Jane & Rahul’s Langham Wedding

Happy Friday! It’s been ages since our last blog post, but we have some lovely 2016 weddings to share!

Jane and Rahul chose a beautiful and elegant wedding venue, the ballroom at the Langham Hotel. But they wanted to fill their wedding with unique, “moody”, and “romantic” elements that fit with their fun and quirky personalities. Jane wanted the florals to look as if they were straight from a Dutch still-life painting. So no ordinary bouquet would do… Vale of Enna created this fabulous cascading bouquet with the most stunning King Protea!


Their beautiful letterpressed invitations from Magnificent Milestones were black with rose gold foil ink, and a romantic floral envelope liner in a slate gray envelope.


This escort card table definitely fit the Dutch still-life feel!!




I absolutely loved their burgandy and gold mandap with cascading florals and branches!



The stunning acrylic candelabras truly set the mood…









Thank you Jane and Rahul! Your wedding was truly stunning and you guys were such fun to work with!

Venue: The Langham  Chicago
Photographer: Steve Koo Photography
Planner: Sweetchic Events
Floral & Decor: Vale of Enna
DJ: Style Matters
Bakery: Elysia Root Cakes
Make-Up: Christina, Nika Vaughan
Ghost Chairs: Chaircovers by Sylwia
Linens: BBJ

Style Me Pretty: A Secret Loft Garden

Ahhh!! It’s been sooo difficult to contain my excitement about our photoshoot that is featured today on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog!

Back in the winter, I had lunch with Grace from Vale of Enna Floral Design and photographer Kenny Nakai, who had recently moved into their fabulous new studio space in Lincoln Park. Uhm, hello-what-a-perfect-place-for-a-photoshoot!! There are a ton of pics in the SMP feature and even more eye-candy in the Gallery, but here’s one that’s not in there:


Grace and I, tired and happy after hours of tweaking and perfecting :)

Here is probably one of my favorite shots. I am OBSESSED with the hanging mirrored table number!



I can’t even explain how tricky these bubble shots were to pull off!! But I saw it in my head and was determined to bring it to life. It involved me standing on a tall chair, ungracefully huffing and puffing, while Grace fanned the bubbles in the right direction, all while Kenny snapped a million shots! But totally worth it :)


Another one of my favorite details were the mirrored escort cards in the glass globe holders with a dainty ranunculous bud.


What do you think, friends?!

Images by Nakai Photography.
Event Design & Styling by Sweetchic Events
Florals by Vale of Enna
Draping by Art of Imagination
Food by Pure Kitchen Catering
Calligraphy by Write by Mike

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Color Scheme I’m Lovin’: Seafoam + Coral

Mornin’! I don’t typically post color boards here on the Sweetchic blog, but I am so in love with this particular color scheme right now, I just had to share some inspiration:

Seafoam + Coral + Gold/Amber accents

So perfect for spring… Enjoy!

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Limited One Shoulder dress in light green, $54
Coral charm peony bouquet and tablescape via Style Me Pretty
Chinese Laundry Willy Shimmer in 18K, $56
Stella & Dot Signature Clover Drop earrings, $49
Succulent and dahlia bouquet via Style Me Pretty
West Elm recycled glass vases, $12 each
Candles in Ocean Blue and Coral, Prices vary by size

What color scheme are you currently lovin’?!

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