Amy + James at the Newberry Library

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Amy and James were married last April at St. Clement Church in Lincoln Park on a beautiful April Saturday, followed by a reception at the Newberry Library filled with, appropriately, lots of literary-themed details. Spring in Chicago can be a tricky season, but when they lucked out with gloriously perfect temperatures, they actually diverted photo plans last-minute and chose to keep their getting-ready and first look locations at home, rather than navigating an inevitably crowded downtown. This ended up being one of our favorite parts of their day: with a surprise visit from their dog and photos around the building they have made a home together, the morning felt so special and intimate before the party really got going that evening! Nicee Martin was there to capture the day and we are so excited to share it with you here.

A Fresh Event joins the party

Amy and James actually came to A Fresh Event when they were about halfway through their planning process, as they were looking to hand the reins off to someone who could take over in a full-service way. Though it doesn’t happen too often, we are delighted to step in at any point during an engagement for couples who are intent on finding someone they can trust — they understand how valuable it is to have an expert on the team. We pride ourselves on building that trust with our clients no matter how long we are working together, so when it comes to things like last-minute timeline changes or helping shuttle drivers navigate down narrow Lincoln Park streets, they know we’ve got it handled, and all they have to focus on is being fully present and in the moment together.

Amy & James, it was an honor to be a part of your day and we wish you nothing but the best!

Vendor Team

Photography: Nicee Martin // Venue: Newberry Library // Catering: Feast and Imbibe // Music: The DJ Firm // Floral Design: Steve’s Flower Market // Hair + Makeup: Tamara Artistry // Stationery & Calligraphy: Lively House & Home // Desserts: Sweet Mandy B’s // Transportation: Signature Transportation // Getting-Ready Hotel: Sofitel Chicago