Gatsby Gorgeous

Well, we don’t want to brag…but we were one of the lucky one’s that got an exclusive viewing of The Great Gatsby on Tuesday night!

Gatsby 20s style calligraphy

The night started at the Zapwater offices with fashions straight out of the roaring 20s.  All the guests were encouraged to take inspiration from the movie and dress as their favorite Gatsby character.  We teamed up with Jilly Ink, Pistil and Vine, Private Label Linens and Re:find Joy to create a beautiful, vintage/Gatsby-esque vignette!  I love how Molly included one solo green votive – to replicate the glowing green lantern in the story.

Gatsby dinner party

Gatsby's green light

20s wedding decor

Molly flapper

Be U Weddings hosted the event, along music by Fig Media, photography/photobooth by Cage and Aquarium, glamorous vintage gowns by Mignonette Bridal and of course…flapper-worthy fare by Pure Kitchen Catering, and beer pairings by Goose Island Catering.  All the glitz and glamour you would expect to see and taste at a Jay Gatsby affair!

Gatsby photobooth

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Mignonette Bridal

Soirée team, Gatsby style



After the soiree, we headed out to the Icon Theater for an exclusive viewing of The Great Gatsby, in 3D.  A whimsical dream, that took you back in time.  You felt like you were there, and left you wanting more.

The movie officially premiers in theaters tomorrow and is sure to be the hit of the summer! So if you love glitz, glam, sequins, sparkle and fabulous parties – Gatsby is a must see!

Now go out and see it… ‘old sport’


all photos by Cage and Aquarium

Design by Soirée

Linens by Private Label Linens

Calligraphy by Jilly Ink

Floral by Pistil and Vine

Rentals by Re:find Joy

Catering by Pure Kitchen Catering and Goose Island

Music by Fig Media

Hosted by Be U Weddings and Zapwater

Last Night Was Hot!

Last night our team was thrilled to attend the 3rd annual Lettuce Entertain You wedding planner dinner at Nacional 27. Hosted jointly by LEYE and Revel Decor, we welcomed in the first hot, hot, HOT day of 2013 with some true Latin flair.

The mojito bar mixed up 3 different flavors of mojito, your traditional, a spicy habanero Lillet number and a mojito made with ginger beer and whiskey (not your run of the mill cocktail options at all!), while delicious appetizers were passed. (With one hand gripping my mojito and another snagging the fabulous apps, I entirely forgot to snap a picture!)

As we took our seats we snacked on chips with salsa, guacamole and roasted corn fundido before digging into the main eats. The decor from Revel was stunning, and the conversations flowed as smoothly as the mojitos and margaritas. For dessert, the tres leches cake and chocolate mousse were truly divine.

LEYE really knows how to host a party, and this was no different. Need to host a bachelorette, shower, rehearsal dinner or even wedding anytime soon? I guarantee you they’ve got a space that’s just perfect for your needs. How do I know? Easy — because last night was absolutely the perfect way to welcome in this spring/summer hybrid that’s coming Chicago’s way.

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