Sophisticated Black + White Wedding

Katie and Dan planned their nuptials in just four months, but these images from Two Birds Photography show flawless touches and attention to detail that belie the couple’s short engagement! Says bride Katie, “There were three main feelings we wanted our celebration to evoke: a classic feel, a cozy environment, and a fun atmosphere.” We think it’s an absolute success, starting with the venue, Chicago’s The Rookery. “It is such an amazing space with an incredible history that is deeply intertwined with the city,” says Katie. “Both grand and cozy.” From there, the couple looked to Exquisite Designs for florals that would accent the existing decor, including white roses, anemones, ranunculu, sweet peas, and hydrangeas.  In keeping with the chic, sophisticated feel of the day, bridesmaids wore black dresses by Amsale. Katie’s lace Rafael Cennamo gown from Dimitra’s bridal salon is stunning, and we love the edginess her black Jimmy Choo heels provide. Vintage decanters from Rent Vintage Chicago add a sparkle to the reception’s cream and gold decor, as does the gold bride and groom topper set on the cake from Sweet Mandy B’s. How we adore this elegant affair!

Fur Wrap Winter Wedding IdeasGreen and White Bridal Bouquet

Wedding Ceremony at The Rookery

Crystal Decanter Reception DecorChicago Wedding The Rookery

Mercury Glass Candlesticks Wedding DecorWedding Sweetheart Table

Gold Table Numbers Reception DecorGold Chiavari Chairs Reception Ideas

Cream Green and Gold Reception TableGold and Cream Reception Decor

Wedding Reception at The Rookery

Bride and Groom First Dance The RookeryGold Bride and Groom Cake Topper

Bride and Groom Eating Cake

Downtown Chicago Wedding PortraitChicago Wedding Two Birds Photography

Photography – Two Birds Photography | Venue – The Rookery | Floral – Exquisite Designs | Day-of Coordination – Pop.Plan.Party. | Stationery – Smitten On Paper | Catering – Blue Plate | Bakery – Sweet Mandy B’s | Rentals – Rent Vintage Chicago | Photo Booth – Magbooth | DJ – Toast & Jam | Luxury Fabric Drapings and Lighting – Art of Imagination | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Vanessa’s Art of Beauty | Bridesmaids Dresses – Amsale | Bridesmaids Jewelry – Kenneth Jay Lane | Gown – Rafael Cennamo | Bridal Salon – Dimitra’s | Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suit – Suit Supply | Tie – Lord Willy’s | Shoes – Cole Haan