Katherine and Elliot met on the shores of the same water over which they said their marriage vows. Elliot signed up for sailing lessons, not knowing that his instructor would one day be his wife— and co-owner of their sail boat. Since Lake Michigan and nautical life are a centerpoint to their lives, Columbia Yacht Club was a natural choice for their venue. With fewer than 20 people in attendance, the day centered around their close-knit families. Their siblings— Elliot’s sister and Katherine’s two brothers— provided the music, and a family friend officiated. After their ceremony, the group headed to a private dining room at Viceroy Chicago for a meal, dancing, cake, and more singing. Full steam ahead.

Photography: shanti knight
VENUES: Columbia yacht club & viceroy chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Katherine & Elliot