Chicago couples: want a rad music venue with award winning food? Lincoln Hall is the ONE

As a Chicagoan myself, I know the north side's Lincoln Hall as a city classic that's one of the best music venues in the city. Lincoln Hall has also been placed in the top 20 best music venues in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine, and previously voted #1 music venue in Chicago by TimeOut Chicago Magazine. It also has award winning food and one of the most impressive spaces to host a wedding I've ever seen.

Heroes in love: a comic book themed microwedding in Chicago

Marcus and Rigo are comic book super fans and it showed in their spectacular comic book themed microwedding. There were loads of DIYed details like the paper flowers, table runners, and centerpieces all made from comic book pages. Even their programs had a caricature illustration done of the two of them to look like a comic book cover. Don't miss the superhero-themed sweets table, taco bar buffet (with rosemart margaritas!), and their unity margarita ceremony.

Haunted romance: a moody Halloween evening of medical and mortuary science

Halloween fell on a Thursday and we fell in love with two separate venues so we decided to have it be a two-day event: the International Museum of Surgical Science was the perfect setting for our ceremony while we had our reception at Jacob Henry Mansion. The mansion matched our tastes exactly and was the perfect backdrop for an Autumn evening celebration. I lovingly refer to our wedding as a "haunted romance."

Chicago has a lot of wedding venues, but NONE are anything like this one

There are very few wedding venues in Chicago which make me think of our kick-ass readers more than Catalyst Ranch. If you've ever seen the versatile, colorful, and totally unique space in person, you'd see how much personality a wedding venue can add to your wedding. Situated in the trendy, industrial neighborhood of the West Loop, Catalyst Ranch is a breath of fresh air among plain venues.

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Mardi Gras meets Chicago at this stunning donuts and dogs wedding

Rescue dogs and donuts! Our wedding had modern and vintage touches but no clear "theme" other than Our Favorite Things. Rescue dogs, donuts, pizza, New Orleans, Chicago, and each other. We wanted our wedding to "feel like us" and it sure did. Our dog is a rescue and I am on the board of a local rescue, so we had lots of references to the dog and organization throughout the day, from the sweatshirts the girls got ready in to our specialty cocktail. We're a modern couple of blended religious backgrounds so we decided our wedding was the perfect event to set the tone for a life of unapologetic joy.