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Phoebe + Vince | Chicago Botanic Gardens + Backyard Wedding

Sep 11, 2019


Phoebe and Vince got married on Saturday!! If you live in the Chicago area, you know we had PERFECT weekend weather, which was ideal, because these two got married in their own backyard!! It was THE most beautiful day, the perfect backdrop to a perfect wedding!

Here are some fun facts about this cute couple and their beautiful day: They have two beloved dogs, Drogon and Duncan, who wore matching blue bow ties. They had a doughnut wall at their reception (!!), plus carrot cake and lemon cake from Vince’s favorite bakery. Phoebe wore a killer wedding dress + NOBULL gym shoes (SMART BRIDE). Vince bought Star Wars socks for his groomsmen, and he wore a Yoda tie (can you tell?!). And, they got married in the backyard of the house Phoebe has lived in her entire life… and they made their wedding day exactly what they wanted it to be: we took portraits at the Chicago Botanic Garden, they catered Lou Malnati’s pizza and Portillo’s beef, and they surrounded themselves with their very closest family and friends (and their puppies!!).

Enjoy the photos of Phoebe and Vince’s beautiful, intimate wedding day, and keep a look out for a few things:

—The woman in red who stopped them on the way out of the Chicago Botanic Garden (as they were leaving to go get married!): she gave them a TWO-dollar bill and told them it was an Italian wedding tradition. What a delight. (If I ever come across a two-dollar bill, you KNOW that I’m keeping it for when I see a couple on their wedding day and giving it to them 🙂

—Donuts from Stan’s, Firecakes, and Do-Rite (holy yum).

—Phoebe’s gorgeous model face.

—Vince, snuggling his dachshund!!

Congrats Phoebe and Vince!!

Portrait Location | Chicago Botanic Garden

Catering | Portillo’s and Lou Malnati’s

Donuts | Stan’s, Firecakes, and Do-Rite

Bride’s Dress | The Altar Bridal

Invitations | Simply to Impress

Hair + Makeup | Carla, Total Image Bridal

Cake | The Bent Fork

Check out Phoebe + Vince’s Engagement session here!


  1. Lucy Almagro says:

    Such beautiful pictures! The talented groom hand crafted the wedding arbor for the bride, wedding setup, tents, and flowers by the Austin house.

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