This intimate Loft Lucia wedding was a dream. I walked into a bubbly bride in the morning, and a fun group of groomsmen who didn’t stop laughing, or making Dan laugh the entire day. The couple and their crews got ready at the Hyatt House West Loop which has a stunning rooftop that became our main spot when an unexpected storm rolled in. There’s nothing quite like the city of Chicago as your backdrop, and this spot did not disappoint for our first look and bridal party photos.
Alex & Dan were as cool as can be with a last minute rain plan (that turned out to be exquisite) and was followed by the brightest dang sunshine Chicago’s had in I think a year. I stole Alex and Dan away for a bit of time to take portraits in one of my favorite spots in the city – the West Loop. Between blank brick walls and hidden cobblestone alleys, there’s the perfect mix of urban romance in this area and I’m constantly finding something new to place my couples up against.
We then headed back to Loft Lucia where Alex and Dan had a stunning ceremony on the rooftop – all framed by a gorgeous floral arch from Posh Studio Rentals and Florist Hound Design. Cocktail hour was filled with beams of light filling the space and happiness from all of the guests. Loft Lucia has incredible big windows perfect for beautiful lighting, and a mix of warm wooden floors and brick walls. It all feels so Chicago, and so special, a perfect combination for an intimate wedding.
Alex’s dress was made for twirling (as was the flower girls) and also for dancing with Do Rite Donuts on a wide open dance floor. After the first dances, this intimate Loft Lucia wedding party got started with moving and grooving from the guests. Dance floors are back, and damn does it feel good.
There was so much love, laughter, and excitement for an incredible couple who were simply made for each other.
Congrats Dan & Alex, my face still hurts from smiling with you two so much!
Vendor // Love
Planner | Afton Events • @aftonevents
Venue | Loft Lucia • @loftlucia
Florist | Florist Hound Design • @floristhoundddesign
Hair + MU | The Bridal Artistry Team • @bridalartistryteam
DJ | Toast and Jam DJS • @toastandjamdjs
Catering | Cocina Fusion Catering • @cocinafusioncatering
Dessert | Do Rite Donuts • @doritedonuts
Alcohol | Prestige 6249 • @prestige6249
Arch Rental | Posh Studio Rentals • @poshstudiorentals