One of our recent Chicago weddings was an intimate family celebration that took place in historic Old Town Chicago. Lisa and Bill walked down the aisle at St. Chrysostom’s Church after 18 years of courtship and celebrated at Orso’s Italian restaurant under a beautiful canopy of vines.
There were many beautiful touches to this wedding, including a handmade paper flower bouquet, programs, and paper flower name cards. Lisa’s dress was stunning with a lace overlay and intricate silver beadwork, and she had just the right amount of bling with her silver pumps and headband. I heard a family member comment with satisfaction at the end of the day, after eating cake that was handmade by the groom’s nieces, that this was “the best wedding” she had ever been to.
Usually, Chicago style weddings involve quite a bit of transportation between several venues with stops for photographs at the tried and true landmarks. Lisa and Bill’s celebration was truly an Old Town wedding and every venue was within walking distance. Some of the images you’ll see of Bill and Lisa were taken at W. Burton Place, an architectural gem designed collaboratively by Sol Kogen and Edgar Miller. These two artists left their mark on the old Victorian-style architecture of what used to be Carl Street leaving frescos, arches, mosaics, and a modern retro flair. The artsy couple absolutely adores this location and I fell in love with its charm, as well. I hope you enjoy all of the happy moments below.