Archives for August 2011

Hitched: Lauren & Austin’s Rookery Wedding

My second wedding of the season was that of Lauren and Austin at one of my all-time favorite venues, The Rookery. It was so refreshing to meet a couple that didn’t get caught up in all the minutia of a wedding and really focused on the big picture: getting married and having an all-out party!

All images courtesy of Brian Kinyon Photography.

The First Look in front of their home!

Lovely, textured bouquets featuring white peonies, hydrangea, craspedia (aka “billy balls”) from A New Leaf.

It POURED that afternoon, but they managed to snag a few fabulous pictures around the city!

Lauren is so gorgeous…

Ceremony at the Rookery.

To Be Continued…

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Rookery
Photographer: Brian Kinyon Photography
Event Management: Sweetchic Events
Caterer: Jewell Events
Draping: Art of Imagination
Floral: A New Leaf
Band: Hitsville Revue
Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Desserts: Sweet Mandy B’s

Back to Blogging!

You might have noticed, but I’m trying to get back on the blogging bandwagon! The Sweetchic blog was sadly neglected for over 2 months, and after not touching it for so long… it was hard to force myself to write again. And more often than not, I wonder, who the heck reads this thing?

But then about two weeks ago, I received the nicest email from a reader named Molly… and I hope she won’t mind me sharing it with you!

Subject: Long Time No Blog

Hi Charlene,

Although I got married almost 4 years ago I am a regular follower of your blog.  I have not seen any recent posts and hope everything is okay with you and your family, that you are either very busy with wedding planning or away on vacation.  I’m looking forward to future blog updates.

So Molly, if you’re reading this, thank you for reminding me that there are people out there reading my blog! For those of you who are consistent bloggers (especially Mac users!!), do you have any suggestions on how to make the process easier?

And since a post with no pictures is boring, here is a random pic from or recent weekend trip to Milwaukee:

One of the most deeelicious breakfasts I’ve ever had – a cripsy shrimp, scallop & calamari scramble with tomato sauce and paprika aoli – from Blue’s Egg.

Meet the Flowers: Lisianthus

When a bride loves a soft, feminine, ruffle-y, romantic look, I’m always quick to suggest lisianthus! Not only do I love the actual bloom, but I also love the wispy, pale green buds that add texture to any arrangement. Lisianthus comes in even more colors than shown below, including indigo purple, pale green, and more!

Source, Source, Source

It is a gorgeous soft addition to romantic bouquets and centerpieces.

pink white lisianthus rose romantic bouquet

Via Floral Verde

Via Floral Verde

Do you love? I do!