Archives for December 2013

Happy New Year from Sweetchic!

Happy New Years Eve!!! Thank you to all of our wonderful Sweetchic couples who have let us be a part of their most important day. We can’t wait for our 2014 weddings!
For now, we leave you with a few photos of just a few of our lovely couples (that we have photos of)… Cheers!

Ida Noyes Theater Wedding. Rose Tinted Lens Photography. Sweetchic Events. (5) Betsy & Jeremy
Salt Creek Photography (see more of their wedding here, and here)

26.River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Courtney & Clay
Dennis Lee Photography (see more of their wedding here, and here)

 

34.  Rookery Wedding. Kevin Le Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom on Rookery Staircase.  Jen & Eric
Kevin Le Photography  (see more of their wedding here, and here)

Vertical Pick Two-4Julie & Mike
Studio Finch

 

10. Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding. Life on Prints. Sweetchic Events. Ceremony in the English Garden. The Kiss. Kara & Louis
Life On Prints (see their wedding here)

© Redwall Photo :: www.redwallphotography.com Nicole & Ryan
Redwall Photography

20. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom. Chicago Skyline  Roseanna & Mark
Miller & Miller Photography

 

40. Trump Tower Wedding. Pen Carlson Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom on Trump Tower Terrace. Tammy & Eugene
Pen Carlson Photography (see their wedding here, here, and here

Winter Wedding Ideas

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Sure…winter may be the dreaded season due to the cold and snow (can you tell we’re located in Chicago?!) but it does bring along some picture-perfect elements (as I’m looking out the window watching snowflakes dance around). There is nothing more beautiful than living inside a snow globe for a day. Here in Chicago, we can expect another 3+ months of winter, so here is some inspiration for you!

We love the idea of bringing the winter elements into your wedding. We aren’t talking red, green, and a Christmas tree smack -dab in the middle of the dance floor here; more subtle elements will create the magical atmosphere that winter brings.

Natural Elements

Bring nature inside to enhance wedding elements such as escort cards, cake, and centerpieces. We love the varietal textures of pine cones, evergreens, and natural cotton.

natural elements From left to right, top: Everything Fabulous; Revel; Indulgy. Bottom: Bridal Guide; Wedding Chicks ;Wedding Wire

“Winterizing” Your Flowers

Generally, when you think flowers, you think spring and summer. But not many brides are going to give up florals just because its “not very winter-y” (ha, we know we wouldn’t!) So why not make your bouquets and centerpieces look a little more seasonal by adding some silver/grey elements. Our favorites are dusty miller and brunia berries.

grey elements From left to right: Bridal Snob; JL Designs; Photo by Averyhouse, bout by The Flower Firm, (see more of Elizabeth & David’s wedding here, and here)

White Wedding

There is nothing quite like the scene of fresh fallen snow. The all white look is a strikingly magical sight — and so chic!

all white wedding Left: Dashing Pearl Right:David Stark Sketchbook

All That Glitters…

For us, the holiday season is an excuse to indulge (more than we already do) in all things glittery, sparkly, shiny! Adding a little glimmer to your wedding adds a festive twist. Just be careful not to over do this. No glitter bombs please… just a kiss of sparkle!

sparkle From left to right. Top: Style Unveiled: One To Wed;  Little Big Company. Bottom: Style Me Pretty;  Taylor Made Soroirees; Ruffled 

Winter Treats

Some of the BEST desserts, treats, and drinks are made during this time of year. Give your guests  the “warm and fuzzies” with a coffee or hot chocolate bar, or add a pop of color (and extra yum!) to your bubbly.

signature drinks Left to right: Bridal Guide; One Wed; Make It Luxe 

Happy Holidays from the Sweetchic Team!

 

 

Courtney & Clay’s River East Art Center Wedding – Part 2

 

Oh my, where were we? It’s like I blinked and somehow we are halfway through December and a mere 13 days from Christmas, OYE! And I was remiss and somehow forgot to hit “submit” on this post before I went on vacation! Here is the much delayed second half of Courtney and Clay’s lovely reception at River East Art Center. (On a side note, I’m sad to report that River East will no longer be hosting events and weddings in 2014 and beyond)

I loved Courtney’s simple and elegant color scheme: kelly green, navy, and white!

28. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Green gingham Escort Cards.

48. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.

52. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Revel Decor

43. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Chair Signs.

44. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Revel Decor. Tall Centerpiece with Curly Willow and Hydrangea

46. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Revel Decor. Collection of Tall Votive Holder with Rustic Flower Box.

42. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Reclaimed Wood Table Numbers

41, River East Art Center Wedding.. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Monogram Pocket Menus

50. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.

51. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.Revel Decor. Tall Curly Willow and Hydrangea Centerpieces.

42. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Revel Decor. Submerged Tulip Centerpieces.

53. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Introductions.

54. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.Cake Cutting.

55. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Cake Cutting

56. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.

57. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.Toast by Father of the Bride.

58. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.

59. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.

60. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Father of The Groom Speech

61. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.Thank you Toast

62. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. First Dance.

63. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events.First Dance.

68. River East Art Center Wedding. Dennis Lee Photography. Sweetchic Events. Garrett's Popcorn Favors. Late Night

 

Vendors:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: River East Art Center
Photographer: Dennis Lee Photography
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Videographer: Leap Weddings
Caterer: Food For Thought

Band: Peter Hennes Orchestra
Decor: Revel Decor
Ceremony Officiant: Diane Dardon

Ceremony Musicians: Parkwest Strings
Linen: Chaircovers by Sylwia
Make-Up:  Juli Valdez

Hair: Salon Buzz
Baker: Il Giardino Del Dolce
Transportation: Windy City Limos