Sophisticated + Elegant Chicago Wedding

Lake Forest’s elegant Armour House was the perfect setting for Lynn and Han’s classic, elegant Illinois wedding. The garden’s picturesque gardens, complete with flowering trees and pond, was an angelic setting for the couple’s outdoor ceremony, and the stately interior, with its grand marble stairway and sun-filled garden room, made for the most lovely reception. ArtQuest worked with Lynn and Han to bring their sophisticated and classic vision to life in a whitewashed reception with shimmering gold. But fashion was the star of the day, and we are utterly in love with the fluttering BHLDN bridesmaids dresses and Lynn’s luscious Pronovias gown. Each and every image from Evan Hunt Photo is absolute perfection!

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Elegant Lake Forest Wedding Evan Hunt

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Lavender Bridesmaids Gowns

Elegant Lake Forest Wedding Evan Hunt

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Elegant Lake Forest Wedding Evan Hunt

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Elegant Ivory and Gold Wedding

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Elegant Lake Forest Wedding Evan Hunt

Photography – Evan Hunt Photo | Venue – Armour House | Floral – ArtQuest | Stationery – Stationery Station | Bakery – Deerfields Bakery | DJ – Toast & Jam | Ceremony Musicians – Belle Music | Hair and Makeup – Lux Salon & Spa | Bridesmaids dresses – BHLDN | Gown – Pronovias | Shoes – Stuart Weitzman

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Welcome To The Weekend

We love Fridays especially when they end an inspiring week like Bridal Fashion Week! From the gorgeous gowns and headpieces, fabulous florals and more, our hearts are filled to the brim with love for the beautiful world of weddings. Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy our favorite links! xo

Purple Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids Dresses

{Floral Design by Peony & Plum captured by Stephanie Williams via 100 Layer Cake}

A few of our favorites from the week:

EAD News: In the midst of the pretty this week, we welcomed three amazing new vendors! CHATHAM & CARON is a boutique letterpress studio specializing in chic and timeless custom letterpress wedding invitations. Located in Colorado, they work with couples all over the world to create unique and beautiful invitations for their special day. Every single floral creation from Peony & Plum is designed with more than just aesthetics in mind; and beyond visual impact, Susan and her team embrace the idea that your florals can set the tone of your wedding— from bouquet to reception! We are also over the moon to announce Rachael Schirano Photography‘s addition to the guide! Rachael is a wedding photographer who features intimate, authentic love stories told through the fine art of film and digital photography. She is based in Illinois but is available to photograph weddings and love stories around the globe! Find vendors in your area here


Vendor Guide Members

Peony & Plum, CHATHAM & CARON letterpress studio, and Rachael Schirano Photography are members of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or to apply to become a member, click here.
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    Cozy Autumn Wedding in Deer Valley

    With striking yellow aspens, a light dusting of fallen snow, and crisp Park City weather as the backdrop, you know that Erin and Brandon’s fall fete was going to be lovely. Add in event design from one of our absolute favorites—Michelle Leo Events—loads of candlelight, and lush ivory florals from Urban Chateau Floral and you have something truly spectacular. A neutral color palette of brown, gold, and gray allows the beautiful interior of the Montage Deer Valley to shine, and we love the decor, which boasts both a nod to autumn with whitewashed pumpkins and a bit of whimsy with golden antlers. Erin’s buttery Monique Lhuillier gown is the perfect choice for the elegant soiree. Each and every image from Rebekah Westover is pure perfection!

