We love Winter for a number of reasons. Maybe it’s the slower pace that this time of year brings, but it also allows for some super amazing couples to swoop in with their chic aesthetic while breathing some serious life into Chicago’s coolest venues. So what does one of the windy city’s best chefs and a Neonatal ICU nurse have in common? Well, for starters, a love for great food and a passion for travel. We also knew that their romantic and elegant Cafe Brauer wedding would be perfect in every way. We really loved how Erika and Jeff’s easy breezy attitudes, warm smiles, and entertaining personalities tied into every piece of their Winter wedding day. They were also especially excited to be getting married at the same seminary that Jeff’s father attended as a child. Wedding planning can be a pretty daunting process at times, but we think that being able to incorporate special locations or traditions can truly lay the groundwork for an especially meaningful day. And for those of you who are already familiar with Chicago’s Cafe Brauer we bet this stunning color palette of gold, blush, ivory, and rose gold will definitely up the ante. Thinking of creating a special space for guests to wind down between trips to the dance floor? Take a peek at Erika + Jeff’s luxuriously cozy lounge setup right next to the Smilebooth. Thoughtful and ridiculously adorable, this couple sets the bar for a fabulous Chicago Winter wedding!