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The Knot Chicago Weddings Magazine

The Knot Chicago Weddings Magazine Spring/Summer 2020

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1 min.
get the look

PHOTOGRAPHY Cathrine Wessel FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR John Ruidant for Evo Haircare/See Management MAKEUP Deanna Melluso for Dior/See Management PROP STYLING Nassimos Studio Brookfields Farm a note about our shoot location For an authentic country-themed shoot, we went for the real deal—taking over a family farm in Hudson Valley, New York. Brookfields Farm’s scenic 160 acres is home to herds of horses, cows, goats—and more.…

1 min.
the knot digital download

Real Weddings GET INSPIRED Rachel and Nithin’s wedding at the Greenhouse Loft in Chicago blended traditional Indian and Jewish elements, including an Indian ceremony as well as a portion officiated by Rachel’s father. Lucky elephant figurines doubled as escort cards and favors. “It was challenging to fuse our unique cultures and religions into one cohesive theme, but I love how it all turned out,” Rachel says. BEST OF WEDDINGS Ready to assemble your pro squad? Discover the top-rated wedding vendors in your area and find out why couples love them at TheKnot.com/bow. LOCAL LOWDOWN Gather your dream team of local wedding vendors with the help of our Ultimate Wedding Guides at TheKnot.com/chicago. You can connect with planners, photographers and other vendors by searching by region and price in our local Marketplace. Your state directory has…

1 min.
loved on instagram

#TheKnot Find endless inspiration, no matter your style or budget. @wanderlustcreatives #TheKnotRings Browse some bling, or snap a selfie with your sparkler. @headstandsandheels #TheKnotRegistry Post pics of your fave gifts, or get ideas for your registry asks. @tedandchelsea #MakeTradition Show us how you put a new spin on tradition to personalize your day. @feelandfocusphotography FOLLOW US Keep up with everything weddings by following along with The Knot on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. You’ll get tons of tips and tricks to help with your planning journey, plus ideas and inspiration, the latest nuptial news and so much more. RACHEL & NITHIN: AVERYHOUSE; ILLUSTRATION: YING CHANG…

2 min.
congrats, you’re engaged

Before you jump into the planning, take some time to really enjoy and reflect on your engagement—because this is a huge moment. You’ve found your person. And on the journey to find them, there was likely a slew of circumstances and chance that helped you navigate the almost eight billion people in this world and bring you two together. In other words, this is big. Now take a deep breath because the hardest part is over! What’s up next? Celebrating your unique love story with all of your friends and family. If you’re not sure where to begin (trust me, I’ve been there!) then you’ve come to the right place. These pages are chock-full of tips, tricks and advice for everything from finding your perfect wedding venue to deciding on…

2 min.
plan your wedding on your phone

FIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE We know—you’re probably figuring out where you should even start. We’ve got you covered. Once you download the app, the first thing you’ll do is swipe on images you love in our Style Quiz. It’s a fun way to help zero in on your vibe. Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision (more on that on the next page). KEEP ORGANIZED Not sure what to do when? No sweat—we’ve put together a checklist for you, and it’s totally customizable. So if Uncle Jeff is officiating, we’ll take “find an officiant” off your list. Plus, our budgeter will help you track your overall spending and how much you’ve put toward each detail. COMPILE YOUR TEAM After sharing all your info (budget, location, guest count) we’ll help you…

1 min.
chicago rainbow bright

BIG CITY BRIDE took a party with The Knot+WeddingWire as the opportunity to transform THE LAKEWOOD into a place somewhere over the rainbow, asking partygoers to rock playful outfits for the color splash bash and picking a different color for each cocktail table, all the way down to the couch cushions. “We dressed the clean, white space in primary colors. Think: paint literally dripping from the walls and streamers dangling from the ceiling. On top of that, we served colorful cocktails and bright bites, including an all-black cake topped with a rainbow of flowers.”-Susan Cordogan & Kayla Mousser, Big City Bride…