Pat and Kim's Best Day Ever!

Kim and Pat had a gorgeous August wedding day and we were not only lucky enough to host their celebration at Greenhouse Loft, but also photograph all the special moments throughout the day! 

Kim shared a few words with us about what was most important to her and Pat on their wedding day. In Kim's words:

Pat and I were engaged for 18 months because we wanted time to prepare for our wedding. From the start we made our guests, a city venue, and the food a priority. We wanted our guests to feel like they were dining out downtown on our wedding night and both Greenhouse Loft and Hearty Boys delivered!

What I'll remember most from our wedding day was all the laughter. I remember being so nervous putting on the dress and going to meet Pat for the "first look" photos. But once we saw each other all the nerves melted away. The rest of the day was filled with joy and laughter, even during the ceremony. 

I think the space at the venue perfectly complemented the casual and soft vibe we were going for. Every choice we made was a reflection of us as a couple. Our cutting cake was from Table 52, the restaurant where we got engaged. Our cocktail hour featured two signature cocktails: his and hers favorites. Our favors were letterpress posters handmade by the bride with love song quotes. In the end, our day felt personal and special.

We couldn't have recapped the day better ourselves. Cheers to these love birds, and all the couples we get to work with - past, present, and future. We love being a part of your big day! 

Check out some of our favorite photos from Pat and Kim's wedding below.


The bride designed her entire invitation suite through her design business, Kim Designs

Kim and Pat got ready separately at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Then the couple had their first look in the hotel's grand lobby. Their sweet pup even joined in for some photos!

After the first look, the wedding party left the hotel for photos in Millennium Park's Lurie Garden and outside of the Art Institute of Chicago. We love how picturesque this area is - joining together nature elements with beautiful Chicago architecture in the backdrop.

The ceremony was held at Greenhouse Loft, on the glasshouse side of the room with a lush garden backdrop.

After enjoying cocktail hour in the garden, guests came back into the loft for dinner. The head table was set up so that bridal party spouses/significant others could sit across from their dates, leaving an open window for the bride and groom, of course! A lot of couples do this in our space and we love the set-up with the dance floor right in front of the head table.

Kim screen printed lyrics from some of their favorite love songs as favors for guests. How cool is that? Then the bride and groom were toasted by their mothers before dinner began.

The couple cut a cake from Table 52, with a fun cake topper, keeping with their 'Best Day Ever' theme.

The bridal party sent silver streamers onto the couple during their first dance!

When the hula hoops made an appearance on the dance floor, both adults and chidden joined in the fun.

Thank you to a great team of vendors who helped Kim and Pat have their Best Day Ever!

Venue: Greenhouse Loft
Photography: Jamie Davis and Eric Davis (documentary) and Steve Ewert (Ultimate Photo Booth), all for Greenhouse Loft Photography 
Invitations and favors: made by the bride - Kim Designs
Catering: Hearty Boys
Cutting cake: Table 52
DJ: Style Matters
Bagpipes: Joe Pyle 
Flowers: Halsted Flowers
Dress: Enzoani from Glamour Closet, Chicago
Seamstress & custom veil: Vicki Nelson
Bride's statement necklace and shoes: Nina
Hair: Mark Anthony uffin
Makeup: Ana Pagan
Rings: Exquisite Jewelers, Palatine
Groom's suit: Trunk Club (custom fitted)
Groom's Shoes: Kenneth Cole
Groom's tie: Burberry