Wedding Season is in full swing here at the Loft – every weekend from now until 2013 brings at least one wedding, reception or event. Our latest was a whimsical and unique wedding – an elegant affair that wasn’t stuffy. It was a creative DIY loft wedding & reception perfect for this unique Chicago event space.
We always remark at how the Loft attracts the nicest, most down to earth couples, and this one was no exception. They were exactly the kind of cool, urban bride and groom that we’re so accustomed to and their wedding really reflected their warm personalities. It didn’t hurt that for their special day they selected some truly fantastic vendors. Pure Kitchen Catering brought their trademark amazing local, organic food that is as far-removed from your “typical” wedding food as possible. Pure did an amazing job transitioning the space from the ceremony to reception – the couple opted to seat the guests at farm tables and it was no easy feat, readying the space in just an hour, but Pure Kitchen did so quickly and efficiently.
The evening started with another ceremony in the space. Our favorite part was the backdrop – a bright and whimsical altar made of matching bright green and purple ribbon, bicycle tires and flowers, which matched the decor and personality of the event absolutely perfectly.
The guestbook as an actual book – a clever idea that’s sure to become a keepsake.
The ceremony and reception decor and all the colorful florals were courtesy of A Stem Above - a florist we hadn’t previously worked with before, but we had a great time working with. We adored the bright, vibrant wedding flowers and the elegant, simple decor that offset such beautiful florals.
The event came together and all the details flowed effortlessly thanks to the hard work of Big City Bride‘s Claire – who smiled all through the day and evening – here she is putting some finishing touches on the centerpieces during the transition during cocktail hour.
The couple went to Molly’s Cupcakes for the desserts – who set up a bright and colorful cupcake tower with all kinds of different flavors for their guests to try. It was not easy to choose from so many flavors, but the red velvet was our favorite.
The succulent wedding favors were an unexpected and creative touch – yet another detail that went perfectly with the rest of the event.
The uncovered long farm tables and the chiavari chairs made for an elegant combination. The head table chairs were green to match the decor, with white cushions, while the rest of the guests sat on beautiful cherry chairs with white cushions that gave the event an unusual dynamic.
As the evening progressed and the space dimmed, the many candles created endless points of light all through the space that was really beautiful.