Happy Anniversary Michelle & John!

Happy One Year Anniversary to Michelle & John!

This couple lived in Philadelphia, but chose Chicago as the location for their wedding.  They exchanged vows at the historic and iconic Rookery Building on November 30th.  The stunning reception immediately followed.  Michelle chose a classic and timeless decor theme, which was inspired by the venue’s classic 1920’s Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.  While guests mingled during the cocktail hour, they enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Jewell Events Catering; followed by a three course meal for the sit down dinner.

Thanks to John & Joseph Photography for a glimpse into Michelle and John’s perfect day!

Here is a look back at some of the details:

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Michelle & John 2013

Rookery wedding invitation suite

Romantic and gorgeous blush, white and ivory bouquets and by Vale of Enna.

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November chicago wedding photosUnion Station Chicago wedding photosAmy Beck designed the elegant wedding cake, reminiscent of the architecture of the venue.

Rookery Wedding Cake

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The crystal candelabra centerpieces added the perfect touch of sophistication and glam while the floral arrangements were soft and romantic.  Just absolutely beautiful!

Rookery Wedding reception

Rookery Chicago weddingDJ Chris Mixx kept the dance floor packed all night long as this couple shared their special day with friends and family.

First Dance The Rookery Wedding

Michelle surprised the guests with this costume change – and we fell in love with her deco-inspired beaded party gown.  It was a stunner!

Michelle & John 2013

One of our favorite couples with one of our favorite Rookery weddings!!  Here is to many many more Michelle & John!

xoxo

 

 

Happy Anniversary Nicole & Jeff!

Happy One Year Anniversary Nicole & Jeff!

We had so much fun working with this amazing couple. They tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Hotel Lincoln‘s rooftop restaurant, J. Parker last year, followed by a delicious dinner curated by Perennial’s resident chef, Paul Virant.  Carasco Photography was onsite to capture the day..

Here is a look back at some of the details!

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Hotel Lincoln stairwell

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A total of 17 guests attended this meaningful and intimate affair.  We wanted the table to feel warm and inviting.  So we brought in two farm tables and added a glamorous element with tons of candles, glass chargers and a sequin table runner.  The farm tables complimented the rustic vibe of the restaurant, juxtaposed with the the crystal features and sequins, which represented some of Nicole’s personal style.

The gorgeous floral arrangements of blush peonies, roses and hydrangeas were designed by HMR Designs, and accented the pretty sequin runner from Nüage Designs.  All the rentals were from Halls Rentals.

Blush wedding centerpieces

A piano and string and guitar trio from Rendezvous Music provided romantic dinner music.

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Nicole’s ultra chic 2-piece bridal gown skirt and corset were Monique Lhuillier from Ultimate Bride.  Black and white color-blocked wedding gown, unintentionally appropriate for a Black Friday wedding!

black and white bridal gown

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J Parker weddingJ Parker first dance weddingSuch a special wedding day for such a lovely couple.  Happy Anniversary, and wishing you many more happy and healthy years!

xo -tm