7 Feb

Lake Michigan and pink balloons

There are two awesome reasons for having a brunch wedding: bloody marys & donuts. Right? Maybe that’s why Sarah + Jake decided on a brunch wedding. Or maybe it had something to do with the three months they had to plan. Either way these two had fun with their celebration, adding pretty pink details wherever possible. And Abbey Moore definitely had a sweet time capturing their lively personalities and all the details Sarah designed herself, from the ombre escort cards to jars of herbs on the table.

chiffon, sweetheart cut short wedding dress and nude heels

light pink, champagne and cream bridesmaid dresses and nude heels

pale pink chiffon wedding dress and bright pink groom's shirt

high chignon and belted wedding dress

romantic wedding portrait

pink, white and black groomsmen wardrobe

sunflower garden wedding portraits

Michigan Lake, Chicago

pale pink chiffon wedding dress

outdoor wedding ceremony

quirky wedding party portrait

ombre pink escort cards

map board for guest notes

We just love this idea. They had a “pin a vacation on the map” guestbook so guests could recommend places for them to visit and why.

cozy cafe wedding reception

jar potted plant centerpieces

pink paper menu cards

glitter covered bottle vases

jar potted herb centerpieces

pink balloons and chalkboard sign

bloody mary and photo booth props

donut tower

glitter heart cake toppers

glitter monogram

afternoon brunch wedding reception

A bit of advice from Sarah:

You may have heard this advice before, but I think it deserves to be repeated: relax and enjoy it! I planned our wedding in 3 months time, bought my dress without trying it on (prepaid & non-refundable) and allowed our bridal party to basically wear whatever they wanted. In the end, it couldn’t have worked out better. I didn’t dwell on these things and, in turn, planning was a breeze!

Photography: Abbey Moore / Venue: Uncommon Ground / Cake topper: Better Off Wed on Etsy / Balloons: Balloon Planet  / Bride’s dress: Ouma on Etsy / Pink patent belt: Need Supply Co. / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Hair piece: Amanda Judge / Groom’s blazer + v-neck: Top Man / Shoes: Vans

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Comments

  1. Love this wedding – and the way bride and groom just took things as they came.
    And they got some great advice as well: Relax and enjoy.
    (My comment: Eventual wedding stress…leave it with your planner ;-) )

  2. <3 <3 <3 RT @100layercake: Love how both the bride & groom wore pink at their very pink Chicago wedding. http://t.co/36jczgZ2

  3. Gorgeous Pink brunch wedding @100LayerCake http://t.co/SH9kkxZ4

  4. adorable. Uncommon ground is a great place, too!

  5. Our mouths are watering from the bloody marys & donuts in this Chicago brunch wedding by @abbeymoore: http://t.co/B1Rx2Lkt

  6. Completely + utterly obsessed with this wedding AND this wedding’s photographer @abbeymoore: http://t.co/pd3ewlAG #inspiration

  7. Brunch is probably my favorite meal, so this looks really great for guests too!

  8. really love and enjoyed everything about this wedding! great details and loved the pink.

  9. YAY! LOVE seeing Sarah & Jake’s precious day on 100LC! So adorable…just like them.

  10. Really love everything about this wedding! The brunch idea is really awesome. Love the pink theme!

  11. I would never have thought of the colours and theme myself – but my God how good does it look. The bride and her bridesmaids remind me of being very Sex in the City. Love the pink – and love the wedding venue.

  12. Beautiful wedding.. What a great theme. Awesome job and what a great attitude.. 3 months but you just went with the flow. I loved the ombre place cards and the font.. would you mind letting me know how you did those or where you ordered those… I’m planning a wedding on a budget.. only 3 months away and would love ombre place cards! :)

  13. I love the idea of getting married at Uncommon Ground! My Fiancee and are adore this restaurant! We’ve been trying to get ahold of them to secure a date for about a month, but no luck so far. Were they easy to work with?

  14. Hi there – where did you get your ombre escort cards? I’m looking to do the something similar to this but haven’t found somewhere to go through to do this. Any thoughts?

  15. Loving the pink!

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