Purple and Gold Cathedral Wedding

cathedral wedding

This gorgeous purple and gold cathedral wedding isn’t just eye candy. The bride offers some pretty sage advice on how to survive the chaos of your big day too. Keep scrolling to find out more and don’t forget to visit the full gallery to see even more awe inspiring images captured by Olivia Leigh Photographie.

deep fig colored bridesmaid dresses

purple scarf bouquet

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purple bouquet tied up with a silk scarf

Schedule for Day Of Mishaps

From the Bride: I honestly wish we had scheduled more time in the morning to get ready. You cannot predict the various mishaps that might occur and you don’t get a do over. I had a large wedding party, which made getting ready a bit of a struggle. Even though we had an early start time I wish we had begun sooner and hired an extra hair / make-up person to keep us on track.

purple and gold programs by Beacon Lane

framed chicago print guestbook

cathedral wedding

Drink Less at your Rehearsal Dinner

My head was more cloudy than anticipated when I woke up the next day. After months of avoiding carbs and excess booze I had become, to my surprise, a bit of a lightweight. Fortunately, since it was the day of, I was able to stuff my face with bagels and not worry about fitting into my dress.

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glamorous dining hall reception at the Chicago Cultural Center

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elegant art deco table numbers

Don’t forget to Eat!

Our priest told us horror stories about brides passing out at the altar from low blood sugar. After experiencing the adrenaline rush that comes when walking down the aisle I don’t doubt him for a second. Thanks, again, to my bagel feast, I made it through the ceremony.

US state cake topper

Purple and Gold Cathedral Wedding

Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie
Venue: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel & Chicago Cultural Center
Stationery: Beacon Lane
Save the Dates & Guestbook: Custom Alexander
Cake Topper: Prince Whitaker
Table Number Holders: Bella Bride Creations
Bridesmaid Earrings: Ilexia Designs
Bridesmaid Necklaces: Bauble Bar
Grooms Attire: Ralph Lauren
Gold Votive Holders: Embelish

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: gold, purple
Styles: classic, modern

Little Wedding By The Bay

wedding dog with floral collar

How adorable is this furry little flower girl? But she’s not the only fun thing about this little wedding by the bay. Keep scrolling to discover the great bridesmaid gifts that Greta gave all of her girls. And don’t miss their classy wedding ride!

There is always lots more to be seen in the full gallery, so don’t forget to check out all of the details captured by J Wiley Photography.

nautical themed wedding invitation

nautical themed bridesmaid gifts with non-toxic animal-friendly nail polish Mint Polish

Flower Knowledge is Power

From the Bride:
Study your flowers before your meeting with the florist. I was under the impression that I would meet with my florist in some sort of nursery or botanical garden, such was not the case. I had no idea that it is standard to meet them in an office-like setting. Had I known in advance, I would have studied up on particular names of flowers a bit more.

beaded cap sleeve dress by Reem Arca

little chapel wedding

pink and purple bouquet from Poppys Petalworks

pastel bridesmaid ideas

pastel wedding ideas

assorted groomsmen suits

wedding getaway car

Traditionally Non-traditional

Don’t get too wrapped up in tradition: My husband and I weren’t nuts about a lot of classic wedding traditions, so we decided to disregard ones we did not like. The end result was an event that was uniquely ours.

pink floral arrangements

flower seed wedding favors

Plan a Thank You Speech

I had underestimated how busy we would be during the reception, and my husband and I weren’t able to thank everyone individually like we had hoped. I think if we had stood up during dinner to offer our appreciation, it would have been a nice gesture.

flower topped cake by Branching Out Cakes

Little Wedding By The Bay

Photography: J Wiley Photography
Coordinator: A Savvy Event
Veil or hair accessories: Twigs and Honey

Venue: Old St. Hilary's & Corinthian Yacht Club
Flowers: Poppy's Petalworks
Cake: Branching Out Cakes
Hair: The Style Bar
Makeup: Fresh Face Makeup
Dress designer: Reem Arca
Shoe designer: Prada
Prop/furniture rentals: Hartmann Studios
Jewelry: Newport Jewelers
Ring box: Rustic Craft
Band: Pop Rocks
Nail Lacquer: Mint Polish

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink
Styles: beach, classic, vintage

La Gartier

La Gartier

Bridal Fashion

La Gartier is a custom, hand-made garter company dedicated to creating entirely unique, one-of-a-kind wedding garters. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, La Gartier was founded upon the belief that just as every bride has her own personality, style, and identity–so should her garter. From hand picked fabrics to vintage jewelry, to Swarovski crystal rhinestones and hand sewn initials, each La Gartier garter is truly inspired. With quality, beauty, and sophistication in mind, La Gartier garters are not just another wedding accessory-they are a statement. View all of their accessories here, check out their Instagram giveaway, and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Photography by R.A.G. Artistry.

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