I’ve never been the type of girl to always dream of her
perfect wedding. I wanted something simple and not too
wedding-like, with some vintage elements.
Kathy Jares, 33, married Rob Jares, 32, at Firehouse Chicago.
They had their low-key reception at the same venue with 100 guests.
Getting married in an old firehouse felt different and
non-traditional. The fact that it had both indoor and outdoor
spaces for guests to hang out was awesome.
For our flowers I bought buckets of seasonal flowers from
the flower farm and created bunches for all the tables at the
reception. My bouquet was created with seasonal flowers from the
same market in cream and light pink with a touch of greenery.
I also decorated the tables with candle holders I’d found at
thrift stores. We didn’t need much decoration as the venue itself
was so charming.
My favourite part of the day was my first peek at the venue and
taking pictures before the ceremony with our best man and maid of
honor. It gave us a chance to have a few hours of hanging out
and relaxing with our best friends and made the ceremony less
We even had time to stop at a bar and have a beer before the
ceremony, which made things even more relaxing and stress-free. I
also loved all the dancing we did. We danced to every song all
night and had the best time.
The best compliment a friend gave me was that our wedding felt
like a “wedding themed party” which told me that it was more
“party” then “wedding” which made me happy.
My top tip: If you can prioritise and only place importance
on a few things and let go of the other stuff, it will help make
the process less stressful – there are bound to be things that go
wrong so just figure out the few things you really want to go right
and focus on those.
by White Rabbit Studios