Kelsey & Alex :: A Morgan Manufacturing Wedding

Although they are from the same hometown, Alex and Kelsey had not met until introduced by a mutual friend during their final year of college. Alex was attending the University of Illinois, where Kelsey travelled occasionally from the University of Iowa to visit friends. Their relationship started as friends and soon turned into something more. After dating for 3 years long distance and 3 years in Chicago, Alex proposed on the beautiful grounds of the Chicago Botanical Gardens.

Alex and Kelsey wanted to close out the summer with a bang, well more of a loud roar of the Blue Angels flying overhead. For their wedding day, they envisioned a traditional ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral preceding an entertaining and inimitable party at Morgan Manufacturing that everyone would remember. Rather than a look, they wanted to create a feeling for their guests. A feeling of romance with greenery cascading off ceiling lamps and flowers blanketing the long wooden tables. A feeling of intimacy with hundreds of candles, string lights, and low lighting creating a dim amber air. A feeling of delectation with champagne welcome drinks, live music and dessert buffet. morgan manufacturing wedding

Morgan Manufacturing Wedding

Kelsey & Alex are married, let the bubbly flow! All day long! My kind of people!

Trolley pulls in at Morgan Manufacturing! Two bottles of bubbly to kick off the festivities!!! Yaass!!!!

What do you know? The place cards are dipped in champs (not really, but you get my point)!!! Heaven!

Nope, we could not NOT end the evening without a rooftop champagne spray! It’s the new CGP couples tradition! Make it rain with bubby, baby!

We ended the night on the rooftop terrace at Morgan Manufacturing where Alex & Kelsey enjoyed the breathtaking views over a little more bubbly!

So honored to have worked with such an amazing team of vendors and dear friends:

Getting Ready Hotel – Hotel Raffaello

Ceremony Venue – Holly Name Cathedral

Reception Venue – Morgan Manufacturing

Wedding Planner – Plum & Ivy

Wedding Dress – Pronovias Atelier – Illari

Bridesmaids Dresses – Adriana Papell

Hair & Makeup – Deb Petrielli

Band – TVK Orchestra

Floral & Decor: Kio Kreations

Videography: Matt Anderson
Catering – Occasions
Cake – Bittersweet
Lighting – A Posh Production