Last Spring, our featured couple Brooke & Riley tied the knot in Chicago, Illinois with family and friends in tow to witness their union. Photographer Hanna Walkowaik was there on their special day to capture all of the beautiful moments and memories. Classic and elegant, everything about their wedding looked absolutely incredible. There were so many fantastic photos, and even though we wanted to post all of them, we selected our favorites that we just couldn't get enough of. Keep scrolling to see their beautiful day and all of the gorgeous details.
The couple spent time separately primping with members of their respective wedding party getting ready. We wanted to highlight them separately to show just how incredible they both look (and the cute dog is also a really nice touch). The bride stuns in her flowing white gown, hair and makeup perfectly done, while her groom looks stylish in a black suit and blush pink tie. Once they were ready, Brooke surprised Riley at their first look-the smile on his face says more than any photo could! They were playful and loving as they posed for the camera, just the two of them. With the city of Chicago peeking out in the distance, it made for an absolutely stunning backdrop, and the couple couldn't have looked more amazing.
After their first look, the couple continued to take photos in the city, holding hands as they made their way through. Stopping every so often to sneak in kisses, the couple made their way to meet up with the others. With the city visible in the background, the couple posed with their bridal party and looked absolutely incredible. The bridesmaids wowed in dark colored gowns, while the groomsmen looked sharp in black suits, white shirts, and blush toned ties. Everyone has massive smiles on their face, looking elated for the bride and groom on their special day.
As family and friends looked on, Brooke & Riley exchanged their wedding vows, and large open windows created the perfect lighting to illuminate the couple. Members of their bridal party stood on either side as they were framed by a beautiful greenery arch. If you look closely, you can even see petite white flowers woven in! Both look elated and the energy feels romantic as they say their "I do's" and kiss for the first time as husband and wife.
The couples reception was one of the most unique layouts we've ever seen, and we love how fun it is. Appearing like a garage, classic cars were spotted in the background, and neon auto signs hung on the walls. Tables were elegantly decorated in all white with candles and floral arrangements. There was dinner and dancing, and plenty of champagne to go around! Brooke & Riley look so in love as they hold hands at their reception table, framed by the greenery arch and family and friends in the background.
How cute are they in front of their wedding wall? This photo is definitely one of our favorites. Their smiles look playful and happy, flashing their wedding rings for the camera. We loved being a part of their wedding, even if just a small one. We wish the couple nothing but the best! Lastly, we'll leave you with this GIF of the couple kissing for the first time as husband and wife- we love it so much, we've been watching it on repeat! Cheers to the happy couple ♥️
For their spring wedding, the couple chose to use several pieces from our best selling ADELLA Collection. This collection is perfect for the bride who is looking for elegance and stunning minimalism all in one look. This look features an edgy handwritten font and a modern minimalist design with classic detailing. The couple did edit the font ever so slightly on a few pieces, but that's what our templates are all about-creating a piece that's perfect for you and your event needs.
ADELLA Table Numbers
Placed on their reception tables, the couple chose these table numbers and added delicate gold frames, creating a beautifully minimalist look. These table numbers come in sizes of either 4x6" or 5x7" (pictured below) and can be edited with any wording needed. All of our stationery pieces can be printed at home for your convenience, or you can utilize our favorite printer Prints of Love! They offer free 2-3 day shipping and plant a tree with every order. 🍃 A win-win for your events and the environment.
ADELLA Wedding Programs
At their wedding, the couple used these beautiful DIY wedding programs, changing the font ever so slightly to fit their style. This design is sleek, classic, and never goes out of style. If you're printing inside the United States, the measurement on this program before folding is 8.5x11. For those looking to print in the UK/AU/EU, those measurements are 297x210mm. You can edit the wording on both the inside and outside of the folds on this template to perfectly say everything you need for your magical event.
ADELLA Seating Chart
At their reception, the couple used this seating chart to show guests where they would be going. We love the greenery surrounding it as a pretty decoration. One of the most common questions we receive on this chart is how many guests fit on what dimensions. The following are what we recommend for how many tables and guests you plan on hosting:
Customizable templates for the following items:
∙ Seating Chart - 11x17" (9 tables/115 guests)
∙ Seating Chart - A3 (9 tables/115 guests)
∙ Seating Chart - 18x24" (16 tables/190 guests)
∙ Seating Chart - A2 (16 tables/190 guests)
∙ Seating Chart - 24x36" (25 tables/250 guests)
What a gorgeous wedding to have been a part of- Brooke & Riley really outdid themselves. What did you think of their Chicago wedding? Let us know- we want to hear from you! Send us an email via Etsy or Instagram to connect. Remember- don't forget to tag us in your events for a future feature. For more wedding inspiration, subscribe to the email list, follow us on Pinterest and Instagram, and scroll down below to save 10% on templates if you're planning your big day. We're here to help make event planning as easy as possible, so you can focus on what really matters.
Photographer | @hannawalkowaik
Video | @wholeheartvideo
Planner | @ohanaeventschi
Stationery | @unmeasuredevents
Venue | @ravenswoodeventscenter
Florals | @chezweddingvenue
Beauty | @lueurbeauti
Bride's Gown | @dianasbridal
Shoes | @jeffreycampbell
Bridesmaid Dresses | @dessygroup
Groom Suits | @theblacktux
Lighting | @sclightingdesign
DJ | @justpressplaypro
Desserts | @blackdoggelato