Soul City Church, Gilt Bar, & Lazy Bird


Chicago, IL

These lovers got married on a cool Friday afternoon in November. Their wedding was posh & intimate. We awaited Mary's arrival for their first look curbside at The Hoxton Hotel in the west loop of Chicago. Joe wore an aubergine lambswool donegal tweed suit with a tiny cameo lapel that belonged to his grandmother pinned behind his boutonnière. Mary pulled up in a chauffeured maroon 1937 Packard Super Eight, her long hair braided into a wrapped mohawk under a romantic chapel length floral embroidered veil. A jaw-dropper in her column silhouetted structural faille-trimmed gown (the first of three dresses for the evening). They exchanged vows in a modern gathering space at Soul City Church in front of a backdrop of exposed bulb drop pendants, and a string quartet accompanied their ceremony. A celebratory dinner at Michelin starred Gilt Bar followed in their speakeasy style Library with a true vinyl DJ playing a mix of soulful & groovy records. To cap the night, we made our way to Lazy Bird for a lively afterparty. Mary snuck off to change into her party dress ~ a flirty white crepe mini with puffy sheer organza sleeves, and also surprised everyone with a new sexy bold bob haircut! We sipped champagne and martinis into the late hours of the night, dancing to a live band playing jazz, hip hop, & funk. The perfect wedding to close 2023 with. Cheers!


King & Opal  photography

The Hoxton  hotel

Soul City Church  ceremony

Gilt Bar  reception dinner

Lazy Bird  after party

Steve's Flowers  florist

Athina Lolito  hair

Graci Hanson  makeup

Saifyaa (Briannie)  ceremony dress

Anthropologie Bridal  veil

Net-A-Porter  bridal shop

Revolve  dinner & after party dresses

Walker Slater  groomswear

The Tie Bar  groom's accessories

Jason Sakasci & Tiffany & Co.  rings

Konstantin Jace  vinyl DJ