This wedding is proof that an intimate celebration can have all of the wow-factor of a big wedding — it’s all about the people, the atmosphere, and the style. With a modern color scheme of rose gold, navy, and white, plus some stunning sparkly bridesmaid gowns and a backless wedding dress, this winter wedding shone with personality every step of the way. Traditional elements like the gorgeous bouquet from Carly Tanzer, a friend of the bride, ensured a romantic atmosphere but, ultimately, it was clear that the whole laid-back affair was just about the people and the love between the couple. See the FULL GALLERY from Nicole Jansma Photography to see how this couple took the traditional wedding and made it their own.
From the Photographer... "I love when couples aren't afraid to break tradition & have a day that is exactly what they want. Alex & Sean wanted a no-fuss day shared with immediate family & friends. These two are proof that small, intimate weddings don't have to sacrifice style. Alex, with a background in fashion, made her own dress. That's right, she made her own wedding dress! Her structured, open back gown was an absolute dream - the perfect mix of simplicity and elegance. It paired beautifully with the bridesmaids rented rose gold gowns & the guys' fitted blue suits. Alex and Sean knew they'd be signing up for cold weather getting married in January in Chicago, but they didn't expect sub-zero temps! They braved the cold & the results were winter magic! You truly can't beat the hazy winter light here in Chicago."
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Photography: Nicole Jansma Photography | Floral: Carly Tanzer (friend of bride) | Reception Venue: The Boarding House | Reception Venue: The Hubbard Inn | DJ: Matt Roan | Wedding Dress: Handmade by the bride (Alexandria Connor) | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent the Runway | Bridesmaid Wraps: Akira | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Veil: Handmade by the bride (Alexandria Connor) | Flower Girl Dress: BHLDN | Flower Crowns: Carly Tanzer (friend of bride) | Submitted via: Matchology