Let’s hold on for minute and talk about how awesome was this wedding that was held at the beautiful Goose Island. How the bride came to be the most beautiful thing you’d ever laid your eyes on, the Gallery 1028 which was absolutely fantastic with its neutral shades, the soft lights brought about by candles that would surely leave you breathless. And just when you’re about to get caught with all of the crazy gorgeousness, let just spend this time admiring at the photos that was takes during this very special day.
From the Bride… Bob and I have known each other for 10 years and we both lived in the suburban Chicago state. When we were engaged, we knew that we wanted a small wedding with our family and friends. As we made our guest list, we soon realized that there are more people who are going to attend our wedding than we expected. Even so, we still want our wedding to be intimate despite the additional number of guests and we wanted it to have lots of fun. We knew instantly that it would be a fall wedding as this is our favorite season of the year.
We search for our venue and when I saw Gallery 1028, I knew then that it would be the perfect place for the wedding. The look and feel of the place was just right as if there was a hidden gem in the middle of the city that we never knew about. We walked to a loading dock, but then I immediately saw an awesome place with antique floors, high ceilings, and beams. It would be a great place to install big chandeliers and immediately imagine the area to be filled with big and small candles on the tables, along the beams and other areas on the floor, and on the aisle. I knew then that this was the right place for our wedding. We chose simple linens to adorn the area along with flowers to balance the dark shade of the flooring and the beams. We had marble tulip tables at the lounge area as well as white sofa and chairs to create a more up to date look. We also had lightings done by P.J. Studio AG and they hanged café lights along the brick walls just below the spot where we are going to be married. They also placed the lights around the beams and on the floor to create a romantic feel of the whole area. This was our last minute addition to the details on our wedding.
All of my friends say that I’m a color-phobic so all of the hues incorporated were mostly neutral colors in varying textures. The bridesmaids draped themselves with Trina Turk cocktail dress in rose gold colors and their gowns were picked up from Bloomingdale’s. Most of the color bore white, ivory, champagne, and a little bit of gold all over the place. There were also feather wreaths that were hanging on our chairs and garlands dressed in gold, ivory tassel, and blush which were placed on the entry way of the area. We also had gold, blush, ivory woven table runners placed on every table. I started collecting them last year.
As for the details that added a more intimate aura on the occasion, we had Russel and Hazel made gilded cards and asked all of our guests to leave a message and advice to us newlyweds, instead of having the usual guest book. This was really special and we really enjoyed reading all of their messages after we got home from our honeymoon. We also had our signature drinks made for both of us (Bob had a Classic Manhattan and I had a vodka infused with rosemary and mixed with soda water and grapefruit juice) and it was placed in our gold furbished “Mr. and Mrs.” glasses. My cousin was the one who officiated the wedding and that’s why it’s even more special. For late night treats, my aunt brought us some chocolate chip cookies packed in kraft bakery bags with our custom stamps courtesy of Mae Mae Paperie.
We had our fist view of the PUBLIC hotel which is a historical landmark in Chicago. We wanted to have our special moment before the party and we were certain that this was the ideal place to do it as it is one of my fave spots in Chicago. Bob’s surprised the both of us when she had our bulldog made a surprise appearance on some of our wedding photos. I was tensed, but I simply looked at Bob and I already at ease.
The Gallery 1028 was completely transformed and it took my breath away from an instant. Everybody told me that everything would happen quickly and it did. I’m glad that all of the elements came in together and I got happier when all of our loved ones were there to celebrate this day with us.
Wedding Gown: Ulla Maija | Cake: Swedish Bakery | Invitations: Studio 255 | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: Trina Turk | Hair Stylist: Garret Koski-Budabin | Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss | Floral & Decor: Studio AG Design | Loft: Gallery 1028 | Makeup: Dori Mae