Archives for January 2014

Mara & A.J’s Hutchinson Commons Wedding – Part 1

Today we’re featuring the wedding of Mara & AJ, another one of our out-of-town couples who planned their wedding from North Carolina! They picked Hutchinson Commons at the University of Chicago, which was Mara’s alma matter. The cool thing about Hutchinson Commons, is that it was modeled after the Hall of Christ Church at Oxford University, which is where many scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed (yes, nerd alert!) It was the perfect venue for their vintage-inspired wedding!

1. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Bride's Shoes.

2. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events.

4. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Vintage Hair Inspiration. Bridal Hair Clip.picmonkey

5. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events.

6. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Ring Shot on Vault Doughnut Box.

7. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Exquisite Design.Grooms Boutonniere. White Anemone with double billy balls.

9. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Palmer House stairs First Look.picmonkey

10 . U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Palmer House Lobby. Bride and Groom.

11. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events.U of C Courtyard Photos. Bride and Groom.

I absolutely loved her grey and yellow color scheme!

13. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Bridesmaids. Grey Dresses.

15. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Groomsmen.

14. U of C. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Exquisite Design. Yellow stock, calla, billy ball, roses, dusty miller bouquet. Yellow Calla, ,Billy Bally Boutonniere.

Mara’s bridal bouquet by Exquisite Designs was a beautiful composition of white roses, yellow mums, billy balls, succulents, dusty miller and brunia berries.

16. U of C . Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Exquisite Design. Yellow Dahlia, Stock, Billy Ball, White Garden Roses, Anemones with Mini Succulent, Dusty Miller Bouquet

The University of Chicago campus was the perfect backdrop for their wedding photos! So many photo-worth spots!

18. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events.

19. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events.picmonkey

21. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Black and Yellow Vintage Programs.

Their ceremony was at one of the grandest churches in the Chicago area, Rockefeller Chapel… it was one looong walk down the aisle!

22. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Bride with Mom and Dad Walking Down Chapel Aisle.

23. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. Ceremony

24. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events.

25. U of C Hutchinson Commons Wedding. Studio Starling. Sweetchic Events. The Kiss.
Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Rockefeller Chapel
Reception Venue: Hutchinson Commons 
Photographer: Studio Starling
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Florist: Exquisite Designs 
Ceremony Officiant: Janine, Chicago Weddings
Ceremony Musicians: Parkwest Strings
Caterer: Food For Thought
Make-Up & Hair: Sonia Roselli 
Bakery: Continental Bakery 
Band: Bopology 
Transportation: American One Limo & Windy City Limo

Roseanna & Mark’s Germania Place Wedding – Part 2

If you missed it last week, check out Part 1 of Roseanna & Mark’s wedding! Now on to the reception at Germania Place… now if you’re not familiar with Germania Place, it is a gem of a historic venue, situated in Lincoln Park.

Roseanna and Mark wanted a romantic, ethereal look for their floral. Check out these amazing baby’s breath concoctions by Vale of Enna! I absolutely love the pops of purple accents against the white linens, and light wood chiavari chairs.

34. Miller Miller. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Escort Card arrangment with submerged lillies and orchids. babys breath. picmonkey

35. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Chicago Skyline Pocket Menus. gold chargers

37.  Miller Miller Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Collection centerpiece of purple hydrangea, lilies, orchids.

39. Miller & Miller Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna. Submerged orchid, lilies, and babys breath centerpiece.picmonkey

40. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Vale of Enna

42. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. White Cake with Monogram Cake Topper

Half moon Sweetheart table, with all of the bouquets lined up in a row!

44. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Sweetheart Table.

 

Just check out the amazing ceilings and chandeliers! Art of Imagination enhanced the room with uplights for ambiance and beautiful drapery at the doorways.

45. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events.  Vale Of Enna

46. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Introductions

47. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Cake Cutting

48. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Toast.

49. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Thank You Toast

50. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events.  Slide Show.

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55. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events.  Chicago Wedding Planner

They had a special guest… Tony the Tiger!

56. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Suprise Guest. Tony The Tiger.

57. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Tony the Tiger Does The Bernie.

59. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Dance.

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Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Alice Millar Chapel
Reception Venue: Germania Place
Photography: Miller & Miller Photography
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Florist: Vale of Enna
Lighting and Draping: Art of Imagination
Ceremony Musicians: Music By Lise
DJ: Okyne Media Lab
Bakery: Oak Mill Bakery
Transportation: Windy City Limo
Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Hair & Make-Up: Sonia Roselli

Roseanna & Mark’s Germania Place Wedding – Part 1

One thing I really enjoy about my job is working with out-of-town couples plan their Chicago weddings! A good number of my clients are from the coasts, either east and west. Not only were Roseanna and Mark planning from out-of-town, but they were planning from both coasts! Roseanna was in California, while Mark was finishing up some graduate studies in Massachusetts. Despite the distance, they were a dream to work with and an incredibly sweet and thoughtful couple… from multiple thank you cards, sending chocolates at Christmas, to a bouquet of lavender roses the day after their wedding, they truly made me feel appreciated!! We also bonded over our love of greyhounds, as they have a mini Italian greyhound, and I have a full-sized greyhound!

Thank you Roseanna and Mark for trusting me to be a part of your day! All photos by Miller & Miller Photography.

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2. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Rings on Chicago Skyline Invitation.

4. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride in Bridal Robe.

5. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride.

8. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groom fixing cuff links.

10. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. First Look on Sofitel Stairs

11. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. First Look on Sofitel Stairs.

12. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. First Look on Sofitel Stairs.

13. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bridal Party on Kinzie Street Bridge.

14. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groomsmen near Kinzie Street Bridge

15. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bridal Party. Chicago Skyline.

As always, Vale of Enna did a stunning job on the bouquets… with mini calla lilies, roses, garden roses,
orchids, and anemonies!

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

Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University is one of my favorite churches in Chicago. The stained glass windows are beyond compare! Roseanna and Mark met at Northwestern, so having their ceremony on campus was a must!

21. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Alice Millar Chapel.  Groom Waiting.

22. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Alice Millar Chapel. Bride walking down

23. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Alice Millar Chapel

25. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Alice Millar Chapel. The Kiss.

26. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Classic Ceremony Programs.

27. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Alice Millar Chapel. Recessional.

28. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Rose Petal Toss Exit.

29. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bridal Party.  Alice Millar Courtyard.

30. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bridesmaids. Purple Dresses.

I love the classic look of all the gentlemen in black tuxedos and bowties.

31. Germania Place Wedding. Miller & Miller Photography. Sweetchic Events. Groomsmen. Alice Millar Couryard.

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 Stay tuned for part 2, and more photos from their day!

Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Alice Millar Chapel
Reception Venue: Germania Place
Photography: Miller & Miller Photography
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Florist: Vale of Enna
Ceremony Musicians: Music By Lise
DJ: Okyne Media Lab
Transportation: Windy City Limo
Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Hair & Make-Up: Sonia Roselli