Archives for September 2011

TIPS from Hollie: The Wedding Party

Wow, we just found this awesome video that Hollie filmed at the Kenmore Studios back in the winter! She gave a TON of amazing tips about The Wedding Party, including tips on how to dress them, accessorize them, and most importantly… how to treat them!

(Boo, not sure why wordpress isn’t letting me embed the video, so definitely click the link!)

These are especially relevant because Hollie is a newlywed who took all of these tips to heart when it came to her own June wedding!

Here favorite tips were:

  • It’s cool to shun traditions and ignore what everyone is telling you;
  • Your guys and gals don’t have to be matchy-matchy;
  • Treat the wed party as individuals and consider unique gifts;
  • Take one-on-one pictures with your wedding party peeps;
  • Don’t delegate stupid tasks or give an annoying to-do list.

Hitched: Emily & Sean’s History Museum Wedding, Pt 3

Part 1 and Part 2 of Emily and Sean’s fabulous Fourth of July weekend wedding!

And now, onto their reception and the details. Emily really wanted an elegant, classic, and timeless wedding… and I think we achieved that look!

Delicious looking hors d’oeuvres from caterer, Food for Thought.

Cocktail hour outside on the Uihlein Plaza.

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The beautiful architectural details of their venue, The Chicago History Museum.

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We chose to use vibrant green ferns to add some color and drama to The Chicago Room.

Low, lush arrangements featuring coral charm peonies, white hydrangea, and some more green trick!

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I love how we tied the leaf accents to the leafy bar garlands!

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Another one of my favorite shots. At the CHM, you aren’t allowed to use real candles inside... so of course we had to use them outside!! The Flower Firm lined the stairs with a trail of romantic candle light.


Photographer: Dennis Lee Photography
WeddingPlanner: Sweetchic Events
Ceremony: Our Lady of Pompeii
Reception Venue: The Chicago History Museum
Caterer: Food for Thought
Floral: The Flower Firm
Stationery: Sweetchic Events
Entertainment: David Rothestein Music

Hitched: Emily & Sean’s History Museum Wedding Pt 2

Emily & Sean’s Fourth of July weekend wedding was one of my favorite weddings of the year! And this below, has to be my favorite photo out of the disc of over 1,000 images from their photographer, Dennis Lee! Gorgeous couple, great lighting, and beautiful architecture with just a hint of a sun flare…

These photos were taken in the courtyard of the Fourth Presbyterian Church.

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I loved the classic JCrew navy blue bridesmaids dresses, and the pops of pink and green from the bouquets!

The Fourth of July weekend called for some patriotic photos!

Outside the famed Chicago Board of Trade, a favorite spot for wedding party photos.

Programs created by Sweetchic Events!

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The ceremony was held at Our Lady of Pompeii, located literally one block from my home!

They chose to do one of my favorite things: a group shot with all of their wedding guests!

To be continued!