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 Denise & Paul!

This month we would like to wish Denise and Paul a Happy One Year Anniversary!

Denise and Paul exchanged vows on November 2nd at St. Vincent de Paul followed by a reception at Spiaggia Private Events.  Thanks to Genevieve Lauren Photography for these images, and here is a look back at their special day!

Denise got ready with her best friend, Roseann at The Sofitel. Paul got ready at home and met his bride at the Sofitel for the First Look.

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Gorgeous bridal bouquet in white, ivory and blush pink from Exquisite Designs.

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Have you been inside St. Vincent?  If not, you should!! Such a beautiful church!

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Guests enjoyed Spiaggia’s delicious Italian menu, including arugula salad, homemade gnocchi and ending with assorted gelato to accompany wedding cake from Bittersweet Bakery.

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DJEdwin from Style Matters started the party with Denise and Paul’s First Dance to “At Last” by Etta James.

Congrats to Denise and Paul!   Wishing you many more years of happiness! xo!

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Happy Anniversary Angela & Ryan!

This week we would love to wish Angela and Ryan a Happy One Year Anniversary!  The two said “I Do” in an elegant and intimate ceremony on October 26th at Spiaggia Private Events.

Jennifer Jackson Photography captured all the pretty details from this beautiful and timeless wedding.

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Avant Gardenia designed the gorgeous white bouquets.  This complimented Angela’s dress perfectly!  white bridal bouquet

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After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a 4 course Italian dinner and then danced the night away to the music of DJ Alan from Okyne Media Lab

Congrats to Angela and Ryan! We wish you many more happy, healthy and blessed years!  xo-tm

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                                                                                                    VENDORS:  Planner: Tiffany Munster, Soirée Weddings & Events Photographer: Jennifer Jackson DJ: DJ Alan Okyne Media Lab Florist: Jenna Sprengel, Avant Gardenia  Linens: Private Label Linens Reception Venue (catering): Spiaggia Cake: Bittersweet Bakery Officiant: Bob Guntourious, Hearts and Hands Bride’s Accommodations: Ritz Carlton

Happy Anniversary Lisa & Scott!

Happy Anniversary Lisa and Scott!

We got to celebrate this couple just last month when their lovely wedding was featured in Style Me Pretty!  (click here to see the feature! )  But here is a look back at the details!!

We loved planning with this couple – they were so fun to work with!  Lisa left most of the details up to us – but when it came to the reception, they loved being with their friends and family!  They knew how to host a fantastic party!

The couple was married at the charming and rustic Gallery 1028.  Calihan Catering provided the delicious cuisine.  The gorgeous white and green floral was designed by Alexandra Jusino from Exquisite Designs.

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High Society Orchestra kept the dance floor packed all night!  All the pretty details are described in the Style Me Pretty feature, but thanks to the ladies of Studio Starling for capturing all of these lovely images from the day!

Happy Anniversary Lisa and Scott! Here’s to many, many more!

xo!

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Happy Anniversary Heather & Mark!!!

Our Soirée team would like to wish Heather and Mark a happy one year anniversary!

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Heather & Mark exchanged vows and celebrated at Chicago’s Newberry Library. Uniting two families and two religions, Heather and Mark had an interfaith wedding ceremony complete with a chuppa adorned with floral from StemLine Creative.

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Bouquets, centerpieces, and floral decor were all artfully created by Avant Gardenia.

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Guests enjoyed a delicious meal from Food for Thought, and for desert a cake from Cake Chicago to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

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Happy One Year: Rachel+Owen and Carlee+Dan!

We would like to wish a Happy One Year Anniversary to two Soirée couples –  Rachel+Owen and Carlee+Dan!

We had one team in Chicago for Rachel and Owen’s wedding at the MCA.MCA Chicago WeddingRachel Walked down the aisle with a gorgeous bouquet designed by Exquisite Designs.

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Orange 2 Photography was onsite to capture every moment -the ceremony was held outside in the Sculpture Garden and then guests enjoyed dinner in the Museum of Contemporary Art atrium.

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Exquisite Designs also aided in reception decor with clean, modern centerpieces.

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Guests danced late into the night with music from Rhythm City.

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Happy one year anniversary to Carlee +Dan!

On June 8th, 2013, this lovely couple took the Soirée team south of the border for a gorgeous destination wedding in Cancun!

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An absolutely stunning shot of Carlee’s wedding dress by Cage and Aquarium!

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Carlee and her bridesmaids all carried bouquets with corral hues by Euforia.

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Euforia also lent a hand with centerpieces for the reception.

We loved this wedding so much we’ve already blogged about it! For more pictures check out the original post: Carlee & Dan Destination Cancun!

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Cheers to both of our Soirée couples, and to many more happy years of marriage!

Carlee+Dan: Destination… Cancun!

Here’s to remembering a beautiful beachfront wedding on this cold Chicago day!  Carlee & Dan looked absolutely fabulous as they enjoyed their fun, beach-themed wedding in Cancun.  Here’s a look back…

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Wedding Planner and Event Design: Soirée Weddings & Events

Venue:  Me Cancun, a Melia Resort

Cater: Me Cancun

Photographer:  Cage & Aquarium

DJ:  Cage & Aquarium

Floral:  Eufloria

Audio/Visual:  J&S Audio Visual

Doug+Diana: The Museum of Contemporary Art

As wedding season comes to a close, we are now embarking on “planning season.”  The weekends slow down a bit, but pick back up in Spring.  During this off-season, and as we start to get the photos back from photographers, we would like to take a look back at the events we did in 2013.  We will feature a few every month, for your viewing and planning pleasure!

We were so happy to be a part of Diana and Doug’s big day this past July at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  It was the perfect setting for a stunning couple!  Here are a few of their beautiful photos by Diana Lupu:Chicago Weddings View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachweddingView More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachweddingView More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachweddingView More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding

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Coordinator: Soirée Weddings & Events

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Cater: Wolfgang Puck Catering

Photographer: Diana Lupu Photography

DJ: Cage & Aquarium

Floral: Sweet Petal

Lighting: MDM Entertainment

Cake: Magnolia Bakery

Dress: Nicole Miller

Accommodations: W Lakeshore – Chicago

And the color of the year is… Radiant Orchid!

Well, here it is.  The color of the year for 2014.  And we absolutely love it!  

It’s rich and warm and fun!  We thought we’d share our favorite ways to incorporate it into your life… or your wedding day!

If you are getting married this year, check out these ideas for using Radiant Orchid as a main color or just a splash.

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Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your wardrobe…

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Or try adding a blast of color into your home…

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Goodbye Emerald and Hello Radiant Orchid!  2014 is going to be a radiant year!

xo- camille and tm

Making Dollars and Sense of Your Wedding Budget

Tiffany Munster of Soirée Weddings & Events shares with you great tips on managing your wedding budget. She takes you through the step-by-step process for your ideal one of a kind wedding.

A very special and loved Thank You to Brides, Bubbles and Bliss and Carasco Photography for making this a production on BBB TV!! 

With love by Alyssa.