Category Archives: our wedding

ban.do

organza flower

I still remember the moment I found out about ban.do, I told myself, someday when I get married I’m gonna wear one of their pieces. Guess what? I wore ban.do when we eloped! The sweet ladies from ban.do posted a few pictures from our elopement today, check it out. Thanks ban.do for being a huge part in making me feel so purty on that one December day.

our elopement // the pictures part two

photography by Alix Klingenberg

A few more elopement pictures to share. I can’t think of a better way to spend new year’s eve than looking through all these pictures and choosing which to mail to friends and family. I’m old and boring, I know, but I love it.

our elopement // the pictures

photography by Alix Klingenberg

I am so stoked to be able to share some pictures from our elopement. Alix did such a wonderful job, I can’t stop staring at these lovely images. Isn’t the Chicago Cultural Center simply beautiful? I am so in awe of that place.

P.S. The one drawback to eloping? No girlfriend or sister to tell me that I was wearing too much blush. Damn.

our elopement – the photographer

 alix klingenberg images

I cannot express how happy I am that we chose to share our elopement with the lovely Alix Klingenberg. She was so kind and helpful and when we chatted with her over beers after our wedding, we found that she’s our kind of people. You can see from her work that she really loves her job and I believe that she becomes a “part of the family” with every couple she shoots, she definitely did with us. We were making plans to meet up again as soon as we met! Thanks so much Alix, I can’t wait to see you again!

our elopement – the location

top // center // bottom

When I was looking into a good ol’ fashioned city hall wedding, I stumbled upon the fact that a couple Saturdays a month, the Chicago Cultural Center will hold civil weddings for a mere $10. Of course, they only take 9 couples so we jumped on making our reservation in advance. The cultural center is such a gorgeous place, we were so lucky that we had a chance to have our big day here. Plus the judge, clerk, everyone involved in the process were such lovely people.

our elopement – the dress

my dress // top left // top right // bottom left // bottom right

Welcome to elopement week! Although our wedding was super simple, I did wanna share some of the details, starting with my dress. I was obviously looking for a very simple, casual dress even from the moment I got engaged. The dress I actually wore was the first dress I found and bought immediately. In true me fashion, I had buyer’s remorse immediately and began searching for another one. I did wanna purchase the Aubin & Willis number (bottom left) but of course, the day I went to buy it, my size sold out. Rats! This is when I decided to just stick to my first choice and stop torturing myself by looking at the millions of other options.

we’ve eloped!

Guess what we did this weekend? We ran off and got married! It was the most perfect way to wed, just the two of us (plus our awesome photographer) at one of the coolest spots in Chicago. Can’t wait to share all the details! xo