Firehouse Chicago Wedding from Ashley Hamm Photography

With a fresh and modern marigold and navy color palette, geometric details, and a spectacular venue, Laura and Jacob’s Firehouse Chicago wedding from Ashley Hamm Photography is pure late summer magic!

Our Story

We found love in a hopeless place…Tinder 🙂 Our first date was brunch in Bucktown at The Bristol. Jake brought me flowers and we were both so excited and talked too loud. Looking back we were sure that the whole place probably new it was our first date.

Jake and I picked out the engagement ring together, so I had a hunch it was coming. One night, he brought home tacos and very sweetly got down on one knee. It was very romantic and nice that it was just the two of us.

Favorite Memories

One sweet memory I’ll never forget is the one “hitch” we had all day. My dress was altered to be real tight, and I tried to compensate with multiple layers of Spanx. Turns out that was the very wrong thing to do, and my dress split at the zipper an hour before the wedding. Everyone getting ready with me were AMAZING. Ashley, our incredible photographer, kept everyone calm and laughing, while my hero of a mom sewed me into my dress. She saved the day and that’s a really special memory for me.

I was also super happy to get our dog Rosie there. We love her so much so it was very important she join us on our big day. The Firehouse has an amazing pet policy, and Rosie stole the show.

Our Wedding Vision

First of all, I love color, and that really informed a lot of our choices. A wedding is such a happy celebration, we both wanted it to have a fun and colorful vibe. I wanted to have hits of marigold yellow throughout with coral and copper accents, but keeping everything very boho. Past that, I really wanted to find an intimate space that felt vintage. Finding the Firehouse was like a lightbulb went off, it’s beautiful. We prioritized photography (#1!), food (tacos!), and the venue.

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Wedding Planning Advice

The best advice I received was from my incredibly smart best friend Katie. I was concerned I would be very anxious the day of thinking about all the details, so she told me to pick three things that we can prioritize and let the rest be handled by my squad. That ended up being the best advice and I was really able to focus my energy, and stay calm. For us our priorities were keeping a happy low stress vibe, getting all the specific photos we wanted, and making sure our dog was well taken care of and made it home safely after the ceremony. Sounds simple, but it really helped!

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