Happy Anniversary Heather & David!

Last year, on May 4th, Heather and David celebrated their wedding day at the exceptionally gorgeous (and iconic) Murphy Auditorium!  Robyn Rachel Photography captured the day and all the lovely details!

Olive Park Wedding Photos, Murphy Wedding

Chicago Riverwalk wedding photos, Murphy Wedding

I absolutely loved these bridesmaid bouquets by Kloeckner’s, definitely one of my favorites for sure!

Spring Bridesmaid bouquet, Murphy wedding

Murphy Wedding CeremonyHD-730 HD-719And how can you go wrong with Sprinkles Cupcakes?  Chocolate Marshmallow anyone?!

Sprinkles cupcakes, Murphy wedding

Have I mentioned how much I love The Murphy?  (maybe I am biased! see When Wedding Planners Wed, Part I and you will see why!)The Murphy Wedding
 Congratulations on celebrating one year!! We wish you many more happy anniversaries!


Happy Anniversary Sarah & Brian!!

Happy one year to Sarah and Brian!  A year ago they had a lovely Spring wedding at Holy Name Cathedral, followed by a classic and elegant reception at Chicago’s iconic, The Drake Hotel.

Bellissima Photography captured the day…and oh was it so perfectly pretty!  Sarah wore an incredible Vera Wang gown.  It was magnificent on her!

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Holy Name Cathedral

Beautiful bridal bouquet by Exquisite Designs, Ranunculus, callas, peonies and sweet peas – swoon!

The Drake Wedding

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Wishing Sarah and Brian many, many more years – and many, many more days as happy as their wedding day!

xo- tm


Peonies and Waterford

This morning (and every Saturday morning in the summer) I braved the crowds and headed to Green City Market in Lincoln Park.
I like to get there early, before the peonies are all picked over and it gets too hot.
Bowie’s dog pack is very helpful, as she totes all the honey crisp apples, kale, asparagus and fresh baked bread we can fit in there! What can I say, the dog likes to work!
So I usually come home with bags of fresh flowers- so my dilemma always is..what vases to use?!
I decided to pull out one of our Waterford pitchers we received as a wedding gift. This one worked perf for the lovely array of fragrant peonies I snagged up today!

Don’t know what to do with some of those wedding gifts that seem too nice to use for every day? Or did u receive duplicates like I did? (I’m in luck if I ever serve fresh iced tea and martinis in the same day!)
Well.. Here’s your answer. Now head to the farmers market and go get some fresh local flowers to display all over your place!


Enjoy! Xo-tm