Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings.

Our superstar Special Events Team will be attending the upcoming Same Love, Same Rights® LGBT Wedding Expo in Chicago!  This year, we’ll be celebrating the enactment of full marriage rights in Illinois!  The Expo is free, family-friendly and open to all couples who support Equality!  Join us along with dozens of LGBT-friendly Wedding Professionals to enjoy free samples, LGBT ceremony planning tips, food, fabulous raffles, music and more!

Catalyst Ranch is an unconventional wedding venue that allows you to express yourself! Celebrate in a private vintage loft right in downtown Chicago that can be whimsically decorated for a quirky, cool feel or dressed up for a more elegant aesthetic.  The Polka, The Cha Cha, The Tango, The Mambo and The Jitterbug rooms all feature high ceilings, exposed brick, and wall-to-wall fun.  The vintage furnishings, including retro tables and chairs and comfy couches, are already for your grannies, aunts and uncles to sit and reminisce about some of the nostalgic decor they see.  We can accommodate up to 200 guests for a special night of laughter, dining, music, and dancing!  For this Wedding Wednesday, let’s take a peek into our scrapbook at two of our favorite weddings at Catalyst Ranch.

Hire-Melzer Wedding, Photos by Erika Cespedes

Hire-Melzer Collage

Spencer-Stillman Wedding

 Stillman-Spencer Collage 2

Stillman-Spencer Collage 1

For more fun photos of Catalyst Ranch wedding, visit our Pinterest Page!

LGBT Wedding Expo Details:

March 23, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Tip:  This event is free, but please RSVP by clicking the Order Tickets link since parking details & event updates will be emailed to those who RSVP.

For complete details and to RSVP, click here!

Have fun unconventional wedding photos to share?  Please post ‘em in the comments section!!