One of the coolest weddings we’ve seen in a while – from the attire, to the portraits, to the epic imagery that CINE (aka Rose Photo and Soda Fountain Photo’s awesome collaboration) – you won’t want to miss this Chicago wedding with style. One of my favorite things was the bride’s amazing dress. Designed by J. Mendel, it was awesome and transformed into two different looks. On top of that, the venue had some amazing scenery for portraits.
Check out what they have to say:
When Diyanna Couet got a strange phone call from her previous apartment’s management company about an issue with her storage unit, she was understandably confused. But when she stopped by to see what was going on, she was happy to discover that the entire situation was a ruse for her then-boyfriend’s proposal: The building’s courtyard was decked out with string lights, and a boom box played the song they’d first kissed to as David Prusina waited for her down on one knee.
Two years later, on their sixth dating anniversary, the couple made things official with a super personalized ceremony at Salvage One. Guests shook handmade vintage lace tambourines made by the bride’s mother as Diyanna walked down the aisle, in a gorgeous long-sleeved J.Mendel dress and Reem Acra overskirt, to Barry Louis Polisar’s “All I Want Is You.”
The reception channeled the vintage-chic style of Salvage One: An old dress form displayed Diyanna’s grandmother’s wedding dress from 1936, and tablescapes featured vintage china and handmade crocheted tablecloths. Guests enjoyed charcuterie platters and mini Mason-jar his-and-hers desserts. The couple departed from their reception via a horse and carriage before embarking on their honeymoon to New Orleans, where they stayed in a 19th century French Quarter cottage.
Venue: Salvage One
Jewelry: Alexis Bittar
Dress Store: Belle Vie Bridal Couture
Hair Stylist: Blohaute
DJ: DJ Scott Schaefer
Dress Designer: J. Mendel
Caterer: Jewell Events Catering
Men’s Attire: Sarar
Submitted via Two Bright Lights