For Carly and Patrick, it was the digital realm of Tinder where their journey began in 2017. Both passionate about music, food, animals and the great outdoors, they quickly found common ground and their connection grew. After a memorable first date at Queen Mary Tavern — where they would later return to take wedding day photos at the exact table where they first met — their relationship blossomed.
Starting the wedding festivities off, Carly and Patrick rented the Publishing House Bed & Breakfast for their families to stay for the weekend. The colorful and eclectic decor of the bed and breakfast resembled the couple’s own home, making for an apt atmosphere.
For their October wedding, Carly and Patrick planned an emotional, autumnal, colorful dance party with rich, earthy tones like plum, forest green, rust and goldenrod to guide the decor. They wanted eclectic decorations, which included porcupine quills, taxidermy butterflies, disco balls and some Halloween-inspired spookiness.
Choosing the perfect venue was crucial for the couple. Having previously worked in the events industry, Carly had experienced a lot of Chicago venues. However, the couple wanted their wedding to be held at a place that was new to both of them. Ultimately, Fairlie had a lot to offer, with its stunning view of the city, industrial look, grand staircase, adaptable space and unique built-in bar.
As music has played a significant role in their lives, key song choices were of utmost importance. Alternative musical choices defined the day, like walking down the aisle to “Don’t Worry Baby” by The Beach Boys or their first dance to The Foo Fighters’ “Everlong.”
Reflective of the couple’s novel tastes and fun-loving personalities, Carly and Patrick’s wedding dazzled with ease.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Hanna Walkowaik
VIDEOGRAPHER: Old North Film Company
ACCOMMODATIONS/GETTING-READY VENUE: The Publishing House B&B
PLANNER: Wedicity Wedding Day Detailing
FLORAL: Life In Bloom
BRIDE’S GOWN: KYHA Studios
GROOM’S FORMALWEAR: Indochino
WEDDING PARTY FORMALWEAR: The Black Tux
HAIR & MAKEUP: Fearless and Bella
CATERING & LINENS: Food For Thought
CAKE & DESSERTS: ECBG Cake Studio
ENTERTAINMENT: OVATION from Style Matters