Monthly Archives: January 2014

award winning wedding planning in chicago

It’s true!  You’ve probably been inundated by this on TMZ and E! News all week long but we’ve won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for the FOURTH year in a row.  Sometimes it’s hard to believe we’ve been in business for four years but we couldn’t be more pleased to have this honor.  The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.  So 2014, we’re thinking you’re going to be our best year yet, let’s do this.

Weddings, Wedding VenuesAnticipation Events, Best Wedding Planners in Chicago - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner

urban wedding at ravenswood event center

So Tracey + Joshua got married: in serious style.  They hosted almost 300 people at Ravenswood Event Center in late June.  I love the story that Tracey’s friend told of how they met: she and Joshua went on a date via an online dating site.  Though she knew Josh wasn’t her person she thought he might be perfect for Tracey.  The rest is history!hipster wedding ideas

 Their first look was so sweet and Josh sent Tracey an adorable little love gift as she got ready.

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The bridal party was a blast, they were so full of life and just seemed to be having the BEST time together, Jen did an awesome job really getting so many shots that are so full of LIFE!  The dance floor was packed, the desserts and drinks were plentiful and it was the most fun party (and I was working!)

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Tracey + Joshua even gave all of the vendors a seat at a table, which was so kind!  I generally pride myself on being able to fix everything so when Tracey’s feet were hurting and she asked me if I had anything to help, I was so pleased to find out that we wear the same size shoe so I gave her my ratty old Toms.  They were (at one time) white and enabled her to dance the night away.  Maybe that should be AE’s new slogan: the shoes off our feet?  I’d do it again for her!

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*eye candy courtesy of my favorite California girl, Jen Wiley at J. Wiley Photography

Tracey + Joshua’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception: Ravenswood Event Center
Day-of Coordination: Anticipation Events
Catering: Ravenswood Event Center
Sweets Table: Sweet Mandy B’s, Uptown Brownies, Glazed & Infused, Molly’s Cupcakes
Photography: J. Wiley Photography
Band: Ken Arlen’s Indigo
Florist: Kehoe Designs
Transportation: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker
Rehearsal Dinner: Gino’s East
Make-up: Chicago Bridal Hair & Makeup
Hair: Zahadita Kudrna
Guest Hotel: Public Hotel
Photobooth: 312 Photobooth