What is the Valentine’s Day Wedding Pop up?
The Valentine’s Day Pop Up Wedding Experience is the ultimate in stress-free wedding planning with a full ceremony experience to make your day extra special!
You and your fiancee arrive on Valentines Day in the beautiful Chapel at the stunning Starline Factory in Harvard, Illinois. You will enjoy a personalized heartfelt ceremony followed by an hour photo shoot with our professional photographer around the factory while sipping on champagne and basking in newlywed bliss!
This package is perfect for all couples! Newly engaged and not sure when you can plan a large wedding? Want a courthouse wedding but with something more? COVID planning fatigue set in and just want to be married? Can’t have a big wedding this year because of COVID but you want it official this year? Or you just want to renew your vows on the most romantic day of the year? This is for you!
You will get expert advice on obtaining your marriage license from McHenry County Clerk’s office (as required) followed with official signatures and filing of the license after the ceremony. You will also have guidance after the ceremony to get your official certified copies!
The Chapel will be designed with simple elegance in mind, the venue is gorgeous without anything- but we want to be sure to set the perfect setting for your day!
Options to add on include on site Hair and Make-up, and a Bouquet and Boutonnière which will be waiting for you in the bridal suite.
What to expect on your day
1. Arrive at Starline Factory
On February 14 arrive at the venue at your wedding time. (Unless you choose to add on glam- then we will determine arrival time) An on-site host brings you and your fiancee to the ceremony site where you will do final preparations for your ceremony, talk with Jennifer about your ceremony details and hand over the marriage license. From there, you will go into the Bridal suite to prepare for the ceremony start. Maks, our professional photographer will be waiting to capture every moment!
2. The ceremony
You’re invited to walk the aisle together or take a traditional approach- we can even accommodate the first look being at the alter! Jennifer will lead your 15 minute service, inviting you to exchange vows and rings. Relax and cherish this moment! Your photographer is capturing every beautiful moment.
3. Your mini reception
Enjoy a glass of champagne as you toast your new life together as a married couple, have your first dance.
4. Wedding day photoshoot
From beautifully decorated photo sets to the most picture-perfect areas around the Starline, we have many backdrops to play with. Your photoshoot starts at the chapel, before moving onto photos around the property. Having photographed over a thousand weddings before, your photographer will suggest poses that help you have fun and relax in front of the camera. Maks will have you at ease behind the camera from the start!
5. Continue the celebrations
You will collect your items from the bridal suite before you can head to enjoy your Sunday together as married!
After February 14
While you’re enjoying being married, going on a mini-moon or honeymoon, or just getting back to life- our professional editing team works on perfecting your Valentine’s Day wedding images. This takes around 2-3 weeks. When they’re ready your photos are uploaded to a secure gallery and a link and password emailed to you. From here you can download and distribute the photos however you like.
Your marriage license will be filed with the County Clerk so they can process it. You will receive guidance on the steps you need to take to obtain your official marriage certificate for your files.
Enjoy Valentine’s Day as your anniversary for all the years to come!
Starline Factoryis an over 100 year old factory building that has been completely renovated. Starline Factory highlights the beauty in aged, utilitarian design featuring wide open spaces bathed in natural light with exposed pipes, bricks and timber beams mixed with forged and welded metals. Couples enjoy the variety of photo settings including outdoor spaces that capture your day stunningly. The Hunt Chapel where we create your ceremony experience will glow for your special moment.
Jennifer from Weddings by Jennifer Fox is on her 5th year of business officiating, planning and coordinating weddings. Even though she has performed over 350 ceremonies, she really will ensure that your ceremony is personalized, heartfelt and perfect for both of you- like a ceremony performed by an old friend! **Typical elopement service cost $350
Maks M. has been photographing weddings for 15 years. You will see why he has been part of over 1200 weddings right from the start. His impeccable eye for style and ease to work with, you will be comfortable right away behind his lens. Be sure to check out his style on his Instagram Page. You will have a full hour with Maks around the Starline Factory, with access to all of the edited pictures— and ask us about a video upgrade! **Typical hour photo shoot service cost $450
Florist **optional additional service
Apple Creek Wedding Flowers are passionate about wedding flowers and it really shows! They’re our go-to florist for all occasions and they never disappoint. They are offering a great deal for you to include flowers on your special day. Their offer includes an 8″ all white, mixed flower bridal bouquet, with one accent color of your choosing, and a matching boutonniere. $135 + tax Be sure to ask more details.
Hair and Make up service **optional additional service
The team at Bella Bridal Hair and Makeup will make sure you are photo ready! They will be sure your look and feel your best on such a special day. Their stylist will arrive at the Starline to pamper you in the bridal suite ahead of your ceremony to create your look and ensure you are ready to see your fiancee at the alter with your best look! $200 for full hair and makeup ***typical cost $375
❤️ All this for a price you’ll love ❤️
Your pop up wedding will be beautiful, elegant and memorable. Book this service to become part of something magical that we’ve created with trusted partners for your day.
We believe this is the most romantic way to get married!
And the cost?
Exclusive Price $600
This single price means you will have booked for your wedding:
- A beautiful highly sought after wedding venue
- Location decoration and specially created photo sets
- A warm and welcoming officiant
- One hour of professional photography
- All rights to your edited images
- Champagne for toast
- Amazing savings on this over $1,000 value exclusive package
- *Flowers and Hair/Makeup optional additional fees
1. Can we personalize our ceremony?
Jennifer Fox of Weddings by Jennifer Fox will perform your ceremony. You will discuss with her your visions for your ceremony (religion, vows, etc) and work with you to ensure your ceremony is perfect even with such a quick timeframe.
2. How many guests can we have?
This pop up wedding service is ideal for couples wanting a true elopement experience without any guests. We are making an exception to allow you up to 4 guests. Unfortunately, no more than 4 guests besides you two are going to be allowed.
3. How many photos do we get?
A minimum of 75 edited images, accessible through a gallery which we send you a link and password to. All great photos are edited and included in this gallery – we don’t hold back! The only ones we get rid of are duplicates and ones where people have their eyes closed.
4. How can we get our marriage license?
Getting a marriage license is fairly easy. You start the process with an appointment with the McHenry County Clerk. You and your partner must visit the County Clerk and present ID to get your marriage license. You will need your license on Friday, February 12th or sooner. You then hand this to us on the day.
5. What happens if the weather is bad?
Starline Factory has a picture-perfect chapel that is inside. But inclement weather can be a lot of fun to play with in photos. It always adds character. Have you seen the snow shots from the Starline yet?
6. Will we have to wear masks?
You will have to wear masks to enter the Starline Factory. There will be more than enough room for social distancing from your officiant and photographer, so masks will not be required for the ceremony or during photos. Of course, we want everyone to feel comfortable so you can wear your mask at your discretion and we will disinfect between couples.
Ready for commitment
Only a limited number of services and photoshoots can be offered on February 14. (There are only so many hours in a day, we don’t want anyone feeling rushed plus we want to be sure to adhere to COVID precautions.)
Avoid missing out. Reach out now so we can reserve your time slot and get to work on your ceremony!
Contact us right now. Weddings by Jennifer Fox will send you all the extra details you need to secure your Valentine’s Day pop up wedding.
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