Recently, I was given a great opportunity to help my aunt with her wedding planning business. I can admit that I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic, so this new little side job is right up my alley. It gave me a very satisfying feeling knowing that I was making a beautiful couple’s Big Day everything they were hoping it would be. I have been to my fair share of small town weddings, but this was one of the most unique and more beautiful weddings I had ever been apart of.
A New Leaf, Chicago
Truth be told, when I first saw the venue (before all of the decorating) I was a little curious as to how this could possible become wedding material. The venue itself was totally gorgeous; concrete floors, all brick walls, and extended stair wells on either side. But what really took me by surprise was the secret gem this place had to offer.
The Secret Gem
When you walk through the venue, to the left you will see old fashion glass doors that lead into a perfect cobblestone garden area. This is where the ceremonies would be taken place. I was completely blown away by this place, and this is where I happened to spend most of my time.
If anybody knows me, they know that I’m not the fanciest person around. Dresses, high heels, the perfect accessories, not really my thing. Although, I do wish that wearing heels and hoop earrings were part of my casual look. But who knows, maybe it will some day! I was also super excited about the dress I got to wear for this wedding. Get a good look, it doesn’t happen often – I’m allowed to laugh at myself, right?