Laken & Joe’s Sanctuary Events Wedding | TWA Photographic Artists | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Laken & Joe’s Sanctuary Events Wedding | TWA Photographic Artists | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Looking for a unique space in the suburbs with a city loft venue feel? Sanctuary Events, located in Plainfield Illinois, is a spectacular location full of modern, industrial features with a historic touch.

Laken and Joe chose this fun venue for their December wedding this past year and our TWA Chicago wedding photographers loved it! The bold, contemporary details of the space perfectly complemented their winter wedding style. Bright whites stood out against dark backgrounds. The softness of the greenery balanced out the harsh metal designs while the warmth of the wood décor tied everything together within the exposed brick walls.



A lot of winter weddings we capture, especially those in December, tend to have a Christmas or holiday aspect but we definitely enjoy those that simply focus on seasonal color palates and décor. Every detail that Laken and Joe chose coordinates their style perfectly but one decision that we’re super excited about was their wedding cake! Bundt cakes are such a fun (and delicious) way to celebrate! We love how the texture of the cake seems to mimic that of the pinecones next to it. Almost too pretty to eat!



The staff at Sanctuary Events were wonderful to work with and we absolutely loved photographing Laken and Joe’s big day at such an inspiring, historic place.

We fulfill our dreams by fulfilling yours.
Operating an event venue has been a concept in our minds for well over a decade now. We viewed properties and brainstormed ideas, but nothing ever seemed to pan out. Until May of 2018 when we were presented with the option of occupying space in the Sanctuary, located in Downtown Plainfield, Illinois. This space dates back to 1904, when it was used as a Trolley Barn. It has since been completely refurbished into a beautiful and unique venue that still maintains its historical value.
We knew this venue was where we wanted to be, and Sanctuary Events was born. After many emotional months that felt like years, we opened our doors in December of 2019 and are thrilled to now have the opportunity to work alongside you to make your event memorable.



Thank you for choosing our TWA Chicago wedding photographers to capture your special day Laken and Joe! We’re honored to be part of this amazing time in your lives and we simply adore your wedding photos!


Venue: Sanctuary Events, Plainfield IL
Photographers: Zandro and Tiki

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