We’re back with another heartwarming love story set in our cherished warehouse wedding venue, The Haight in Elgin, IL. This time, we’re thrilled to share the beautiful wedding of Michelle and Katie, a couple whose unique style and vibrant personalities perfectly matched the character of our historic venue.
A Memorable First Look
The day began with an infectious energy as the wedding party kicked off the celebrations with a dance party while getting ready. The anticipation was palpable as they eagerly awaited for the festivities to get started. Katie looked absolutely amazing in a forest green suit, a bold choice that effortlessly complemented the rich reds and coppers of our industrial warehouse wedding venue. She wore a boutonniere featuring burnt orange and rust flowers, adding a pop of color to her ensemble. Meanwhile, Michelle got ready in our spacious suite with her bridesmaids. She looked beautiful in an elegant A-line tulle dress adorned with floral details. To complement Katie’s boutonniere, she carried a bouquet which featured white, rust, and green flowers.
The first look on our deck was a moment of pure magic, as the couple’s eyes met, and their genuine emotions shone through. After the emotional first look, the couple took photos with their wedding party on the rooftop deck. Their wedding party, dressed all in black, framed Michelle and Katie beautifully, allowing them to take center stage.
Embracing the Elements
Mother Nature decided to add her own twist to the day with a light drizzle, but our incredible brides didn’t let it dampen their spirits. Michelle, an embodiment of grace and style, donned a striking black coat for some outdoor photos, showing her fearless fashion sense and embracing the weather wholeheartedly. The result? Stunning, unforgettable pictures featuring adorable clear bubble umbrellas that perfectly capture their love story.
A Unique and Heartfelt Ceremony
For their ceremony, Michelle and Katie chose our signature double canvas curtain backdrop adorned with hanging greenery. The neutral fabric allowed Katie’s suit to shine brightly during the ceremony. The couple exchanged personal vows that were touching and humorous, bringing laughter and tears to their guests. Their unity ceremony, where they tied their hands together, symbolized the unbreakable bond they shared. With the exchange of rings and their first kiss as a married couple, the audience erupted into cheers and applause, marking the beginning of their beautiful journey together.
Lively Reception at Wedding Warehouse Venue
As guests enjoyed cocktail hour downstairs, Michelle and Katie shared precious moments with their families during photos while we flipped the reception space. Michelle even made a wardrobe change, and her new dress and shoes were nothing short of show-stopping.
The reception area was a vision of elegance, adorned with floral centerpieces featuring shades of orange, pink, and red, complemented by lush greenery. The couple added a touch of gold with our geo set, candles, and gold table numbers, elevating the overall ambiance. In lieu of a traditional multi-tiered cake, Michelle and Katie opted for a single-tier cake surrounded by a delectable selection of bite-sized desserts.
For the round tables, they chose moss tablecloths, a perfect match for Katie’s stylish suit. The evening unfolded with grand entrances, cake cutting, dinner, and heartfelt toasts. The dance floor soon came alive, igniting an all-night dance party that had everyone moving and grooving.
The evening ended on a high note with Katie and Michelle sneaking away for a few more photos and sharing a private last dance. It was a celebration of love and unity that will be etched in our hearts forever.
Michelle and Katie’s wedding at The Haight was a remarkable journey filled with love, style, and a sense of adventure. We were honored to be a part of their special day, and we can’t wait to host more incredible couples looking for the perfect warehouse wedding venue in Elgin, IL.
Are you inspired by their love story? If you’re considering a unique and unforgettable wedding experience at The Haight, we’d love to be a part of your journey too. Contact us today to start planning your showstopping wedding.
PHOTOGRAPHER: HANNA WALKOWAIK PHOTOGRAPHY | VIDEOGRAPHER: THE CREATIVE | FLORALS: EPOCH FLORAL | CATERING: UNCLE BUB’S BBQ | CAKE & SWEETS: NEW MOON VEGAN | DJ: BIRD GARDEN STUDIOS | ALCOHOL: THE BAR | EVENT RENTALS: TOWN & COUNTRY GARDENS | HAIR AND MAKEUP: SLT MAKEUP ARTISTRY