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eclectic, vintage wedding at thalia hall

Shine bright like Ruk + Matt! Last winter, when Ruk + Matt got married at Thalia Hall, it may have been dreary and cold in Chicago, but you wouldn’t know it by look at their bright and colorful wedding. With the most amazing vendor team and the coolest clients out there this January wedding was one hell of a way to kick off our 2016 wedding season.

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Ruk + Matt’s wedding was the perfect combination of everything about them – traditional, colorful, vintage, hip, and one big ball of fun, starting with their mehndi ceremony at a friend’s house.

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The next day was the big one. Ruk + Matt got ready and took their first look photos at Thalia Hall. On the most auspicious day, with a cake on every table, they flew in their favorite YouTube performer, donned their fancy clothes and partied all night long. Truly, this is a great example of the living the Anticipation Events brand.

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Ceremonies on stage bring the best kind of drama. Nothing but gorgeousness with that flower canopy created by Fleur?! I mean, come on with your ridiculous beauty. Can we plan this wedding every weekend?

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Following the ceremony, guests had cocktails on the balcony while we flipped the room for dinner and dancing. Ruk + Matt are one of the sweetest, kindest couples we have ever had the pleasure of working with, and everything about this wedding was so much YES.

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*eye candy courtesy of Heather DeCamp Photography

Ruk + Matt’s Vendors
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Thalia Hall
Caterer: Dusek’s
DJ: Toast & Jam
Cocktail Hour Musician: Mike Masse
Photographer: Heather DeCamp Photography
Hair & Make-up: Debra Petrielli 
Hotels: Palmer House Hilton & JW Marriott
Florist: Fleur
Bakery: Alliance Bakery
Rentals: Tablescapes
Transportation: Windy City Limousine
Planner & Day-of Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Valet: Five Star Valet

 

 

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Cleary, we just can’t get enough Thalia Hall weddings! But who can blame us? Killer vendor team? Check. Fun fabulous couple? Check. Gorgeous unforgettable wedding? Check, check! Hope you enjoy the eye candy as much as we do!

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Melissa + Eric started their day getting ready at the Palmer House Hotel before heading out to the crazy Chicago wilderness for some photos. We love any couple that’s up for trekking through some obstacles to take amazing shots, but these guys embraced it in a whole new way.

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From there, Melissa + Eric headed to Thalia Hall for a sweet, sentimental ceremony, amazingly delicious dinner and, of course, to dance the night away! Thalia Hall has exposed brick, amazing patina on the walls and a dramatic chandelier in the entry, which is one of the reasons we love it so much: you really don’t need to decorate it. Melissa and her dad shimmied to a Blues Brothers homage, guests took snaps in front of their harvest moon, and that bouquet: StemLine Creative CRUSHED it!

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*eye candy courtesy of Ryan Moore Photography

Melissa + Eric’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception: Thalia Hall
Caterer: Dusek’s
Bakery: Oak Mill Bakery
Ceremony Musician: String Theory
Band/DJ: Style Matters
Hair: Hair by Jenny B
Make-up: Makeup by Ioana
Photographer: Ryan Moore Photography
Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Hotel: Palmer House Hilton
Florist: StemLine Creative

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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

 

styled shoot at thalia hall

So fun to finally get to share all of the pictures from this styled shoot we did at Thalia Hall before it was renovated and open to the public! An amazing crew of vendors pitched in to create one of my very favorite shoots ever. We coordinated and styled all of this amazingness, which I always find so amazing to see it all come together. Watch the video here and check out the feature on Burnetts Boards here.

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Thalia Hall Styled Shoot Vendors:
Venue: Thalia Hall
Concept, Style and Coordination: Anticipation Events
Food: Dusek’s Board & Beer
Drinks: Punch House Chicago
Photography: Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Videography: Poetic Productions
Floral: Forget Me Knodt
Wedding Gowns: Mignonette Bridal and Alyssa Kristin Bridal
Stationery: Spilled Ink Press
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Makeup: Megan Kind for Chicago Ave. Salon
Hair: Debra Petrielli
Vintage Rentals: re:find Joy
Rentals: Tablescapes
Linen: BBJ Linen
Brides: Devon Sinead Thompson & Grace O’Neill
Groom: Pete Falknor
Jewelry: Redefined Design
Veils: Plume and Lace

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James + Cyril said “oui!” at Thalia Hall in August.  A lawyer and an architect, one from Chicago and one from France, these two have enough style in their pinky fingers to pull off the chicest wedding of the year. Thalia Hall was built in the 1800’s and was restored and reestablished in May of 2014 after having been vacant for 50 years. An architectural wonder in and of itself and coupled with James and Cyril being the very first wedding Thalia Hall hosted was just the kind of experience they were looking to wow their guests with.

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They got ready together, which I kind of love. No nervousness or build up, just two people who get up every morning and get ready in the same room doing it on their very special day in fancy suits and being trailed by a photographer. No bigs.  They hit the city and the Pilsen neighborhood for some photos with their wedding party on their way to Thalia Hall.

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The stage was set (see what I did there?!) for a magical ceremony on stage in front of their custom-made neon sign with the most important little word of the day, “oui!” Original wood floors, exposed brick, tin ceilings, there are literally no decorations needed at Thalia Hall. Cocktail hour was hosted in the balcony and dinner on the main floor followed by the most epic dance party with state of the art sound and lights (what else would you expect from a music venue?) and a fog machine might have made an appearance.

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A truly amazing day for an exceptional couple, and we couldn’t have been happier to be a little part of their day!

* eye candy courtesy of Scott Kaplan Photography

James + Cyril’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception: Thalia Hall
Catering: Dusek’s Board & Beer
Planning + Day-of Coordinating: Anticipation Events
DJ: Jojo (friend of the couple)
Photographer: Scott Kaplan Photography
Florist: Foxglove Studio
Transportation: The Trolley Car & Bus Company
Rehearsal Dinner: El Ideas
Hair: The Suite Spot
Hotel: Swissotel
Linens: BBJ Linens