This wedding had so many amazing details that really took the venue to a whole new level. And how can you go wrong with classic white and green? Not to mention the cake was seriously one of my all time favs - those greens were made for that cake. The couple was absolutely gorgeous and their intimate ceremony and reception was so lovely. I was so lucky to work with the incredibly talented Kristen Cloyd Photography who captured these stunning photos.
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!
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
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.
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.
How incredible is it to have twenty of your closest friends and family join you for an intimate ceremony and reception at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Chicago for a dreamy winter wedding. And to top it off the bride was totally laid back and ready to enjoy her day. She wanted everything to be clean, simple, elegant, and timeless with white blooms and rich greenery. We went with two beautiful white arrangements and a candle lined aisle for the ceremony and a lush cascading garland of greenery accented with a few white blooms for the long reception table. Thank you so much Jennifer and Gabe for including us on your wedding day!
Sometimes you get insanely lucky as a floral designer to meet a bride who puts complete trust in you and your designs. And when that happens, magic happens. I had so much fun creating a modern, elegant wedding for Caroline and Adam at The Dawson. We were pleasantly surprised by the unseasonably warm November day which made this fall wedding truly perfect.
It's freezing outside, so I'm just going to chill in front of my computer and look at pretty pictures of flowers and happy couples. Amanda and Max were a pleasure to work with. When I heard she wanted an Italian Mediterranean theme for her big day I was all over it. Here are a few photos from the amazing photographer Sally O'Donnell Photography and some taken by yours truly.