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!
A better view of that stunning dress was a definite must!
What a gorgeous bouquet, right?! We love the touches of olive branches + feathers!
We just love these wooden signage pieces by Layers of Loveliness!
^^ The cutest!! ^^
<center> The whole day, we loved and enjoyed every minute of our wedding day. Best day ever! <center>
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
D + C’s magical reception, lit by hundreds of taper candles, definitely exuded the harvest dinner vibe they were going for.
See even more of this lovely day in the film below by Amor in Motion:
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)