Happy Anniversary Denise & Paul!

This month we would like to wish Denise and Paul a Happy One Year Anniversary!

Denise and Paul exchanged vows on November 2nd at St. Vincent de Paul followed by a reception at Spiaggia Private Events.  Thanks to Genevieve Lauren Photography for these images, and here is a look back at their special day!

Denise got ready with her best friend, Roseann at The Sofitel. Paul got ready at home and met his bride at the Sofitel for the First Look.

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Gorgeous bridal bouquet in white, ivory and blush pink from Exquisite Designs.

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Have you been inside St. Vincent?  If not, you should!! Such a beautiful church!

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Guests enjoyed Spiaggia’s delicious Italian menu, including arugula salad, homemade gnocchi and ending with assorted gelato to accompany wedding cake from Bittersweet Bakery.

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DJEdwin from Style Matters started the party with Denise and Paul’s First Dance to “At Last” by Etta James.

Congrats to Denise and Paul!   Wishing you many more years of happiness! xo!

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Happy Anniversary Angela & Ryan!

This week we would love to wish Angela and Ryan a Happy One Year Anniversary!  The two said “I Do” in an elegant and intimate ceremony on October 26th at Spiaggia Private Events.

Jennifer Jackson Photography captured all the pretty details from this beautiful and timeless wedding.

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Avant Gardenia designed the gorgeous white bouquets.  This complimented Angela’s dress perfectly!  white bridal bouquet

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After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a 4 course Italian dinner and then danced the night away to the music of DJ Alan from Okyne Media Lab

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Congrats to Angela and Ryan! We wish you many more happy, healthy and blessed years!  xo-tm

Vendors:

Planner: Tiffany Munster, Soirée Weddings & Events Photographer: Jennifer Jackson DJ: DJ Alan Okyne Media Lab Florist: Jenna Sprengel, Avant Gardenia  Linens: Private Label Linens Reception Venue (catering): Spiaggia Cake: Bittersweet Bakery Officiant: Bob Guntourious, Hearts and Hands Bride’s Accommodations: Ritz Carlton

Happy Anniversary Beth & Eric!

October is the new June for weddings! And this month we celebrate a few anniversaries! Starting with Beth and Eric’s gorgeous Rookery Wedding that was on October 5th last year!
Belen from Orange 2 Photography photographed this lovely wedding – here are some of the details from the day…

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Avant Gardenia designed bouquets and centerpieces.  The ever so soft touches of green were so romantic and unique!

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Jewell Events Catering wowed the guests with a delicious 3 course meal, and the cake was by Amy Beck Cake Design.

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The navy, green, white, and gold color palette complimented the marble, gold, iron and brass Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture of the Light Court.

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The Rookery WeddingPhotobooth and DJ were both by Non Stop Entertainment, and the guests really seemed to enjoy both!  Beth and Eric danced the night away with their guests..and had just a moment to pop outside for a few late night photos.

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Happy 1 year to Beth and Eric!  We are honored that you chose Soirée to be a part of your special day!  We loved designing and coordinating this day for you!

Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss <3

xo-tm

Happy Anniversary Bianca & Mike!

Time to get caught up on some anniversary posts!! Today we are wishing a happy first anniversary to Bianca and Mike, who were married last year on September 28th!

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The ceremony took place at Chicago’s iconic Holy Name Cathedral. Jai Girard photographed the perfect couple on their perfect day!

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The Bridesmaids wore lovely midnight purple-colored gowns, with complimenting purple bouquets designed by Yanni Design Studio.

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The Reception was held at The Renaissance Schaumburg, starting with a cocktail hour reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, a raw bar and sushi station.

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Yanni Design Studio continued the gorgeous decor into the ballroom, with lovely centerpieces consisting of roses, orchids and hydrangea in purple, pink and white.

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Guests dined in luxury while they enjoyed a 5 course meal accompanied by Dom Perignon Champagne.  After dinner, espresso, wedding cake and a full sweets table, guests danced the night away to the music of Larry King and his 22 piece orchestra.

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What a night to remember!  Congrats again to Bianca and Mike!  Here’s to many years of blessings and happiness!

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Happy Anniversary Kristina & Jim!

Happy Anniversary to Kristina & Jim!

We had so much fun working with this couple and their families for their big day. With a taste of some Irish and Greek culture, this couple tied the knot at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church and danced the night away to DJ Nate Seider from Style Matters at The Drake. Kristina and Jim sure do know how to have a good time!

The gorgeous pastel floral arrangements were designed and provided by Avant Gardenia. The night was captured by the fabulous Tim and Bethany Taballioux from Tim Tab Studios.

Here is a look back at the details from their special day!

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Happy Anniversary Kristina & Jim! Here is to many many more!

xoxo

-DH

Wish Upon a Wedding Presents: All That Jazz – Blissful Wishes Ball

Tickets are on sale now for the 5th Annual Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball! The event will take place on Monday, November 3rd at The Chicago History Museum.

Wish Upon a Wedding Gala

Black tie optional or dress in your favorite Speakeasy Chicago Flapper Flair!

Click here to purchase your tickets!  Can’t wait to see you all there!

-Tiffany Munster, Chicago PR/Media Chair for Wish Upon a Wedding

Happy Anniversary Lisa & Scott!

Happy Anniversary Lisa and Scott!

We got to celebrate this couple just last month when their lovely wedding was featured in Style Me Pretty!  (click here to see the feature! )  But here is a look back at the details!!

We loved planning with this couple - they were so fun to work with!  Lisa left most of the details up to us – but when it came to the reception, they loved being with their friends and family!  They knew how to host a fantastic party!

The couple was married at the charming and rustic Gallery 1028.  Calihan Catering provided the delicious cuisine.  The gorgeous white and green floral was designed by Alexandra Jusino from Exquisite Designs.

 

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High Society Orchestra kept the dance floor packed all night!  All the pretty details are described in the Style Me Pretty feature, but thanks to the ladies of Studio Starling for capturing all of these lovely images from the day!

Happy Anniversary Lisa and Scott! Here’s to many, many more!

xo!

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