Covid-19 Chicago Summer Intimate Wedding at The Gwen Chicago

It's the year 2020 and you're planning your dream wedding! Then...a global pandemic happens! The city shuts down. Not for a few days, but for several weeks! The world feels eerily silent. The unknown and total lack of control over your exciting day becomes one heartbreaking disappointment after another. 

Kim & Neil, not only had to deal with changing wedding dates and hiring new vendors, but the scary unknowns of how to host a wedding in the most safe and responsible way possible. Keeping track of daily health changes became a norm. Their original June wedding date came and went. The threat of rising Covid cases meant more possible changes. The August date approached with some uncertainty, but they met it with resilience and flexibility and it could not have been a more beautiful, blue skied day. From the relief of emotions at their first look to walking down a deserted Michigan Avenue for the most perfect photo ops! Not even a little rain (because what could be more, 2020 than rain on your wedding day?) could take away their joy. The team of vendors worked tirelessly to change the timeline up a bit so Kim & Neil were able to have their ceremony outdoors overlooking a gorgeous Chicago cityscape and pushing the drizzly cocktail hour indoors, allowing guests to sip on a specialty drink, Forget Me Fiji, made with hibiscus lemonade, vodka & prosecco, and surrounded by none other than hand sanitizer, Clorox Wipes, and of course, face masks!

Their intimate outdoor dinner reception boasted city views, a stunning sunset, and an even more beautiful table arrangement of candles and florals. 

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Team of Vendors:

Photographers: K & E Wedding/Event Photography

Venue: The Gwen Chicago

Florist: Elena’s Garden

Cake: Bittersweet

Violinist: Emily Mather

Hair & Makeup Artist: Hairs2TheBride

Wedding Dress: Wolsfelts Bridal

Tux: Generation Tux

Bride's Rings: Gage Diamonds

 


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