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
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?
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