Happy Anniversary Lauren & Patrick!

This month we get to celebrate the anniversary of such a wonderful couple, Lauren & Patrick. The two exchanged vows on New Years Eve last year in front of friends and family at First United Church of Oak Park.

Continuing this snowy night at Roosevelt University for a fun filled night of dancing and love as this couple rang in the new year with music delivered by Stitely Entertainment.

Thanks to Carasco Photography for capturing the special night celebrating this adorable couple. Here is a look back at Lauren & Patrick’s day.

NYE wedding in the snow

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NYE wedding red and purple bridal bouquet

Stunning red and purple bridesmaid bouquets by HMR Designs.

NYE wedding bouquet

All white bridal bouquet by HMR Designs.

NYE wedding red bridesmaid dress

NYE wedding groom/groomsmen

NYE wedding black and gold cake

Cake Design by Sugar Fixe.

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NYE wedding head table

With adorable NYE inspired favors, the party was nothing short of amazing as family and friends counted down to the New Year with the new couple.

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Happy New Year WeddingWe love this couple and we wish you many more years of love and happiness!

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Planning/Styling and Coordination: Soirée Weddings & Events |  Floral and Decor: HMR Designs |  Catering: Entertaining Company  | Venue: Roosevelt University by Venue Logic | Photography: Carasco |  Bakery: Sugar Fixe | Band: Stitely Entertainment | Bridal gown from Bella Bianca | Bridesmaid Dresses: Twobirds  | Invitations and Day-of paper: Fitzgerald’s

Champagne with Lazaro

Every girl dreams of her wedding dress and what it’s going to look like…but a chance to meet the designer of the dress you wore…that’s priceless.  I was honored to be invited to the Bella Bianca, Gold Coast, Lazaro trunk show last night.

Lazaro at Bella Bianca

photo courtesy of Bella Bianca

I purchased my Lazaro dress from Bella Bianca in 2009, for my May 2010 wedding.  (Yes ladies, you must give yourselves at least 6 months of lead time when ordering a wedding gown!)

Cristina G Photography

Cristina G Photography

I was wooed by the Alençon lace and the silk petals that floated down the back of the strapless, sheath gown.  The wedding day came and went so fast, you really have only about (give or take) 12 hours with your gown.  Now it’s preserved and sitting in a box in my closet.  I often gaze at photos from the wedding remembering this classic, lace beauty!

Cristina G Photography

Cristina G Photography

Cristina G Photography

Cristina G Photography

So when I was invited to this event, I jumped at the opportunity!  Who wouldn’t want to sip on champagne among gorgeous couture gowns, while mingling with friends…and, uh, Lazaro!?

I just had to meet him and get him to sign a photo of my dress!  I couldn’t wait to chat with him and thank him for designing my perfect dress!

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And of course, snap a few pics! 😉

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Left there feeling inspired and elevated! Such a fun night and awesome opportunity!

xo-tm