This wedding shoot is a favorite of mine – and since we’ve recently gotten press coverage in Eco & Elsie and Be U Weddings, I can finally share the photos! Imagine the 1920′s, during Prohibition. This wedding riffs off of the HBO show Boardwalk Empire, and though we didn’t manage to convince Steve Buscemi to appear in front of the camera, Carlene of Naturally Yours Events brought together a spectacular group of Chicago vendors to evoke the TV show in every way possible. Our bride and groom, Katrina and Amanda, are a real-life lesbian couple, and they appear in gowns from Mignonette Bridal and clothes from Humble Collective. Additional accoutrements are supplied from Zzouzi, while Due Sorelle Boutique provided the exquisite handmade jewelry. The location? Brimfield in Andersonville, an antique and furniture store with a spacious 2nd-story showroom and event venue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Carlene: For this Boardwalk Empire-themed shoot, we transformed real couple Amanda and Katrina Miller into a glamorous pair straight from the Roaring Twenties.  

The theme was echoed perfectly by the stunning cake from Celestial Kitchens with architectural motifs. Eco-friendly paper goods and event ticket invitations provided by Spilled Ink Press added more drama with multiple textures and vintage buttons. The classy looking candies in cut-glass jars from Amy’s Candy Bar and eco-chic truffle escort cards handmade by Katherine Anne Confections really set the tone as guests began to arrive for the ceremony.

Guests were seated in elegant mismatched chairs while the couple said their “I love you-s” in front of stunning floor-to-ceiling windows accented by a vintage suitcase alter. Afterwards, our “green” caterer, Fig dished up pork loin onto elaborate china with cut-glass chargers from Tablescapes. The pewter pintuck tablecloths and napkins added an element of glamour that was complimented by in-season flowers from Marguerite Gardens.