Industrial Harvest Wedding in Chicago: Dondra + Chi

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

When Dondra + Chi envisioned their ideal wedding day, it looked more like a rustic, warm gathering with close family + friends than formal, uninspired affair. The keywords they threw around were “natural”, “harvest” + “autumn” – and with the stunning event + floral design from Foraged Floral, their dream, industrial celebration, held at Gallery 1028 in Chicago, Illinois, came to life in the most beautiful way.

Dondra wore an amazing lace dress, designed by Ersa Atelier from Dimitra’s Bridal, there were fresh olive branches, pomegranates and fall fruit decorating the communal tablescapes, and to top it off, Dondra + Chi made sure to focus on meaningful moments + cultural traditions that only further personalized the day.

Big thanks to Tony of T & S Hughes, for sharing the gorgeous images below!

gold heels

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Atelier Wedding Dress

A better view of that stunning dress was a definite must!

bow tie

bridesmaids

velvet bow tie

first look

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

groomsmen

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

white bouquet

What a gorgeous bouquet, right?! We love the touches of olive branches + feathers!

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

welcome table

chalkboard sign

wooden program

We just love these wooden signage pieces by Layers of Loveliness!

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

little ones

^^ The cutest!! ^^

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

<center> The whole day, we loved and enjoyed every minute of our wedding day. Best day ever! <center>

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: The Way You Look Tonight – Cassandra Wilson

Recessional: Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake

First Dance: The Lady in My Life – Michael Jackson

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

escort cards

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

D + C’s magical reception, lit by hundreds of taper candles, definitely exuded the harvest dinner vibe they were going for.

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

Industrial Garden Chicago Wedding

berry cake

See even more of this lovely day in the film below by Amor in Motion:

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Decide on your wedding number and vision, then stick to it. Don't be swayed by outside influence. The day is all about the two of you! Have fun, enjoy the day!

photography: T & S Hughes Photography // venue: Gallery 1028 Chicago, Illinois // event design + florals: Foraged Floral // wedding dress: Dimitra’s Bridal designed by Ersa Atelier // hairpieces: Foraged Floral // shoes: Anthropologie // bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // hair + makeup: Kyra Allen, Courtney Allen // groom’s suit: Balani Customs // videography: Amor in Motion // paper goods: Handmade by the bride // calligraphy, program + menu design: Layers of Loveliness // rentals + lounge furniture: Rent Vinage Chicago // industrial lighting + draping: Revel Decor // brass containers: Refind Joy // catering + cake: Calihan Catering // officiant: Zella Nichols Bobo (aunt of the bride) // music: Will Edmondson (DJ Joe Kollege)

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