Love stories are made even more enchanting when they are intertwined with special places and meaningful moments. In the heart of Chicago, Casey and Martin celebrated their union in a wedding that beautifully captured their love, history, and passions. From the bride’s preparation at the Lincoln Hotel to the groom’s anticipation at their family property in Lincoln Park, every step was filled with personal significance. Let’s dive into the charming details of their special day, which culminated in a heartfelt ceremony at St. Teresa of Avila, followed by a joyful reception at the elegant Bridgeport Art Center.
For Casey and Martin, the choice of St. Teresa of Avila on Armitage was more than just a beautiful church. This sacred place held deep sentimental value, as it was a neighborhood where Casey’s grandfather owned several buildings. In fact, one of the streets nearby was named after him, serving as a reminder of their family’s history. To pay homage to their roots, the couple seized the opportunity to capture memorable photographs at this special corner, immersing themselves in the heritage that brought them together.
After the ceremony, Casey and Martin, along with their beloved bridal party, made a brief stop at Olive Park, conveniently located near Navy Pier. This picturesque spot provided a stunning backdrop for capturing candid moments and intimate portraits. Surrounded by the beautiful city skyline, the couple and their loved ones embraced the joyous atmosphere, making memories that will last a lifetime.
A Blossoming Love: One couldn’t help but be enchanted by Casey’s evident love for flowers, which was showcased throughout the wedding. From the elegantly designed bouquets and centerpieces to the delicate floral accents decorating the ceremony and reception spaces, the venue was transformed into a romantic oasis. The vibrant colors and fragrant blooms mirrored the beauty and vibrancy of Casey and Martin’s love, infusing the celebration with a sense of enchantment.
A Celebration of Love and Family: Another delightful aspect of Casey and Martin’s wedding was their shared love for children. Their photos captured precious moments of interaction with the little ones, radiating warmth and joy. The couple’s deep affection for family and children extended to their adorable four-legged friend, Maggie Mae. This charming sheepadoodle stole the show as she proudly walked down the aisle, witnessing her parents exchange vows. The sight of Casey, Martin, and Maggie Mae together beautifully symbolized their commitment to love, loyalty, and a future filled with happiness.
The enchantment continued as guests made their way to the Bridgeport Art Center for the cocktail hour and reception. This stylish venue provided an industrial-chic setting with its exposed brick walls, lofty, the perfect place to dance the night away.
Planning: The Simply Elegant Group – Lisa Enriquez
Venue: Bridgeport Art Center
Dress: Alena Leena Bridal
Florals: Atmosphere Events Group
Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo
Groom and Groomsmen Tux: The Black Tux
Catering: True Cuisine
Cake and cupcakes: Molly’s cupcakes
Invitations: Smitten on Paper
Band: Blue Water Kings Band
Hair and Makeup: Pin Me Up Chicago
Photo booth: Zippy Booth
Trolley: Premier Trolley
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