Happy Anniversary to Lauren & Norm!

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 12.46.28 PMHappy First Anniversary to Lauren and Norm from the Soirée Weddings & Events team!

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We hope we don’t sound prehistoric when we say that this ceremony and reception, which took place at the Field Museum on May 24, 2014, was absolutely dino-mite!

Let’s go back in time, shall we?

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What a perfect day!

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Silver T-rexes guarded the place cards!

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Rich and vibrant floral by Kehoe Designs.

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Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 12.53.14 PMWhat an incredibly cheerful and dazzling occasion! We wish all the best to this lively couple!

VENDORS: Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events |  Floral: Kehoe Designs | Lighting: Frost Chicago | Catering: Food for Thought | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Field Museum | Photography: Victoria Sprung Photography | Bakery: Bittersweet Bakery |

19 East Event Gallery Open House

IMG_2106We had the privilege of attending the 19 East Event Gallery open house this past Wednesday. The reinvestments and updates that have been made to the space are spectacular, and the vendors all did such an amazing job of putting together this lovely event: check out that posh lounge by Bowery and Bash!

With an iPhone in one hand and a refreshing cocktail in the other, we thought we’d snap a few shots of this elegant affair in its remarkable setting.

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This stunning venue was recently acquired by Food For Thought, who provided the delectable nosh for the afternoon.

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The floral by Exquisite Designs had us practically swooning!

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We were barely able to handle the industrial chicness of it all. The venue has three large, flexible spaces on the main floor, a mezzanine for additional seating, and a second floor ideal for preparation prior to your event. They’re able to accommodate up to 300 guests seated and 500 for receptions.

Thank you, 19 East and Food For Thought, for such a lovely afternoon!

VENDORS: Venue: 19 East Event Gallery | Event Seating & Vignettes: Bowery and Bash | Floral: Exquisite Designs | Catering: Food For Thought |

Poppies for Memorial Day!

Memorial Day weekend is a very popular popular pick for brides and grooms. What could be prettier and more appropriate than poppies for remembrance? Here’s a little Memorial Day wedding inspiration just for you!

The Invitation: Elegant and Evocative

The Bride: Colorful and Dramatic

The Tablescape: Striking Centerpieces

The Cake: Lush Lemon Poppyseed

Perhaps, though, you really just want a sweet and simple reception at home. After tying the knot in Sonoma, our bride and groom Lindsay and Brandon wanted exactly that: a relaxed evening with their nearest and dearest.

Lindsay and Brandon’s Heartfelt Reception: May 25, 2013!

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Happy Anniversary Becca & Ryan!

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Happy First Anniversary to Becca & Ryan from the team at Soirée Weddings & Events!

This stylish wedding and reception took place on May 17, 2014 surrounded by the fantastic modern architecture of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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All photos by the amazing Cristina G Photography.

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Modern and elegant floral design provided by Exquisite Designs.

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Sophisticated cake design by Domino’s Pastries.

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We wish all the best to this chic couple!

VENDORS: Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events |  Floral and Decor: Exquisite Designs | Catering: Wolfgang Puck | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago | Photography: Cristina G Photography | Bakery: Domino’s Pastries 

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Inspiration

We here at Soirée Weddings and Events have been dreaming of festive Cinco de Mayo weddings all day! Here’s a little Mexican inspiration just for you!

The Tablescape: Succulents and Citrus

The Bridesmaids: Bright and Embroidered

The Party Favors: Tequila, Succulents, & Custom Chiclet Boxes

The Signature Cocktail: Citrus Paloma

The Dessert: Margarita Cupcakes

Anyone else feeling festive? We’ll leave you with just a few photos from one of Soirée’s very own Mexican weddings:

Carlee & Dan’s gorgeous Cancún wedding: June 9, 2013!

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Bright and beautiful photos by Shelley Anderson of Cage and Aquarium Photography.

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Anniversary Mallory & Dan!

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The team at Soirée Weddings & Events would like to wish a Happy First Anniversary to Mallory and Dan!  This gorgeous couple celebrated their nuptials on May 3, 2014!

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Their ceremony took place at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii under a canopy of whimsical paper cranes!

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A big thank you to Cristina G Photography for capturing the magic of the day!

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Mallory and Dan’s elegant reception took place at the Chicago History Museum.  The evening was catered by Jewell Events Catering.

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Lush and romantic floral design by Avant Gardenia

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Cake by Amy Beck Cake Design

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We wish many years of happiness to this lovely couple!

VENDORS: Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events |  Floral and Decor: Avant Gardenia | Catering: Jewell Events Catering  | Church: The Shrine of Our Lady Pompeii |  Reception Venue: Chicago History Museum | Photography: Cristina G Photography | Bakery: Amy Beck Cake Design | DJ: Okyne Media Lab | Hair and Make up: Morgan Blaul

Happy Anniversary Lauren & Patrick!

This month we get to celebrate the anniversary of such a wonderful couple, Lauren & Patrick. The two exchanged vows on New Years Eve last year in front of friends and family at First United Church of Oak Park.

Continuing this snowy night at Roosevelt University for a fun filled night of dancing and love as this couple rang in the new year with music delivered by Stitely Entertainment.

Thanks to Carasco Photography for capturing the special night celebrating this adorable couple. Here is a look back at Lauren & Patrick’s day.

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Stunning red and purple bridesmaid bouquets by HMR Designs.

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All white bridal bouquet by HMR Designs.

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Cake Design by Sugar Fixe.

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With adorable NYE inspired favors, the party was nothing short of amazing as family and friends counted down to the New Year with the new couple.

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Happy New Year WeddingWe love this couple and we wish you many more years of love and happiness!

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Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events |  Floral and Decor: HMR Designs |  Catering: Entertaining Company  | Venue: Roosevelt University by Venue Logic | Photography: Carasco |  Bakery: Sugar Fixe | Band: Stitely Entertainment | Bridal gown from Bella Bianca | Bridesmaid Dresses: Twobirds  | Invitations and Day-of paper: Fitzgerald’s