Love's Rainbow invites, $184.50 for 50, at Papyrus
Why we love: Papyrus just introduced an entire new collection for same-sex couples—and all the products are sophisticated and chic.
Custom wedding cake, prices start at $6 per serving, at Vanille Patisserie
Why we love: Each cake includes innovative and classic flavor pairings and sophisticated artistry, and is designed to stay true to your wedding vision. Euro chic!
Custom edible image cupcakes, $5.25 each (additional $1 each if individually boxed), at Magnolia Bakery
Why we love: Magnolia Bakery now offers personalized, individually boxed cupcakes, which can be customized with a logo, image or text (on either the cupcake, tag or both).
Lily Red Studio cake toppers, $15 per set, available at Forget Me Knodt
Why we love: These are cute, classy and affordable. It's the perfect wedding trifecta.
City View Loft, rates for 2014 start at $4,000 for peak Saturday dates
Why we love: City View Loft is a new venue space with the convenience of a one-stop shop. A gay-owned venue, it offers incomparable view of the city. The timber loft space is filled with natural light that adds a romantic glow to afternoon and evening ceremonies. Once the sun goes down, the city lights are the perfect backdrop for dinner and dancing.
The James Hotel, price upon request
Why we love: If you want an urban feel for your wedding, this is the place to have your reception. It has hosted tons of same-sex weddings, and the guest rooms are awesome if you're having a lot of out-of-town guests.
While no one in Chicago ever needs an excuse to party, we are pretty sure that the GLBT community—which has celebrated in style at the Pride Parade for years—will throw some kick-ass weddings now that marriage equality has passed in Illinois. Here's a list of our favorite goodies and venues to make sure your bash is a success.