An Event Less Ordinary

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

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great sign for an unplugged wedding

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Alli + Woz - Chicago Cultural Center, 10/5/13

We have the best clients ever. Planning with Alli and Woz was so much fun! They were laid back, hilarious, sweet and just wonderful people all around. Making their vision come alive was a blast! The details were fantastic, and Alli’s beautiful dress was definitely a high point. 

The Chicago Cultural Center was the perfect background for Pollen’s romantic, free-flowing florals, and the beautiful couple had a blast dancing, smoking cigars, and having the unbelievably talented Wayne & Angela Photographers capture every moment.

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Love the Tiffany dome! And check out the amazing cake from Alliance! It smelled AMAZING.

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The beautiful bride prepares. CHECK OUT THAT DRESS GUYS!

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She’s not a model…but damn, right?

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First meeting. 

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Love this down the aisle shot! 

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The ceremony took place in the GAR Rotunda at the Cultural Center and the uplighting made it really dramatic.

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Laughs during the touching toasts.

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Enjoying some cigars outside. It was a beautiful evening.

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They took their very first picture at the Bean, so that was a must!

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They sang to each other during their first dance.

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An amazing evening was had by all! Alli + Woz, we wish you the best! 

Venue: Chicago Cultural Center | Caterer: Jewell Events Catering | Florist: Pollen | Band: Chicago Groove Collective | Cake: Alliance Bakery | Videography: Stillmotion | Photobooth: Shutterbox 

Constance + Matthew - Pritzker Pavilion, 10/4/13

Constance and Matthew were a joy to work with. They are a beautiful couple, super in love, and the nicest folks you’ll ever meet. Getting to witness their wedding day was a privilege! Constance got ready at the Trump Tower, they headed off for Chicago photos, and then arrived at the stage of Pritzker Pavilion to say their vows and dance the night away.

Peter Pawinski did an exceptional job of capturing their lovely fall wedding day. Check it out below! 

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Look at that smile! We love this first meeting!

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Just stunning. And sweet as pie to boot.

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Katy Alberti at Amelia Street Studio created gorgeous stationary for the entire event!

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WHOA gorgeous!

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Their ceremony was so sweet. 

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Jumping the broom! Married!

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Holy gorgeous venue, Batman.

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Avant Gardenia accented Amelia Street’s beautiful name cards with super romantic arrangements and blingy candle holders. 

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Enjoying the toasts to the lovely couple.

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So in love and dancing the night away! What an awesome evening! We wish Constance and Matthew all the happiness in the world.

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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

Check out these hilarious wedding invitations - now these are our kind of people! Enjoy!

Stephenie + Matt - Gallery 1028, 9/21/13

We had so much fun with Steph and Matt! They are a beautiful, sweet couple and we wanted to hire Stephenie because of her organizational skills. Their wedding day was a blast! 

Check out the photos from Jolie Images below. Steph and Matt, we wish you a long happy life together! 

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The sweetest puppy!

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Love a good shot with the fountain.

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Steph designed all of her own reception decor, and it turned out awesome! We had a blast putting the whole thing together. 

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This is the face we love to see! The it’s-exactly-how-I-pictured-it face!

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Venue: Gallery 1028 | Caterer: Calihan | Florist, personals: Studio AG | Band: Sorry for Partying | Cake: Mariano’s Bakery

But what do the kids wear?

Are you wondering what the adorable little ones are going to wear on your wedding day? Do you want to avoid paying hundreds of dollars for a dress or a tiny tux they will outgrow in ten minutes? 

Look no further than Borrow Mini Couture! We had the pleasure of speaking with Heidi at Borrow Mini Couture, which is an online high-end children’s clothing rental service for girls and boys, ages 9 months to 4 years (and expanding), featuring designers such as Fendi, Moschino, Chloe, Baby Dior, Isabel Garreton and many more. In short - they have a great selection of high-end, special-occasion dresses and suits and tuxes, perfect for the kiddos walking down the aisle, at a fraction of the price.

Check it out, and let us know what you think! We think it’s a great option! 

And they are adorable!

Lindsey + Conrad - Chicago Urban Art Society, 10/19/13

Talk about awesome people. Lindsey and Conrad are the best. Not only were they super organized but they had great style and were totally enamored with each other. Lindsey couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle, and it was so sweet! We had a blast with them, and Erin Hoyt did an amazing job capturing their day. 

Best of luck on the house hunt, L&C! We wish you the happiest of lives together! 

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Venue: Chicago Urban Art Society | Caterer: Pure Kitchen | Sweets: Defloured Bakery | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Photobooth: Fotio | Hair & Make-Up: Sara Jean Stevens