Jodi and Josh’s wedding had contemporary, boutique, Chicago style and we absolutely LOVED it! It was such a beautiful and emotional day and exactly what love is all about. We are so honored to have been a part of Jodi and Josh’s wedding, we feel like we were not just a part of their day but a piece of their journey and we couldn’t be happier for them to be husband and wife.
The ladies got ready at The Public Hotel in Chicago’s Old Town. This hotel recently redone in 2011 by Ian Schrager is STUNNING. The room was a dream to shoot in with light bouncing everywhere. It has a very clean and classic look to it. The only downside to this hotel (that Jodi was only made aware one week prior to the wedding) was due to its high end, boutique nature, no pictures are allowed ANYWHERE other than inside the room. So while shooting in this room is well worth it and staying at the hotel is a beautiful experience, it is definitely something for future brides to take note of if they are considering The Public, because trust me when you walk in you will be whisked away by the beautiful marble staircases and gorgeous library inspired lounge.
The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were held at A New Leaf also in Old Town. I adore the urban romance of this space. The exposed brick, multi-layered room accented mainly by candlelight and in house floral is just gorgeous and really sets a swanky tone for guests. The whole vibe of the evening had an amazing and comfortable sense of movement. There was a gorgeous buffet by The Hearty Boys (featuring a must for the couple – a mashed potato bar!), great dance mixes and MC skills by Spinning Discs and Cake Pops by Jessica Ashley for the perfect portable dessert.
We are so incredibly happy for Jodi and Josh. These two extraordinary people found each other, fell in love and will undoubtedly live happily ever after, we are just so happy to have been there to celebrate it!
Congratulations Jodi & Josh!
CONTRIBUTING VENDORS: Ceremony & Reception Venue: A New Leaf / Catering: Hearty Boys / Photography: DeAwna McGinley Photography / Floral: A New Leaf / DJ: Spinning Discs / Cake Pops: Jessica Ashley / Hotel: The Public Hotel / Bridal Party Makeup: Katerina Papadatos