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Sophisticated Gold + Ivory Wedding

Posted 02/10/2015 by in Real Weddings \ 2 comments

Elise and Michael’s wedding showcases the stunning city of Chicago almost as well as it illustrates their love for each other! An interfaith ceremony at Old St. Patrick’s Church brought together both families’ traditions, and their Chicago Cultural Center reception—planned and designed by Beth Bernstein of SQN Events—is the epitome of classic sophistication. The stunning Preston Bradley Hall, with its ornate dome and stately …

Cake Cutting Ballroom Wedding

Classic Chicago Christmas Wedding

Posted 12/19/2013 by in Real Weddings \ 4 comments

With the stunning University Club of Chicago as the setting, you know you are in for a beautiful, classic Chicago wedding! Kelli and Patrick’s unforgettable day intertwined the spirit of the holiday season with the joyfulness of their celebration, and we are in love. The University Club’s Christmas decorations were a perfect backdrop for the elegant midnight blue, silver, and …

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Modern Purple + White Loft Wedding

Posted 03/26/2013 by in Real Weddings \ 3 comments

Modern and fresh Room 1520 was the setting for Alex and Charlotte’s gorgeous Chicago soiree! The ceremony beautifully brought together Charlotte’s Presbyterian background and Alex’s Jewish heritage, and, inspired by a sweet Southern summer, the couple, along with their wedding planner Beth Bernstein of SQN Events and florist Hello Darling, transformed the raw, industrial loft space with lovely garden-style arrangements, …

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Wedding Planning Tips from SQN Events

It happens to the best of us. You’re busy tasting cakes, shopping for venues, matching linens and checking RSVPs, when you glance at your calendar and realize just how rapidly your wedding day is approaching. Your to-do list seems to be a mile long and seating arrangement configurations are starting to take over your already overloaded brain. We totally understand; …

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Modern Chicago Wedding

Posted 07/12/2012 by in Real Weddings \ 3 comments

We’ve got a beautiful city wedding for you today, just wait until you see it! Cameron and Kristopher were married at the super-chic W City Center in downtown Chicago and then the party moved to Sepia where guests dined and drank to celebrate the newlyweds. Lots of love went into this wedding, from the flowers by their friend Beth Gill, owner of …


Indie Wed Inspired Creations Winners!

Posted 02/23/2012 by in Inspiration \ 8 comments

A huge thank you to all six teams who entered the Indie Wed Inspired Creations contest!  We are so excited to announce the winner and runner up – every team did an amazing job and all of the couples who attended Indie Wed, as well as all of you readers, actively voted for your favorite teams, and Kelly from Indie …


Belles and Gents Bar

Welcome to day 2 of the Indie Wed Inspired Creations Contest! The incredible team involved in today’s shoot created an amazing and beautiful idea, a “Belles and Gents Bar”. Picture this: one day, wives crash an old-school gentlemen’s club bringing in big beautiful blooms and brightly colored details to freshen up the usual decor of cigars, highball glasses, aged scotches, …


Elegant Winter Tabletop

Inspired by a peacock feather, these jewel-toned tabletops designed by Beth of SQN Events are the perfect combination of elegant and modern.  Whether you’re planning a wedding or a party, jewel tones set the stage for a fabulous urban holiday soiree, and the gorgeous purple, red, and green palette is brought to life by the modern blooms from Dilly Lily.  …


Real Weddings: Ann + Brian

Posted 09/23/2011 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Ann and Brian were married at the Art Institute of Chicago‘s Modern Wing, the perfect venue for their vibrant color palette of black and white with pops of green and bright purples. The florals by Art Quest incorporated different types of orchids everywhere, from the huge white phalaenopsis in Ann’s bouquet to the bright green cymbidium and fuchsia phalaenopsis on …