When I met Jackie and Candido I knew we were going to work so well together. They are such an adorable couple, filled with love and enthusiasm for their wedding day (like all couples I know, but trust me when I say they are SO cute). Then when I found out they chose one of my favorite venues I was overjoyed. The Armour House is an incredible location for a wedding, from the dreamy garden landscape, to the marble details, the fountain and lets not forget that staircase…..swoon…That staircase is what dreams are made of. Jackie and I were on the same page when I told her we HAD To make that the focal of the room. And it was so worth it.
Video: Charlie Hilbrant Films
Event Design & Styling: Beso Events
Photography: Maria Harte Photography
Venue: Chicago Botanic Gardens
Florals: The Petal
Event Furnishings: AFR Rentals
Linens: BBJ Linen
Bridal Gown & Accessories: Ultimate Bride Chicago, Miraz Willinger, Maria Elena Headpieces
Groom Attire: Formally Modern
Hair and Makeup: Three One Two Bridal
Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Emily Rose Ink
Cake Design & Dessets: Flourish Cake Design by Sugar Fixe
Custom Engagement Ring: Susie Saltzman
Engagement Ring Box: The Mrs Box
Custom Wedding Gifts: Teak and Twine
Glass Shadow Boxes: West Elm
This sweet couple was looking for an elegant, romantic wedding filled with varying shades of lavender and plum. I don't typically work with these colors, so I was really excited to get my hands on something a bit different. So happy with how everything turned out!
Can’t wait for you to join us for our centerpiece workshop on Dec 6th! Click on the workshops tab to find out more and to register!
Neutrals are always a favorite of mine - just take a look at my closet! Classic centerpieces and bouquets with lush greenery and soft tones were perfect for this couple as well. And when the bride requested a cascading bouquet I was all over it! Bring on the cascade for 2018!
When Christi Lee Photography reached out to do a styled shoot at the new Company 251 venue I couldn’t say no. Not only is she the sweetest and incredible to work with, but the venue is to die for. I mean seriously, the marble tables are everything! Check out more photos from our amazing shoot as featured on 100 Layer Cake.
If you are looking to have an elegant garden wedding then the Chicago Botanic Gardens is definitely the perfect venue! In collaboration with Beso Events and Maria Harte Photography we created a dreamy garden party featuring oversized florals, luxe linens, the perfect ceremony spot, and one of the most incredible wedding cakes I've ever seen. Everything was straight out of a magazine.
See more of this gorgeous styled shoot on Wedding Chicks.
Event Design + Styling: Beso Weddings & Events // Photography: Maria Harte Photography // Cinematography: Charlie Hilbrant Films // Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden // Florals: The Petal Floral Design Co. // Event Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals, AFR Event Furnishings // Linen: BBJ Linen // Bridal Gown + Accessories: Ultimate Bride/Mira Zwillinger/Maria Elena Headpieces // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Groom Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo // HMUA: Three One Two Bridal // Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Emily Rose Ink // Cake Design + Desserts: Flourish Cake Design by Sugar Fixe // Custom Engagement Ring: Susie Saltzman // Engagement Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Custom Wedding Gifts: Teak & Twine // Glass Shadow Boxes: West Elm // Ribbon: Silk & Willow // Bride Model: Lauren Canada // Groom Model: Stephen Canada/Ford Models Chicago
What an honor to be a part of this series on VoyageChicago! Click the image above for the full article.
So incredibly thrilled and overwhelmed by the opportunity to not only work with Chicago's finest, but to be featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty! Pinch me! I have been waiting for this day for so long and I can't believe it's really happening. We worked so hard on this incredible shoot and I'm so happy to share it with you all.
Planning: Taylor, Amelia Cole Events @ameliacoleevents
Photographer: Tara, Roots of Life Photography @rootsoflife
Venue: Chez Event Space @chezeventspace
Hair & Makeup: Ioana + Jen, Rare Bird Beauties @rarebirdbeauties
Stationary + Paper Goods: Emily, Emily Rose Ink @emilyroseink
Floral: Tajalli, The Petal @thepetalchicago
Cake + Sweets: Toni Patisserie, @tonipatisseriecafe
Dress + Accessories: Mira Couture @mira_couture
Dress Designers: Pronovias, Justin Alexander & Lucian Matis
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bubbling Brides @bubblingbrides
Menswear: The Black Tux @theblacktux
Table + Bar: Tablescapes @tablescapeschgo
Draping + Chandeliers: Concept Effects @concepteffects Lounge: Bowery & Bash @boweryandbash Ring Box: The Mrs. Box @the_mrs_box
Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon Co. @bellameribbon Candles & Candle Holders: Creative Candles @creative.candles
There is beauty in simplicity. And this wedding was the perfect example of modern elegance. Every wedding should have peonies and a hanging installation, I'm just saying :)
Photographer: Courtney Cimo
Venue: Chez Event Space
How have I not yet posted this gorgeous wedding on my blog yet I have no idea. Vanessa and Edgar are the sweetest couples. One of those couples that when they look at each other you can just see the love in their eyes and in their hearts. I had so much fun working with them to create the perfect fall Chicago wedding at a local venue, The Carleton of Oak Park. Vanessa wanted tons of greenery, moody blooms, and plenty of candle light. I think we achieved all of those things.
I seriously can not believe how quickly this year went! I remember being so excited for all the wonderful weddings I had planned for 2017 and then I blinked and it's December.
What a great year filled with gorgeous weddings, wonderful clients, amazing support, fantastic venues, and of course tons of flowers. I'm so grateful for an amazing year and I can't wait for 2019!! Here we go!
Since it's the end of the year I thought I'd share with you my top 5 bouquets created this year. So here they are in no particular order. I can't pick a favorite, can you?
A rainy day in April didn't stop these two from having a stunning wedding at the incredibly gorgeous South Shore Cultural Center. And can I just take a second to gush over these photos by Hello Rose Photography, I mean seriously!! They are absolutely dreamy.
My floral dreams came true for this spring styled shoot I did with a couple of amazing partners. When Christy Tyler Photography approached me to be a part of her Lighting Workshop for Photographers I was thrilled. I decided that I was going to totally go for it and create what I've been wanted to do for a while. A romantic, whimsical inspirational shoot filled with soft florals and gorgeous candles. This was my first time working with so many incredible people. Everything was so perfect!
Big shout out to all the amazing people who worked on this styled shoot. It couldn't have happened without all of your talents.
Photographer: Christy Tyler Photography Model: Aimee Mazzenga
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Venue: Chez Event Space
Florals: The Petal
Dress: Alice in Ivory
Hair & Makeup: Debra Petrielli Freelance Hairstylist & Makeup Artist
Paper goods & ring box: Jenn Heller Design Co
Linens: BBJ Linen
Rentals: Chicago Vintage Weddings
Video: Robert Cawthorne Wedding Films