Melissa & Robert at the Chicago Yacht Club

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Mel and Rob’s wedding day at the Chicago Yacht Club was an experience we’ll never forget! They worked so hard planning a beautiful day that celebrated their love on the lakefront: you don’t get much closer to Lake Michigan than the Yacht Club! The weather in April in Chicago can vary so widely, from blustering 30-degree snowstorms to summery 70-degree sunshine. This weekend, tornadoes were in the forecast. The storms were aimed directly towards the city, and three days before the wedding, it became clear that even Plan B wasn’t going to be an option. So, the A Fresh Event team quickly mobilized to enact Plan C! Bringing in additional support and collaborating with a great group of professionals, the day went off without a hitch, tornado warnings and all. Mel and Rob were able to totally trust their team and enjoy the day, even sneaking out for some incredible portraits when the sun finally decided to show up at the venue. It was an unforgettable weekend, and Brittany Bekas captured everything beautifully. We’re so excited to share some highlights below!

Kind Words from the Bride

“On our wedding day, the weather conditions were as bad as they get, but Jen and her team kept everything under control the entire time, and managed to make our vision come to life. To my husband and I, the day felt smooth, calm, and very happy. I cannot recommend A Fresh Event enough!! Jen and her team took such good care of us, and treated our day as if it was their own. They truly are the best of the best!!” (Read Melissa’s full review and more on The Knot!)

Melissa and Rob, wishing you all the best on your upcoming anniversary and the years ahead!

Vendor Team

Photography: Brittany Bekas // Venue + Catering: Chicago Yacht Club // DJ: Okyne Media Lab // Floral: Flor Del Monte // Hair + Makeup: Tamara Makeup // Dessert: Bent Fork Bakery // Transportation: Signature Transportation // Getting-Ready Hotel: JW Marriott // Bride’s Dress: Jane Hill via Alice in Ivory // Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse