Gather is a wedding venue near Chicago with historic charm and vintage details. We recently hosted a styled shoot, so we wanted to play up the history of the venue and create a moody, romantic atmosphere. In order to enhance the vintage charm and highlight the gothic details, we chose a moody red and black color palette with romantic touches. We loved how this styled shoot turned out and can’t wait to share all the details with you!
The Couple and Our Vision
To set the tone for the day, we put our bride in a romantic, off-the-shoulder tulle gown with beautiful lace details. She carried a bouquet full of red and pink anemones, roses, and dahlias. We put the groom in a classic black suit with black tie to add to the moodiness, but also keep it classic.
The Ceremony Space
For the intimate ceremony, we wanted to highlight the stained-glass windows which are one of the most unique features of our wedding venue near Chicago. In order to do that, we chose a black circle arch adorned with red and pink flowers that complimented the bride’s bouquet. We then adorned the black cross-back chairs with similar red and pink flowers which added a touch of romance and sophistication.
Sweet Treats and Photos
One of the unique things about our wedding venue is that we are located right across the street from Milk House Ice Cream which is an adorable ice cream shop! Milk House Ice Cream has a vintage ice cream truck so our couple took photos in front of the truck and enjoyed some ice cream too! This would be the perfect addition to any wedding reception so that guests can enjoy a sweet treat.
Reception Details at Wedding Venue Near Chicago
One of the moody details we loved were the black cocktails with red and pink flowers floating on top. We also had a black two tier cake decorated with fresh red flowers. We loved the addition of these moody details to the day! For the reception tables, we chose black tablecloths with black and white candles and moody red floral arrangements. The black details paired perfectly with the gothic touches of Gather!
Unique Features of Gather
One of the unique details of Gather is our vintage church bell. Couples can ring the bell after their ceremony to celebrate after exchanging vows! We loved seeing this sweet couple ring the bell together.
For the second half of the styled shoot, the bride changed into a more form fitting gown. The couple went down to the lower level which is a speakeasy-themed lounge and snapped some moody photos down there. We love that guests can enjoy the lounge while the upper level is flipped for the reception.
We loved seeing how this moody styled shoot came together with all the red and black details. Gather is a unique venue that can adapt to different themes and styles for any type of event! If you’re looking for a wedding venue near Chicago, we encourage you to consider Gather! Reach out for more information today!
More from the Moody Styled Shoot
Florals: Town & Country Gardens | Design + Styling: Elements Preserved | Linen: Windy City Linen | Photo: Cling & Peck | Cake: Sugar On Top Bake Shop | Dress: Love Story Bridal | Beauty: SLT Makeup Artistry | Stationery: Too Chic & Little Shab | Ice Cream: Milk House Ice Cream