Lauren and Phil were married at Chicago Botanic Gardens in September. Katie lead the charge and coordinated their wedding like a boss! This weekend happened to be the weekend we had three weddings and Katie, Laura and I kept in touch through the rain, the traffic and attempted to meet for a drink afterward: we failed. Luckily, Lauren and Phil succeeded in being crazy stunning. Lauren got ready at her parents home and I love her simple yet stunning choices. As a human being who has a “more is more” philosophy, I envy her ability to pull back on the reigns and put together such a simple and lovely fete.
It rained in torrential bursts but Katie and High Society Orchestra adjusted like pros, making their tent wedding happen and no one was ever the wiser (especially not in these pictures, how lovely are they?)
A few rustic details perfectly complimented the gorgeous Asrai Garden flowers and plenty of drinking, dancing and love ensued. It makes me so happy to know what wonderful people Lauren and Phil are and to hear how wonderful they thought Katie was and that we could be a little part of their best day.
*eye candy courtesy of one of the coolest ladies behind the lens, Azuree Wiitala
Lauren + Phil’s Vendors
Ceremony: St. Patrick Church
Reception: Chicago Botanic Gardens
Day-of Coordination: Anticipation Events
Catering: Chicago Botanic Gardens
Band: High Society Orchestra
Cake: Deerfield’s Bakery
Photography: Azuree Wiitala
Florist: Asrai Garden
Make-up: Sonia Roselli
Transportation: Illinois Classic Trolley Rentals & Limos Alive
Rehearsal Dinner: Lovell’s of Lake Forest