Archives for October 2012

Hitched: Iain & Sara’s Douglas Dawson Gallery Wedding – Part 2

Happy Friday!! Back to Sara & Iain’s intimate, gardeny wedding at the Douglas Dawson Gallery! When a client asks for a “gardeny” look, I know Vale of Enna does it right… and thank you Steve Koo for the lovely photos!

Sara and Iain are avid runners and actually met running in Central Park (in NYC), so her aunt designed these adorable running shoe escort cards!

We did a mix of round, square and rectangular tables in the Gallery. It was kind of like Jenga, figuring out the best fit, but I think it worked out perfectly!

Their table numbers were their favorite spots in Central Park

Tabasco sauce favors… Sara’s dad’s side is from Louisiana, so Tabasco is family favorite!

Sara’s dad and uncles jammed a few family favorites before the DJ took over!

 Venue: Douglas Dawson Gallery
Photographer: Steve Koo Photography
Wedding Coordination: Sweetchic Events
Caterer: Food For Thought
Baker: Amy Beck
DJ: Toast & Jam
Ceremony Musicians: Music by Lise
Floral: Vale of Enna
Hair/Make-Up: Sonia Roselli

Hitched: Iain & Sara’s Douglas Dawson Gallery Wedding – Part 1

When Sara & Iain came to me last fall to help plan their June wedding at the Douglas Dawson Gallery, I was thrilled to work with this lovely New York couple, and also excited to work at a new (to me) venue! They wanted a warm, intimate, personal, garden-y affair in the city, and I think we achieved that look and feel. Photographer Steve Koo captured these beautiful images and I’m so excited to share them with you!

Being a New Yorker, Sara purchased her gorgeous Jim Hjelm dress at Kleinfeld’s (for you Say Yes to the Dress fans!).

I said they wanted “intimate” and “gardeny”…and the small garden right outside the Douglas Dawson Gallery was absolutely perfect. They wanted to see each other for the first time at the ceremony, so Sara literally stepped out of the limo and down the aisle.

I love love love the ivy-covered garden wall! This venue is truly a gem in Chicago’s West Loop!

Their friend officiated their wedding, and something he said must have been funny!

In addition to being a New Yorker, Iain is British, so Food for Thought served “chips” in newspaper cones with a little British flag as a nod to his roots!!

And as a nod to Sara’s American roots, mini grilled cheese sandwiches. SO delicious…

Love is in the air…

This absolutely stunning crescent shaped bouquet featuring lady slipper orchids, lisianthus, roses, stock, lily of the valley, and sweet pea was created by Vale of Enna, and probably one of my favorite bouquets of ALL TIME! Not many brides request lady slipper orchids (the green and white striped ones), but I absolutely love them!

Stay tuned for their beautiful reception!

Venue: Douglas Dawson Gallery
Photographer: Steve Koo Photography
Wedding Coordination: Sweetchic Events
Caterer: Food For Thought
Baker: Amy Beck
DJ: Toast & Jam
Ceremony Musicians: Music by Lise
Floral: Vale of Enna
Hair/Make-Up: Sonia Roselli

Hitched: James & Leslie’s Rookery Wedding – Part 3

Part 1 & Part 2 of James & Leslie’s Rookery wedding! Now onto the details and reception! Photos by Kenny Kim.

Succulent escort cards, my favorite!!

Leslie’s sister designed all the stationery and signage for the wedding! I love talented siblings :)

A great way to show off those engagement photos!! (Also by Kenny Kim)

Simple, elegant cake by Bittersweet.

The simplest way to dress up a Sweetheart table, is to lay down all the bouquets and line the front of the table! I used to put them in vases, but they would block the couple’s faces!

We kept everything soft and pale… with a few bright pops of pink!

Thanks, Leslie & James… I miss you guys! Cheers!

Venue: The Rookery 
Photographer: Kenny Kim
Wedding Coordination: Sweetchic Events
Caterer: Jewell
Baker: Bittersweet
DJ: Okyne Music Lab
Ceremony Musicians: Julia Yang
Floral: Fleur
Hair/Make-Up: Park Jun Salon