Fairlie Chicago Fall Wedding | Sam + Rick

Sam and Rick are no strangers to being in front of my camera. We’ve blogged their Lifestyle Chicago Engagement Photos! We conquered some of Chicago’s most infamous landmarks and the aisles of their favorite grocery store, Aldi. Each of these moments cherished the love and celebration of their engagement and here we have Part 2, celebrating their Fairlie Chicago Fall wedding.

Fairlie Chicago | Chicago Wedding Venue

A Chicago wedding venue that is dedicated to creating a customized wedding experience is the Fairlie. Its many benefits include it being a sophisticated and versatile Chicago wedding venue. Allowing their couples to utilize a blank canvas to create the wedding of their dreams! They are a flexible wedding venue that works with a wide array of wedding vendors that help bring your wedding vision to life. With over a decade of experience, Fairlie Chicago gives couples the tools and support to have a seamless and memorable wedding day experience. Boasting 15,000 square feet, this Chicago wedding venue offers exposed brick walls, marbled concrete accents, and raw steel. All of these combined create a modern and timeless atmosphere.

Fairlie Chicago is a prime Chicago wedding venue if you want customizability and flexibility with your wedding design. If you want to be able to have more control over what your wedding space looks like, then this is the perfect Chicago wedding venue for you. Fairlie Chicago is also the perfect Chicago wedding venue if you want a pet-friendly wedding event space. Bring along your four-legged friend to celebrate your special day with you at Fairlie Chicago.

Fairlie Chicago Wedding Amenities

Already mentioned is the fact that Fairlie Chicago offers some top-quality wedding amenities for couples wanting a Fairlie Chicago wedding. Each of these wedding amenities helps create a seamless wedding experience for not only you, the couple but your guests as well. It also helps get the most bang for your buck which you know… can never hurt! Some of the amenities that are included when you have a Fairlie Chicago wedding are:

  • On-Site Venue Manager
  • Prep Kitchen Access
  • Farm-Style Table & Chairs
  • Wedding Guest Capacity Up To 250 Guests
  • Customizable Built-In Bar
  • On-Site Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • On-Site Getting Ready Suites
  • Customized Welcome Signage
  • Lighting Equipment
  • On-Site Security Personnel

Sam + Rick’s Fall Chicago Wedding at Fairlie

Ever since meeting Sam and Rick, one thing was clear. These two did not want their wedding day to be your run-of-the-mill, traditional wedding. While there is nothing wrong with that, for Sam and Rick they wanted to make sure to incorporate a lot of their personalities as well as keep their Chicago wedding photos as candid and authentic as possible. As mentioned above, Fairlie Chicago gives couples a blank canvas to do whatever their heart desires. Sam and Rick wanted to focus on florals, so thanks to the help of Stemming From Love, their ceremony and reception space was decked to the nines. Every moment, from their wedding details and Scrabble board to hand-written notes and a celebratory cake flip to start the night was 100% Sam and Rick.

The pop of olive green in their color scheme paired perfectly with some of the greenery on the exterior of the Fairlie. An intentional addition that made all the difference, especially when it came time to take their Chicago wedding photos. Towards the end of the night, it was evident that these wedding guests knew how to PAR-TAY. An open dance floor is always dangerous, but especially when you have guests who know exactly what they’re doing. I stole Sam and Rick for a few moments during their reception to take a few night shots with flash before heading back for their grand exit. A chariot covered in greenery waited for them as they were whisked away as Mr. and Mrs. Now that’s going out with a bang!

Get In Touch! | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Hey, I’m Emma! A Chicago Wedding and Elopement Photographer ready to document your day in a candid and documentary style. If you enjoyed reading all about Sam & Rick’s Fairlie Chicago Fall wedding, inquire here, and let’s chat through the vision of your wedding day!


Photography: Emma Petersen Photography

Venue: Fairlie Chicago

Planner: Chic from Chicago – Elise

Florist: Stemming From Love

DJ: Groove Is In The Heart – DJ Evan

Caterer: Chic Chef Catering

Dessert: Bittersweet Pastry Shop

Hair & Makeup: Emily Rae Bridal Hair & Alyssa Diana Makeup

Dress: Sarah Seven

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Rentals: Alpha-Lit Marquee Letters

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