Wedding Planning

Melissa & Peter’s Refined Chicago, IL Real Wedding by Melissa Mercado Photography

This Chicago wedding sets the standard for urban elegance.

This beautiful real wedding features lots of sweet, romantic moments and plenty of sophisticated style to inspire you! We love how this wedding shows off so many pretty Chicago backdrops, especially those in the riverfront wedding party portraits. For their reception, Melissa and Peter chose to follow a contemporary color palette with linear elements and carried it through everywhere from their bar signage to their tablescapes.

Both the bride and the groom wanted an event that drew inspiration from their energetic and fun-loving lifestyle, while also highlighting their appreciation for family and good friends. And we think you’ll agree that they definitely succeeded.

Thank you to Melissa Mercado for sharing another lovely real wedding with us!

Our Favorite Things:

  • The embroidered handkerchief that Melissa gave Peter on their wedding day (such a fantastic idea)
  • The modern black, white, and gold place settings
  • Melissa’s stunning mermaid wedding dress with strapless lace bodice

Photography: Melissa Mercado | Venue: Audubon Hall at Independence Grove | Florals: Avant Gardenia | Cake: Oak Mill Bakery | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Officiant : I Do Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Total Image | DJ: Style Matters | Videography: Wedding Masterpiece Films