Monthly Archives: December 2015

eclectic cool thalia hall wedding

In March, we were thrilled to be back at one of our very favorite venues, Thalia Hall. And with clients like Mary + Andy, we were the lucky one.! Mary + Andy are just effortlessly fun, happy and cool. I mean, any bride that gets down on the floor to have a pep talk with her flower girl and ring bearer before she goes down the aisle is awesome in our book.

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Mary + Andy got ready at the Loews Chicago Hotel surrounded by friends and champagne! Can we just take a minute to stare in awe at that dress?!?!

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We love that Mary + Andy spent time hanging with their friends, family and adorable entourage before the wedding. There’s no doubt…this couple wanted nothing more than to enjoy every minute of the day.

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Mary + Andy’s ceremony combined all of the best elements of a killer ceremony. It was sentimental and sweet with beautiful music from some of their closest friends and even had crowdsourcing technology in the best way possible.

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For the reception, Dusek’s served a family-style dinner that was to die for and the crowd relaxed and danced the night away…even the turkey. Yes, there was a man-turkey.

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*eye candy courtesy of Jentri Colello Photography

Mary + Andy’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Thalia Hall
Caterer: Dusek’s Board & Beer
Band: The Fat Babies
Photographer: Jentri Colello Photography
Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Bakery: Sweet Mandy B’s
Hair & Make-up: Friend of the Couple
Hotel: Loews Chicago Hotel
Florist: Swansons Blossoms Shop

 

winter garden wedding at a new leaf

Jackie + Jon’s winter wedding was everything a winter wedding in Chicago should be… lush, tropical and warm. Wait, what? Chicago winters aren’t any of those things? Well, when you get married at A New Leaf it is!

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We were lucky enough to help Jackie + Jon plan from the very beginning and they were so totally chill, and get a load of that sapphire ring! Love. After that, they went to Lincoln Park Conservatory for first look photos in the most tropical location they could find in Chicago in January.

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A few small touches beautified the space. Vintage rentals for the cake table from Nimble Well, truffles from Katherine Anne Confections and deep purple linens with jewel tone flowers. Winter weddings are the best.

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*eye candy courtesy of the only person we know whose feet don’t sweat, Julia Franzosa Photography

Jackie + Jon’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception Venue: A New Leaf
Caterer: Hearty Boys
DJ: Style Matters
Photographer: Julia Franzosa Photography
Planner + Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Bakery: Bittersweet
Hair & Make-up: Rachel Reiman
Stationary: Spilled Ink Press
Hotel: Hotel Lincoln
Vintage Rentals: Nimble Well
Florist: A New Leaf
Favors: Katherine Anne Confections