In late September, Amber and Corey held their wedding at the Columbus Park Refectory in Chicago. Columbus Park Refectory is a beautiful landmark showcasing Spanish-influenced architecture, arched entryways, and more, which makes it a very popular destination for weddings.
Since both the ceremony, and cocktail hour were planned to be held outdoors, the couple was scared and worried (as can be expected) considering the incredible thunderstorms that rolled through Chicago the night prior. But, as fate would have it, the weather held out, and just as the ceremony music started, the sun peaked out from behind the clouds for just a few minutes, which made for a moment that won’t be forgotten by any of their guests (or vendors for that matter!)
DJ Terry and Assistant Adam were on the scene to create a music atmosphere every step of the way. Amber and Corey and their guests got to follow the sounds of Paul Michaels Events every step of the way, since we provided audio coverage for every area (ceremony in the pavillion, the outdoor cocktail hour, the dinner/reception area, and of course the room for dancing!) Of course, it wasn’t until dancing when we got to see this couple’s true colors. They really let loose on the dance floor.
Finally, the new Mr. and Mrs. were sent off through a tunnel of sparkers for an incredible sparkler exit created by all their loved ones. It was a great time with all ups and no downs.
Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Columbus Park Refectory
Photography: Erin Hoyt Photography
Catering: Inspired Catering and Events
Videography: Newlyweds Cinema, Inc
Photobooth: XOXO Photo Box
Floral: Belles and Thistles Floral Design
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