Kristina and Eric met online only to discover that they lived in the same neighborhood. After being more than just neighbors and dating for three years, Eric planned the perfect proposal. He asked Kristina to marry him while on the beach in the Dominican Republic with the sound of peaceful waves and beautiful moonlight providing an unforgettable backdrop.
Kristina always dreamt of getting married outside, but after coming across the charming brick walls and expansive windows at their venue, getting married on a rooftop in Chicago felt right. The plan was to get married on the rooftop, have cocktail hour in the loft, then head downstairs for the reception. But the weather had other plans! It rained all day, so Plan B was put into place. By shifting the ceremony to the main floor, the couple was able to make the most of their big day given the circumstances.
Despite the rain outside, an abundance of candles flickered around the couple, creating a romantic and intimate ceremony. Their timeless and classic décor was accentuated with a moody navy and burgundy palette. The couple also used brass candle holders, which they had been collecting for over a year, intertwined with greenery down the center of each table.
Kristina and Eric enjoyed each other’s company at a sweetheart table surrounded by their loved ones. During dinner, the entire room broke into song with “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo, creating one of the couple’s most memorable moments. The dance floor soon opened, and guests young and old danced the night away!
NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS: 100
VENUE: Loft Lucia
PHOTOGRAPHER: Photography by Lauryn
VIDEOGRAPHER: Hello Darling Wedding Films
EVENT PLANNER: Lionhearted Events
BRIDE’S RINGS: Ethan Lord Jewelers
GROOM’S WEDDING BAND: James Allen
BRIDE’S GOWN: Suzanne Neville via Lovely Bride
VEIL: Lovely Bride
HAIR: Korena Robinson, Kristina Edgeworth
MAKEUP: Andie Cumber
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Adrianna Papell, ASOS, Vera Wang
GROOM’S FORMALWEAR: Indochino
GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR: The Groomsman Suit
STATIONERY: Clink Creative Co.
FLORAL & DÉCOR: The Flower Girl Company, Clink Creative Co.
CAKE & SWEETS: ECBG Cake Studio
TRANSPORTATION: Absolute Limousine