A fabulous retro drive-in meets cocktail party prom

There wasn't a real theme for the wedding, other than "Let's Duerr It," based on our last name. It was our URL, hashtag, and was prominently displayed in large balloons on stage. One friend had made the comment that she felt like she was at a prom, "in the best possible way." We got married at an old drive-in hot dog stand called Superdawg, where we had one of our first dates. Our friends Kate and Pete chauffeured us in their '61 Lincoln Continental and the officiant was our friend Louie. The guest list was about 15 people (plus our dog, Stanley) and the ceremony lasted about five minutes.

A hip Chicago wedding and rock show (with comic book & movie cameos!)

Matt and Kelly's hip Chicago wedding had a private ceremony in the lounge at Logan Theatre in Chicago, and then a giant party/rock show with their favorite soul band The Hemispheres. They even flew in guest lead singer Todd Hembrook for the event!

Their mutual affinity for comic books and sci-fi appeared in a few places including Kelly's custom-made comic book shoes. Matt's cousin officiated the ceremony, incorporating their love of movies. Let's see how these two comic book and movie nerds rock out in Chicago…

This colorful Chicago wedding venue hits EVERY wishlist item for a killer venue

Finding your venue has got to be one of the hardest parts of wedding planning, right? You've got to find one that's the right size, affordable, and that fits your style. We've partnered with an unexpected and colorful Chicago wedding venue that makes us giddy when we see it. I can bet that you haven't seen a venue like it. There are multiple stories of artfully and uniquely decorated spaces that will blow your mind. It's like color meets vintage meets eclectic meets an artistic explosion.

Let's see why Catalyst Ranch is an obvious fit with offbeat couples and why it's the venue that will tick off all your wishlist boxes…


A "crafternoon" wedding with painting, melted glass, and a rooftop ceremony

Our wedding was an all day event for all our family and friends. Our focus was art, making, adventure, and, of course, love. We planned a beautiful rooftop afternoon ceremony in Pilsen, at Lacuna Artists Lofts. This graffiti-filled, mixed use space was amazing and beautiful. It also got our small-town families out of the Loop. After the ceremony, we put all of our 100 guests onto chartered buses and took them to Lillstreet Art Center for four different art classes and snacks for a "crafternoon!"

A Chicago bookstore wedding with Hamilton and Santas…? Oh hell yes.

Tana and Zeb and twelve of their closest friends and family met at Powell’s Bookstore in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. They got married surrounded by books and then it off to explore Chicago. That meant famous places, Hamilton portraits, and some Santas? Yep, you'll have to see this one to believe it…