Ever After: Mallory Hagel & James Evans

By / Weddings / August 25, 2016

Guests at Mallory Hagel and James Evans’ wedding July 16 needed an unusual entry item: festival tickets. “Jimmy and I travel a lot to [music] festivals all over, and we wanted our big day to represent us,” says Hagel, 30, a dental hygienist. “Our day had a festival theme with a ticket to the ‘Epic Wedfest.’ ”

The Wicker Park couple — who met through OKCupid in August 2013 — decked out Room 1520 (1520 W. Fulton) with mason jars filled with glow sticks, dreamcatchers hanging from the walls and succulents lining the tables to reflect their bohemian style. Tables were named for festivals Hagel and Evans, 32, an interior designer, have been to together.

The day came to a very fitting end when photographer Jennifer Shaffer surprised the couple with VIP passes to Pitchfork Music Festival, which was happening down the street from the venue. “It was a dream come true and so much fun to be all dressed up walking through a festival,” Hagel reminisces. “Those moments standing in the middle of a festival, with the man of my dreams, on my wedding day, in the most beautiful dress — we were us.”

Photos by Jennifer Shaffer Photography 

It’s in the details

Bride’s dress: custom by VieroBridal, 2236 W. Chicago; Vieroweddingdresses.com

Bride’s shoes: Steve Madden; Stevemadden.com

Bride’s hair & makeup: G Spot Hair Design, 1397 N. Milwaukee

Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse, 535 N. Michigan; Menswearhouse.com

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Lulus; Lulus.com

Wedding planner: Jessie Martinez, Naturally Yours Events, 1946 W. Montrose; Naturallyyoursevents.com

Cakes: marble sheet cake from Mariano’s, 2112 N. Ashland; Marianos.com

Catering: Sweet Baby Ray’s Catering, 235 E. Irving Park, Wood Dale; Sbrcatering.com

Florist: Succulently Urban; Etsy.com

Dreamcatchers: Sin Clarity Clothing; Sinclarityclothing.com

Entertainment: DJ Calvin; Doublebentertainment.com



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