An Event Less Ordinary

This is one of the best engagement shoots we have ever seen.

Ever. Well done, Shaun Menary! WELL. DONE.

Click that link and check it out - Allons-y! 

Rebecca + Michel - Salvage One, 11/10/13

These two were just the best. Super in love, full of humor, and an absolute blast to be around. We had a great time planning Rebecca and Michel’s wedding, and we were so happy to be a part of their day. Just look at the smiles on their faces below!

Rebecca and Michel, we wish you all of the happiness the world can offer. 

Thanks again to Robert Wojtowicz for the beautiful photos! 

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Venue: Salvage One | Caterer: Jewell Events Catering | DJ: Cage & Aquarium | Florals: Janet Gallagher Designs | Cake: Cakes By Kirin | Hair: Sienna Macedon-Kusek | Make-up, Bridal Party: Lauren Taylor | Make-up, Bride: Beauty on Call

Liz + Reid - Greenhouse Loft, 10/26/13

Planning with Liz and Reid in the year before their wedding was awesome! It was wonderful working with a couple who knew exactly what they wanted and had a great vision of their day. It came off without a hitch, and we loved seeing how happy they were! The photos by Robert Wojtowicz are just gorgeous - check them out below.

We wish you a lifetime of happiness, Liz & Reid! 

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Venue: Greenhouse Loft | Caterer: Pure Kitchen | Photographer: Robert Wojtowicz | Decor: Oh My Floral | Dress: B H L D N | Cake: Amy Beck Cakes | Pies: Hoosier Mama | DJ: Style Matters | Strings: Arti Strings

Kendra + Buddy - 10/11/13

We had a wonderful time with Kendra and Buddy! They were a dream to work with, and we loved their simple, beautiful day. Everyone should be as relaxed and in love as they were. And Ingrid Bonne’s photos are just gorgeous. <3

Kendra and Buddy, we wish you all the best in your life together! 

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Photographer: Ingrid Bonne Photography | Venue: Pinstripes | Centerpieces: The bride! | Cake: Bittersweet

American Cancer Society’s Black & White Ball - March 1st, 2014

It was an honor to be a part of the American Cancer Society’s Black & White Ball this past March. Our Associate Coordinator, Lauren, did an absolutely marvelous job pulling the evening together. Happily, the evening and auction raised just under $500,000 to assist in the mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors , and congratulations, Lauren! We are so proud to have you on Team AELO!

Venue: Westin Lombard | Designer/Florals: Meetinghouse | Photography: Ingrid Bonne | Cookies: Magnolia Bakery | Band: Final Say

 

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aneventlessordinary:

If you’ve got a fall season lined up like we do here at AELO, you’ve got a lot of weddings to attend! And while we happily give advice to our clients all the time, we thought that wedding guests could also use a little help.

Times have changed, guys. Weddings have changed. Relationships have…

Just a friendly reminder for those of us heading into wedding season! How to not be That Guy at a wedding!

aneventlessordinary:

We are often asked the question “So what do you…do? Why should I hire a coordinator? Can’t my mom do it?” A majority of brides don’t necessarily need Full Planning, but Day Of Coordination is becoming a necessity. But why? Why do you need AELO?

Of course we’re going to make a list, don’t be…

Here’s a little reminder as you plan your wedding this year! You need us!

Mike Hendzel with Hendzel Productions and  has done it again. What a beautiful recap of Constance and Matthew’s wedding. So romantic! 

Photography: Peter Pawinski | Venue: Pritzker Pavilion | Catering: Wishbone | DJ: TimBuk2 | Florist: Avant Gardenia | Cake: Cakes by Kirin | Videography: Hendzel Productions | Paper Goods: Amelia Street Studio