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Summer Love at Greenhouse Loft, Sarah & Jeremy

I have been blessed to work with some families multiple times and that was the case when Amanda’s parents met me at her wedding and said, “You have to help us out again in six months!” That is how I came to work with Sarah and Jeremy for their lovely celebration last summer.

Sarah & Jeremy are such easy-going people, yet they had every detail in place when we started working with each other two months before their wedding day. Sarah chose to get ready in their apartment and TimTab Studios captured all of the little details, like her stunning dress from Kelly Faetanini. Meanwhile, Jeremy got ready in a downtown hotel and we orchestrated their first look at the Civic Opera House. Look at these photos!! They are the sweetest couple in love!

Sarah, Jeremy and their wedding party braved the very warm June temperatures to grab photos around the city and then we made our way to Greenhouse Loft. On display at the venue were a number of Jeremy’s creations, like the welcome sign, escort card display, along with Fab Flora’s beautiful centerpieces. We can’t get over the size of those peonies!

Sarah and Jeremy chose to have a friend officiate their ceremony and that provided a very sweet and unique element to their ceremony. I personally loved that they chose to have a harpist play their ceremony music, as it is a beautiful sound that we don’t often hear at weddings. Guests then enjoyed a beautiful evening outdoors for cocktail hour and were brought back inside for a fabulous meal provided by FIG Catering. Guests had a choice of fontina and prosciutto stuffed chicken breast or a grilled flank steak. FIG Catering also provided the variety of cakes for dessert and guests were able to nosh on those in between dance breaks from Rachel at Toast & Jam. Let’s just say there were some pretty sweet moves on the dance floor that night.

Congratulations, Sarah & Jeremy! We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Note from the couple:

Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day perfect! We knew you had every last detail covered, which truly allowed us to enjoy our day surrounded by family and friends! You’re amazing at what you do, and we are so lucky that we got to work with you.

Cutting Cake: Flour
Beauty: Dana & Kelly from Pin Me Up
Food + Rentals + Cake: FIG Catering
Wedding Dress: Kelly Faetanini
Floral/Décor: Fab Flora
Getting Ready: Home & Westin Michigan Avenue
Ceremony Musician: Harpist Claire Happel
DJ: Toast & Jam
Photographer: TimTab Studios
Room Blocks: Westin Michigan Avenue, Days Inn on Diversey
Stationery: Designed by Groom
Transportation: Chicago Trolley
Venue: Greenhouse Loft
Wedding Coordinator: Nicole Zenner from LK Events

Winter Wonderland at Chicago History Museum, Emily & Kyle

When I first met Emily, she had a wonderful inspiration for her wedding at Chicago History Museum. With almost a year to plan this wedding, we met frequently to review her planning timeline and have me answer any questions and provide referrals for her team of event professionals. It is during those moments that a friendship blossomed and I was so honored to help her and Kyle plan the most perfect winter wonderland wedding.

Emily has an elegant sense of style and that came through in her choice of a wedding gown and the exquisite bridesmaid dresses. So divine! Emily and Kyle fell in love with Timothee & Bethany Tabailloux and this husband & wife duo thoughtfully chose items to include in detail photos and carefully orchestrated the stunning First Look on Ava Terrace at the Public Hotel. All of these photos are picture perfect. Emily loved the work from Stems and Allison did not disappoint in bringing Emily’s vision to life. From the second greenery bouquet that we could use outdoors, to the adorable chair wreaths, not one detail was missed in this beautiful winter design.

There are some weddings that seem to run like clockwork, and Emily and Kyle had that day. There was excitement during the hours of getting ready, but once the couple and their wedding party arrived at the Chicago History Museum, you could tell they were ready for a wonderful celebration. The excitement of the snow falling just added to the joy of the day. Emily & Kyle had a very thoughtful ceremony that included a reading from Scripture, an excerpt from Hamilton, and a quote they hold near and dear. I also loved that they chose to process into more traditional music and then used a contemporary piece for their recessional to bring the guests into cocktail hour.

Guests noshed on passed hors d’oeuvres of deviled eggs and spicy shrimp corn dogs and then enjoyed their meal of either braised beef short rib or Lake Superior trout, courtesy of Food For Thought. The treat from Elysia Root Cakes was a double chocolate and vanilla bean cake with chocolate fudge and salted caramel buttercream filling. Absolutely marvelous! Emily and Kyle spent the rest of the evening dancing the night away to the musical talents of Time Chicago…with only a small break to pose for the dazzling snowy night photo.

Congratulations, Emily & Kyle! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

A little note from the couple:

Thank you so much for being an instrumental part of our wedding planning and execution! You were a joy to work with and it was so lovely getting to know you over the past year! We truly don’t know what we would have done without you – you perfectly brought our vision to life. We have received so many compliment son you and your team – our guests were very impressed with the seamless and beautiful day.

Emily’s Dress: Aire Barcelona from Mira Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Wraps: Mark & Graham
Gentlemen Tuxes: Formally Modern Tuxedo
Bakery: Elysia Root Cakes
Beauty: Shannon O’Brien & Blowout Junkie
Favors: For Your Party
Floral/Décor: Stems
Food & Beverages: Food For Thought
Musicians: Time Chicago, part of BeatMix Music
Officiant: Rocky Supinger
Photographer: Tim Tab Studios
Getting Ready Hotel/Room Block: Public Hotel
Invitations: Ellis Hill
Transportation: Trolley Car & Bus Company
Venue: Chicago History Museum
Wedding Planner: Nicole Zenner from LK Events