Hey, I'm Chelsea.

I'm a Chicago wedding photographer and videographer who's on a mission to take the stress out of wedding planning, one anecdote, gif, and movie
quote at a time.

Sam and Pat are the kind of couple that you want to be friends with as soon as you meet them—they’re down-to-earth, ridiculously cool, and adorably nerdy. From a rooftop first look involving a Pikachu onesie to their dogs stealing the show during their ceremony, everything about their Room 1520 wedding perfectly reflected their relationship.

The best part? Most of this glam-meets-nerdy wedding was DIY.

Sam made her own necklace. She also handmade earrings for all her bridesmaids. Her mom made their amazing Game of Thrones-themed cake. And those amazing flowers? Sam and her Matron of Honor arranged them. All in all, this wedding is proof that DIY can be done well.

Keep scrolling to see some of my favorite photos from Sam & Pat’s wedding:

The Wedding Vendors

Coordination: An Event Less Ordinary // Groom Prep: The Ivy // Venue & Bride Prep: Room 1520 // Flowers: Wholesale By Fiftyflowers, Arranged DIY // Video: Wedit // DJ: Just Press Play // Caterer: Jewell // Jewelry: DIY // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Marauder Map Programs: Etsy // Bride’s Dress: Watters // Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent The Runway // Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse // Wedding Cake: DIY by the Bride’s Mom // Transportation: Second City Trolley

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