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…

Bride's shoes

Bridal gown at the JW Marriott

White and green bridal bouquet

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

white and green bridesmaid bouquet

First look at the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago Wedding Photos

Navy Bridesmaid dresses

Bridesmaid shoes

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Rookery Ceremony

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Rookery Chicago Ceremony

Key Escort Cards

Newlywed escort cards and rings

Sweetheart table Rookery Chicago

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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Sweetheart table Rookery Chicago

Avant Gardenia white and green Centerpieces

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

The Rookery Wedding

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.

Night Board of Trade wedding photos

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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Holy Name Cathedral ceremony recessional

ceremony send off at Holy Name Cathedral

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

Holy Name Cathedral courtyard

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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.

Bride and Groom first dance

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

Bride and Groom Olive Park Wedding Photos

xo-tm

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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Happy Anniversary Heather & Mark!!!

Our Soirée team would like to wish Heather and Mark a happy one year anniversary!

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Heather & Mark exchanged vows and celebrated at Chicago’s Newberry Library. Uniting two families and two religions, Heather and Mark had an interfaith wedding ceremony complete with a chuppa adorned with floral from StemLine Creative.

Chicago wedding Newberry Library Jewish ceremony Interfaith ceremonyLaura Witherow Photography captured some gorgeous shots of Heather and Mark’s big day, including the quintessential Chicago skyline picture, and a creative way to remember their wedding date.
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Bouquets, centerpieces, and floral decor were all artfully created by Avant Gardenia.

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Newberry Library wedding Chicago wedding

Guests enjoyed a delicious meal from Food for Thought, and for desert a cake from Cake Chicago to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Chicago wedding Newberry Library weddingAll of Heather and Mark’s guests enjoyed a late night snack with popcorn favors from Chicago’s favorite: Garrett’s Popcorn Shops!

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Chicago wedding Soiree wedding city weddingCheers to Heather and Mark! We wish them many more years of a happy loving marriage.

 

 

Happy Anniversary Amy & Michael!

Cheers to our lovely couple, Amy & Michael, on one year of marriage!

soiree wedding Chicago wedding ivy roomAmy & Micheal celebrated their nuptials at The Ivy Room at Tree Studios.

ivy room chicago wedding soiree weddingKingenSmith photography was onsite to capture every sweet moment shared between this close knit family.

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In the excitement of the wedding day the rings were misplaced, so Amy & Michael chose to use borrowed rings from family members during the ceremony. However, Soirée discovered the rings, and they were delivered to the altar just in time!

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HMR Designs created elegant and romantic centerpieces for each table, including Amy & Michael’s intimate head table we adore!

AmyMichael_0409AmyMichael_0406AmyMichael_0364AmyMichael_0405Tipsy Cakes and More made Amy & Michael’s wedding that much sweeter with this delicious three tiered masterpiece, decorated simply with flowers.

tips cake soiree wedding chicago wedding ivy roomEntertaining Company prepared a delicious dinner for Amy & Michael’s guests, as well as these scrumptious hors d’oeuvres.

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Our Soirée team would like to wish this family many more years of love and happiness!