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Vibrant Intimate Wedding with Personalized Gifts for Each Guest

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Abby and Adam met through a dating app however shortly after they met they found out that their mutual friends were already planning to set them up! After a romantic and thoughtful proposal (including ice-cream flown in from the shop where they had their first date) the couple started planning their wedding and decided to forego the traditional wedding and have an intimate event instead with just their immediate family. After all having a small guest list means more can be spent on lavish details!

Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Natalie Probst. Big City Bride planned every detail, Life in Bloom created all of the amazing florals and Charlie Hilbrant filmed this special day at Chicago Illuminating Company. You can see all the images in the full gallery.

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The Perfect Proposal

Abby and Adam met through a dating app. Funnily enough, they quickly found out they had mutual friends who were planning to set them up anyway. They fell in love quickly, and Adam knew he wanted to take the time to plan the perfect proposal. He brought Abby to a park next to Lake Michigan, where he had an ice cream truck with a violinist inside waiting. The ice cream truck had significant memories of their relationship written down as the “flavors,” and Adam had even taken the time to fly in ice cream from the ice cream shop in Wisconsin where the couple had their first date. After Abby said yes, the violinist serenaded them with some of their favorite songs while they enjoyed their ice cream, and then they walked to a nearby field where their family and loved ones were waiting to celebrate with them.

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Forego The Traditional Wedding

Abby and Adam’s intimate tented celebration was a cherished experience for everyone present. The pair decided to forego the traditional wedding and planned an intimate event with only their immediate family. Since they went small on the guest list, they could go lavish with the details. Abby and Adam kicked off their tented wedding celebration with a champagne tower, meaningful toasts, and an eight-course meal. The large square table was filled with vibrant pink and yellow blooms and featured a chic suspended dried lunaria installation. Each of the 11 guests received a personalized gift, with Abby and Adam sitting together and presenting each one to thank them for being a part of their story.

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Wedding Planning Advice From The Couple

"Make a short list of mutually agreed upon non-negotiables and refer back to those if/when hard decisions come up. The rest is just "extra," and it's best not to get too caught up in every detail so that you can enjoy the process along the way."

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