Lynn and Marker met while working at Bath and Body Works. Mutual friends urged them to go on a date, and after Marker wowed Lynn with a homemade Italian dinner, they were inseparable. The pair managed to maintain a long distance relationship for the following three years until they could be in the same city. “We found a great balance in our strengths and differences, while seemingly always being on the same page,” Lynn said.
It was important to Lynn and Marker that their wedding day feel unique and personal to them. They found their dream venue at The Ivy Room at Tree Studios where they fell in love with the abundant greenery, brick walls and romantic ambiance. On their Big Day, the bride and groom got ready separately and then met at a rooftop bar for an emotional first look. They took pictures in downtown Chicago with their wedding party before arriving for the wedding ceremony. “The venue was set for us to have our ceremony outside with the sunlight and a beautiful background of tall ivy walls in a space that has an almost European feel,” Lynn remembered. The couple exchanged vows they wrote themselves in front of their closest friends and family in the intimacy of the walled courtyard.
The romantic vibes continued in the reception space where Lynn and Marker chose to decorate with white florals, lots of greenery, flickering candlelight and pops of gold accents. Guests enjoyed a delicious gluten-free menu before getting down on the dance floor. Marker gifted Lynn with a pair of all-white Nike sneakers, complete with satin laces to match her dress, so she could dance comfortably throughout the night. Their families love to dance and the DJ kept everyone happy with a perfect playlist and lots of energy, making it a perfect party.
Lynn and Marker loved celebrating with their loved ones and enjoyed dancing all night. The couple’s favorite memory from the day came when they decided to take a small break from the dance floor. “We had a moment a couple hours after the DJ got everyone dancing. We both needed to take a breath and stood by an open veranda overlooking the courtyard where we were married. The weather was perfect to just take in the view of the courtyard with lights wrapping the trees while holding each other and reflecting on the day,” Lynn shared. It was a sweet moment of reflection in the midst of the excitement and celebration of their Big Day.
Number of Wedding Guests: 75
Venue: The Ivy Room at Tree Studios, Photography: Emma Mullins Photography, Videography: With Love Productions, Officiant: Ben Tibbals, Rings: Droste’s Jewelry Shoppes, Bride’s Gown: Catherine Deane Bridal; Watters via BHLDN, Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Hair & Makeup: Rare Bird Beauties, Bride’s Other Jewelry: Oscar de la Renta; family heirloom, Groom’s Formalwear: Banana Republic; Bonobos, Groom’s Accessories: Tissot; Tie Bar; family heirloom, Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN, Groomsmen’s Accessories: Tie Bar, Stationery: Minted, Floral: A Stem Above, Catering: The Ivy Room at Tree Studios, Entertainment: Toast & Jam, Cake & Sweets: Defloured Bakery, Transportation: Windy City Limousine