    Brown and Ivory Wedding Invitations

    Pillar Candles Along Wedding AisleCandles on Mantel

    Bridesmaids in Dusty Blue

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    Bridal Party in Shades of Blue

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    Groomsmen on Ski Lift

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    Autumn Wedding Escort CardsElegant Ivory and Brown Fall Wedding

    Wedding Centerpiece with Antlers

    Rustic Ivory and Brown CenterpieceBrown and White Wedding

    Wedding Decor with White Pumpkins

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    Photography – Rebekah Westover | Event Planning & Design – Michelle Leo Events | Venue & Catering – Montage Deer Valley | Floral – Urban Chateau Floral | Stationery – Ann Elizabeth | Rentals – Diamond Rental | Musicians – Heartstrings Productions | DJ – Life of the Party | Gown – Vera Wang from Erin Cole | Shoes – Badgley Mischka | Jewelry – David Yurman and Love Tatum | Bridesmaids dresses – Monique Lhuillier from Bella Bridesmaids | Suit – David August | Officiant – Rev. Kamrin Carver

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    Michelle Leo Events is a member of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or to apply to become a member, click here.
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    Romantic French-Inspired Wedding Ideas

    Ethereal and elegant, this inspiration shoot may be set in Miami, but it evokes the spirit of France! Kiss the Planner and Anthology Co. dreamed up a Parisian wonderland in Villa Woodbine. A chic neutral color palette brings to mind the architecture of the City of Lights, and pops of deep red and cornflower blue add color to the scene. We adore the classic gold invitations from Artistic Calligraphy and are absolutely head over heels for the gray and ivory cake from Earth and Sugar that’s the perfect blend of modern and sophisticated. Enjoy the timeless images from Melanie Gabrielle Photography!

    Gold and White Wedding InvitationsRomantic Tulle Bridal Gown

    Blue Red and Ivory Centerpiece

    Centerpiece with Blush and RedBride in Pale Ivory Gown

    Centerpiece with Red and Blue FlowersSweetheart Table Wedding Chairs

    Ivory and Gray Wedding CakePale Blush Wedding Gown

    Lace Table LinensRomantic Miami Wedding Inspiration

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    Sweetheart Table for WeddingRed and Blue Centerpiece

    Miami Villa WoodbineRomantic Black and White Bridal Portrait

    Photography – Melanie Gabrielle Photography | Venue – Villa Woodbine | Planning – Kiss the Planner | Creative Direction – Anthology Co. and Kiss the Planner  | Floral Design – Anthology Co. | Rentals  – The Salvage Snob | Stationery – Artistic Calligraphy | Linens – Atlas Party and Event Rental | Gown – Bacio Bacio | Catering – Bill Hansen Catering | Bakery – Earth and Sugar | Makeup – Makeup Artistry by Hiara

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    English Country Garden Wedding

    Chanika and Andrew live in Paris, but selected a relaxed English country garden wedding for their August nuptials. North Somerset’s Coombe Lodge was their stunning backdrop, and a classic neutral color palette of blush, peach, and ivory brought out the natural beauty of their surroundings. The couple held two ceremonies, including a traditional Thai water ceremony, and their gorgeous reception in the Lodge featured lovely garden-style arrangements from The Rose Shed, which perfectly complemented the light and airy ballroom and Lynnie Vanillie Cakes created the pretty centerpiece confection. We are in love with each and every image from Taylor Barnes Photography!

    White Tulle GownEnglish Country Garden Wedding

    Pale Blue Bridesmaids Dresses

    Bridesmaids in Pale BlueBride with Pale Pink Bouquet

    Wooden Wedding Ceremony ChairsWedding Arch in Building Doorway

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    Groom in Pale Pink TieBlush Peony Bouquet

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    Wedding Polaroid Guest BookYellow and Green Garden Centerpiece

    Macaron Wedding FavorsPale Yellow Wedding Ceremony

    Classic Somerset WeddingWedding Cake with Pale Pink

    Photography – Taylor Barnes Photography | Venue – Coombe Lodge | Floral – The Rose Shed | Stationery – May Promjiem | Favors – Laduree | Bakery – Lynnie Vanillie Cakes | Rentals – Hugh Harris | Band – The Moon Loungers | Ceremony Musicians – The Bristol String Quartet | Hair and makeup – Amelle Chentouf Chergui | Bridesmaids dresses – Various | Gown – La Sposa from O’Scarlett’s | Suit – Hugh Harris | Photobooth – The Vintage Photo Booth Company | Linens – Pudding Bridge

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