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.



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


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


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


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



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

Happy Anniversary 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!


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.


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!


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!


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.







All photos by the amazing Cristina G Photography.




Modern and elegant floral design provided by Exquisite Designs.





Sophisticated cake design by Domino’s Pastries.



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!


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!




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





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




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


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