Allison & Brad’s Lake Geneva Wedding – Part 1

When Allison reached out to me in 2015, I was so thrilled to hear from her! I helped her sister Emily, plan her 2011 wedding, and just fell in love with their wonderful family. Allison and Brad wanted a semi-destination wedding outside Chicago, and settled on the lovely resort town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The Lake Geneva Country Club was the perfect venue, and luckily they had some connections to members who were able to sponsor them in order to host their wedding there! Allison envisioned a classic, romantic and relaxed wedding day with some country club prep, and it all came together beautifully! Lisa Mathewson Photography perfectly captured their day full of love, family, and friendship.

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Vendors:
Reception Venue: Lake Geneva Country Club
Church: First Congressional United Church of Christ
Photographer: Lisa Mathewson Photography
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Videographer: Vaughter Weddings
Florist: Frontier Flowers of Fontana
Linen & Lighting: M & M Special Events
Band: Blue Water Kings
Bakery: Julie Michael Cakes
Hair & Make-up: Sana & Korena with Sonia Roselli
Transportation: Kobussen

 

Cassidy & Thad’s Blackstone Hotel Wedding – Part 2

Cassidy envisioned floral arrangements with an organic feel… not too “neat” with lots of greenery and lush white and blush flowers… yet fitting with the classic ballroom. A tall order, but Vale of Enna always delivers! Since it was June, the coral charm peonies were in full bloom! Tons of candles were a must… along with blush pink linens, champagne, napkins, gold chiavri chairs, and gold beaded rim chargers.

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THANK YOU, Cassidy & Thad, for letting us be a part of your wonderful wedding day!

Vendors:
Venue: Blackstone Hotel Chicago
Photographer: Pen Carlson
Planner: Sweetchic Events
Florist: Vale of Enna
Church: St. Joseph’s
DJ: Toast & Jam
Classic Car: Classic Wedding Cars
Wedding Party Transportation: M & M Limo
Lighting: Chicago Lighting Design
Linens: Chaircovers by Sylwia
Hair & Make-up: Nika Vaughan
Photobooth: Fotio

Cassidy & Thad’s Blackstone Hotel Wedding – Part 1

Cassidy & Thad asked for a romantic, elegant, and delightful wedding in a gorgeous ballroom… ask and ye shall receive! They had their wedding in the beautiful ballroom at the historic Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Avenue. The Blackstone has one of my favorite ballrooms in the city with its high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and old world charm. A million thanks to Pen Carlson for sharing these amazing images!

The invitations Cassidy chose from Magnificent Milestones truly set the tone for their formal wedding.

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Cassidy looked stunning, with a slightly retro-glam look. Her textured and organic bouquet by Vale of Enna looked like it was freshly plucked from an English Garden. The blue delphiniums were a slight accent as a nod to Thad’s favorite color blue.

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A vintage car to the ceremony…

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Their traditional Catholic ceremony was at St. Joseph Church in River North.

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One of my favorite photos from their day… they look SO HAPPY!

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Stay tuned for their reception!

Vendors:
Venue: Blackstone Hotel Chicago
Photographer: Pen Carlson
Planner: Sweetchic Events
Florist: Vale of Enna
Church: St. Joseph’s
DJ: Toast & Jam
Classic Car: Classic Wedding Cars
Wedding Party Transportation: M & M Limo
Lighting: Chicago Lighting Design
Linens: Chaircovers by Sylwia
Hair & Make-up: Nika Vaughan
Photobooth: Fotio