From Erin: From my first meeting with Dana, I know she was my type of people. We hit it off right from the start and it made their planning process so much fun! When I first heard Dana tell me about her vision, which primarily included lots of greenery, the romantic ambiance of Artifact Events, and a neon sign photo booth moment, I knew this was going to be a gorgeous wedding day.

We see so many beautiful weddings every year but I think what stands out to me are the weddings where the Bride + Groom are not afraid to be themselves! Throughout the planning process, I always like to remind my Brides to make choices that feel like them, that way their wedding day will feel like them! I think Dana + Matt captured this perfectly. Whether it was a fun/sassy first dance to Firecakes donuts and Lou Malnati’s for guests to enjoy later in the evening, every detail felt like them and this translated so well throughout their entire day!

Vendors: Planning: Shannon Gail Weddings & Events, Photography: T&S Photography, Venue: Artifact Events, Catering: Jewell Catering, Decor: Steve’s Flower Market & Event Brilliance, Ceremony Music: Jim Perona, Reception Music: Fig Media, Late Night Snacks: Firecakes & Lou Malnati’s, Transportation: Top Fleet Inc., Hair: Styled by Hannah, Makeup: Joanna B Artistry, Getting Ready Location: The Ambassador Chicago