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Chicago Rooftop Wedding

The sweeping views of Public Chicago‘s Ava Terrace set the stage for Erica and Troy’s gorgeous Windy City soiree! The couple set out to create a warm and welcoming affair for their nearest and dearest, and were treated to a picture-perfect Chicago day for their October nuptials. Estera Events designed a ceremony and reception with an urban, modern touch. Erica and Troy said their vows in a circle of prairie grass and ferns, after which guests moved downstairs to the Library Bar to sip cocktails before being seated for a full five-course candlelit dinner. Vale of Enna worked with Erica and Troy to bring their modern romance theme to life with elegant florals overflowing with foliage. For the intimate reception, organic and lush arrangements of ferns, taper candles, and roses graced a large king’s table. A wedding planner herself, Erica knew that their day would go by in the blink of an eye, and made sure to take several moments throughout the evening to truly take in all of the joy. We know they will cherish all of the gorgeous images from Julia Franzosa Photography!

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Photography – Julia Franzosa Photography | Venue – Public Chicago | Floral – Vale of Enna | Wedding Planning – Estera Events | Stationery – Elizabeth Grace | Calligraphy – Elle McCarthy | Bakery – Bittersweet Bakery | Rentals – UltraPom | DJ – Style Matters | Hair Stylist – Marina Samuels | Makeup Artist – Lauren Ward | Bridesmaids Dresses – Adrianna Papell | Gown – Sarah Seven | Jewelry – Tiffany’s and BHLDN | Veil/Headpiece – Diana’s Bridal | Bride’s Shoes – Badgley Mischka | Suit – Black Tie Formalwear | Tie – Ted Baker

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Waterside Wedding with Manhattan View

Jodi and Jared were married on a picture-perfect day at Waterside Restaurant and Catering in North Bergen, NJ. The dramatic Manhattan skyline as seen from the Hudson River was the perfect backdrop for their outdoor ceremony, which featured many lovely moments, including the traditional seven blessings as read by the couple’s aunts and uncles. The couple wanted their wedding to have a light and airy feel, and flowing Donna Morgan dresses for the ladies in shades of blue matched the sunny August skies and perfectly complemented Jodi’s Reem Acra gown from Kleinfeld Bridal. As the imposing skyline was visible from the venue’s floor to ceiling windows for the reception, Avenue Flowers & Gifts kept the centerpieces simple and low, with fresh white blooms. Jodi and Jared selected the band, Burnt Sienna, because they had caught their show at a local hotspot in Dewey Beach, Delaware, where they fell in love! The non-stop dance party was kicked off by the couple with a fabulous choreographed first dance, executed flawlessly right down to the “Dirty Dancing” style lift at the end! Every moment is captured beautifully by Cassi Claire!

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Photography – Cassi Claire | Venue – Waterside Restaurant and Catering | Floral – Avenue Flowers & Gifts | Wedding Planning – Lulu’s Event Design | Stationery – Reed Cohen Papers & Events | Videography – Kiss The Bride Films | Bakery – Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery | Band – Burnt Sienna | Ceremony Musicians – Music For the Moment | Hair Stylist – Pink Comb Studio | Makeup Artist – Pucker Makeup Studio | Bridesmaids Dresses – Donna Morgan | Gown – Reem Acra from Kleinfeld Bridal | Bride’s Shoes and Clutch – Kate Spade | Suits – Michael Kors

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    Ginkgo + Thistle Wedding Inspiration

    A breathtaking historic home with a stunning gingko tree is both the inspiration and setting for today’s beautiful inspiration shoot from Wendy Cooper Photography! A warm and colorful palette of thistle blue, crimson and gold brought the setting to life. The rustic wooden table and chairs from Annie Em’s at Home was dressed with luxurious silk from Silk & Willow and gold patterned china, accented by menus from Flourish Paper & Co. We’re smitten with the Fouche Bridal gown and statement necklace from Sloan + Themis – such a dramatic bridal look! Enjoy each and every gorgeous image captured on film by Wendy Cooper Photography!

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    Photography – Wendy Cooper Photography | Stationery – Flourish Paper & Co. | Gown – Fouche Bridal | Ribbon and Silk Runner – Silk & Willow | Rentals – Annie Em’s at Home | Hair and Makeup – Stefanie Hodges | Jewelry – Sloan + Themis | Suit – Garber’s Menswear | Engagement and Wedding Rings – Jayson Jewelers

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    8 Ways to Keep Your Bridesmaids Cozy

    Winter BridesmaidsFrom fabulous faux fur to romantic lace, rain boots and more, these bridesmaids looks will help you style your leading ladies to look picture-perfect and adorably cozy!

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    Romantic Rocky Mountain Wedding

    The last warmth of summer and the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains set the stage for Jenna and Jason’s magical Colorado wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch. The couple selected a color palette of rose quartz and burgundy, but the beauty of the mountain venue shone the brightest of all. Park Floral Design created beautiful arrangements with blush roses, burgundy dahlias, and lush greens, with flickering candles and linens from La Tavola. Jenna and Jason shared memories from their childhood and families at each table, including a heritage table honoring their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Flowing BHLDN frocks in the lightest mauve were dreamy against the rustic landscape. We are simply head over heels for each gorgeous image from Danielle DeFiore!

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    Photography – Danielle DeFiore | Venue – The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch | Floral – Park Floral Design | Wedding Planning and Event Design – Embellish | Stationery – Minted | Linens – La Tavola | DJ – Complete Music of Denver | Lighting – DIY Uplighting | Ceremony Musicians – Sam and Marissa Ewig | Bridesmaids Dresses – BHLDN | Shoes – Antonio Melani | Suits and Ties – Indochino

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