An Event Less Ordinary
Lindsey + Jon, Room 1520 - August 23, 2014

We had a wonderful time with Lindsey & Jon’s wedding at Room 1520! Lindsey was an incredibly organized (and beautiful!) bride, and she amassed a team of fabulous vendors for her day. Check out the gorgeous photos from Ben Elsass Photography - he captured the day beautifully, even with a little rain! We loved her choice of neutral colors, everything came together seamlessly, and it was a fantastic party!

Congratulations, Lindsey + Jon! We wish you all the happiness in the world! 

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Venue: Room 1520 | Caterer: Calihan Catering | Photography: Ben Elsass Photography | Hair & Make up: Debi Petrielli | Flowers: Juliet Tan Floral Design | Draping: Art of Imagination | Cake: Luscious Layers | DJ: Style Matters | Photobooth: Magic Moment Photo Booth 

Kara + Mickey, Revolution Brewing - 7/20/14

Kara and Mickey somehow managed to pull off a wedding in about six months, and it was FANTASTIC! An excellent team of vendors helped pull this one off, and they are just the cutest. We had a blast with them, and Ingrid Bonne’s photos captured the day perfectly!

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Venue: Revolution Brewing | Photographer: Ingrid Bonne | DJ: Carrie at Toast and Jam | Ceremony Music: Parkwest Strings | Forist: Lynn at Pollen 

Shout out to Amanda Megan Miller!

Who photographs a wedding planner’s wedding? I was lucky enough to have a bevy of fabulous photographer’s to choose from, and Amanda Megan Miller has made us so happy! You may remember her from Katie + Tom and Ashling + Mher. We just had to give her a shout out on the blog with Carolyn and Mike’s engagement shoot from May. 

Thank you, Amanda! You’re amazing! 

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Mike and I can’t wait until our wedding day!

Mila + Chris, Fulton’s on the River - November 2nd, 2013

Mila and Chris’ wedding last November was incredible! Not only are they two of the prettiest people, they are also two of the kindest, sweetest humans on the planet. From their Serbian Orthodox ceremony to the end of the evening dances, their happiness being together just permeated the room. It was a joy being a part of their day.

Check out the beautiful shots from Rada Portzer

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Photographer: Rada Portzer Photography | Ceremony: Old Holy Resurection | Reception: Fulton’s on the River | Florist: Asrai Garden | Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth | DJ: Sasha Savic

Jessica + Nate, Women’s Club of Evanston - May 3rd, 2014

Katie Derus Photography captured Jessica and Nate’s day flawlessly! These two cuties from North Carolina had a beautiful day in May to get hitched, and we absolutely loved being a part of it. It was wonderful to witness how in love they were and how much fun they have together. 

We wish you all the best, Jessica and Nate! 

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Photographer: Katie Derus | Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Wilmette | Reception: Women’s Club of Evanston | Caterer: Froggy’s | Florist: MilleFiori | Band: Mark Little Band | Photo Booth: Music 4 Life  

Tashianna & Derek, Willis Tower, 99th Floor - May 16th, 2014

Tashianna and Derek were just gorgeous on their wedding day! It was such a pleasure making their dream day happen. And the views were to die for. We wish these two sweet, lovely people a lifetime of happiness! 

Check out the beautiful photos from Kira at Jolie Images

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Venue: The Willis Tower, 99th Floor | Photographer: Jolie Images | Caterer: Catered By Design  | Videographer: Our Wedding Movie | Make Up: Crystal Eyez | Designer: Kesh Events | Florals: The bride! | Chairs: Prestige Wedding Decor | Cake: Jordy Cakes | DJ: DJ Chudd 

all photos by the wonderful, amazing, incredibly talented Ingrid Bonne Photography!

Ashling + Mher, Sofitel Hotel - July 5th, 2014

We had a wonderful time planning with Ashling and Mher! They are a super cool couple, and their fusion of Armenian and Irish traditions in their wedding was so awesome. There was dancing well into the evening! Check out these gorgeous shots from the incredibly talented Amanda Megan Miller. We cannot sing her praises enough. 

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LOVE this first look! 

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Congratulations, Ashling and Mher! We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Venue: Sofitel Chicago | Florist: Avant Gardenia | Hair and Makeup: Beauty on Call | Photographer: Amanda Megan Miller | DJ: Adrian Tau | Videographer: Xpress Video | Lighting: A Posh Production

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!