Stelios & Jennie’s Germania Place Wedding – Part 2

Last week, we featured Part 1 of Jennie and Stelios’ beautiful wedding, shot by photographer extraordinaire, Kenny Kim. There are so many amazing photos from their day, it was truly hard to narrow them down to a blog post!

Art of Imagination created this elegant fabric backdrop for their ceremony, and Vale of Enna accented the aisle and ceremony stage with their gorgeous florals in shades of white, ivory, blush, and coral. I love the vintage chandeliers at Germania Place!

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46. Germania Place Wedding. Kenny Kim Photography. Sweetchic Events. Classic Elegant Wedding Ceremony. The Kiss. Recessional

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Love this escort card arrangement with the stained glass window in the background!

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The ballroom was absolutely stunning with the gold accents, and amazing florals!

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They were beyond thrilled with how their reception room turned out after the one hour room flip!

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61. Germania Place Wedding. Kenny Kim Photography. Sweetchic Events. Father Daughter Dance.

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66. Germania Place Wedding. Kenny Kim Photography. Sweetchic Events. Traditional Greek Wedding Dance.

Their adorable custom mason jar favors were a hit!

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Greek dancing was a must!

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I love a great sparkler exit!!

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 Thank you for letting us bring your wedding to life, Jennie & Stelios!

Vendors

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Germania Place
Photographer: Kenny Kim Photography
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Florist: Vale of Enna
Lighting/Draping: Art of Imagination
Ceremony Musicians: Parkwest Strings
Ceremony Officiant: Pastor Jae Hyun Lee
Baker: Oak Mill Bakery
DJ: Monastero Entertainment
Videographer: Aria Films
Make- Up & Hair: Sonia Roselli (Rebecca  & Korena)
Afternoon Transportation: Ideal Transportation
Evening Transportation: Windy City Limos
Photobooth: Smilebooth

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Jennie & Stelios’ Germania Place Wedding – Part 1

The Sweetchic team kicked off our first wedding of the 2014 season with Jennie and Stelios, a busy New York City couple who were married on May 17 at the vintage Germania Place ballroom in Lincoln Park. They were an absolute joy to work with, and it was a pleasure to bring Jennie’s vision to life! Jennie envisioned a classic, romantic wedding with gorgeous lush florals in blush and cream with accents of coral. Their day was beautifully captured by Kenny Kim Photography.

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Jennie’s 2. Germania Place Wedding. Kenny Kim Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vera Wang Helena Wedding Dress. Jimmy Choo Gold Strap with Lace inset Bridal Shoes

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I love bridesmaids in patching PJs for getting ready!!

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This series of First Look photos is one of my favorites! They are in Olive Park.

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22. Germania Place Wedding. Kenny Kim Photography. Sweetchic Events. First Look in Olive Park.

Tears at the First Look are always a good sign!

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 Outside the Civic Opera House on Wacker Drive

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Wedding day selfie, too cute!

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Stay tuned for much, much more!

Vendors
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Germania Place
Photographer: Kenny Kim Photography
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Florist: Vale of Enna
Ceremony Musicians: Parkwest Strings
Ceremony Officiant: Pastor Jae Hyun Lee
Bakery: Oak Mill Bakery
DJ: Monastero Entertainment
Videographer: Aria Films
Lighting/Draping: Art of Imagination
Make- Up & Hair: Sonia Roselli (Rebecca  & Korena)
Afternoon Transportation: Ideal Transportation
Evening Transportation: Windy City Limos
Photobooth: Smilebooth

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Cory & Mike’s Fulton’s On The River Wedding

These California love-birds, Cory & Mike, could not have been more relaxed, carefree, and loving. Their wedding at Fulton’s on the River (now River Roast) gave them the urban styled wedding they were looking for. Cory wanted candles, candles, and more candles — which Larkspur sure delivered! Michigan-photographer, Summer Jean Photography, traveled to Chicago to capture some truly special moments. And let me say, it was such an emotionally filled day, that even the Fulton’s staff were wiping away tears…

Can we just take a moment to admire Cory’s beaded dress? Oh, BHLDN….

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The bridesmaids were all in sequins and glitter. They are fantastic hanging…but wait till you see them on!

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Summer Jean Photography captured their First Look on the Riverwalk outside of Westin River North.

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Cory & Mike wanted to take their photos at locations that said “Chicago!” I can’t think of two better places than the Lakefront and “The Bean!”

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We are CRAZY for these mixed-metallic bridesmaids dresses!!

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Cory made such a stunning bride with her hair and make-up by Sara and Ashley of Sonia Roselli….

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…and Mike was so dapper in his checkered suit!

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21. Fulton's On The River Wedding. Summer Jean Photography. Sweetchic Events. Flower Girls. Sequin Flower Girl Dresses. Ringbearer. Grey Ringerbearer Suit.

For the ceremony, Larkspur adorned the entire room in candles. Down the aisle, along the windows…

22. Fulton's On The River Wedding. Summer Jean Photography. Sweetchic Events. Larkspur. Candle Lit Ceremony. Hurricane Candle Lined Aisle.

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Cory & Mike presented each other with a single red rose.  For the past three years, Mike always made sure Cory had fresh red roses on her dresser (I know, how sweet?!) They wanted to make sure that this special tradition was a part of their day.

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Larkspur did an amaaazing job creating the perfect centerpiece collection. The mercury glass enhanced the urban look of the room – with a pop of floral on each table.

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The most magical part of the reception? The industrial lights strung over the dance floor and down the cement columns. Normally, they are not there…we think they should be all the time ;).

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28. Fulton's On The River Wedding. Summer Jean Photography. Sweetchic Events. Larkspur. Mercury Glass Collection Centerpiece. Glitter Table Numbers. Industrial Lights

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Every toast that evening was filled with tears of joy and happiness. Cory’s sister, accompanied by her boyfriend on the ukulele, wrote an original song about her sister and new brother-in-law that was full of wit and memories. Everyone, myself included, was feeling that lump in their throat and a Fulton’s staff member was letting the tears flow. By far one of the most beautiful ‘speeches’ I’ve heard!

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Cory surprised Mike with a Homer Simpson Donut groom’s cake…..Mike’s face was priceless. Do you see that boyish grin?!

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36. Fulton's on the River Wedding. Summer Jean Photography. Sweetchic Events. Parent Dances.

Cory & Mike ended their night with Garrett’s popcorn favors, a ‘cigar lounge’ on the veranda, and lots of dancing!

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Thank you, Cory & Mike,  for  being such an adorable and easy going couple to work with :)

Vendors

Ceremony & Reception Venue : Fulton’s On The River (re-opening as River Roast)
Photographer: Summer Jean Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Courtney, Sweetchic Events
Florist: Larkspur
DJ: Toast & Jam
Officiant: Jefff Petty (friend of Cory & Mike)
Bakery: West Town Bakery
Hair & Make-Up: Ashley & Sara of Sonia Roselli
Transportation: Windy City Limos

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