I first met Siao and Kegan a couple of months before their wedding. They had been planning a beautiful December wedding and were starting to realize that they needed someone to help coordinate their special day. I love being able to help couples feel like they are a guest at their own wedding and was so honored to help out Siao and Kegan.
They had a vision for their wedding – classic with a modern twist and DIY. We felt all of that on their wedding day! We arrived at the Sofitel the morning of the wedding and Siao was enjoying some time to herself in getting her hair and make-up done. She was so relaxed and ready for her wedding day! From their First Look to The First Dance, Mike from Gerber + Scarpelli captured all the details and beautiful moments of the day. Look at the striking intimate photos of Siao and Kegan during our visit to Union Station and Hotel Sax!!
After the inter-faith ceremony at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, everyone made their way to The Quadrangle Club for the reception. Siao and her family put together the custom centerpieces and menu cards that fit their classic with a modern twist vision. Guests experienced the culinary treats of Buffalo Burger Sliders and Samosa Cakes and a three-course meal featuring Braised Short Rib and Grilled Wild Salmon. After dinner, Siao, Kegan, and all of their guests hit the dance floor with the spinning skills of Monastero Entertainment. Many guests took a mini break from the dance floor and visited the sweets table and photo booth throughout the night! Congratulations again to Siao and Kegan!
Reception Venue/Caterer: The Quadrangle Club
Ceremony Venue: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Photographer: Gerber + Scarpelli Photography
Reception Musicians: Monastero Entertainment
Flowers: Russ Wholesale Flowers
Sweets table: Family and Friends
Cupcakes: Molly’s Cupcakes
Transportation: M&M Limousine Services
Getting Ready Hotel: Sofitel
I had the pleasure of coordinating a friend’s wedding this past May. The groom, Zach, and I have known each other since the 6th grade and when his fiancé called me about their wedding, I was ecstatic. When Kathryn and I met to discuss her wedding I knew immediately we would become friends. We had a blast chatting about her ideas and visions for her wedding day.
The planning began immediately and Kathryn and Zach selected Harold Washington Library for their venue. We then booked Deja Vu Band, Tammy Leathem of Leathem Photography and Fleur Couture to handle their floral and décor. Although we knew the G8-NATO Summit was taking place in Chicago that weekend, we weren’t informed until February that the Library would be used for Federal Government purposes. Our invitations were printed, Save the Dates had been sent and all vendors were booked, so I knew we had a challenge ahead of us. I immediately contacted everyone in my network, the City of Chicago and all of our vendors to inform them of the situation and prepare them for a back up plan. Nothing was going to stop this wedding from happening – not even NATO!
We ended up having a fantastic wedding weekend! We started at Osteria Via Stato for their rehearsal dinner with family and close friends (and an awesome groom’s cake – thanks to Amy Beck Cake Design). On Saturday, Kathryn and Zach had their first look at the park outside the Sofitel. After photos around Chicago and staying clear of the protests, Kathryn and Zach were married at St. James in Lincoln Park. The reception at Harold Washington Library was stunning! Deja Vu kept the dance floor packed all night long and Blue Plate catered an exquisite meal for the guests. We are so fortunate to Harold Washington Library for their support and all the vendors involved given the circumstances with NATO. Kathryn and Zach had an unforgettable wedding weekend!
Special thanks to our vendors:
Reception: Harold Washington Library
Church: St. James
Catering: Blue Plate
Floral: Fleur Couture
Band: Deja Vu Band
BM Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Grooms Tux: Jos A Banks
Cake: Take the Cake (now known as Cake)
Transportation: VIP Valet Services
Make Up: Brian Sutheby
Invitations and Paperie: Kustom Kreations
Photographer: Tammy Leathem of Leathem Photography
Rehearsal: Osteria Via Stato
Groom’s Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design