An Incredible Feeling
Briggs was bartending at a college bar called Kilroy’s in Indiana, when a friend introduced him to Sarah. They immediately hit it off, dated through the end of college, and then moved to Chicago. The pair loves cooking together, so Briggs proposed to Sarah in the kitchen one night as they prepared a meal. Sarah remembers, “It was everything I had hoped for in a proposal – private, laid back, and natural.”
Their ceremony was planned out perfectly, incorporating many family members into the service through readings and music. “My favorite memory was standing on the altar facing the entire congregation, and realizing that everyone we love was in the same place to show their love and support for us,” explains Sarah. “It was an incredible feeling.”
Guests arriving at the reception had two options: they could enjoy a traditional cocktail hour, or they could take a step back in time to a flawless recreation of the bar where Sarah and Briggs met, Kilroy’s. With bartenders filling red Solo cups from kegs, Kilroy’s famous breadsticks, and drinking games, it was an excellent way to get the party started.
When it was time for the reception, Sarah and Briggs were so excited to see how the venue had come to life. “As soon as we walked in, we were speechless,” describes Sarah. The unique, industrial space had been transformed. Blush and neutral tones complimented mixed metals and organic, free-flowing greenery to create an elegant atmosphere.
The foodies ensured their guests could indulge in some of their favorite fare – and bring a taste of it home with favors of a custom spice blend. The evening ended on a high note, with Sarah and Briggs dancing their hearts out with their closest friends and family.
By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy
Ceremony: Holy Family Catholic Church
Officiant: Fr. Michael Gabriel
Reception: Moonlight Studios
Photography: Tim Tab Studios
Videography: Imagination Designers
Wedding Consultant: Effortless Events
Bride’s Gown: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
Floral: Avant Gardenia
Hair: Studio Luxe Hair Salon
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Various
Formalwear: Nita Fashions
Stationery: Clementine Ink + Paper
Catering: Food For Thought
Entertainment: Arlen Music Productions’ Indigo
Sweets: Cake Sweet Food Chicago; Mrs. Prindables; Sugar Fixé Patisserie
Transportation: M&M Limousine Services Limousine Services; Naperville Trolley & Tours, Ltd.