Heather + David were married in May 2014 at Chez Chicago. They really rallied when they lost their original venue just a few weeks before their wedding. All of us vendors kind of tried to jump in and help them find a new space and it was weird how it worked out — Heather kept talking about bright, light, open and airy spaces. I think Chez ended up being a better fit than their original choice and theirs was the very first wedding they had. A leap of faith, maybe, but man did we all have our game faces on ready to throw ourselves in front of a bus for these two. READ MORE
Britta + Ty were married in September 2013 at a private residence in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Some family friends live on a gorgeous piece of property that seems otherworldly, like you stepped into a magazine. With Britta’s great style (she owns Faithful Roots) a gorgeous setting and a wild and crazy bridal party, this was one of my most memorable weddings from 2013!READ MORE
Michelle and Todd were married at The Rookery in August 2013. As you can plainly tell from this photo, they had a terrible time. Ha! So much fun and lightheartness with these two made for just a lovely day for everyone. Aislinn, girl wonder and coordinator extraordinaire got Michelle and Todd down the aisle and to the party with ease.READ MORE
Emily + Dan were married in October at one of my favorite hotels in the city: The Blackstone Hotel. There is so much character and jaw-dropping architecture in that one Michigan Avenue building. Doesn’t hurt to have the loveliest bride to casually perch on the sill of a stunning art deco window for a snap either!READ MORE
It’s still amazing to me, almost six months after the fact that my home and work space was featured on Apartment Therapy. Every year instead of making a New Year’s resolution I try to make a list of ten goals for myself for the year. Some are semi-attainable like “visit a new country” and some are kind of a stretch like “pay off student loan.” They are work-related, personal, financial, anything goes, as long as it gives me focus for the year ahead. One of the goals that I wasn’t sure was possible last year was to get my apartment published. After living here for a year and spending all of it scouring thrift shops, painting, refurbishing and hanging things I was pretty proud of my 1,000 square feet of urban living.