Emily & Devin, Hotel Arista

 In Chicago Wedding Planning, Rebecca Marie Photography, XO Pictures

It is such a wonderful thing to see when my past couples’ siblings get engaged and decide that they too want to work with LK Events This was the case with Emily and Devin and I could not have been happier to help plan their beautiful wedding day last summer in Naperville.

It was a gorgeous, sunny summer day when our team arrived at Hotel Arista on the morning of the wedding. Emily and her ladies were enjoying beauty time with Christy and Melanie from One Bridal Company. There were a number of oohs and aahs when Emily’s hairpiece was put in and she stepped into her dress. What a glam look for this beautiful bride!!

After Emily and Devin enjoyed a private First Look, captured by the amazing Rebecca Marie Photography & Design, they moved into their Ceremony area for additional photos with their wedding party and families. The ballroom had been transformed with beautiful draping by Elegant Event Lighting and candles and more candles from Fleur Couture. Very soon, we were ushering guests into the Ceremony area and the wedding party walked down the aisle to “Let Her Go” – including our little flower girl and ring bearer in their wagon! Rev. Tom Maluga performed a lovely ceremony for Emily and Devin and then guests were ushered into the Pre-Function area for cocktails. Guests enjoyed snapping photos in the Shutterbooth and noshing on Brie Crostini with Bacon Jam and Panko Crusted Spicy Chicken Lollipops.

While guests mingled and congratulated Emily and Devin, the Ballroom was transformed into an elegant, modern and garden inspired reception. From the grey spandex linens to the custom menus from Greenstar Paperie to the custom white vinyl dance floor and the stunning centerpieces, the room was a perfect picture of modern elegance. Emily and Devin chose to have their parents and entire wedding party introduced into the room for dinner and then they enjoyed their First Dance together. It was an unforgettable, choreographed performance to “Prime Time”.

Everyone enjoyed the meal of Flat Iron Steak or Mahi Mahi and were soon out on the dance floor to the rockin’ beats of Entourage. Congratulations again to Emily and Devin!

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Wedding Planner: LK Events
Hair & Make-Up: One Bridal Company
Bakery: The Cakery
Florist: Fleur Couture
Lighting & Draping: Elegant Event Lighting
Rehearsal Dinner: Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House
Hotel Room Block: Hotel Arista
Musicians: Entourage
Officiant: Rev. Tom Maluga
Photographer: Rebecca Marie Photography & Design
Photo Booth: Shutterbooth
Stationery: Greenstar Paperie
Venue, Food & Beverages: Hotel Arista
Videographer: XO Pictures

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