Gorgeous Royal Blue Conservatory Wedding in Chicago

Today’s wedding is filled with thoughtful, diy details! Captured by Keren Sarai Photography, Libby and Ryan were married last September on the grounds of a beautiful, historic conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. Surrounded by greenery, the couple exchanged vows under a sun-filled sky. After the ceremony, the couple and their guests headed inside the conservatory to celebrate. A rich, royal blue was used to accent creamy whites throughout the attire and decor. I love how Libby incorporated four generations of family wedding gowns!

A few words from the bride:

Ryan and I wanted our many out-of-state guests to experience all that Chicago has to offer, so it was important for us to choose a venue that reflected Chicago’s vibrant history. Garfield Park Conservatory, built in 1906, was the perfect place for our big day. I really wanted to incorporate family history as well, so we displayed my mother’s, grandmother’s, great-grandmother’s, and great-great grandmother’s wedding dresses, which date back to 1890! One of my favorite moments was spending time with my mom and grandmother taking pictures with the dresses from their 1979 and 1948 weddings. I also made table numbers using pictures of Ryan and me at every age so our guests could see how we became the people we are today. We wanted our wedding to be intimate and charming with a natural feel, and the greenhouses and gardens of the Conservatory made it happen. To keep with the natural theme, I made DIY jars of organic honey for the wedding favors, and used corks to display the guests’ place cards and table numbers. Because we were surrounded by flowers in the greenhouse, I decided not to use floral centerpieces and instead placed lanterns on tree slabs with spanish moss, and accented them with mason jars filled with candles. The twinkling lights of the greenhouse, mixed with the candles on each table, made our reception a magical event that we will never forget!

Photographer: Keren Sarai Photography
Videographer: Adebowale Adesuyi
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Garfield Park Conservatory
Catering + Rentals: Harry Caray’s Catering
Bridal Gown Designer: Justin Alexander
Bridal Gown Store: Weddings 826
Bridal Shoes: Forbes by Nina
Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Weddings 826
Engagement + Wedding Rings: New York Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dress Designer + Store: J.Crew
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Groom’s Shoes: Jos. A. Bank
Cake Designer: The Baking Institute
Floral Designer: The Village Flower Shop
Makeup Artist: Benefit Cosmetics
Hair Stylist: Vanessa Love
Invitation Designer: Patti Herioux of With Love Bridal
Wedding Planner: Patti Herioux of With Love Bridal
DJ + Lighting: MDM Entertainment
Officiant: Tony Johnson of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church

All images by Keren Sarai Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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