From Samantha: From the moment I first sat down with Alex and Annie at Hampton Social, we just clicked.  They are both professional, witty and totally in love – I could have sat there for hours hearing about their first date, plans for moving in together, and likes/dislikes for their big day.  They are thoughtful and appreciative and anything I’d ever hoped for in a client!  They mentioned they loved the vibe at 3 Arts Club Cafe in Restoration Hardware, and I immediately honed in on Chicago Illuminating Company as their venue.  I knew we could encapsulate that upscale indoor/outdoor feel with the help of Revel Decor and boy did we ever!  Once the big day finally arrived, it was the most perfect weather day – how unheard of is mid 70s in August!?

From the pre-Ceremony Aperol Spritz to the custom screen printed linen napkins and signature scent candle in the restroom, every detail was 100% them.  I loved how they really just took everything in stride and took time to soak in the ambiance and meaning of the day.  They ate, drank, sang + danced their hearts out, and not for 1 second did this day feel like “work”.  Nobody wanted it to end!


Vendors: Venue: Chicago Illuminating Company | Decor: Revel Decor | Lighting: Frost Lighting | Catering: Blue Plate Chicago | Band: BKO Beatmix | Photography: Stoffer Photography | Videography: Imagination Designers | Cake: Alliance Bakery | Hair: Deco Adamo | Makeup: Brian Sutherby | Transportation: Windy City Limo