Jessica + Michael: 6.15.19 // Garfield Park Conservatory

A Boho Botanical Wedding at Garfield Park Conservatory

I’ve teared up at many a wedding while the vows were being read, but had I not been working, I’m sure I would have just full on sobbed like a baby at Jess & Mike’s wedding. This wedding was super personal to me - not only have I known these two since we all worked together at Groupon back in the day, but I felt like over this last year, I really got to know them and they are two of the most caring people I’ve ever met. Mike proposed to Jess back in September 2017 and they didn’t quite know where to start with planning. Through the powers of the internet and our mutual friend, Haily, we grabbed beers and I became their planner in Spring 2018.

Jess + Mike actually need to give themselves a lot more credit because they already knew that they wanted a casual yet beautiful, nature-inspired wedding, which led us to one of my favorite venues, Garfield Park Conservatory. Through our Wednesday night phone dates and the magic of Pinterest, I think we found our Anthropologie-inspired groove, which I dubbed as “Boho Botanical.”

Despite the rain that nixed our patio plans, our Plan B ceremony space in GPC’s Show House was absolutely breathtaking! And after tying the knot (literally - they chose a unity knot ceremony to symbolize their families joining) these two “Trekkies” threw one heck of a garden party.

Jess + Mike, I’m honored and thrilled that you allowed me to help you plan your big day. May you live long and prosper! * insert Vulcan salute here * <3

Photographer: Emily-Melissa Photography

Venue : Garfield Park Conservatory

Planner: Canvas Wedding + Event Design

Special love to my day-of assistant, Diane T.

Catering: Jewell Events Catering

Florals: InFlorEscence Chicago

Cake: ECBG Cake Studio

DJ: Ruby @ Birds & B-Sides

Hair: Kara @ Meraki Room

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