Nicole and Bob are the quintessential Chicago power couple: She a visionary designer, and he a successful contractor. As fate would have it, their professional conquests brought them together nearly 20 years ago when Nicole sought out a contractor to do a job for her. Fast forward to 2014, Nicole was embracing a "Summer of YES" with an attitude of complete openness to the world and willingness to take on new adventures. Fittingly, it was at the end of this summer that Bob proposed, on opening night of the David Bowie exhibit on the steps of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.
This pair is delightfully offbeat and full of quirk, class, and good humor. So it goes without saying that their wedding day would be just as unique. They planned a lavish affair set in a rustic barn, the oldest one in Three Oaks (1860s). Live music infused the evening with nostalgic sounds of the 1930s, compliments of Chicago's own jazz band, The Fat Babies. Generous flowers (many from the bride's own garden!) adorned every table, banister and shelf with an air of effortless luxury. The history and depth these lovers have together is inspiring, and every bit of their wedding day was meaningful, to the point that I got goosebumps as Nicole explained the story behind each little thought-out detail. (Nicole had 5 generations of wedding invitations saved along with hers, dating all the way back to 1893. The shrug she wore belonged to her great grandmother. I could go on and on!) Without further ado, here is a sneak peek from Nicole & Bob's truly unforgettable celebration.
Coordinated by Misha Newgren of Nouvelle Events
Florals by Heidi at Field & Florist
Venue: Middlebrook Farm, Three Oaks, Michigan