Happy Anniversary Sarah & Eric

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Crazy big first anniversary wishes for Sarah and Eric from Soirée Weddings & Events!

We can’t stop raving about this wedding held at The Mid. Buckle up, because it’s quite the ride!

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Rockin’ photos by Joshua Albanese Photography!

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Aloft Circus Arts provided some high-flying entertainment pre-ceremony and during the reception.

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Does anyone have whiplash from all of the amazingness yet?

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Lighting by MDM Entertainment!

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Moody florals designed by StemLine Creative!

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Food Evolution kept appetites satiated!

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Zhantra Entertainment provided a champagne greeter and LED costumed performers!

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Sweet Table Chicago set up a dazzling display of confections!

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An amazing time was had with a fabulous couple!

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Rave on, Sarah and Eric! Rave on!!

VENDORS: Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events | Floral: StemLine Creative | Ceremony & Reception: The Mid | Photographer: Joshua Albanese Photography | Catering: Food Evolution | Sweets Table: Sweet Table Chicago | Lighting: MDM Entertainment | Rentals: AFR Event Furnishings | Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Kate Johnson Artistry | Aerialist: Aloft Circus Arts | Entertainers: Zhantra Entertainment

Happy Anniversary Cristina & Zach!

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The Soirée Wedding & Events team would like to wish a happy first anniversary to Cristina and Zach!

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Just lovely! Hair and makeup by Kate Johnson Artistry!

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CZC-250-1The ceremony took place lakeside at the Chicago Park District Chess Pavilion!

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An intimate reception was held at the swanky J. Parker at the Hotel Lincoln.

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All beautiful photographs and stunning detail shots by Cristina G Photography!

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Vale of Enna designed all of the simple yet delightfully elegant arrangements.

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What a sweet couple!

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The bride and groom and their guests got crafty on the rooftop deck!

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We wish bright days and happiness to this adorable couple!

VENDORS: Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events | Floral: Vale of Enna | Ceremony Location: Chicago Park District/Chess Pavilion | Venue: J. Parker at the Hotel Lincoln | Photographer: Cristina G Photography | Hair & Makeup: Kate Johnson Artistry

DIY Personal Touches

Searching for ways to make your wedding unique to you and your other half? Try creating DIY (Do-It-Yourself) personal touches to add to your special day! We have shared some DIY touches from our very own Soirée Weddings & Events brides below:

Our first featured bride made escort cards with vintage World’s Fair playing cards. She also created her table numbers by using her left over invitations and number templates!

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Cristina G Photography shot the lovely photos of these DIY touches.

This fall-inspired bride spray painted mini pumpkins gold and added them to her guest’s place settings. At the end of the evening, her guests were able to take them home as a keepsake.

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Victoria Sprung photography snapped photos of these metallic goodies!

Our next bride hand made these lovely soy wax candle favors for the guests at her wedding. She also added a special note thanking them for being a part of her special day!

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Samantha Simmons photographed these enchanting candles.

This sweet-toothed bride baked all of her grandma’s cookie recipes with her mom. They spent the Thursday before the wedding baking together. When the wedding day arrived, we had big cookie jars out on the sweets table labeling each flavor!

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This bride’s dad hand made pottery vases for her center pieces – how sweet! Each one was unique and one of a kind. The guests were encouraged to take one home as a gift at the end of the celebration. All of the vases were stamped with her dad’s emblem and the wedding date.

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Becky Hill Photography captured the photos of these beautiful center pieces.

We hope you have gained some inspiration from these creative brides!

Happy Anniversary Holly & Dan!

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A rousing chorus of ‘happy first anniversary’ from the Soirée Weddings & Events team to Holly and Dan!

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Stunning photographs by Cristina G Photography!

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Wedding and reception held at the much coveted Salvage One event space!

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Romantic floral design by Vale of Enna!

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Jewell Events Catering provided all food and the delectable cake!

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Many years of love and happiness to Holly and Dan!

VENDORS: Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events | Floral: Vale of Enna | Ceremony & Reception: Salvage One | Photographer: Cristina G Photography | Catering and Cake: Jewell Events Catering | Gelato: Black Dog Gelato

Happy Anniversary Kristina & Brian!

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Happy first anniversary to this beautiful couple, Kristina and Brian, from the Soirée Weddings & Events team!

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Gorgeous Australian protea bouquet and all floral by A Stem Above!

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Photographer Julia Franzosa caught every magical moment of the day!

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First stop: Maria’s Packaged Goods for a little pre-ceremony break for the bride, groom, and wedding party!

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The ceremony and reception took place amongst family and friends at Bridgeport Art Center!

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Aren’t they just the cutest?

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Delicious charcuterie and all other delectables provided by Notable Events!

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Relaxing lounge and other lovely items from Rent Vintage Chicago!

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Amazing floral cake by Elysia Root Cakes!

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We wish many happy days to this most adorable couple!

VENDORS: Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events |  Floral: A Stem Above |   | Ceremony & Reception: Bridgeport Art Center | Rentals: Rent Vintage Chicago | Linens: Elegant Presentations | Photographer: Julia Franzosa Photography | Bakery: Elysia Root Cakes | Catering: Notable Events

Happy Anniversary Karitza & Dennis!

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We are wishing Karitza and Dennis a very happy first wedding anniversary here at Soirée Weddings and Events!

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Blush and succulent floral by StemLine Creative.

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Karitza and Dennis’s ceremony took place at the exquisite St. Clement Church.

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Jeremy Lawson Photography captured all of these fabulous photos throughout the day!

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Glazed and Infused provided a delicious donut spread for dessert!

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The happy couple thought they were delicious too!

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Guests had a blast with the caricaturist, Chuck Senties!

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We wish nothing but happiness for this lovely couple!

VENDORS: Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events | Floral: StemLine Creative | Church: St. Clement Church | Reception Venue: Nellcôte | Photography: Jeremy Lawson Photography | Bakery: Glazed and Infused |  Caricaturist: Chuck Senties

Happy Anniversary Karla & Justino!

I_1269Great big Happy First Anniversary wishes to Karla and Justino from the Soirée Weddings & Events team!

This wonderful couple left no Chicago landmark unturned as they celebrated, not only their love, but the love of this great city on their big day!

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What lovely little details all around!

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Karla and Justino’s ceremony took place within the grandness of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church.

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And then off they went, chauffeured to all of the city’s top sites by Chicago Trolley, Co.!

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Gerber + Scarpelli Photography captured so many fun moments with this lively group!

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Meanwhile, at The InterContinental, the stage was set for an elegant reception with floral by Exquisite Designs.

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We cannot get enough of this amazingly intricate cake by Cake Chicago!

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We wish many years of happiness and adventure to this fantastic couple!

VENDORS: Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events |  Floral: Exquisite Designs | Transportation: Chicago Trolley, Co. & Windy City Limousines | Ceremony: St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The InterContinental | Photography: Gerber + Scarpelli Photography | Bakery: Cake Chicago | Mariachi Band: Mariachi Show De Oro