Kristie’s Loft Wedding

Even my Mother has been asking why I haven’t been posting!  It has been a whirlwind.  Lots of travel, a great vacation, a visit from Mom & Dad, and THIS wedding.  Kristie is my Sweet Sanity senior designer and I adore her.  She is bright, witty (as we came to find out in wedding toasts finds herself to be as well) and beyond creative.  Kristie is crafty.  This is coming from someone who considers themselves pretty crafty, but Kristie is CRAFTY.  For months I have been hearing bits and pieces of about what she was working on.  Finally the day arrived. She looked stunning and yet I am holding out for a bride sanctioned photo to share.  This post is solely about the details!   My Top 7.  Maybe I can convince her to do a how-to post once she’s recovered!

Kristie and Oliver were married in a loft space in downtown Chicago on such a sunny day – to say the lighting was great was an understatement.  Her palette of soft pinks and beiges, mixed with fun patterns in such a trendy setting made it charming and dreamy but rustic and chic all at the same time!


A whimsical backdrop of little rounds was strung up against the brick and windows in front.
And this tiny little angel came down the aisle waving a Here Comes the Bride pendant.  Details #1 and #2!


Rows of mason jars with little name tags waited for us as we approached cocktail hour. Detail #3


The dashing groom is Scottish so it was so fitting to have a Whiskey bar stocked with all sorts.
The little chalkboard sign helped novices like me. Although I concoct the best whiskey sour of my life so was pretty proud!
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Trays of tacos from Chicago’s Big Star were laid out for cocktail hour with all the toppings you could hope for.
I happen to be a loyal fan of their fish tacos, so yes, it had to work it’s way into this post. YUM.
Another little sign from Kristie letting us know our taco choices. Detail #5


Moving to the table settings.  The polka dot kraft paper really got me. Detail #6


But the photo I was really dying to share was the napkins.  Ombre dyed napkins in shades of pale pink done by the bride herself.   I wanted to quickly ask guests around me to refrain from using them so I could shove them all on in my purse for my next party!  Detail #7


Did I mention the napkins? XOXO