The team from Tamara Makeup and Hair Artistry made sure that Jennifer and her bridesmaids looked like absolute perfection (and stayed that way) despite the July heat. Jennifer looked stunning, but believe it or not, she looks that way every day. Steve's Flower Market created the perfect bouquets with garden roses, spray roses, lisianthus, ranunculous, astilbe, and the perfect amount of greenery accents for that lush, romantic look.Read More
We were so thrilled when our friends at Art of Imagination asked us to partner with them on their vignette for the second annual Chez Wedding Pop Up! In case you're not familiar, Chez is one of the most unique, contemporary loft spaces in downtown Chicago, located in Streeterville. A perfect blank canvas with 17' ceilings and white spaces for you to create any type of look you envision! This is the second year that Chez hosted a Wedding "Pop Up" to feature their beautiful venue space, and also to highlight some of their favorite wedding vendors.Read More
When Aleksandra contacted me just six short weeks before her intended wedding date, she had a church booked, and nothing else! We got right to work... she envisioned an elegant, intimate wedding with just 30 of their closest family and friends! We LOVE intimate weddings, so we were so excited to help bring her vision to life. She fell in love with the private dining room at Spiaggia, which are so stately and chic. Thank you to Elizabeth Nord Photography for these lovely images!Read More
Picking up where we left off (see our tips on selecting your ceremony & reception venue and hashing out your wedding budget), your next step may be selecting your caterer. The reason we say may be, is because if you've chosen a venue with an in-house or exclusive caterer, your selection has already been made for you.
So let's break down the different types of catering verbiage you may run into on your wedding planning journey:Read More
t's the new year, and we're looking back at wedding's from last year! When Jennie & Nic came to us, they had a good idea of what they wanted their wedding to feel like - whimsical and romantic. They also wanted to include little nods to The Beatles throughout their wedding, since 'Across the Universe' was one of the first movies they ever watched together. It was such a pleasure to bring their wedding visions to life, and we could not have done it without the amazing Avant Gardenia. Seriously, just wait until you see these photos by Kristin La Voie Photography -- they'll just make you swoon!
Now on to the fun stuff! Stemming off the budget talk, we suggest picking your top three elements of a wedding day, and making them the priority. Are you foodies? Allocate more money to the food portion of your budget, and maybe a little less on floral. Is photography important? Allocate more to a photographer, and go more budget friendly with a videographer, if you choose to have one.Read More