Shannon + Brendon at the University Club of Chicago

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A Gorgeous Fall Day in the historic University Club’s Michigan Room

Chicago in fall can be temperamental at best, but Shannon and Brendon had the most stunningly beautiful mid-October day for their wedding at the University Club, one of our absolute favorite venues overlooking Michigan Avenue in the Loop. Once the couple had their first look on the Club’s lakefront balcony, their wedding party headed to the South Gardens of the Art Insitute for photos, returning for a ceremony underneath a beautifully decorated fireplace mantle in the Club’s second floor Michigan Room. After a room flip during cocktail hour, guests enjoyed dinner followed by one of the most exciting dance floors we saw all year — Cage & Aquarium had the room packed until the last minute of the night! Their elegant, atumnal palette of sage and burgundy floral perfectly complemented the season and moody atmosphere of the venue. Victoria Saint Martin’s team was there to capture the day and we are so excited to share it with you here!

Our Favorite Moments of the Day

  • The live string musicians before and during the ceremony played beautiful, intentional selections of classical music. We love when personality is able to shine through music in this way!
  • We’re still obsessed with these gorgeous sage green bridesmaid dresses, especially up against by the beautiful deep tones of the bouquets.
  • Need we repeat ourselves: the weather! When downtown is humming on a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon — there’s nothing better.
  • Just how much fun everyone was having! This crowd really enjoyed the party and kept that dance floor packed all night long.

Congratulations, Shannon and Brendon! We wish you all the best!

Vendor Team

Photography: Victoria Saint Martin // Venue: University Club // DJ: Cage & Aquarium // Floral: Maria’s Floral Studio // Hair & Makeup: The Bridal Beauty Team // Bride’s Dress: Essence of Australia via Crystal Bride // Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale // Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse // Stationery: Minted // Rehearsal Dinner: Osteria Via Stato