Jane & Rahul's Langham Wedding

Jane & Rahul's Langham Wedding

Happy Friday! It's been ages since our last blog post, but we have some lovely 2016 weddings to share! Jane and Rahul chose a beautiful and elegant wedding venue, the ballroom at the Langham Hotel. But they wanted to fill their wedding with unique, "moody", and "romantic" elements that fit with their fun and quirky personalities. Jane wanted the florals to look as if they were straight from a Dutch still-life painting.

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Winter Wedding Ideas

Winter Wedding Ideas

Sure...winter may be the dreaded season due to the cold and snow (can you tell we're located in Chicago?!) but it does bring along some picture-perfect elements (as I'm looking out the window watching snowflakes dance around). There is nothing more beautiful than living inside a snow globe for a day. Here in Chicago, we can expect another 3+ months of winter, so here is some inspiration for you.

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Guest Book Inspiration

The traditional wedding guest book...well, has become an item of the past. Couples have said goodbye to the boring books filled with lined page after lined page, and have moved onto some unique ideas. You can sign practically anything!

 

Books

Stick with a traditional book, but with a unique twist!

 

Keepsakes

A keepsake could be almost anything! But most likely it will be an object that the couple will display or use. Practicality at its finest!

 

Fingerprint Guest Book

A little 'evidence' of who was really there :)

 
 From left to right:  Wedding Bee  ;  Etsy

From left to right: Wedding Bee ; Etsy

Interactive Guest Books

Some entertainment for your guest at their tables... that's sure to bring out laughs! Etsy

 
 Key to Success photo via:  Jesi Haack Design ; Others:  Martha Stewart

Key to Success photo via: Jesi Haack Design; Others: Martha Stewart

Wishes, Notes, and Tips

Your guests will have the opportunity to leave you their best wishes and some of their best tips for marriage!

 
     Left:  Style Me Pretty ; Right:  Peta Pixel

    Left: Style Me Pretty; Right: Peta Pixel

Guest Photo Books

Having  a photo booth or Polaroid camera at your wedding? Have guests paste their photos into a book with a sweet message.

Unique Escort Card Ideas

Unique Escort Card Ideas

As a refresher, escort cards are generally located in a centralized table and indicate what table each guest or couple is seated at. These cards escort the guests to the their table. Traditionally, tented cards have been used, but now bride and grooms are breaking that tradition in the most unique ways!

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Mint, Gold, Cream, and Peach Tablescape

Mint, Gold, Cream, and Peach Tablescape

A few weeks ago, my dear friend and florist Zenia of Flor del Monte hosted a lovely event at her shop in Pilsen (have to support my fellow Pilsen small businesses!) She asked if I would be interested in helping her style the focal point tablescape, and of course I jumped at the opportunity! Zenia gave me free reign to design, and I LOVE having a chance to do whatever I want!

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Spring Tablescape: Modern, Crisp, Bold, and Green!

Spring Tablescape: Modern, Crisp, Bold, and Green!

... just in time for St. Patrick's Day!! What happens when you put a Wedding Planner, a Photographer, and two Florists together in one room? A lovely tablescape inspiration shoot, that's what! With spring just around the corner (we hope!), we were inspired by a fresh palette of greens and whites, and a definite nod to Pantone's color of the year, Emerald. We also wanted to create a more crisp, bold and contemporary aesthetic... there is plenty of vintage inspiration out there.

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