Long distance planning is a common request we get from our brides and grooms. While careers or other life decisions may have taken you across the country, many couples want to celebrate their big day back home. Planning a wedding in town can be stressful enough; adding several hundred miles into the mix makes it that much more complicated.
Lindsay and Louis were one such couple and their resulting celebration was truly breathtaking! After graduating from Indiana University, both took jobs in Chicago. When they decided to start their lives together, though, Lindsay knew she wanted their big day to be back home. Her father lives in the Central West End, so they selected the nearby and very beautiful Chase Park Plaza as their reception venue.
The couple wanted the ceremony to be deeply personal so made some unconventional but incredibly special choices to make it all their own. Lindsay is the only daughter in her family, so instead of bridesmaids, Lindsay and Louis shared their brothers as Best Men. Instead of classical music, a string quartet played Disney songs.
The reception was filled with “wow” moments, too. As guests arrived to the Zodiac Room, they were greeted by a pianist playing a white piano on a platform surrounded by candles. We affectionately referred to it as the “Elton John Moment!” Handwritten escort cards were woven into crystal curtains and table centerpieces included magnolia and eucalyptus “trees.”
Enjoy looking through this gorgeous wedding for a couple as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. It was such a pleasure helping them plan their long distance wedding and ensuring they enjoyed every minute of the process and their big day!
Ceremony: The Shrine of Saint Joseph
Reception: The Chase Park Plaza
Photographer: Jon Koch Photography
Videographer: Poetic Productions
Florist/Stationary: Poppies Design Studio
Lighting and decor: Exclusive Events
Linens: BBJ Linens
Cakes: The Cakery