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Lesley & Bobby, The Trump Hotel

Some might say that Lesley and Bobby met by chance that fall day at the Badgers Football Game but with Bobby living in Chicago and Lesley in LA I would say it was actually fate that brought them together. They decided to get married in Chicago so more of their family members would be able to attend and Bobby proposing on the Terrace at the Trump Tower made it an easy choice for where they would host their reception.

Their wedding weekend started with their Rehearsal at Covenant Presbyterian Church followed by their Rehearsal Dinner at Del Frisco’s.

The day of the wedding the amazing ladies of Sonia Roselli got the girls picture perfect while the photographers from Studio This Is and the videographers from One Fine Day started documenting their wedding day.

Once boutonnieres were pinned and bouquets handed out we headed to Covenant Presbyterian Church making sure to keep Lesley tucked away so Bobby wouldn’t see her until she walked down the aisle with her dad. Lesley wore a full ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and the bottom of the dress was all hand sewn lace and of course a long train. Her bouquet was white peonies in various stages of bloom. The altar of the gorgeous church was decorated with a tall cylinder clear vase on each side with overflowing white hydrangea, white peonies, coral charm peonies and juliette peach garden roses. After Lesley and Bobby said I do they were off for photos around the city with their wedding party.

The amazing team from Fleur decorated the guest tables with arrangements of overflowing coral peonies, peach juliette garden roses, peachy pink ranunculus and a few white polo garden roses atop a clear glass cube vase. And then in two smaller clear glass cube vases were a collection of coral peonies and juliette garden roses.

Dan from The Gold Coast Orchestra introduced the newlyweds into their reception where they went straight into cutting their gorgeous cake from Cake. Their guests listened to toasts from Lesley’s dad, their siblings and Bobby’s Best Man while they dined on their Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Lemon Grass Poached Halibut and Roasted Vegetable Tian.

Lesley still had one more surprise for Bobby, which was a Groom’s Cake in the shape of his Wisconsin Badger Mascot. After dinner it was time for Lesley and Bobby’s thank you toast and their first dance along with Lesley’s dance with her Father and Bobby’s with his Mother. Then it was time for the dancing to begin. We did sneak them away for sunset photos on the terraces – with that view at sunset how could we not? Their guests were treated with some late night snacks among those of course were Chicago-style hot dogs and mini root beer ice cream floats.

It was such a beautiful and meaningful day with family as the focus. I feel so fortunate that Lesley and Bobby entrusted me with their wedding day. Wishing you two and Doug the dog a lifetime of happiness!!
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Band: The Gold Coast Orchestra
Beauty: Sonia Roselli
Cake: Cake
Church: Covenant Presbyterian Church
Florist: Fleur
Hotels: Trump Tower, Conrad Chicago, Hilton Chicago
Lighting: PSAV
Officiant: Pastor Jason S. Glombicki
Photographer: Studio This Is
Photo Booth: Clowning Around Entertainment
Rehersal Dinner: Del Frisco’s
Rentals: BBJ Linens
Stationery: Sugar Paper
Transportation: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company, Odyssey Transportation
Venue: Trump Tower

 

Lindsay & Damon, Hinsdale Golf Club

It is so wonderful to meet those young couples who start dating in college and already know they have found their soulmate and life partner. That was the case with Lindsay & Damon. With both of them living in TX, we planned their wedding through phone calls, emails and marathon planning days when they were back in Chicago.

Lindsay was able to get ready in the home that she grew up in – not only a sentimental detail to her wedding day, but also a stunning backdrop for all of the Getting Ready photos, Portraits and Wedding Party photos beautifully captured by Jennifer Kathryn Photography. Could these two be any cuter and any more in love?

We then made our way to the Hinsdale Golf Club for the ceremony and reception. The ceremony details were very important to Lindsay and Damon and they both chose a spiritual guide/mentor to help officiate their ceremony. With the warm June sun coming down on their guests, Lindsay and Damon were married in a very emotional and faith-filled ceremony. After the “I Do’s”, guests made their way indoors for the cocktail hour, while Lindsay and Damon hit the golf course for additional photos.

Guests were then invited into the ballroom for dinner. We love how Pamela from Phillip’s Flowers captured Lindsay’s vision of a classic wedding with bright colors. The pops of turquoise and orange were a great contrast to the classic beauty of the club’s ballroom. Guests enjoyed a duet entrée and after toasts from both of Lindsay & Damon’s Fathers, Lindsay danced with her dad to “My Girl” by the Temptations. Damon then danced with his mom to “Find Your Wings” by Mark Harris and then general dancing opened. TVK Orchestra kept the party going, with guests finding only a moment here and there to refresh their drinks and grab a cupcake from Toni Patisserie. Congratulations Linsday & Damon…and happy one year anniversary!

