August 2, 2021
Andrea and Matt had their first date at the J Parker, the rooftop bar at Hotel Lincoln in 2015. Four years later, they found themselves getting ready at Hotel Lincoln on their wedding day, and finishing off the night with an after-party at the late-night bar. While it seems like it could take a while to plan all of these details, they actually planned the entire wedding in just four months! When there was an opening at Café Brauer, a gorgeous event space just minutes from Hotel Lincoln, they snatched it up and started planning.
After the group was finished getting ready in the morning, Matt waited for Andrea at the J Parker for their first look. Full of smiles and butterflies, they were ready to meet up with their wedding party for pictures around Lincoln Park. It was the perfect day given the 50 degree weather which is not always common in February! They were even greeted by a furry little puppy that was excited to play with the bride for a few minutes.
The wedding party headed over to Holy Family for their church ceremony. Ironically, the church was freshly painted and renovated because the following week Chicago P.D. was filming part of their show in the church! Talk about a fun bonus to hear for your wedding. After the “I-Do’s”, all of the guests headed over to Café Brauer for cocktail hour. Being a February wedding, the sun had already set which set the mood with all of the glowing candles surrounding the space. They had a stunning collection of candles right behind Andrea and Matt which, we thought, added so much romance! Lots of dancing, sweets from Sweet Many B’s, Lumalnati’s pizza and a sparkler exit to end it all.
Congratulations once again, Andrea and Matt! We wish we could have weddings like yours every February!
This wedding was featured in Splash magazine, HERE is a direct link to the article!
Planner: Ohana Events
Venue: Café Brauer
Catering: Tigerlily Events
Photographer: Aj Abelman
Church: Holy Family
Florist: Vale of Enna
Band: Patrick Lentz Entertainment
Hair/Makeup: Hannah Elisabeth
Bakery: Sweet Mandy B’s
Lighting/Staging: Elegant Event Lighting
Hotel Block: Hotel Lincoln
– Ohana Events