Modern Winter Wedding Inspiration

This elegant ceremony and handsome after-party are simply perfect for the quickly approaching cool weather! Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc., styled this shoot along with Julia Franzosa Photography, and it features a simple, Zen-like beginning followed by a crisp reception that includes a homemade s’mores and hot cocoa bar from Truffle Truffle. Genius! We adore the geometric color-block stationery in white, gray, and black from Sarah Drake, as well as the greenery arrangements paired with bronze succulents from Pistil & Vine. There’s just nothing better than a timeless Chicago affair–complete with traditional tuxes from Black Tie Formalwear–where no detail was overlooked! See it all in the gallery!

Grooms Getting Ready for Ceremony

Black and Gray Color Block Wedding Stationery

Groom in Classic TuxDogs in Wedding Ceremonies

Cream and Green Boutonniere

Grooms in Zen Garden

Handpainted Copper Floor RunnerClassic Wedding Grooms

Smores Bar at Reception

Chocolate SpoonsHomemade Marshmallows at Smores Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar Ingredients at Reception

Commitment Ceremony Kiss

Photography – Julia Franzosa Photography \ Floral – Pistil & Vine \ Event Styling, Planning, and Coordination – Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc. \ Stationery – Sarah Drake \ Marshmallow and Hot Cocoa Bar – Truffle Truffle \ Rentals – Tablescapes Party Rentals \ Bar – Nimble Well \ Pashminas – Nordstrom \ Suits – Black Tie Formalwear \ Celebrant – Anita Weds