Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

Last week, I got the idea from Ashley Nicole Catherine to start sharing little bits and pieces of wedding details as they were decided!

So today I am staring off by sharing with you...

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We've said from day one how we wanted to get married in a tent. Turns out in the city of Chicago there aren't that many spaces that have room for a 400 person tent, as well as an area for a 400 person ceremony outside. I started to think this tent thing would either have to be moved to the burbs, or not happen at all. Then one afternoon my fiance suggested Northerly Island.

Background:
Northerly Island used to be an old private airport in downtown Chicago. A couple of years ago, it was shut down and the entire runway was made into one big beautiful grassy prairie. The penninsula (not actually an island) is right on Lake Michigan with big sweeping views of the city skyline. Done and done. We walked on to the property and I think we both knew immediately. It was perfect. There is not one thing I would change.

So here it is... Northerly Island!


37 comments:

  1. wow! 400 people!? that is going to be one epic tent! i am sure it'll be gorgeous tho! such a perfect spot! xoxo jillian:: don't miss my fishs eddy dish giveaway!

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  2. Stunning venue! I am sure it will be beyond gorgeous!

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  3. Oh my goodness... it's going to be STUNNING! What gorgeous views for your perfect tent! xo

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  4. Oh my gosh, LOVE this idea! It is going to be beautiful!

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  5. Perfect location!!! That view is going to be spectacular! 400 ppl tent, big top! Will you have the ceremony outside and then go into the tent. So many options, looking forward to more of your reveal series!

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  6. Looks absolutely awesome! :) So glad you were able to work out what you wanted. I'm sure it will be great.

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  7. Wow how awesome!! 400 people is a BIG wedding. Those views of the city are absolutely beautiful. Very unique find.

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  8. WOW! What a gorgeous setting!! Love all the flowers and the views!

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  9. gorgeous! This is going to be so pretty for your wedding!

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  10. Wow! So pretty. I also always dreamed of a tented reception-- mine is now just 8 weeks away on a plantation in Charleston :) Your venue reminds me of a wedding I went to on Treasure Island in San Francisco-- having a view of the city skyline will be amazing!!!!

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  11. Stunning! I'm also in Chicago, love it. I'm sure it will look perfect.

    http://redsolesandredwine.com

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  12. VERY cute idea... and gorgeous venue!

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  13. What a perfect venue! I love when wedding receptions are held in tents. It makes for a great blank canvas.

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  14. It's SO pretty! What a perfect place to get hitched. Love that your fiance is so involved and thought of it too! I love this new series and can't wait to see what other deets you reveal.

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  15. Wow !! Such a gorgeous place.

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  16. 400 people?!? Yikerz. Looking forward to more reveals. Venue will be even more stunning once tent and flowers and lights are up. And Bride and groom walk in.

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  17. Wow this is going to be an EPIC wedding just based on this stunning venue alone. Can't wait to see more unfold!

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  18. counting the days, cabo 2k10 style.

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  19. Great choice! Gorgeous venue! Wedding planning is so much fun, enjoy every minute because it flies by fast!

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  20. Wow 400 guests! The venue looks amazing, I love outdoor weddings!

    xoxo
    http://twentyysomething.blogspot.com/

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  21. It's beautiful and sounds absolutely perfect for what you want! Yay! I can't wait to watch your details unfold throughout the next year; I love wedding planning! xoLisa

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  22. aw yay!! i love all the wild flowers! thanks for the shout out and isn't that doily the cutest??

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