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Intimate + Elegant Chicago Wedding

Colleen and Mark’s Chicago wedding is indescribably elegant. At no time is the city more beautiful than in the summer, and the gorgeous day was a perfect complement to the gorgeous couple and their wedding party. Colleen is resplendent in a lace Ines Di Santo gown from Dimitras Bridal Couture, and her maids donned chic champagne Jenny Yoo Social Collection gowns. The extraordinary Preston Bradley room of the Chicago Cultural Center was the setting for their July nuptials, and the architectural gem’s Tiffany Dome was incorporated into the custom stationery by Magnificent Milestones. A mix of lush teacup florals and elegant garland-style centerpieces with a sea of candles by Exquisite Designs adorned the tables. The fabulous Lori Stephenson of LOLA Event Productions went above and beyond to both curate the details of the day and insure the event with off without a hitch, right down to duct taping the floor when the jubilant reception dancing literally cracked it open! We adore each of these soft and lovely images from Annie Parish Photography!

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Art Deco Style Wedding Rings

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Wedding Photos in Millennium Park

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Elegant Pedestal FloralChicago Cultural Center Wedding Ceremony

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Mauve and Ivory CenterpieceCenterpiece with Floating Candles

Three Tier Ivory Wedding CakeElegant Garland Centerpiece

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Elegant Chicago Wedding

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Photography – Annie Parish Photography | Venue – Chicago Cultural Center | Event Coordination – LOLA Event Productions | Floral – Exquisite Designs | Stationery – Magnificent Milestones | Catering and Bakery – Jewell Events Catering | Videography – Highway 61 Films | Music – Skyline | Hair and Makeup – Sonia Roselli | Gown – Ines Di Santo from Dimitras Bridal Couture | Shoes – L.K. Bennett | Accessories – Swarovski | Bridesmaids Dresses – Jenny Yoo Social Collection | Tuxedo – Vera Wang | Cufflinks – Spiffing Jewelry | Transportation – Second City | Officiant – Reverend Greg Zimmerman

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Welcome To The Weekend

Hello weekend! We are saying farewell to another fabulous week filled to the brim with pretty and exciting news as we welcomed our newest fashion and accessories vendor, Romantic ART Life! Every piece in the collection of elegant bridal floral accessories is inspired by love of nature, the delicate beauty of flowers, and Anastasiya’s passion for details and feminine beauty. If you follow us daily, then you can understand why we are still pinching ourselves over featuring this ethereal river wedding inspiration and this dreamboat of a styled shoot. But in the midst of the beauty, we cannot help but reflect on the events that happened 13 years ago on September 11th. Our hearts are filled with sadness as we remember that fateful day, and it is a sorrowful reminder that we should truly feel blessed for the life we have and the nation to which we call home. Have a beautiful weekend friends and never forget.

At Home Engagement Ideas

{Image by Ace & Whim via Wedding Sparrow}

A few of our favorites from the week:

  • Wedding-worthy gowns from New York Fashion Week.
  • What to wear to this fall’s parties.
  • How-to properly store your summer clothes.
  • A fabulous way to make a party sign with tissue paper.
  • Every kitchen needs this adorable conversion chart.
  • A fizzy cocktail that everyone can enjoy.
  • Go-to girlfriend gifts to always keep on hand.
  • Our favorite pin of the week.

 

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    Romantic California Winery Wedding

    The Bay Area is stunning any time of year, but no more so than in the shoulder seasons, and San Martin’s Clos la Chance Winery winery shines in Kelly and John’s lovely wedding. Florals from Flower Divas in pretty pastel tones of peach, pink, and marigold dress the lovely tables, and bridesmaids pair their peach and ivory bouquets with floaty pale blue frocks. The flowering gardens and Spanish-style architecture of the winery are absolutely beautiful, and we just adore the unbelievable light in these gorgeous images from Danielle Poff Photography!

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    Photography – Danielle Poff Photography | Venue – Clos la Chance Winery | Floral – Flower Divas | Bakery – Cathy Lines | DJ – Los Gatos DJ Company | Catering – Cafe Primavera | Hair – Lori Wyrick from Adieu Salon | Makeup – Nicole Ferraz | Videography – Thomas Hughes Films

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    Ethereal River Wedding Inspiration

    The peaceful rivers of central Texas are the inspiration for today’s rustic, romantic wedding inspiration. The peaceful blue and green hues and gorgeous wood tones come together in a positively ethereal setting. We adore the loose compote arrangements in pale blue, ivory, and green and handtied bouquet by Without Wax, Katy with ribbon from Silk and Willow. A delicate, floaty gown and pearl headpiece by Shop Gossamer completes the scene. The graceful bridal look is so simple and chic, a throwback to the gowns of the 1970s. The classic film images from Krystle Akin Photography capture the setting with grace. We are completely smitten!

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    Blue and Green Wedding Table

    Bouquet with Ivory and Blue FlowersRomantic Twisted Braid Hairdo

    Bouquet with RibbonsBlue Gray Green Wedding Table

    Bride in Deep V Neck Back GownBride by the River

    Elegant Ivory and Green Centerpiece

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    Ivory and Blue CenterpieceDusty Blue Wedding Linens

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    Dusty Blue Wedding Table

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    Shop Gossamer GownRibbon Tied Bouquet

    Photography – Krystle Akin Photography | Styling and Floral – Without Wax, Katy | Hair and Makeup – Makenzie Laine | Gown and Headpiece – Shop Gossamer | Stationery – The Weekend Type | Ribbon – Silk and Willow

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    Classic Westchester Mansion Wedding

    Matthew and Christina’s wedding, captured by the wonderful Lindsay Madden Photography, is everything we love. Classic and romantic, with details that will be just as relevant and lovely on their 50th anniversary as they are today. Westchester’s C.V. Rich Mansion set the perfect mood with its lush gardens, elegant sunroom, and Victorian touches. Lush rose and hydrangea centerpieces from Arcadia Floral complemented the stately ballroom and the pale pink, ivory, and gold color palette is sophisticated and timeless. Christina is resplendent in her Alvina Valenta gown from Wedding Atelier, and we are head over heels for Matthew’s groom style: a dashing Brooks Brothers tuxedo, complete with suspenders. This is truly a memorable affair!

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    Greenery Wedding DecorCocktail Hour Tables

    Floral on Escort Card Table

    Hydrangea and Rose CenterpieceRose and Hydrangea Topiary Style Centerpiece

    Pink and Ivory Wedding Reception

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    Photography – Lindsay Madden Photography | Ceremony Venue – Church of the Annunciation | Reception Venue – The C.V. Rich Mansion | Floral – Arcadia Floral | Stationery – Always Impressive Invitations | Videography – 15 Minutes of Frame | Catering – Caperberry Events | Bakery – Lulu Cake Boutique | Band – The Ernest Mills Band of Hank Lane Music and Productions | Transportation – Top Class Limousine | Ceremony Musicians – Maura Molloy & Co. | Hair and Makeup – Kelly Stewart of Dana Bartone & Co. | Bridesmaids dresses – Bill Levkoff | Gown – Alvina Valenta from Wedding Atelier | Earrings – BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suit – Brooks Brothers Tuxedo | Groom’s Shoes – Cole Haan | Groomsmen Suits – Men’s Wearhouse | Robes – silkandmore | Drink Flags – angieheartsjared | Favor Tags – WeddingAmbience | Cornhole – Custom Corntoss

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