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waterside wedding at shedd aquarium

If you want to get married against a backdrop of stunning lake views and don’t mind soaring dolphins stealing the show, there’s only one place to go. And that’s just what Kim + Michael did when they got married at Shedd Aquarium this summer. The setting was perfect for this fun-loving couple!

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Kim + Michael started the day getting ready surrounded by family and friends before heading out for some stunning first look photos along the Chicago River. Because, ya know, it had to be waterside!

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After photos, the couple made their way to Shedd for their lakeside and poolside wedding ceremony and reception. And if you were wondering, the dolphins really did jumped for joy when they said “I do!” A beautiful and very personal ceremony was followed by an outdoor cocktail reception against the most amazing skyline backdrop anyone could ask for. Guests surrounded the Caribbean Reef while they dined and who could forget the many impressive layers of the festive Kransekake cake – a family tradition! An epic dance party commenced proving that this couple, their friends and families really know how to have some serious fun!

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*eye candy courtesy of Tim Tab Studios

Kim + Michael’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Shedd Aquarium
Caterer: Sodexo at Shedd Aquarium
DJ: Music By Design
Photographer: Tim Tab Studios
Planner/Day-of Coordinator: Aimee of Anticipation Events
Hair: Tamara Make-up & Hair Artistry
Make-up: Jen Baker
Hotel: Swissotel
Florist: Allium Floral Design
Rehearsal Dinner: Riva at Navy Pier
Transportation: First Student Bus + Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

classic downtown wedding at howells & hood

Angeline + Roman no longer live in Chicago, so for their wedding they wanted a classic Chicago experience where their guests could enjoy the best the city has to offer. With a ceremony at Holy Family Church and reception at Howells & Hood in the Tribune Building, their wedding delivered just that!

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Angeline + Roman got ready just over the river from their reception venue at the Hyatt Regency Chicago before heading out to take a few photos around downtown. We love that Taz Luto from Heather DeCamp Photography did such a great job of capturing their laughs in these photos! Angeline + Roman were having a blast and it shows!

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After photos, Angeline + Roman headed to the stunning Holy Family Church for their ceremony. It is truly a classic with architecture utterly to die for.

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Following the ceremony, everyone headed to Howells & Hood in the Chicago Tribune building for cocktails, dinner and dancing into the night in the center of it all on Michigan Avenue.

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*eye candy courtesy of Taz Luto from Heather DeCamp Photography

Angeline + Roman’s Vendors
Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Church
Reception Venue: Howells & Hood
Caterer: Howells & Hood
DJ: Toast & Jam
Ceremony Musicians: Paul French
Photographer: Heather DeCamp Photography
Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hair & Make-up: Pin Me Up
Florist: Ashland Addison Florist
Bakery: Sweet Mandy B’s
Rehearsal Dinner: Fulton Market Kitchen
Transportation: Ideal Charter