Archives for July 2013

Tammy & Eugene’s Trump Wedding – Part 3

See more in Part 1 and Part 2 of Tammy & Eugene’s wedding…

As a nod to Eugene’s Indonesian/Chinese heritage, they honored their families with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony.

69. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Korean and Indonesian Tea Ceremony.

70. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Korean and Indonesian Tea Ceremony.

71. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Korean and Indonesian Tea Ceremony.

And then… it was party time!

73. Trump. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Manzanita Branch Escort Card Arrangement with Ombre Petals, Hanging Crystals, Pink and White  Orchids.

74. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Introduction.

75. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Cake Cutting.

76. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.  Cake Cutting.

77. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Chair Signs.

A beautiful and heart-felt toast by Tammy’s sister, Sarah, who happens to be a good friend of mine (and introduced me to Tammy!)

79. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Maid of Honor Toast.

78. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Maid of Honor Toast.

As the Best Man should, Blake entertained the crowd with a humorous toast.

80. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.  Best Man Toast

81. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Toasting.

I always think it is appropriate for the Bride and Groom to thank their guests for celebrating with them and recommend it to all of my couples!

84. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Thank You Toast

The Grand Ballroom was aglow in a romantic wash of pale pink lighting… so stunning!

85. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Frost Lighting.Elegant Grey and Blush Pink Wedding. Blush Pink Uplighting. Blush Pink Ceiling Drapery.

86. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.

 

The food at the Trump Chicago is absolutely divine, especially this miso glazed sea bass… *drool*

87. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Dinner

82. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.  Bride and Groom Kiss. Bride and Groom Chair Signs.

89. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. First Dance.

91. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. First Dance.

Pen Carlson’s photos of Tammy’s Father/Daughter dance get me every time… so sweet!!!

92. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Father Daughter Dance.

93. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Father Daugther Dance.

94. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Mother Son Dance.

95. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Parent Dances.

97. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Frost Lighting. Vale of Enna. Blush Pink Uplighting. Blush Pink Ceiling Drapery.

98. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Grey and Blush Pink Dessert TAble.

What a delicious dessert table spread!

99. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Blush and Grey Dessert Table.

100. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.  Dancing

101. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Dancing.

Shutterbooth created custom backdrop with the grey trellis pattern that matched all of their stationery/decor for their “open” photobooth.

102. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Open by Shutterbooth photo booth. Custom Gray Backdrop. Bride and Groom kiss. Props.

103. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.  Open by Shutterbooth photo booth. Custom Grey Backdrop. Group photo with props.

A wonderful time was had by all… and to all a good night!

104. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.

Vendors

Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events, Inc. 
Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Church
Floral Design: Vale of Enna
Lighting & Drapery: Frost Lighting
Hair & Makeup: Sonia Roselli
Transportation: Chicago Trolley
Cocktail Musicians: Parkwest Strings
Bakery: Cake
Photobooth: Shutterbooth

Tammy & Eugene’s Trump Wedding – Part 2

Now where were we? Oh yes, Tammy and Eugene got married! Here is Part 1 with their getting ready and ceremony photos, by Pen Carlson. Next, they trolleyed around town for some fun bridal party photos!

31. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bridal Party on Trolley.

32. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bridal Party on Clark Street Bridge.

33. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groomsmen on Clark Street Bridge.

34. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bridesmaids on Clark Street Bridge

36. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Holding Hands.

37. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom on Clark Street Bridge.

One of the perks of hosting your wedding reception at the Trump is being able to take some gorgeous shots overlooking the city on on the spectacular outdoor terrace of Trump’s restaurant, Sixteen.

38. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bridal Party on Trump Tower Terrace.

39 . Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom on Trump Tower Terrace.

40. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom on Trump Tower Terrace.

42. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Trump Tower Terrace. Light Grey Bridesmaid Dresses. Blush Pink ,Grey and white Bouquets.

Tammy was truly one of the most glamourous brides we’ve had the honor of working with!

43. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride on Trump Tower Terrace.

DETAILS & RECEPTION

We worked with Vale of Enna to create one of my favorite escort card tables of all time. In the center was a dramatic manzanita arrangement, literally dripping with phaelenopsis orchids, dangling crystals, and hanging votive candles. The escort cards (hand-written by me) were laid on a bed of rose petals in an ombre color scheme, going from white, ivory, pale pink, to bright pink, from one end of the table to the other. It was perfection.

44. Trump. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Manzanita Branch Escort Card Arrangement with Ombre Petals, Hanging Crystals, Pink and White  Orchids.

45. Trump. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Manzanita Branch Escort Card Arrangement with Ombre Petals, Hanging Crystals, Pink and White  Orchids.

Tammy was overjoyed when she saw the ballroom for the first time!

48. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Charlene. Chicago Wedding Planner.

51. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Pink and Grey Menus. Blush Pink Napkin.

Vale of Enna worked her magic on these dramatic, draping centerpieces atop silver mirrored vases that dripped with peonies, roses, anemonies, orchids, lilies, and hanging amaranthus.

58.  Trump. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Mirrored Vase Centerpiece Hydrangea, Lillies, Orchids, Blush Pink Peonies, Roses, Hanging Amaranthus.

The centerpieces sat atop a rhinestone pedestal riser, and was surrounded by a quartet of stemmed candle holders, each wrapped with more rhinestones. The arrangement was also flanked by four petite satellite arrangements in mirrored vases. We chose dove grey linens, pale pink napkins and silver chiavari chairs, all rentals from Chaircovers by Sylwia.

54. Trump. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Black and White Elegant Table Numbers. Tall Stem Candle Holders with Rhinestones. Blush Pink Florals.

The other style centerpiece was also tall and dramatic, in a rounder shape atop a white glass vase and draped with hanging crystals. The arrangement was also surrounded by stemmed candle holders, and larger satellite arrangements in white glass cylinders.

61. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. White Filial Vase with White Blush Pink Hydrangea,Peonies. Roses, Lillies, Orchids.

53.Trump Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Elegant Ivory and Blush Pink Peony, Rose Centerpiece in Milk Glass Vase. Rhinestone Candle Holders.

The two alter pieces from their ceremony with bursts of pink dendrobium orchids were re-used on their head feasting table.

55. Trump Tower. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Head Table . Gray Linens. Glass Vase topped with an array of pink and white dendrobium orchids.

Their favors were custom mugs with their Tammy and Eugene’s monogram.

56. rump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Pink and Grey Monogrammed Mugs. Favors.

Their delicious wedding cake was by Cake (yes, that’s the name of the bakery!), and had alternating tiers of delicious banana cake and chocolate fudge cake, both with a rich creme brulee filling. Delicate rhinestone bands and delicate piping perfectly complimented the trellis pattern and monogram on their wedding invitation, which you’ll see in the next photo below.

57. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. White, Plush Pink, and Rhinestone Wedding Cake.

67. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Gray and Blush Pink Custom Invitations.

Frost Chicago created this beautiful fabric treatment in the ceiling with soft voile fabric, each section 10 feet wide, and lighted with a wash of pale pink lighting.

62. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Frost Lighting. Elegant Gray and Blush Pink Wedding Reception. Blush Pink Fabric Ceiling Drapery.

Pale pink uplights and centerpiece pin spots put the finishing touches on the Grand Ballroom.

64. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Frost Lighting. Elegant Gray and Blush Pink Wedding Reception. Blush Pink Fabric Ceiling Drapery.

65. Trump. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.Vale of Enna. Mirrored Vase Centerpiece Hydrangea, Lillies, Orchids, Blush Pink Peonies, Roses, Hanging Amaranthus.

66. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Bride and Groom Sign on Silver Chavari Chairs. White Hanging Orchid Chair Decor.

Up next… their fun filled reception!

Vendors

Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events, Inc. 
Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Church
Floral Design: Vale of Enna
Lighting & Drapery: Frost Lighting
Hair & Makeup: Sonia Roselli
Transportation: Chicago Trolley
Cocktail Musicians: Parkwest Strings
Linens & Chairs: Chair Covers by Sylwia
Bakery: Cake
Photobooth: Shutterbooth

 

Tammy & Eugene’s Trump Wedding – Part 1

This year, we officially kicked off our wedding season with a *BANG* with Tammy & Eugene’s sumptuous wedding at the Trump Hotel Chicago. Tammy is the sister of one of my good friends, Sarah of Hello Monday Creative (who designed this website!!)… and so after choosing their venue, Tammy’s next call was to me! Nearly a year in the making, I loved working with this wonderful couple to create their dream wedding. They wanted a classic, elegant affair with an emphasis on the floral and decor (my fave!). We pulled together a fabulous team and it was everything they dreamed it would be!

One of my favorite husband and wife duos, Pen Carlson Photography, was behind the lens and didn’t miss a moment of this beautiful day!

Eugene and his groomsmen looking dapper while waiting for things to get started.

2. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groom looking in mirror.

1. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groom's Monogrammed Cuff.

4. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groom Tying Bow Tie.

5. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groom.

Adorable boutonnieres with ranunculous on the left and a mini succulent on the right, both accented with a fiddlehead fern (the curly brown swirl).

6. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Groom's White Ranuncuclus Boutonniere. Groomsmen Green Mini Succulent Boutonniere.

A nice shot of the mini-itineraries that I put together for the Bridal Parties.

3. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Mini Bridal Party Itinerary. 7. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride's Dress. Personalized Hanger.

I could not get over Tammy’s gorgeous Monique Lhullier two-piece gown, with intricately beaded and embroidered bustier and high-waisted skirt. So fashion-forward!

8. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Brides Dress.

She was absolute perfection, with classic, elegant hair and makeup by Sonia Roselli’s team.

9. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Bride.

 Her amazing bouquet by Grace of Vale of Enna with fluffy peonies, anemonies, cymbidium orchids, ranunculous, and velvety dusty miller.

10. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. White Anenome, Blush Rununculus and Peonies, White Garden Rose Bride's Bouquet.

The bridesmaids bouquets also had grey succulents!

13. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Green Succulent, Blush Peony and Ranunculus Bridesmaids Bouquets.

14. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Bridesmaids on Trolley.

11. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Best Man and Groom traveling to church.

Time to get married at Holy Family Parish.

12. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groom entering Holy Family Churh.

Tammy’s sister, Sarah, designed all the stationery pieces… naturally!

15. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Pink and Grey Ceremony Programs.

One of the two enormous alter pieces by Vale of Enna with sprays of pale pink dendrobium orchids.

16. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Altar Decor. Glass Vase topped with an array of pink and white dendrobium orchid.

Tammy’s mother wore a beautiful traditional Korean dress called a hanbok.

17. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride walking into Holy Family Church.

I can’t stop beaming at them!

18. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.

19. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride walking down isle with parents.

Eugene was so happy to see his radiant bride!

20. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groom's face as he sees his bride.

27. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.

22. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Kneeling at Altar

23. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.

24. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.

25. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events.

They Do! They Kiss! Congratulations!

28. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. The Kiss.

29. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Recessional

30. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom outside Holy Family Church.

Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3, with many more swoon-worth photos!

Vendors

Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events, Inc. 
Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Church
Floral Design: Vale of Enna
Lighting & Drapery: Frost Lighting
Hair & Makeup: Sonia Roselli
Transportation: Chicago Trolley
Cocktail Musicians: Parkwest Strings
Bakery: Cake
Photobooth: Shutterbooth