The Arbory Chicago Wedding Venue

Masculine and Feminine Elements Blend Beautifully at The Arbory in Chicago

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

Out with the old and in with the new! While in the past society has labeled certain parts of a wedding “tradition,” this team of Chicago wedding professionals decided to break the mold in efforts to prove that gone are the days.

“Originally inspired by a Chicago skyline sunset and the meeting of steely, sleek skyline and soft, vibrant watercolor skies, quickly morphed into an exercise in the melding of masculinity and femininity,” notes Noelle Humbert, planner and designer at Olive Fine Weddings.

The award-winning combination shined through the details including an abundance of organic floral arrangements, sleek flatware set upon rustic tablescapes, and a creative cake design; all of which was displayed throughout The Arbory’s industrial setting.

When describing the importance of a design of this kind, Noelle stated, “So often in the wedding industry, we are tied to tradition, but within that tradition is a binary that in today’s age doesn’t apply to all couples. Our models and real couple Noel and Zach, along with the amazing vendors who joined us, showed us the beauty in blending the binary, in doing what you think is beautiful regardless of gender identity or tradition, that masculine features and feminine energy can exist — and even shine — in one space, being, and couple.”

If you ever thought that masculine elements couldn’t be elegant or that feminine accents were the only way to make something look pretty, these photos by Emily Williams Photography are going to force you to think again!

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Wedding Vendors!

Planning & Design: Olive Fine Weddings

Photography: Emily Williams Photography

Floral Design: Farmdog Flowers

Stationery: Erin Shannon Design

Venue: The Arbory

Beauty: Beauty by Ann Krause

Cake Design: ECBG Cake Studio

Rentals: Tablescapes

Attire: Suit Shop


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