Chicago warehouse wedding: Jen + Joey
The couple that designs their invitations together and has the same first initial, stays together. Jen + Joey, in preparation for their forever married their creative forces (her graphic design skills, his animation skill) to throw one really rad wedding. First came the invites, then their website, their handmade paper flowers, variety of table settings, then a custom designed ice cream cart… fun! After everything came together, they coined their theme as “upscale picnic”. Check it out!
Such a fun invitation suite, yes? J + J designed and illustrated the invites and screenprinted the nags that held all the cards together. If you have a sec, check out their super adorable wedding website too.
Romani Florist, a local florist in Berwyn, created Jen’s bouquet using oversized white queen ann roses.
Fun little spin on the escort card table. Each bottle held a handmade paper flower with each guests name on the leaf.
Totally fooled us. We had to do a double take on the signage that was modeled off of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
The flower girls and ring bearer (who are the Joey’s nieces and nephews), performed Nat King Cole’s LOVE song. Too cute. Click here if you want to see the video.
Some tips, Jen?
It’s very easy to spend countless hours finding inspiration and research. Stick to an idea that you like and go with it! You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a nice looking wedding, but at the same time, remember, it’s the only time in your life you’ll probably have all of your loved ones and closest friends in the same room, all together. That feeling is priceless! Savor the moment!
Congrats double J!
Photographer: Duchess and the Rabbit / Invites, reception decor, diy paper flowers, video slideshow: bride & groom / Wedding websites: Cloud 10 Creative, Joey D / Video guestbook: Thrilled For You (couple designed their own template for the background) / Letterpress: Steracle Press / Catering: Labelle Gourmet Catering / Venue: Salvage One / Makeup: Laura Mercier / Hair: Kristin Klein / Florist: Romani Florist / Church: St. Mary of Celle Berwyn, IL / Bride’s dress: Watters / Necklace: custom made by bride’s sister / Shoes: Nina / Veil: Sara Gabriel / Reception hairpiece: Naugi / Groom’s suit: custom from Nicholas Joseph in Chicago / Bridesmaids: Landa Designs / Groomsmen: pants from Macys, shirts from Men’s Warehouse, ties from various places / Flower girl dresses: $20 at Burlington Coat Factory (the trick is to look for dresses around Easter! They have really cute flower girl styles) / Ring bearers: Dockers