Live Calligraphy Offers Wedding Guests a Pretty and Personalized Experience
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
9h ago
Written by Nerissa Bona Israel, owner of Nerissa B. Modern Calligraphy The “lost art” of calligraphy is far from lost. Thanks in large part to Instagram and other visual social media, you will likely find calligraphy—and calligraphers—far more easily than you would have 10+ years ago. (Finding doesn’t necessarily mean easier to book, but that’s a separate discussion. Hooray for the growing interest/demand for hand lettered art!) As weddings have evolved over the years, so have the ways in which you can incorporate a calligrapher into your big day. It’s not just about addressing envelopes and e ..read more
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Black Tie Candlelit Wedding in Chicago
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
6d ago
Riana & Brian's moody (almost) NYE wedding in Chicago was oozing modern elegance and sophisticated style. They tied the knot at The Walden with a romantic candlelit ceremony and immediately followed with dancing the night away. Their live band threw an absolute rager and it was the perfect way to end the year.  ..read more
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Romantic Chicago Engagement Session
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
1w ago
Z & Ko Photography had the opportunity to capture Stephanie and Danny in beautiful Chicago! Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk never disappoints, especially, for these two. From their outfits, to the location, everything was *picture perfect ..read more
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Romantic and Delicate Summer Weddings Are For The Brides
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
2w ago
Stephanie and Francesca are the definition of class with their romantic summer wedding. Their delicate details of lace, soft pinks, and plenty of greenery painted the perfect backdrop as they tied the knot at their all white historic venue.  ..read more
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A Celestial Summer Wedding at Chicago's Adler Planetarium
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
2w ago
Grace and Evin were married at Chicago Adler Planetarium on a hot summer day in July. Their theme was a vibrant pastel celestial theme with hues of pink, purple and blue. Not only is Adler Planetarium stunning but you also have the best view of the city as your backdrop. Grace's dress was classic and timeless ..read more
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Love Along the Lakeshore - Gorgeous North Avenue Pier Engagement Session
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
3w ago
Written and Photography by Maura Black Photography Maryam and Harry's engagement session will forever hold a special place in this photographer's heart for so many reasons. Firstly, the couple. These two are living proof that sometimes the lord gives with both hands, I tell ya! Not only are they gorgeous (I mean, obviously!) but they truly are the whole package. Kind, funny, intelligent, compassionate (my voice was virtually gone that week and they were so patient as I'd try to croak out direction!) and honestly just a great hang! The other element that truly made this shoot one for the b ..read more
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Iconic Intimate Wedding at LondonHouse Chicago
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
3w ago
Spring in downtown Chicago is truly a magical time, especially when it comes to weddings. One iconic Spring wedding that stands out is the one we recently captured. It was a celebration filled with love, joy, and emotions that will forever be cherished.  The ceremony took place on a unique Chicago Firehouse Boat, floating along the breathtaking Chicago Riverwalk. It was an intimate setting, with close friends and family (50 at most) gathered to witness the union of two souls. Of course, the stunning Chicago city skyline provided an unforgettable backdrop. After the ceremony, all the guest ..read more
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Italian Romance at the Armour Mansion
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
3w ago
The bride and groom met on Tinder and the rest is a true love story. Living in Florida the couple mainly try staying out of the heat, but they cant resist a good hike, kayak adventure, or stroll through the park with their pups (Pi and Nora).  Nothing beats a cozy evening at home- cooking dinner together and playing games (chess is their go-to ..read more
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Refined and Editorial Gay Engagement
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
1M ago
Mitch and AJ have been together for over 6 years. They met online. Their first date was at Roscoe's, their favorite bar in Boystown (the LGBTQ+ neighborhood in Chicago). AJ proposed to Mitch on their 5th anniversary. AJ surprised Mitch with a helicopter tour of the city followed by dinner at the Michelin Star Filipino restaurant Kasama. Then, they came home to their friends having decorated their condo and that's where he proposed! FUN FACT! They just got married at Artifact Events this past weekend! Congrats to them ..read more
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What to Consider When Figuring Out Your Wedding Floral Budget
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by Michelle Cox-Vergara
1M ago
Written by Stephanie with Romee Willow Florals Spoiler Alert: Your $8000 flower budget does not get you $8000 in flowers By Alison Williams Photography Many couples are often surprised at how much wedding flowers cost. It’s not as simple as picking up flowers from Costco or Trader Joe's and expecting the same result as hiring a professional wedding florist.  When you hire a professional florist, you’re paying for much more than just the flowers. We’re Romee Willow Florals, an artful and eco-friendly wedding and event florist in Chicago. We’ve been in the business for over 10 years, and w ..read more
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