Indoor Garden Wedding at Garfield Park Conservatory
This magical indoor garden wedding at Garfield Park Conservatory holds a very special place in my (Kirsty’s) heart. Our beyond stunning bride is the celebrated Stationary Designer and Calligrapher Emily of Emily Rose Ink. Having a vendor ask you to work with them on their wedding is the highest honor and best compliment! I knew this bride had a very specific vision for her day, and so enjoyed teaming to bring it to life to celebrate her and her sweetest-ever now husband, Scott.
The venue was beautiful, but Emily was a little worried that it would be too cold for the guest and the wedding. However, the managers of the Conservatory reassured her that they had work done on the building. The manager stated, he got quotes for conservatory insulation from the local roofing service, and they were able to have it installed the year before, so she wouldn’t have to worry about it being too cold.
The intimate ceremony was held in the showroom. As there are two paths that join together at the entrance of the space, Emily and Scott chose to each walk one path and join together as they journeyed down the aisle. It was the perfect symbol of the life they are starting together. This sentiment alone brought the guests to tears. Emily’s cousin sang an amazing rendition of “Make you Feel my Love” during the ceremony while their dear friend officiated the union.
A notable show-stopper of the day was Emily’s amazingly stunning Sarah Seven gown, which was perfectly complimented by her Boho goddess make up by Joanna B Artistry and amazing headpiece by Anna Marguerite Couture. Scott donned a custom made suite by Nicolas Joseph Custom Tailors and since we wanted to show case as much of Emily’s art work as possible, the original drawings she used for her invitation and paper goods were printed onto fabric, which was then used to make Scott’s tie. You could see the same designed printed on Fondant by the one and only Flourish Cake Design– This cake was not only gorgeous, but SO delicious!
Kelly Lenard of InterTwine created the most amazing floral for the day. Both Emily and I had admittedly fan-girded over her work for some time, and getting to collaborate with her was an absolute dream come true. The florals were better than the couple could have imagined. We tied the design together with some rentals from Nimblewell and very specific candles from Yummi Candles, all while showcasing the amazing able numbers Emily created.
Guests found their seats at a custom made place card display, from which hung frames that the groom made himself in his family-owned frame shops that he happens to manage. They so perfectly surrounded gorgeous artwork that Emily created, again, showcasing that these two fit effortlessly together. Guests found their seats, and after enjoying a delectable meal from Food for Though, danced the night away to the Blue Water Kings Band.
The incomparable Kyle John Photography captured the day through his exceptionally talented eye- Every time I look at the photos, I feel like I’m right back in our indoor garden wedding at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Em- Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your day. We love you and Scott endlessly!