About Us

Hello! Those who know me well will tell you that I LOVE Chicago, entertaining, and meeting new people. I took these passions and created Wedding Day Chicago. 

In a time of so much uncertainty and unknown, I am here to help you plan a beautiful, romantic, and intimate wedding. Whether it is just the two of you or a couple of your closest family and friends, I promise to help you plan the perfect wedding day in Chicago!

Small weddings are on the rise and not just because of the price tag or the pandemic. Couples are opting to celebrate their special day with just one another or a small group of loved ones. This gives you and your partner the time to focus on what is most important in your union-LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Chicago Wedding Day specializes in modern elopements and intimate wedding celebrations. Just because you decide to go small, does not mean your day can not be as beautiful and memorable as a large scale celebration. In my personal opinion, celebrating with just those nearest and dearest (or just the two of you) is the way to go. 

Several years ago, I hosted my own wedding in Chicago's gorgeous Grant Park, in the Tiffany & Co. Celebration Garden. So, I wholeheartedly believe in the magic that our city parks can bring to your big day. I will forever cherish my wedding day memories and look forward to helping others create their own special day as well. 

I realize how overwhelming planning your wedding day can be. Wedding Day Chicago is here to help you put all of the details together, from the permits needed, the photographer, the officiant, travel details, and more. Throughout the process, I will get know you as a couple and by time the wedding day nears, we will be like old friends. It is a great honor and privilege to be the one that helps you embark upon this journey together. 


Of course, I am a bit biased, but I believe you would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful place to celebrate your big day. In a city full of gorgeous parks and gardens, outstanding architecture, and multiple waterways, your wedding photos will be the envy of all of your friends. I will help you plan your intimate wedding within one of our beautiful city parks. Long ago the city adopted the motto “urbs in horto,” Latin for city in a garden. There are over 8,800 acres of parks and gardens in Chicago—I will help you pick the perfect spot to suit your dreams.

Kari Thirsk

Owner & Founder of Wedding Day Chicago

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