Happy Anniversary Liz & Steve!

Happy one year anniversary to Liz and Steve, who were married April 13th, 2013 at the beautiful and iconic Allerton Hotel!

3A5A6128 Liz and Steve enjoyed a sunny and cool Spring day for their wedding day festivities.  The very talented Cristina G Photography captured the day, and all the lovely little details!  StemLine Creative designed the floral, as well as the lovely organic inspired chuppah.

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Some of the evenings most memorable moments were the Russian traditions such as dances and toasts, the Father/Daughter Waltz and a Hora that got everyone out on the dance floor!  It was a night to remember!  Congrats guys!  Here’s to many, many more fabulous years!

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Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day!

xo- tm

 

Happy One Year!

Happy Anniversary to our April 6, 2013 clients: Lindsay + Brandon and Alisa + Jason!

Lindsay and Brandon packed their bags and headed to Sonoma, California for their lovely, vino-inspired, destination wedding ceremony.  They had 15 of their closest friends and family with them to celebrate their nuptials at the Lodge at Sonoma.  The weather was lovely and the event was perfectly intimate!  Memorial weekend, Lindsay’s parents hosted all their local family and friends at their home in Batavia for part II — a back yard bash equipped with a pig roast and catering from Sweet Baby Ray’s, a gelato cart from Black Dog Gelato, and the MOB’s home made italian creme and limonchello cakes!  Both celebrations were such lovely affairs!

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Live music aficionados, Alisa and Jason, hosted their April 6th wedding at Chicago’s historical Vic Theater in Lincoln Park.  The bride and groom ceremony took place on stage, which late became stage to a line up of several live music bands during the reception.  Guests enjoyed a three course dinner from Wolfgang Puck Catering and delectable cupcakes from Chicago Cupcake.  Such a fun couple, and unique, one-of-a-kind wedding!

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Happy Anniversary to both couples!

Love –the Soirée Team

 

Lindsay and Brandon’s photos: Susan Adler

Alisa and Jason’s photos: George Street Photo and Video

CSW Designers Challenge: British Invasion!

Looking back on 2013, we were so happy to be apart of so many beautiful weddings and events.  We were also so excited to be invited to participate in Chicago Style Wedding‘s Designers Challenge!  And since 2013 was such a big year for the royal family, we thought we’d do our part to welcome Prince George to the world with a British themed styled shoot!  Check out what we did with the help of some awesome vendors!

Instead of tea cups, crumpets and fascinators – we channeled the Rock & Roll feel of iconic British Rockers. With bold colors and hard lines, the Union Jack inspired this theme provoking a Kings table designed with a touch of feminine elegance, suitable for the likes of Victoria Beckham and Annie Lennox. Meanwhile, the bar lounge was an edgy take on a Groom’s Room where Ringo Star, Bono, Sting and Led Zeppelin would lounge, drinking pints while having a jam session. All of the elements came together to create a sexy, edgy and elegant affair.  Wouldn’t you agree?

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xo! tm

design: Soirée Weddings & Events

photography:  carasco photography

cake:  alliance bakery

floral design:  avant gardenia

paper, signage, stationary:  noteworthy notes

rentals:  Tablescapes & Precision Sound & Lighting

linens:  Bbj Linens

stemware & decorative accents:  Z Gallerie

wall graphic:  Speedpro Imaging

Carlee+Dan: Destination… Cancun!

Here’s to remembering a beautiful beachfront wedding on this cold Chicago day!  Carlee & Dan looked absolutely fabulous as they enjoyed their fun, beach-themed wedding in Cancun.  Here’s a look back…

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Wedding Planner and Event Design: Soirée Weddings & Events

Venue:  Me Cancun, a Melia Resort

Cater: Me Cancun

Photographer:  Cage & Aquarium

DJ:  Cage & Aquarium

Floral:  Eufloria

Audio/Visual:  J&S Audio Visual

Red Carpet Trend: Color Blocking

Don’t tell us you didn’t see the Gloden Globes last night!  We know you were on the edge of your seat watching all the hottest celebs strut their stuff down the red carpet.  We were too!

Is it just us or was there a ton of color blocking this year?!  Here are some of our faves…

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Our guess is that we’ll be seeing a lot more of this trend in wedding fashion, too.  What do you think?  Would you choose color blocked dresses for your bridesmaids or should they stay on the Red Carpet?  We want to hear your thoughts, so chime in!

xo- camille

Doug+Diana: The Museum of Contemporary Art

As wedding season comes to a close, we are now embarking on “planning season.”  The weekends slow down a bit, but pick back up in Spring.  During this off-season, and as we start to get the photos back from photographers, we would like to take a look back at the events we did in 2013.  We will feature a few every month, for your viewing and planning pleasure!

We were so happy to be a part of Diana and Doug’s big day this past July at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  It was the perfect setting for a stunning couple!  Here are a few of their beautiful photos by Diana Lupu:Chicago Weddings View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachweddingView More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachweddingView More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachweddingView More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding

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xo- tm

Coordinator: Soirée Weddings & Events

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Cater: Wolfgang Puck Catering

Photographer: Diana Lupu Photography

DJ: Cage & Aquarium

Floral: Sweet Petal

Lighting: MDM Entertainment

Cake: Magnolia Bakery

Dress: Nicole Miller

Accommodations: W Lakeshore – Chicago

And the color of the year is… Radiant Orchid!

Well, here it is.  The color of the year for 2014.  And we absolutely love it!  

It’s rich and warm and fun!  We thought we’d share our favorite ways to incorporate it into your life… or your wedding day!

If you are getting married this year, check out these ideas for using Radiant Orchid as a main color or just a splash.

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Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your wardrobe…

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Or try adding a blast of color into your home…

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Goodbye Emerald and Hello Radiant Orchid!  2014 is going to be a radiant year!

xo- camille and tm