It was a beautiful summer day in August when Liz and Andrew tied the knot. The wedding took place at Madonna Della Strada Church and the party continued after at the stunning Chicago History Museum. Here are a few sneak peeks capatured by the talented Jennifer Driscoll. Click here to view the entire gallery.
Happy Monday, everyone! I'm sure a few of you are ready to head home for the holidays, so safe travels to you.
We wanted to send a big thank you to all of our fabulous 2010 brides and grooms for making us a part of their big day. It was truly our most successful year and we couldn't be happier! I'm going to post a year-at-a-glance this week capturing all of the beautiful memories, so stay tuned.
Today's post is of a romantic and vintage wedding we produced in early September at the Chicago History Museum. I absolutely loved working with the bride and groom, Madeline and Audie. We met for the first time on Halloween of 2009. Madeline came in with her long locks of hair and fake eylelashes - she looked just like a princess. They proceeded to tell me they were getting ready to go out for the evening and to please excuse their made-up appearance. Having it been our first meeting, I just thought this was a very handsome couple. You be the judge by the photos below.
The theme of their wedding day was vintage romance, so we went with a muted, "tea-stained" color palette of blush, amethyst, butter, and cream. Other elements incorporated were albino peacock feathers, gold trimmed vessels, and old brooches. It was stunning!
Thanks to David Wittig Photography, we are able to share these beautiful images with you. You can also view a slideshow of this wedding on his website. Enjoy!
Doesn't she look like a princess?!!
Every princess needs a pair of "glass slippers".
Bridal Bouquet: Roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, and feathers
The happy couple outside of the Chicago History Museum
The Escort Card Table: Vintage dress form adorned by floral
Mid-Level Centerpiece: Hydrangea, roses, spray roses, and lisianthus
Low Centerpiece and Head Table
The Reception Room at Chicago History Museum
A little note from the bride and groom:
"Truly, your flower presentation at my wedding exceeded my expectations. Even now, people are still talking about it! You were able to capture my vision and make it a reality...and for that, I am incredibly grateful. My wedding day was perfect, and I have you to thank for creating such a glamorous and elegant ambiance. Thank you so much for making it an unforgettable day :)"
This wedding was truly a labor of love! Maureen worked so hard to make sure every little detail was covered from the gold trimmed escort cards to the table markers - the entire wedding was just stunning! We were so happy to play a part in making their wedding day complete.
Phew! We've just wrapped up 5 weddings over the course of 3 days and I'm happy to say that they all were fabulous! I have to give a shout out to our staff for working countless hours on every little detail - and believe me there were many!!! Thank goodness we have such a talented bunch.
Today I wanted to highlight the first wedding at the Chicago History Museum that kicked off our marathon weekend. Linda and Mark, a very busy couple working long hours in the consulting world managed to plan their entire wedding between international flights to offshore clients. They both envisioned a traditional, grand, and romantic setting for their big day. What better flower to use than a rose? We used LOTS of them - over 1400 stems of blush pink roses.
To complete the look, we selected BBJ's Orleans Damask linens and silver chiavari chairs. Spin Light Design brought in pinspot lighting and blush washes of uplights throughout the room. Romance achieved!
Finally, the cake done by the ever so talented Mary from Take the Cake was stunning!!
Here are a few shots captured by a member of our crew, Danny. Thanks much!