Salvage One Chicago Fall Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Salvage One Chicago Fall Wedding

Emily and Jay’s Salvage One Chicago Fall wedding was one that was filled with so much laughter, love, and a ton of champagne. Now if that doesn’t sound like a good time, I don’t know what does!

How They Met

Emily and Jay like to say they met “the old fashioned way”, aka at a bar in Wrigleyville called Old Crow. There is no definitive way to describe how the first interaction went down. However, Emily will say that it was her strategically placing herself near Jay that allowed the conversation to be initiated and the rest was history.

Salvage One | Chicago Wedding Venue

Salvage One Chicago is a beautiful vintage warehouse here in Chicago. The space makes up a total of 60,000 square feet and is absolutely breathtaking. With exposed brick, large windows, and wooden floors, this Chicago wedding venue is to die for. Within the four walls of this Chicago wedding venue is an eclectic mix of furniture and pieces that will many your wedding day that much more memorable.

Sites at Salvage One Chicago

There are several different event spaces at Salvage One. Each one is just as beautiful but offers different settings depending on what type of wedding day vision you’re looking for.

The Courtyard & Outdoor Ceremony Space

This space is perfect if you love to embrace the beauty of the outdoors. Their courtyard is filled with walls of ivy and exposed brick. The courtyard also has a beautiful ceremonial arch perfect for you and your boo to say “I do”. Their courtyard at Salvage One is perfect for your outdoor wedding ceremony or cocktail hour. The Courtyard has a max guest capacity of 200 – 250 guests.

Indoor Cocktail Party & Ceremony Space

If you’re wanting to embrace the vintage vibes at Salvage One, then this space is perfect for you. Wooden church pews, glittering chandeliers, and Greek columns frame the entire ceremony space. It’s the epitome of vintage style and is perfect if you’re wanting something a bit more unique for your wedding day. The Indoor Cocktail Party & Ceremony Space has a capacity of 750 seated guests and 250 standing guests.

Reception Space

At Salvage One, they have a breathtaking reception space. This reception space is comprised of wood floors, exposed brick, and tons of vintage furniture that help elevate your wedding day in style. They also have two stages for bands and DJs. Their reception space will make your wedding day just as memorable as you hoped it to be!

On-Site Suites

One of the many benefits of Salvage One is the suites located on-site. These suites serve as a secluded getaway for you and your partner during the wedding day. It also makes for a perfect photo location with one of the rooms having gigantic vintage Hollywood-style mirrors.

Look more into having your Chicago wedding at Salvage One here!

Salvage One Chicago Fall Wedding

Emily and her bridesmaids started off the day getting ready at Meraki Room. It was a time to spend with just the gals, getting glam and awaiting the rest of the day’s festivities. One thing you should know is that Jay really likes bowling. So naturally, he and his groomsmen got ready (and did a little bowling) at Timber Lanes, a bowling alley in Chicago.

It wasn’t long until we found ourselves headed to their Chicago wedding venue, Salvage One, for Emily to get dressed and get ready for her first look with Jay. Speaking of first looks, Emily and Jay’s was absolutely everything. A private moment between the two of them that was intimate, special and so filled with love. Then, we took some time to take some solo portraits of the soon-to-be newlyweds and then brought along their wedding party for some photos.

Ceremony & Reception

As for their ceremony and reception, it was as beautiful as you could imagine. It was important to Emily and Jay that their wedding day embody these three words: eclectic, cozy, and fun. Boy, was it all that AND a bag of chips. In the beautiful ceremony space with eclectic touches, Emily and Jay exchanged vows. It was a beautiful moment and there was barely a dry eye in the room🥹

For their reception, it was easy to let the venue do a lot of the talking. In a beautiful and open reception space, Emily and Jay made their debut as husband and wife. Sweet moments of eating their first bite of cake together, first dance moments underneath twinkling lights, and a dance floor that left guests laughing for hours were just some of the key highlight points of this night. While I wish I could go on and on about how absolutely stunning everything was, I think I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.


Photography: Emma Petersen Photography

Venue: Salvage One

Hair & Makeup: Meraki Room & Shannon O’Brien Makeup

Day of Coordinator: Chelsea Gulbransen at Salvage One

Florist: Fleur Inc. Chicago

DJ: Toast & Jam DJs

Caterer: Maison Cuisine

Brides People Attire: Azazie

Jewelers: Fey & Co. Jewelers

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