Romantic Rooftop Elopement at Offshore Chicago

As summer approaches Chicago, take a peek at this romantic rooftop elopement at Offshore Chicago! It is the largest rooftop in the city that is now available for weddings! Joshua Harrison captured this beautiful event that pivoted after Covid changed Jessica and Aaron’s plans. 

Wedding Preparations

“Because Aaron and Jessica’s elopement Navy Pier Chicago was a complete 180-degree turn from their original wedding plans, Jessica chose a more casual look for their fun, midday brunch celebration. She got ready in a suite at the fabulous Allegro Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, in the company of her mother and two close friends.

She chose a more casual, fun, off-the-shoulder dress from Hello Molly, to contrast with the elegant gown she plans to wear to their more grand wedding celebration next year. She even cut her hair to complement the length of the dress!

Jessica paired her Hello Molly dress with a set of statement heels from Bella Belle Shoes with intricate detail and tulle bows in the back. She chose simple, understated jewelry–her bracelet and earrings were her something “borrowed and blue” with white gold to match her rings.

While Jessica did her hair and makeup on her own, I enjoyed styling her wedding day details with some beautiful loose florals provided by Luci Floral Design. Luci created an amazing v-shaped bouquet with luscious, big buds because it was important to Jessica to have a large bouquet to accent her simple look. Instead of wearing a necklace, Jessica wrapped her grandmother’s pearl necklace around the bouquet.” –Joshua Harrison Photography

The Wedding

“After their first look, Jessica and Aaron walked down Navy Pier to the ceremony and reception venue, the Guinness record-holding Offshore Chicago. Offshore is the nation’s largest rooftop bar, and Jessica and Aaron’s elopement was actually the first wedding to ever take place at this venue. Offshore Chicago was the perfect match for this pair, as they love the clean, classic look of the city–with an added chic touch. Offshore’s rooftop lawn was the perfect location for their ceremony with about 20 friends and family. Jessica and Aaron accented the grand skyline views with some string lights and neutral-toned seating for their guests.” -Joshua Harrison Photography

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