Jen & Patrick's Block Party Wedding

We are savoring the last weeks of summer time Chi and can’t think of a better way to enjoy it than a block party! Filled to the brim with gorgeous florals, life size games, and a potluck style dinner we love that Jen and Patrick hosted a block party for their wedding celebration! Keep scrolling to see more from their incredible day!

Form Fitting Lace Wedding Gown Chicago Wedding Erika Mattingly Photography

The story: Late last year, Jen and Patrick eloped to Yosemite National Park and only a handful of family and friends were able to make the trip. The couple felt that celebrating with everyone was something they missed at their elopement but an “average wedding” wasn’t their forte. They wanted to create something unique yet personal so they decided to host a block party on the same street Patrick grew up on! Isn’t that amazing!?

Chicago Block Party Chicago Ceremony Erika Mattingly Photography

Anemone Chicago created a drop dead gorgeous arch for their ceremony full of the most perfect pink peonies and added finishing floral touches to their three tiered cake from Magnolia Bakery. We have a crush on the llama cake topper for sure!

The bride looked stunning in her Monique Lhuillier gow! Her look was complete with hair and makeup from Diem Angie Co. The groom wore his honorable United States Marine Corps full dress uniform for the "I-Do's".

Bride and Groom Portrait Chicago Wedding Erika Mattingly Photography
Bride and Groom Portrait Chicago Block Party Wedding Erika Mattingly Photography

Guests danced in the street to music provided by DJ AD Entertainment under thousands of globe lights

Bride and Groom First Dance Chicago Wedding Erika Mattingly Photography

Photographer Erika of Erika Mattingly Photography says: “I'll even admit, as I was editing these images a thought crossed my mind that if my husband and I were to get married again I would definitely consider having a block party wedding. Seriously THE coolest day.”

Bride and Groom Portrait Chicago Wedding Erika Mattingly Photography

Their day was filled with so much joy and their wedding was definitely one to remember!

Wedding Pro’s:
Photographer: Erika Mattingly Photography
Florals: Anemone Chicago
Hair/Makeup: Diem Angie Co.
Cake: Magnolia Bakery
Wedding Dress Designer/Store: Monique Lhuillier
Music/Entertainment: DJ AD Entertainment
Paper Goods: Minted