Real Weddings: Lesley + Matthew


Lesley and Matthew’s wedding was a blend of old world vintage and romantic with a beautiful and fresh color palette of apricot, gray and french blue. Their ceremony took place on the Tiffany-inspired staircase of Chicago’s Newberry Library, the bridal party lining each side of the staircase as guests looked on. The beautiful florals by the always breathtaking Fleur included some of my absolute favorites: ranunculus, dahlias, and juliet roses, with touches of pale blue hydrangea. I love how the framed table numbers and damask linens add texture to the table without distracting from the incredible flowers. A stunning wedding flawlessly pulled together by Greatest Expectations with gorgeous photos by Jennifer Kathryn Photography!










Lesley shared some sweet words about their wedding day:

“It was like I was dreaming, the whole night. Between the peach in the flowers, the glow of the candlelight, and being surrounded with love from family and friends, I felt like I was in heaven. The first time I heard the notes from violinists playing “the wind” by Cat Stevens echoing up the staircase where I was waiting with my dad and my best friends for the ceremony to begin – it was all so beautiful and perfect and I was about to marry my best friend, the man of my dreams. Let’s just say I lost it. I’ve never been happier in my life.”


The following Chicago wedding vendors contributed to Lesley and Matthew’s wedding:

Photography – Jennifer Kathryn Photography* \ Venue – The Newberry Library \ Floral – Fleur* \ Wedding planning – Greatest Expectations* \ Stationery – The Small Printer \ Favors – Garrett’s Popcorn \ Videographer – A Family Affair Video \ Gown – Watters \ Bridesmaids – JS Studio \ Hair – Livia Caporale \ Makeup – Brandon Trumfio with Sonia Roselli \ Jewelry – The Left Bank \ Veil or Headpiece – House of Brides \ Shoes – Grace \ Catering – Berghoff Catering \ Bakery – Amy Beck Designs \ Linens – BBJ Linens \ Band – Orchestra 33 \ Bridesmaids Jewelry – All Things Tinsel \ Cake topper – Blimpcat \ Flower girl dress – Beane and Co \ Custom graphic for stationery – Seed to Sprout

*Jennifer Kathryn Photography, Fleur, and Greatest Expectations are EAD vendor guide members. To find vendors in your area, click here, or if you are a vendor interested in applying, click here.

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Jennifer Kathryn Photography and Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc. 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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    15 comments on “Real Weddings: Lesley + Matthew

    1. Fleur Inc writes...

      Thank you so much for featuring this truly beautiful wedding! Lesley & Matt were both so wonderful to work with. Lesley’s taste & color palette are inspiring and we were thrilled that Greatest Expectations introduced us! Jennifer Kathryn’s photos captured the romance and dreamy atmosphere of the night just perfectly!! Congratulations to Lesley & Matt, I wish you both years of love, joy & travel!!!

    2. Absolutely gorgeous! In love with the centerpiece grouping and that cake! You can certainly feel all the love in these amazing photos.

    3. So very happy to see Lesley and Matt gracing EAD today! Thank you so much for showing off their beautiful wedding day. Heather and Katherine made sure everything was perfect, and Kelly Marie’s florals of Fleur, Inc. were dreamy and just divine! Lesley and Matt were truly a dream to work with and the perfect combination of romantic and playful. I am just so happy for them- many congratulations and blessings!!

    4. voula writes...

      love this wedding! what are the chances someone involved still has those amazing table numbers and would like to sell them?? :) thanks and congrats!

    5. Amanda writes...

      Where did the cake topper come from and how much did it cost? I love it!

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