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love wins at the promontory

Ellen + Kathy’s wedding at The Promontory last year was everything you want in a wedding – sweet, deeply personal, and super fun!

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Ellen + Kathy had a beautiful ceremony at The Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer before heading to The Promontory in Hyde Park for an intimate celebration with friends and family. It was a special day for everyone, AE included because the day before their wedding (literally) the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. (Better late than never, people.) But it made it an even more jubilant celebration, for sure.

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*eye candy courtesy of Sebastian Kowalski Photography

Ellen + Kathy’s Vendors

Ceremony Venue: The Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer
Reception Venue/Caterer: The Promontory
Planner/Day-of Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Ceremony Musicians: Old St. Pat’s Cantor & Irish Traditional Band
Photographer: Sebastian Kowalski Photography
Florist: The Blossom Boys
DJ: Cage & Aquarium
Rehearsal Dinner: The Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer
Hair & Make-up: J. Andrews Salon
Hotel: Palmer House Hilton
Rentals: Tablescapes

 

 

 

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Margaret + Tito’s wedding at Moonlight Studios last winter was nothing short of an explosion of color, which as you know is our very favorite kind of explosion.

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Margaret + Tito started their wedding day getting ready with friends and family before heading out to take some killer first look photos with Heather DeCamp Photography. Plenty of aunties were on hand to help get Margaret dressed. And I spy Ruk from Ruk + Matt’s wedding earlier in the year!

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From there, they headed to Moonlight Studios for one of the most beautiful, colorful ceremonies possible celebrated by a Hindu priest and vows and rings presided by a friend of the couple. That was all before the party started and they did a quick change of outfit so they could dance the night away.

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We loved being part of Margaret + Tito’s wedding, truly the most down to earth and fun people!

*eye candy courtesy of Heather DeCamp Photography

Margaret + Tito’s Vendors:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Moonlight Studios
Caterer: Jewell Events Catering
DJ: Toast and Jam
Photographer: Heather DeCamp Photography
Hair + Make-up: Debra Petrielli
Hotels: Hotel Allegro, Palmer House Hilton
Florist: Revel Decor
Mendhi Venue: Jackson Junge Gallery
Transportation: Windy City Limousine
Planner/Day-of Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Lighting: Sound Investment
Photo Booth: Gifyyy Photo Booth
Valet: Five Star Valet

sweet spring wedding at meson sabika

Barb and Frank were married in the spring at the most lovely chapel, Trinity Church and hosted their closest friends and family at Meson Sabika for a lunch wedding reception. Everything about the day was meticulously planned by Elizabeth, Barb, and Frank and not even a little bit of rain could spoil their fun.

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*eye candy courtesy of Anni Cee Photographie

Barb + Frank’s Vendors
Ceremony Venue: Trinity Church
Reception Venue: Meson Sabika
Caterer: Meson Sabika
DJ: Funky Turtle
Ceremony Musicians: Moeller Music
Photographer: Anni Cee Photographie
Planner & Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Bakery: Meson Sabika
Cake: Fontano’s
Hair & Make-up: SG Skincare
Hotel: Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Transportation: Naperville Trolley
Florist: Petal Play Design Studio

DIY backyard wedding

We just love a good outdoor wedding, so when Jenna + Max asked us to coordinate their wedding at Max’s family’s house in Wilmette, we couldn’t wait! Combine the most perfect, personal venue with some seriously awesome DIY details an amazing band and a fun-loving crowd and you have one of the best weddings ever!

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Jenna + Max started out the day getting ready at their next door neighbors house so they could have a blast hanging out with their wedding party while keeping the wedding venue spotless! When hosting a wedding at a residence, having the neighbors on board is key.

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From there, Jenna + Max headed out with their wedding party for some beautiful first look photos around the neighborhood and along the beaches of Lake Michigan.

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While they were off taking pictures, Elizabeth was back at the house making sure that each and every one of Jenna’s DIY details was in place and it looked spectacular when guests arrived! The biggest DIY however, came courtesy of the homeowners, Max’s stepmom is the most amazing gardener and cultivated some serious eye candy with the big day in mind.

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With the scene set, Jenna + Max were ready for the time of their lives! From the sweet ceremony to the rockin’ dancing to our pals Gussied, Jenna + Max’s wedding was one to remember. When you are invited into someone’s home it’s always a little different than meeting them at a venue. You get to know them a little better, you feel a little more like “one of them.” I definitely fell a little bit in love with Max’s family with all of the time we spent together, and couldn’t have been happier for Jenna + Max.

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*eye candy courtesy of Megan Saul Photography

Jenna + Max’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Private Residence
Caterer: Food Evolution
Band: Gussied
Make-up: Aglaïa Bridal
Hair: Stephanie Reed
Photographer: Megan Saul Photography
Planner and Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Hotel: Sheraton Northbrook Hotel
Florist: Four Finches

camp wandawega wedding-reunion

What do you get when you combine fireworks, Camp Wandawega, a grilled cheese food truck, swimming, the biggest campfire you’ve ever seen, merit badges and old school games? The campiest weekend ever and Elena + Ken’s fourth of July wedding extravaganza!

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Elena + Ken’s wedding was more than a wedding, it was really a weekend of fun and family reunion with all of their best friends at one of the best places on Earth: Camp Wandawega. The guests started off the weekend with old school camp games where they could win merit badges created by the couple. Throughout the day, everyone enjoyed breakfast on the hill, grilled cheese from the food truck for lunch and, of course, tasty beverages all day. We know, you wish you were there.

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While the guests played volleyball, potato sack raced and practiced their archery skills, Elena + Ken headed into the cabins to get ready. You can’t help but love a beautiful setting like this for getting ready for your wedding day!

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While the guests played and the couple got ready, we made sure each and every detail was in place from the mismatched chairs for the reception to the luminaries for late night shenanigans on the dock.

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Of course, with Camp Wandawega as your backdrop Elena + Ken had to sneak off to get some amazingly gorgeous photos.

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Finally the festivities begin with a super sweet ceremony overlooking the lake and a fun-filled reception followed by a bonfire of epic proportions!

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*eye candy courtesy of Elena + Ken’s pal, Esteban Monclova

Ceremony + Reception: Camp Wandawega
Caterer: Best Events
Food Truck: Toasty Cheese Food Truck
DJ: criend of the couple
Bakery: Lakeland Bakery
Photographer: Esteban Monclova
Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Transportation: Little Red Bus
Florist: Arranged by friends of the couple