Lake on June 25, 2011. These two lovebirds exchanged nuptials in a ceremony in the round setting. For those readers who are unsure what the setting is, a ceremony in the round is when the bride and groom are featured in the center of their guests. Chairs surround the bride and groom in circular....

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Ever After: Ashley Deboer and Joel Garrett

Not many people consider tying the knot at work, but Joel Garrett, vice president of sales and customer success at Loft on Lake (1366 W. Lake) says selecting the venue for his May 10 wedding to Ashley DeBoer, an account executive at SalesForce, was a “no-brainer.” “It was our No. 1 choice,” he says of the event space, which is owned by his mother Cher Garrett. His bride agreed, and proceeded to carry out her vision of elegance and fun. “Sparkle was our accent color,” laughs DeBoer.

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Now You Know Events

On Thursday, June 20, 2013 beginning at 6PM, Pure Kitchen Catering, celebrity planner Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event and CS Modern Luxury‘s Elise Hofer will host an Engagement Trends Event at Loft on Lake in the West Loop! Think Roaring 20′s meets....

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Green Wedding Alliance

For couples planning on DIY-ing their wedding décor, finding the right vases, frames, runners, or the table numbers can be a challenge. And then what do you do with them after the wedding? No one needs 20 of the same vase, right? And what if you really don’t want to hold on to your wedding dress for eternity?....

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Junebug Weddings

With a soft romantic color palette in shades of champagne, ivory, and peach, lots of long gowns and lace, and the shimmering city of Chicago as the perfect backdrop, Rebecca and Mike’s wedding day was a stunner! I love their gorgeous photos by Becky Brown that they are generously sharing....

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Chicago Live Music

Loft on Lake is a newly designed events venue and photo studio in the West Loop that offers urban elegance with a creative edge. It is the quintessential Chicago Loft experience with exposed brick walls, 20ft ceilings, natural timber beams and bow truss architecture. The dramatic 65 ft long skylight provides a unique connectivity to nature as the space....

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Chicago Spaces

A stunning event space, perfect for creative urbanites looking for the newest alternative experience....

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Capture the Happy

Amy & Mattais had a beautiful wedding at the Cancer Survivors Garden in Grant Park. Then they had their reception at Loft on Lake. Here are some of our very favorite photographs from the day.....

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Chrytl Roberge Photography

Amber and Jason got married on a beautiful sunny day on the weekend after Thanksgiving. We started at Hotel Monaco and then ended up after the ceremony at Loft on Lake, an event venue in Chicago. I am an associate photographer for Lofty Weddings a company within the venue. Jason and Amber are the sweetest couple they are both crazy about each other and it was easy to tell they just couldn’t wait to get married! Their quaint wedding had meaningful touches such....

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Steve Koo Photography

Alisha and Dan had a wonderful, nontraditional wedding at Loft on Lake. Ever since getting to know them better at their engagement session, I had been looking forward to their wedding. Both Alisha and Dan were big fans of urban backdrops for pictures....

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Elizabeth Anne Designs

What a beautiful way to start the week – a gorgeous tabletop, dessert table, and fashion shoot inspired by a French countryside tea party! This chic shoot at Chicago’s Loft on Lake was designed by Carlene of Naturally Yours Events and features DIY and eco-friendly elements throughout. Carlene created the escort card display from strips of muslin, lace, and textured fabrics tied onto a piece of wood, many of the florals were grown by Larkspur and are all seasonal, and the stunning....

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Mojuba Wedding

The first thing we noticed when we entered the urban and trendy Loft on Lake was the abundance of natural light, courtesy of the huge skylight that spans almost the entirety of the room. The space also boasts exposed brick walls, gorgeous wooden beams, and hardwood floors. The venue consists of one primary event space and a lounge area near the entrance– perfect for a cocktail reception....

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Joel & Ashley, Loft on Lake

Our team creates many events at Loft on Lake, but it was a true honor to be asked by the owner of the venue to take the lead on their son's wedding. As personal friends of Deborah she offered her guidance with the planning process throughout. Joel and Ashley chose a very chic yet romantic feel with the style of the design. Their color palette was a minimal white, diffused soft amber, and an enchanting magenta purple hue that was introduced during the reception.

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Venue Logic

Loft on Lake is Chicago’s premier destination for any event, perfect for urbanites seeking the ultimate alternative experience. The Loft is a creative canvas, ready to transform for any special event – whether you are coordinating an intimate gathering, or a cocktail reception, the space is completely transformable to meet the most demanding specifications. A quintessential Chicago Loft, the interior boasts....

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Art of Imagination

Our event logistics experience and detail-oriented approach has earned us the privilege of preferred vendor status for light & decor needs at Loft on Lake since it’s opening in 2008....

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Style Me Pretty

It was time for the Ceremony, and guests were treated to a warm, romantic atmosphere at Loft on the Lake. Jessica did a lot of the decor herself, and she knocked it out of the park. Their Ceremony was officiated by a friend, and was full of funny stories, heartfelt vows, and all smiles. I just gotta put this out there: I love doggie ring bearers! Though I don’t know if you could find a better behaved little guy than Palmer. He was pretty much sleeping in one of the Groomsmen’s arms, just being his adorable little self....

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Natural Beauties Floral

A vintage style fall wedding featuring lush romantic blooms in shades of pale blue, green, and white. The bride chose beautiful white and green bouquets of textured beauties adorned in rustic twine. The reception featured communal style seating illuminated by pillar candles and whimsical centerpieces set in heirloom mason jars....

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Chicago Reader

The venue is absolutely amazing! The exposed brick, high ceilings, huge skylight, and gourmet kitchen, make this space astonishing for use as so many different backdrops! The space has a front room that we used as a “green room”, and the loft space was breath taking....

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Chicago Agent Magazine

Dream Town Realty had an annual party for their agents and friends at Loft on Lake. Guests enjoyed the beautiful view, an open bar and an on-site sushi chef from Kamahachi....

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Jwiley

Julie & Andy were married at the fabulous Loft on Lake. (After all, such a fabulous couple deserves a fabulous venue!) They were brimming with excitement & beaming non-stop the entire day. Aside from being genuinely wonderful people, one of my favorite things....

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Delack Media Group

Alisha and Dan wanted to have an urban wedding, so they picked Loft on Lake for their ceremony and reception. Beautifully decorated, Loft on Lake was the perfect setting for an intimate wedding. After saying their vows, Alisha, Dan and the bridal party braved the 45 degree weather and walked around the Chicago neighborhood for an urban photo shoot....

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Liven It Up Events

Today’s venue we are looking at is Loft on Lake. Loft on Lake is a gorgeous loft venue in the heart of the west loop neighborhood in Chicago. Originally opened to be a photography studio, it was difficult for couples not to fall in love with it as the perfect backdrop for their wedding venue. We have had the opportunity to work at Loft on Lake a variety of times! Please take a look and see....

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Maypole Studios Photography

Allie and Pedro have a lot to celebrate, and celebrate they did! They kept their wedding day simple, with all the right ingredients, surrounded by their closest friends and family. Her sisters helped with Allie’s makeup, the family gathered on the rooftop of the Dana Hotel for photos, then off to Loft on Lake for a wonderful ceremony....

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