Archives for August 2012

Hitched: Sarah & Raj’s Westin Itasca Wedding

Happy Friday!! What a whirlwind week, trying to catch up after a week-long vacation!

Today I’m sharing some beautiful photos from our clients Sarah & Raj’s wedding, by the amazing Deonna Caruso. They were married on June 16 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in the beautiful Lakeside Pavilion. Sarah & Raj were such a warm and gracious couple… working with them was absolute pleasure!

2.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. Kim Piech. Getting Ready

 

 

6.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events.
10.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. 11.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events.

14. Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events.Kim Oldis. White, Pink. Purple Rose Bouquets.

Sarah loves butterflies, so I loved that her programs were shaped like butterflies! So many sweet touches!

I LOVED the soft white draping in the Lakeside Pavilion!! The silver chiavari chairs were a last minute addition, but completely worth it :)

18.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. 19.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. 21.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. 25.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events.

Art of Imagination created beautiful ambiance with gobo lighting projected onto the draping, and florist Kim Oldis transformed the room with her beautiful, garden-y florals!

27.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. Reception 28.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. Kim Oldis. Pink Rose, PeonyCenterpiece Collection. 29.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. Kim Oldis. Pink Poeny Centerpiece 31.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. Sarah's Pastries & Candies.
32.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. Sarah's Pastries & Candies. 34.  Sarah & Rajan. Westin Itasca Wedding. Deonna Caruso Photography. Sweetchic Events. Venue: Westin Chicago Northwest
Photographer:
Deonna Caruso Photography
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Baker: Sarah’s Cake & Pastries
Ceremony Musicians: Symphony Sounds
DJ: DJ Chicago
Lighting/Decor: Art of Imagination
Florist: Kim Oldis
Hair/Make-Up: Kim Piech

 

Accessorizing Your Gents

For far too long, the Groom and his Groomsmen have been ignored when it comes to wedding fashion! We’ve seen a major comeback of tie bars (aka tie “clips”) and pocket squares, so now the guys can take their wedding day apparel to a new level. Tie bars and pockets squares can be worn individually or together to add some extra panache to their look.

Our favorite look is the clean, sleek Straight Fold, also known as the Presidential Pocket Square… so classic!

Via GQ 

Via GQ  

Via  Matt Metzgar

Honestly, who needs a boutonniere when you already have the perfect pop of color?!

Via GQ

Via BuyOnineFashion

There isn’t just one way to fold a pocket square! Looking for different looks and folds? We love these tutorials by the The Urban Gentleman.

Hitched: Alicia & Kris’s Newberry Library Wedding – Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of Kris & Alicia’s lovely wedding

Alicia & Kris wanted to have their ceremony in Washington Square Park, directly across the street from the Newberry. The park provided a beautiful backdrop and an existing stone walkway became the perfect aisle.

THEY DO!

Stunning florals by Fleur!

I <3 Ruggles Hall… it is so stately and elegant!

In the library, their tables were aptly named after famous books…

Alicia surprised Kris with this pool table groom’s cake by Flour Cake & Pastry!!
It was perfection, and he was so excited :)

Flour Cake & Pastry created a delectable dessert bar that guests couldn’t wait to dive into!

Not only did Alicia surprise Kris with a groom’s cake… but Kris surprised Alicia with a slide show!! I’ve never had a wedding where both the bride and groom planned a surprise for the other… amazing!

DJ Victor from Cage & Aquarium kept the dance floor PACKED the entire night, and many guests stayed until the very last song! And the party continued way into the night in their hotel suite nearby!!

As someone mentioned in their speech, “This is the most fun you’ll ever have at the library!”

Thanks, Alicia & Kris!

Venue: The Newberry Library
Photographers: iLuvPhoto
Wedding Coordination: Sweetchic Events
Caterer: Stefani’s Signature Events
Dessert Table/Cake: 
Flour Cake & Pastry
Floral: Fleur
Make-Up & Hair: Kim Piech
Linens: Chaircovers by Sylwia
Ceremony Musicians: Parkwest Strings
DJ: Cage & Aquarium