Sara + Martin | A Downtown Hoedown

Sara and Martin are one of the sweetest, loving, dotting couples we have ever had the honor to work with. You’ll see it in these pictures, the way they look at each other gives me goosebumps!  They came to Jayne Weddings and Events for full event design and coordination.

Martin is from Texas and wanted his guest to feel comfortable in the windy city. The couple both work in the restaurant industry, and knew they wanted to host their wedding in a place surrounded by industry friends and family. They choose Green St. Smoked Meats because it was a bit of country with a downtown address. They also brought in foods from other restaurants they are involved with , oysters from Maudes, Coffee from La Columbe, this was a foodie wedding for sure!

The dinner service was family style, so we had to go light on the flowers, but we added fun pops of color by choosing a colorful mix of vintage glassware from Nimblewell, 4 different patterns of napkins in the same blue, and used butcher paper for the table runners! There were (bride and groom made) pickle favors, cacti, and many cowboy boots and hats!

Jayne Weddings & Events also worked closely with Aged Vintage Rentals and Foxglove Studio to create some lovely hand lettered vintage signage draped in gorg garlands!

The couple chose an amazing band who taught guests a few line dances mixed into their typical retro country sets. We made a giant 8 foot gold fringe star to shine over the entire occasion. Although it rained for the reception (which was fine, as it made the venue look even more magical!) The ceremony was held outdoors at the Humbolt Formal Gardens. Martin, the groom even mowed the aisle the morning of, just to make sure everything was perfect for his bride!

Pen Carlson shot some killer photos. We had a hard time choosing which ones to share, so enjoy this very long blog post!




Event Design & Full Service Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events
Photography: Pen Carlson
Ceremony Venue: Humbolt Park Formal Gardens
Venue: Green Street Smoked Meats
Florist: Foxglove Studio
Wedding Musicians: Golden Horse Ranch Band
Cake: Luscious Layers
Hair: Debbie Petrielli
Make Up: Nika Vaughan
Glassware Rentals : Nimblewell
Vintage Rentals : Aged Vintage Rentals
Dress, Sash : Behldn


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