Juliana + Courtney’s romantic Chicago Tied House wedding was full of love from family and friends who gathered from all over the country. When J + C reached out to me about their wedding, they had just moved to Chicago two months ago after living in New York City for almost 10 years. Their wedding was chic, elevated, romantic, and warm. I loved how they incorporated details and ceremonial elements to their wedding that felt so very them! No detail went unnoticed for this beautiful Chicago Tied House wedding.
Juliana and Courtney met about four years ago through mutual friends at a book club in Brooklyn, NY. Less than a year after meeting, and after a long string of meandering events and life changes, the stars aligned, their worlds shifted, and they found themselves together. They realized they were soulmates and have been together ever since! It didn’t take long for them to realize they wanted to be together forever. Now, they share a love of design and home decorating, strolling the farmers market on Sunday mornings for fresh flowers, and their new puppy.
They essentially proposed to each other, or rather, decided together that wanted to get married. Alongside their friend who made the rings for them, they designed their own engagement rings. They then set off on a week-long road trip together through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, exchanging rings in the desert as a symbol of their engagement. I absolutely love how so many couples have been taking this fresh mutual-engagement approach!
Being the creative design lovers they are, the stunning Tied House in Lincoln Park, Chicago was the perfect spot for Juliana + Courtney’s wedding day. Before heading to the venue, Juliana and Courtney got ready and the equally beautiful Robey Hotel in Wicker Park, where they also had their first look and some portraits.
After waiting a bit for the rain to pass, they held their ceremony on the patio space with a warm fire behind them, with 70 of their closest family and friends from all around the country witnessing their union. Juliana + Courtney walked down the aisle together. Juliana also wrote a song for Courtney. She played and sang it at the ceremony (and had all of us in tears).
Then, cocktail hour was held in Tied House’s downstairs bar, where friends and family reunited, sharing drinks and plenty of laughs. Dinner and heart-warming toasts were shared in the upstairs Loft, adorned with gorgeous floral in pink and orange hues. After dinner, the brides and guests moved back downstairs for a special first dance to Leon Bridges’ “Beyond” and danced the night away! They envisioned their wedding day being like a celebratory dinner party that they’re throwing for the closest people in their lives, and it felt just like that – intimate and full of love. These two kind, creative, and powerful souls had such an amazing day that I – and I’m sure, all of their guests – want to relive over and over.