Showing Off Chicago

After meeting each other at work in Boston, Teri and Mike moved to Chicago together to attend grad school. Since neither are Chicago natives, most guests were traveling from out of town. They wanted to showcase the city they love with a summer wedding. A Friday evening cocktail hour helped kick off the wedding weekend and gave guests time to explore and enjoy the city before the Saturday ceremony.

Sprinkled with Love

The couple wanted an elegant and modern aesthetic for their wedding but, they decided their cake should be “all fun”! They covered the cake in sprinkles – Teri’s favorite. The pair also chose a banana bread cake with cream cheese icing for a unique take on the traditional wedding cake.

An Egyptian Flair

Mike’s family is Egyptian, so the pair wanted to incorporate his cultural heritage into the reception. Teri and Mike worked with the band to curate several blocks of Egyptian songs throughout the evening. Guests were delighted to learn the traditional songs and dances!

Game Play

Playing board games is one of Teri and Mike’s favorite hobbies. So instead of having a traditional guestbook, they asked that guests sign Jenga tiles. With the game added to their collection, the couple will be able to reminisce about their wedding day for years to come.

Number of Wedding Guests: 115

Venue: The Langham, Chicago

Photography & Videography: Giadore Photography

Event Planner: Effortless Events

Rings: Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry

Gown: THEIA via Lovely Bride

Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Hair & Makeup: Kate Johnson Artistry

Formalwear: The Black Tux

Floral & Decor: Avant Gardenia 

Stationery: Minted 

Entertainment: Sway Chicago

Cake & Sweets: Sugar Fixé

Favors: Garrett Popcorn