Black + Gold + Greenery: An Urban-Glam Chicago Wedding Shoot

Urban Boho Inspiration

How do you create the perfect atmosphere for a city-dwelling couple looking to do things a bit outside the box? That’s exactly what the team behind today’s Chicago-centric inspirational shoot set out to determine. Armed with some of the best vendors in the city, including the ladies at Bride + Joy Events, the first decision was to shoot at  a modern, lofted event space (Ovation) over the traditional hotel – and all the gorgeous details unfolded from there.

Let’s have a look at the glamorous day, captured by Cattura Weddings!

black envelope invitation

Emily Rose Ink created a sophisticated black + gold invitation suite for the event.

unique gold rings

These rings by Kelsey Hartley are so interesting! Love that texture.

Rue De Seine Dress

It was the bohemian glamour of the bride’s Rue De Seine ‘Mickah’ Gown that really became the center of the day’s vibe.

gold wedding dress

*those sleeves*

Urban Boho Inspiration

The girls found their dresses at Bella Bridesmaids and we are feelin’ this color combo!

white king protea

Blumgarten let the King Protea rule the bouquet, front and center – perfection.

Urban Boho Inspiration

tweed suits

The men suited up in handsome styles from Balani Custom Clothiers.

hanging greenery

Urban Boho Inspiration

Urban Boho Inspiration

What. A. Showstopper! Greenery mixed with magnolia leaves set the backdrop, while more greenery and curated cultural goods  flanked the alter. So many rich textures!

Urban Boho Inspiration

Urban Boho Inspiration

Urban Boho Inspiration

The perfect accessory, if we do say so.


Dreamcatcher place cards?? YES.

Urban Boho Inspiration

Urban Boho Inspiration

Such a perfect use of black as a strong accent color: glamor, boho, and industrial all in one.

Urban Boho Inspiration

Tablescapes provided the linens and table decor, while Bowery and Bash came through with the rustic table and industrial chairs.

Urban Boho Inspiration

cone cupcake

These ice cream cupcakes from Bon Vivant Cakes are adorable! And antlers on a cake? Totally works.

slate gray cake

Thanks to the talented team for sharing this inspired day with us!

photography: Cattura Weddings // venue name: Ovation, Chicago, Illinois, USA // event design: Heidi Chankin // florals: Blumgarten // wedding dress: Rue De Seine 'Mickah' Gown // wedding dress boutique: Alice in Ivory // bride's shoes: Ted Baker // bride's ring: Kelsey Hartley // bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Chicago // hair stylist: K. Marie Hair Studio // makeup artist: Dorothy & Delora // groom attire: Balani Custom Clothiers // groom's ring: Kelsey Hartley // paper goods: Emily Rose Ink // calligraphy: Emily Rose Ink // cake: Bon Vivant Cakes // desserts: Bon Vivant Cakes // tabletop rentals: Tablescapes // furniture rentals: Bowery and Bash // linen rentals: Tablescapes // specialty rentals: Textiles and african props from Heidi Chankin // models: Ford Models Chicago, Ariel & Jakub, Mediha and Courtney, Melissa Graham and Joe Miller // planning + design: Bride and Joy events