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Bakery: Toni Patisserie
Florist: Phillip’s Flowers
Rehearsal Dinner & Hotel Room Block: Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort
Musicians: TVK Orchestra
Photographer: Jennifer Kathryn Photography
Stationery: Sass-N-Class
Transportation: V.I.P. Valet Services
Venue, Food & Beverage: Hinsdale Golf Club
Videographer: R.E.M. Video & Photography
Wedding Planner: LK Events

Liz & Dave, Chicago Illuminating Company

I am not even sure how to begin to tell about the journey I had with Liz & Dave in planning their wedding day. It was one filled with laughter, planning pretty details, and setting a foundation of a friendship. I was so honored to work with these two…and their families and amazing team of creative partners!

We started the wedding day at the Four Seasons with Liz and her ladies having hair and make-up done by Sara & Melissa from Sonia Roselli Studios. It’s not like these girls needed a lot of extra primping to look absolutely stunning! Meanwhile, Dave and his gentlemen were relaxing in another room and even spending some time with Webster, Dave & Liz’s dog. As Tim Tab Studios and Chris & Oliver arrived at the Four Seasons, we had the wedding party finalize their preparations and let Liz and Dave have some personal time to open each other’s wedding day gifts. What a very special moment!

Once Liz and Dave were dressed in their finest and ready to go, we had them arrive separately at the Lyric Opera of Chicago for their First Look. How cute are these two!?! I don’t think they ever stopped smiling all day! The Lyric Opera was a perfect location to keep Liz & Dave and their wedding party out of the rain we had that day. But it was also fun to grab some umbrella pictures at the Museum Campus. It was so amazing to have the clouds break and sun come out for the rest of their special day! These shots from Tim and Bethany are award-winning!

While photos were being captured around the city, we were also managing the set up for the ceremony and reception at Chicago Illuminating Company. Guests arrived and walked down the brick alley to the tent covered courtyard. They were able to grab some flavored water before finding a seat, all while being serenaded by musicians from the Becca Kaufman Orchestra. Jessica from HMR Designs had worked with Liz on a romantic setting with a boxwood wall backdrop with two large arrangements flanking the couple. The use of the French Country chairs in this setting was absolutely perfect!

Rev. Tom Maluga performed a lovely ceremony for Dave and Liz with a special blessing from Father FitzGerald. Then it was time to celebrate with the new Mr. & Mrs.! Guests were welcomed into Room 21, which was decorated with hiboy and cabaret tables with cameo shantung linen and white ruffle linen with gold stich. There were also large round ottomans for additional seating. Meanwhile, the staff from Entertaining Company was passing Prosecco with a fresh raspberry garnish, Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin, Pear & Smoked Gouda Quesadillas and Cucumber Yellowfin Tuna Lillipops…just to name a few.

Guests were then brought into the main event space for dinner. The room was a perfect mixture of sequins, stripes and pure elegance. From the drapery to the mixture of table sizes and textures to the gold rimmed glassware to the crystal versaille chairs and the low, lush floral arrangements – it was such a romantic picture. Liz and Dave had their parents and wedding party enter the dining room to “Bust a Move”, while they entered the room as husband and wife to “You Make My Dreams”. Guests enjoyed a lovely meal with a Wild Field Greens first course and a Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin & Seabass duet entrée.

After a lovely speech from Liz and Dave, they hit the dance floor for their first dance to “Into the Mystic.” The Becca Kaufman Orchestra performed this and the parent dances and then the dance floor was open. So was the dessert station!!! Between the beautiful and yummy carrot cake from Elysia Root Cakes and the mini desserts (like the warm doughnut holes and nutella crepes) from Entertaining Company, guests were in heaven. For those guests that needed a break from the dancing, we transformed the brick alley into a cigar bar. So many details and so many pretty things for a couple that I am honored to call my friends. Congratulations Liz & Dave!

PS – Please check out some of Liz’s thoughts on her wedding and follow her at Sequins & Stripes.

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Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Hair & Make-Up: Sonia Roselli Studios
Bakery: Elysia Root Cakes
Favors: Matchbooks from Magnificent Milestones
Florist: HMR Designs
Food: Entertaining Company
Bridesmaids Luncheon: Fred’s at Barney’s New York Chicago
Rehearsal Dinner: River Roast
Welcome Reception: Glascott’s Saloon
Post Wedding Day Brunch: Thompson Hotel
Hotel Room Block: Four Seasons, Thompson Hotel, Hilton Chicago
Musicians: Becca Kaufman Orchestra
Officiant: Rev. Tom Maluga
Photographer: Tim Tab Studios
Stationery & Calligraphy: Holly Hollon & Emily Irwin at Paper Plane Paperie
Transportation: V.I.P. Valet Services
Venue: Chicago Illuminating Company
Videographer: Chris & Oliver
Wedding Planner: LK Events