Elegant Garden Wedding

There’s an old saying that rain is good luck on your wedding day. In Kali and Matt’s case it was more than good luck, it was great luck and helped create some unforgettable memories. This sweet couple got married last August in an elegant end-of-summer wedding. Held on the North Shore of Chicago at the Chicago Botanic Garden, their wedding was the perfect mix of classic elements, lush floral arrangements, and the most beautiful garden setting.

Chicago Wedding Save the Date

For Kali and Matt’s save the dates, they wanted to keep the design both classic and elegant, with a subtle modern twist. So when choosing fonts, we choose to highlight a beautiful script font along with a more modern block font. Their square-shaped save the date was mounted to a stone grey paper, which gave their design a slight border.

Custom Wedding Website

We also created a coordinating wedding website so that Kali and Matt’s wedding guests could easily access information about their wedding weekend! Their website included information about the wedding party, a schedule of events for their wedding weekend, a photo gallery, and a link to their wedding registry. To take a peek at Kali and Matt’s wedding website visit www.kaliplusmatt.com.

Chicago Wedding Invitation
In keeping with Kali and Matt’s classically elegant theme, we kept colors neutral for their wedding invitations. Printed in gold foil, their invitation mixed calligraphy with a block font, giving their traditional wedding invitation a modern twist. The sides of their stone colored invitation were both gilded and beveled, adding a luxurious touch to their custom invitation. Their invitation ensemble, which also included a reception card and a reply card, was wrapped in a champagne colored ribbon, and was sealed with Kali’s custom wedding monogram.
Chicago Wedding Invitaiton
Chicago Wedding Invitaiton
Elegant Calligraphy Wedding Invitation
Custom Wedding Monogram
Custom Wedding Monogram Program

Kali and Matt’s wedding program featured the couple’s custom wedding monogram printed in thermography on the front cover, and was bound with a satin bow.

Elegant Wedding Ceremony Program
Oscar de la Renta Wedding Shoes
Bridal Updo with Flower
Classic White Bridal Bouquet
Neutral White Wedding Party
Elegant Monogrammed Ceremony Program
North Shore Wedding Chapel

Kali and Matt’s ceremony was held at the historic (and incredibly quaint) Kenilworth Union Church.

Kenilworth Union Church Wedding Ceremony
Monogram Wedding Ceremony Program
Floral Crown Flower Girls
Kenilworth Union Church Wedding
North Shore Wedding Ceremony
White Bridesmaid Dresses
Kali’s wedding dress has us envisioning Jackie O. with its classic, tea-length design. We love how all of her bridesmaid’s matched her in their white, short dresses. The neutral color palette is such an elegant choice, and really let the garden scenery of their wedding shine!
Elegant Garden Wedding Groomsmen

The rain following their ceremony not only provided the couple with good luck, but a great photo opportunity held in the gardens at the church. We love the adorable umbrellas!

Elegant Garden Wedding Bride and Groom
Chicago Botanical Garden Wedding
Elegant Garden Wedding Reception
After the rain cleared, Kali and Matt’s guests headed to the Chicago Botanic Garden to celebrate late into the night with cocktails, dinner, and dancing. The Botanic Gardens played the perfect backdrop to their elegant garden wedding reception.
Green Floral Garland Wedding Reception
Green and White Wedding Reception
Elegant Garden Wedding Table Setting
Classic Garden Wedding Reception
Elegant Monogrammed Wedding Menu
Chicago Botanic Gardens Wedding
Classic White Bridesmaids Dresses
Green White Wedding Reception Florals
Chicago Botanical Garden Wedding Reception
Chicago Garden Wedding Reception
Chicago Garden Wedding Reception
Lou Malnati's Wedding Pizza
No Chicago wedding is complete without a Chicago deep-dish pizza in the shape of a heart!
Elegant Chicago Garden Wedding

Congratulations to Kali and Matt, who just celebrated their first anniversary last month! We are so happy we got to be part of their special day!

Xo,

Nico and Lala

Wedding Day Photography By: Chrystl Roberge Photography
Styled Paper Photography By: Old South Studios
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Kenilworth Union Church
Wedding Reception Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden