Anna + Patrick’s Colorful, Tropical
Wedding Shoot at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL
It is currently -34 degrees, right now, with the wind chill . . . and that’s why I am SO excited to finally share today’s blog post because it is giving me all the island vibes!!
Question - How do you have your wedding in Chicago, but still incorporate your love of Hawaii??
Answer - The Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier!!! This gorgeous venue is like the inside of a tropical snow globe, if that snow globe didn’t actually have any snow and it was wall-to-wall palm trees and colorful flowers!! I love when couples are able to find locations that work within their travel needs, but that can be transformed by a talented planner and designer, like Heather Benge Events, into an amazing space that brings all their wedding ideas to life!
This wedding shoot took place in a modern, tropical oasis right in the heart of Chicago, and it had some of the most exotic flowers I’ve ever seen - definitely take your time admiring the bride’s bouquet and all the table arrangements that are full of orchids, birds of paradise, and so many more that I don’t even know the names to! I love how they were able to utilize the existing beauty of the venue and keep the number of decor set-ups to a minimum for the intimate affair, but it still had the grandness of the Chicago skyline as a backdrop and stunning lakefront views that made this wedding shoot one-of-a-kind!
I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from this wedding shoot and scroll to the bottom to read about all the crazy-talented vendors involved in bringing this session to life!!
Many (many) thanks to the talented team of wedding vendors who were apart of creating this beautiful wedding styled shoot:
Planning + Design: Heather Benge Events
Assistant Coordinator: Urban Allure Events
Venue: The Crystal Gardens in Chicago
Additional Portrait Location: Navy Pier in Chicago
Flowers: Intrigue Teaches
Rentals + Decor: Boho Lush Events
Makeup Artist: Natalie May
Hair Stylist: Unfading Beauty by Julia
Linens: Nuage Designs
Stationery + Invitations: Emery Ann Design
Calligraphy: Things Unseen Designs
Jewlery: Lindsay Marie Design
Paper Flowers: Floral by Emily Jane
Wedding Dress: Alyssa Kristin Bridal
Cake: Chicago Custom Cakes
Shoes: David Tutera Footwear
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