If you’ve visited The Windy City, you may have stepped inside this historical building turned spectacular wedding venue. This bride and groom’s, hailing from St. Louis & Brisbane, respectively, burgundy and gold Chicago wedding at The Rookery is timeless, elegant, and eye-catching. From the bride’s two-piece, long sleeved gown to the deep shades of plum and burgundy in the florals, to the glittering gold details, it’s the perfect winter wedding. The couple braved the Chicago chill for a romantic first look outside the building and stunning portraits atop its roof captured by Nicodem Creative – one of our favorite moments! Below planner, Storybook Weddings and Events, shares more memorable moments from the day.
Michaela and Byron met on the dance floor, and she definitely thought his Australian accent was fake. come to find out Byron had moved from Brisbane to Chicago, and that night he found the girl of his dreams. They fell madly in love and have been laughing and dancing together ever since.
The wedding was held at the historical landmark building in the financial district of Chicago, The Rookery. It was designed by Frank Llyod Wright, and the building is nothing short of stunning. Fragrant Design used candle light, greenery, and gold to enhance the space and create a romantic atmosphere. From to gold candelabras to personalized place cards on champagne flutes, this wedding was breathtaking. The florals brought in a little more sultry colors with dark burgundy, red, and forest green. This Chicago winter wedding was chic and elegant, but with little fun twists just like Michaela and Byron.
With Michaela being from St. Louis, Byron being from Australia, and Byron living in Germany for a while, they decided to take their guests on a culinary journey during dinner. As they sat at their long tables, themed carts went around serving small plates from BBQ and mac & cheese, to shrimp off the barbie and hand pies, to Spaetzle and sausage. Jewell Catering really brought the dinner to life with their creative serving method.
From there, Byron surprised Michaela with their favorite cover band, Rodd Tuffcurls and the Bench Press. They rocked the dance floor just the way their love story began.