This eclectic and colorful wedding at Firehouse Chicago was one for the books. Tatiana and Mike were the most cheerfully coordinated in her green vintage embroidered wedding dress, yellow velvet heels, and his rose-colored suit. The wedding suite above the venue seemed to match them perfectly. As you can see from the photos below, its trinkets and charm don’t need much more to make you feel as if you’re whisked away to another place. What needs to be shown is the gorgeous copper bathtub too.
As with any couple hoping to have an outdoor something or another, Tatiana and Mike were gifted with stunning weather, which allowed their guests to use the entire venue. A short but sweet ceremony, officiated by a dear friend outside in the courtyard. A reception was back inside with communal dining tables. Then, they pulled everyone back out in the garden to cut their cake and give speeches. Throughout the night, guests gathered and mingled wherever and everywhere.
I am always thrilled when I’m asked to photograph at Firehouse. I will always sing the praises for this space because it stands for itself in terms of decor and setting. The combination of the two: the inside with gloss white tiles and a firepole you can slide down, matched with the lush green lawn and ivy brick walls, keep Firehouse Chicago unmatched for a quaint wedding. The weddings here are always so memorable. Every couple I photograph enters by sliding down the firefighter’s pole. It’s the original! How many venues can you say offer that extra level of fun on your day?
So, Tatiana and Mike took the plunge. They toasted with freshly shaken margaritas and danced the night away to dope hits. As a surprise to all the guests, the Big Star taco truck was waiting for everyone directly outside the station doors. Guests made their way from the dance floor to grab a quick bite and never stopped. Deejay Rio also made that impossible anyway.