Simple Elegance

Molly and Emily became close friends while working together on a comedy show. At the end of the rehearsal process, Emily invited friends out to celebrate her birthday. “Before I left, I kissed her,” remembers Molly. “I think we were both shocked, but that’s when it all started.” After a touching scrapbook proposal, the couple began planning a beautiful wedding they would never forget.

Their sweet first look was celebrated with their bridal party. “Seeing each other for the first time that day was really a bit magical,” explains Molly. “We looked great and felt even better. It was the first day of the rest of our lives.”

Family and friends joined in the ceremony through readings, poetry, and songs. It was a heartfelt service that ended with “a pinky swear and a kiss, promising nothing but love and support for each other for the rest of our lives.”

The couple decorated the loft space venue with fresh cut flowers and seasonal vegetables from Molly’s parents’ farm. They really wanted to emphasize the natural light, exposed brick, and simple wooden features of City View Loft. Every detail was infused with Emily and Molly’s personality. The couple scavenged for antique vases and milk glass to add to the beautiful wood centerpieces handmade by Emily’s father. “Each table was named after a Chicago neighborhood we had lived in with a small note about our lives there.”

The brides were thrilled when a surprise flash mob broke out to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars. To finish the evening, they enjoyed doughnuts rather than cake, and toasted to their new life with delicious local brews. “Our wedding day was exactly what we wanted – fun, simple, and elegant.”

By: Kelsey O’Shaugnessy

Ceremony & Reception: City View Loft Photography: Rush Productions Photography & Video Officiant: Rose Freeman Wedding Consultant: Rachel Staelens Bridal Attire: Bella Sposa Boutique, J.Crew Hair: Emmett Rode Salon Attendants’ Dresses: Various Formalwear: J.Crew Stationery: Bsaz Creates Floral: The Padden Farm Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering Sweets: Glazed & Infused Entertainment: DJ Swaguerrilla, Nathan Cotter Transportation: Golden Star Limousines

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