Christine Luby (living in CA) and Nick Shalek (living in NY) were married smack dab in the middle at Salvage One in west Chicago on Valentine's Day. The couple charmingly dubbed it "Vowentine’s Day," which played beautifully into their festive decor. This wedding was one for the books; rockin' tunes with the Larry King Orchestra, fab cuisine from Blue Plate Catering, and the fanciest floral by The Flower Firm. Christine, co-founder of Pinrose perfumes, launched a personal perfume called "Lovebug" on her wedding day and gifted each guest a luxury candle with the signature scent. The couple wanted to sprinkle in some of their fun-loving personalities so we added an original neon heart and an outdoor photo shoot with serape blankets :). It was a true pleasure being a part of this memorable weekend with Nick, Christine and their families, and we wish them a happy anniversary and many more to come! 

Photography by: David Lai


Andon + Will's Winter Wedding at Salvage One

After some dating, planning and trips across the pond, Andon (a school teacher in south Chicago) and Will (a risk management professional originally from the UK) decided to exchange vows in Chicago at the eclectic and charming Salvage One. There was a blanket of snow outside, and inside the warehouse was transformed into a classic and comfortable evening affair. Andon added her style with sweet and neutral details and Will brought charm with his warm words of welcome and his swift dance moves. They shared their love, commitment and celebration with their dearest family and closest friends, and it was a true honor to be a part of. Wishing endless years of love and laughter to such a beautiful couple!    Photos by David Lai Photography.