AELO Alumni | Toni + Scott, 12/30/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
1M ago
VENUE: CITY VIEW LOFT | FLORALS: BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS WITH ABERDEENS | PHOTOGRAPHER: MIKHAIL FOR TWA PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS | BAND: BLUEWATER KINGS | HAIR AND MAKEUP: BLUSH AND BRAIDS | STAGE: BRIGHT LIGHTS PRODUCTION What a PERFECT way to end the 2024 season! Toni and Scott are two of the sweetest people we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with, and we were floored by how well they’d planned their day! It was a party from start to finish, cocktails before the ceremony, the funniest Maid of Honor toast, and a packed dance floor. These two just wanted to be married and dance the night away with the ..read more
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AELO Alumni | Jessica + Joe, 12/9/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
2M ago
VENUE: THE CITY HALL | PHOTOGRAPHER: CONNER PHOTOGRAPHY | CARICATURE ARTIST: LOTHAR SPEER | HAIR+MAKEUP: DIVA ME BELLA | FLORALS: STUDIO POPPY FLORA | CATERER: AMAZING EDIBLES | DJ: DJ AKIB | TRANSPORTATION: WINDY CITY LIMO What a perfect night celebrating Jessica and Joseph! The City Hall was turned into a romantic yet glamorous space filled with golds and deep greens. Jessica, an event coordinator herself, and Joseph, a Chicago firefighter, said their vows with family seated Golden Globe style while they faced the crowd so they could see their loved ones. They also had a bubble salute as th ..read more
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AELO Alumni | Jamie + James, 11/11/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
2M ago
VENUE AND CATERING: THE OFFSHORE ROOFTOP BAR | DECOR: DREAMSCAPES WEDDING DESIGNS | PHOTOGRAPHY: AUBREY JANE | VIDEO: WELL TOLD WEDDINGS | LIVE PAINTING: ARTABELLA GALLERY | DRAPE: MK LIGHTING DESIGN | HAIR AND MAKEUP: BLUSH AND BRAIDS BEAUTY BAR What an incredible evening! Talk about a couple made for each other. Jamie and Jim were full of joy on their wedding day and we were so honored to be a part of it. From the adorable ring bearer in his tiny Bentley, to the rocking dance floor, these two were all smiles all day. We are so lucky to be able to be a part of so many celebrations, and it’s ..read more
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AELO Alumni | Leslie + Aris, 10/29/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
2M ago
VENUE: CAFE BRAUER | FLORIST: VALE OF ENNA | DJ: TOAST AND JAM | PHOTOGRAPHY: SARAH PYO | CATERING: ZELDA’S | HAIR AND MAKEUP: DIEM ANGIE | TRANSPORTATION: SIGNATURE TRANSPORTATION GROUP Aris and Leslie danced the night away with family and friends after their beautiful ceremony and reception at Cafe Brauer. They did not let the brisk weather stop them from enjoying an outdoor ceremony located on the South Loggia followed by a cocktail hour on the North Loggia. Dinner followed with speeches, toasts and kisses. Once dancing kicked off, the guests were provided with costumes and continued to da ..read more
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AELO Alumni | Robyn + Ross, 10/13/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
3M ago
VENUE: STAN MANSION | PHOTOGRAPHER: BECCA HEUER PHOTOGRAPHY | CATERING: BEYOND CATERING | DECOR: ART OF IMAGINATION | LIMO: ELEGANT MOTORING | MIRROR BOOTH: 219 PRODUCTIONS | DJ: STITELY, DJ SILKEE | SHUTTLES: 312 LIMO | CAKE: JENNIVEE’S BAKERY | OFFICIANT: ASHTON BISHOP WEDDINGS What an INCREDIBLE evening! Ross and Robyn (a theater friend) came to us and said that they wanted a Friday the 13th wedding, we were onboard IMMEDIATELY. Their gothic vision was brought to life with their perfect choices from the flowers to the table settings to That Dress. Could you die?! They had a super sweet cer ..read more
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AELO Alumni | Almog + Gunthar, 10/7/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
3M ago
VENUE: THE DAWSON | PHOTOGRAPHY: THIS IS FEELING | HAIR + MAKEUP: APPEASE2YOU | FLORALS: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | DJ: STYLE MATTERS | TRANSPORTATION: SIGNATURE These two lovely folks had a vision for their wedding and worked hard to make it come to life. Their attention was on full display.  The warm, earth tones, creamy floral, gorgeous indoor-outdoor venue, and plentiful menu left guests (and us) utterly impressed. Almog and Gunthar made this day completely their own from taking time to sneak away from cocktail hour to run across the street to have a drink and take a picture at their ..read more
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AELO Alumni | Kate + Stephen, 10/14/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
3M ago
VENUE: RPM SEAFOOD | CEREMONY: BOND CHAPEL | PHOTOGRAPHY: THIS IS FEELING | FLORIST: BELLES AND THISTLES | QUARTET: PARKWEST STRINGS | MAKEUP: AYESHA KAHN | TRANSPORTATION: PONTARELLI We love an intimate wedding and Kate and Stephen celebrated in style with the people that are closest to them. The festivities kicked off with a pre-ceremony cocktail reception with the groom at RPM Seafood. Then guests traveled to the University of Chicago for the ceremony which took place in the gothic and glorious Bond Chapel. Afterwards guests returned to RPM Seafood for cozy and luxe dinner. Congratulations ..read more
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AELO Alumni | Haley + Tim, 9/23/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
4M ago
VENUE: THE GLEN CLUB | FLORIST: MORNING GLORY FLOWER SHOP | DJ: DJ CHICAGO | PHOTOGRAPHER: CRANE’S PHOTOGRAPHY | CAKE: THE BAKING INSTITUTE | STRINGS: NORTH SHORE STRING QUARTET Congratulations Haley and Tim! We loved helping this super sweet couple plan their perfect wedding at the Glen Club. They had the most beautiful fall weather for an outdoor ceremony and a cocktail reception that overlooked the Glen Club's majestic golf course. They had a delicious meal and a sundae bar that was obviously a huge hit with guests! We know this couple will have a beautiful life together and we wish them n ..read more
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AELO Alumni | Erin + Alex, 9/8/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
4M ago
VENUE: CITY VIEW LOFT | CATERER: LM CATERING | PHOTOGRAPHY: KEVIN SHIH | DJ: STYLEMATTERS | FLORALS: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | TROLLEY: WAY 2 GO | PHOTO BOOTH: FOTIO | HAIR: VIVIAN VALLONE | MAKEUP: ELLE ARTISTRY LLC What a DANCE FLOOR. Erin and Alex had the most fun and are the sweetest people in the world. What a beautiful evening, from the ceremony performed by Alex’s hockey coach to the adorable first dance, to the packed dance floor, this was a night to remember. It’s such a pleasure when you meet a couple who knows what they want and hands over the reins to completely enjoy themselves. We wi ..read more
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AELO Alumni | Becky + Matt, 8/11/23
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by Carolyn Johnson
4M ago
VENUE: LACUNA ARTIST LOFTS | CATERING: FOOD FOR THOUGHT | DJ: CAGE + AQUARIUM | PHOTOGRAPHER: TWO BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY Becky is an NYC theatre gal--and her theatre pals were all too happy to fly in for her and Matthew's wedding. They sang a capella as she walked down the rooftop aisle and the officiant, John, did a phenomenal job presiding over the ceremony with heartfelt humor and flair as Becky and Matthew became husband and wife. After the skyline ceremony, the party moved to Lacuna Loft's impressive Reverie Gallery where a delectable dinner was served followed by a show stoppingly packed dan ..read more
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