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Rustic Chic Wedding at Bridgeport Arts Center

One year ago, Marisa and Tim celebrated their beautiful wedding at Bridgeport Arts Center Sculpture Garden Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. We had some bouts of rain, but their photographer, BonPhotage was able to work around the weather and give us gorgeous shots when the sun peaked out and equally beautiful photos when the rain came around.

Marisa got ready in one of the gorgeous suites of the Renaissance Chicago Hotel and was styled by Makeup by Jaycie. Her bridesmaid dresses were a beautiful and summery grey green that complimented the silver dollar eucalyptus that was abundant in their bouquets.

When the couple arrived to the venue for their ceremony, they were welcomed by rustic french country chairs and beautiful copper lanterns lined down the beautiful brick ceremony space.

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Art of Imagination created beautiful drapery tied back with greenery designed by Vale of Enna.

The guests dined at beautifully decorated blush and white floral lined tables and were provided a delicious meal by Jewell Events Catering.

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Priority Entertainment kept guests dancing all night long while Shutterbooth kept them smiling and taking photos all evening.

Congrats on your first year, Marisa and Tim!

Planner: Nicole Hensley | Storybook Weddings and Events

Getting Ready Hotel: Renaissance Chicago Hotel

Beauty: Makeup by Jaycie

Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s

Caterer: Jewell Catering

Ceremony Musician: Michael C. Hayes

Entertainment: Priority Entertainment

Floral: Vale of Enna

Suit: The Black Tux

Photography: Bon Photage

Photo Booth: Shutterbooth

Lighting and Drapery: Art of Imagination

Transportation: Chicago Trolley and Double Decker and MM Limo

Venue: Bridgeport Art Center, Sculpture Garden Gallery

Videographer: Oakhouse Wedding Films

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