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When one of your own gets married, you just HAVE to share SO MANY PHOTOS! We’re so thrilled to share Annie + Everett’s big day with you! These two are so in love and the wedding day was complete perfection! Their church ceremony was held at the House of Hope Church, with a reception following at the Hewing Hotel.

There are too many things we love about the wedding day to pick just one- but if we had to share our top two, it would be how Annie + Everett look at each other and the gorgeous color palette!

When we think about what love “looks” like, you could put these two in a dictionary! Seriously, so many amazing stolen glances between the two, so much affection and admiration. And so much bliss! We’re obsessed with their portraits!

The burgundy and blues make our heart sing! The florals are utter perfection. The mix and match bridesmaids dresses are amazing too! It was fresh, fun and fabulous.

The photos speak volumes- so we’ll let you get to it. Congrats Annie + Everett. We love you SO much and are THRILLED for you!

Minneapolis Wedding Pros

Planning: The Simply Elegant Group

Ceremony Venue: House of Hope Church

Reception Venue: Hewing Hotel

Hair + Makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Photography: Jody Savage

DJ + Video: Complete Weddings and Events

Florals: Martha's Gardens

Cake: Copper Hen Cakery

Transportation: Total Transportation

Ceremony Chair Rentals: Festivities

Officiant: Rev. Julia Carlson

Dress Designer: Karen Willis Holmes

Bridal Boutique: Flutter Bridal Boutique

Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jenny Yoo, Theia, Lulus, Joanna August

Menswear: Atmosfere

Wedding Rings: LJS Design

Invitations: Artifact Uprising































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We LOVED working with Michelle and Brian for their Chicago wedding! These two wanted just a day that would be very traditional, romantic, simple, & just focus on their marriage!! Which we’re happy to say they 100% accomplished. It was a great way to wrap up the 2018 wedding season!

The Bride & Groom are the CUTEST together & you can just tell that they belong together!! They are both VERY hard working & live/work in Chicago!

The whole day flowed SO well! Not one thing went wrong. Not one thing caused panic or distress. Everyone was on time, calm, enjoyed every second, and just everyone in the bridal party was on top of it!

The didn’t have a first look and locked eyes with each other as Michelle was gliding down the aisle of the Alice Millar Chapel (Northwestern's Church).

Fun fact about the chapel- you need to have someone in your family that has graduated from Northwestern in order to reserve this space for your wedding day. Brian’s brother attended, as well as one of his parents. The church is STUNNING & is covered in purple stain glass windows which are just spectacular when the sun hits them!

After the Ceremony they went up to London House's 23rd Floor/Cupola which was just absolutely spectacular & were taken RIGHT as the sun was going down!!

One of the Groomsmen, John Graham was on the Bachelor (Becca's season) & Bachelor in Paradise which was pretty awesome! The Best Man's speech was also THE BEST and had everyone cracking up the entire time! It just was an overall spectacular day & could not have gone smoother!

We absolutely loved pre-planning with Steve at London House. He was SO on top of it, answered emails right away, and just LOVES what he does! On the day-of, his staff had everything ready, were so on top of it, and made our jobs SO easy!!! We also Always LOVE working with this photo & video team!

Chicago Wedding Professionals

Planner: Ashley C

Photographer: Jill Tiongco Photography

Ceremony Venue: Alice Millar Chapel

Reception Venue: LondonHouse Chicago

Video: FortyOne Films

Florals: Steve's Flower Market

Cake: Bittersweet Bakery

DJ : Amplified Events

Photo Booth: Snap Booth

Invites: Meg Kowieski (Bridesmaid/friend)

Transportation: Windy City Limo

Hair: Gia Tovar

Makeup: Joanna B Artistry

Dress: Watters, Lovely Bride Chicago

Men's Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo

Rings: Numined / Dimend Scaasi

Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside

Bride's Coverup: Betsy Johnson - BHLDN



























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We absolutely LOVED working with Sheireen and Kevin on their wedding day. We started working with them during the very early stages - they booked the full service package, which is always so much fun for us. We really get to know our couple and can help them create the ‘perfect package’ of vendors for the wedding day.

The wedding was city chic with lots of modern, yet timeless, touches.

Sheireen’s dress killed us. It was absolutely drop dead gorgeous. And she ROCKED it. Stunning isn’t even strong enough of a word. We totally got our swoon on when we saw her for the first time and when the images hit our inbox, it happened again. Here attire choices had the WOW factor, for sure!

You can tell that Kevin felt the same way based on his expression during the first look! They were both super giddy and adorable in that moment and had such a great time during the post-first-look photos. After they had some private time, Sheireen did a first look with her father, then her brothers. It was a tear jerker, as you can see. I don’t think there was a dry eye around by the time they were finished.

Sheireen & Kevin’s ceremony was held at St. Olaf Catholic church. The reception was hosted at Windows on Minnesota

Their tradition church wedding was flawless and their reception was magical. They shared a first dance to Parallel Lines by Keith Urban .

We’re so very happy for Sheireen and Kevin. Congrats again you two!

Minneapolis Wedding Vendors

Planning: The Simply Elegant Group, Kerry

Ceremony Site: St. Olaf Catholic Church

Reception Site + Catering: Windows on Minnesota

Photography: Laura Ivanova

Photobooth: The Traveling Photo Booth

Groom’s Fashion: Balani

Beauty: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Dessert: Farina Bakery

Florist: Martha's Gardens

DJ: Rock with U

Live Music: Sharon Planer

Rentals: Linen Effects

Transportation: Total Transportation

Invitations: Epitome Papers






























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This wedding inspiration shoot is seriously DREAMY! It’s romantic, bold and dramatic and we’re OBSESSED! It’s hard to pick a favorite gown or detail shot because we have a couple different looks for our brides and for our tablescape.

Mpls Wedding Vendors

Planning/Coordination: The Simply Elegant Group

Venue: The Hotel Ivy

Dresses: Annika Bridal Boutique

Beauty: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Linens: BBJ

Rentals: Linen Effects

Rentals: Apres Party Rentals

Rentals: Event Lab

Florals: Tulips and A Kiss





























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With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to throw it back to Mackenzie + Garrett’s wedding last year. Their NYE wedding celebration was hosted at The Space Gallery in Denver, CO.

We seriously love how much GOLD the couple used! It was festive, fun and elegant! Mackenzie and Garrett were really casual throughout the wedding planning process and did a great job at coordinating their vendors. The entire team was great and the couple was super happy!

Both sets of their parents were really welcoming and their bridal party was a blast! We have to say- the couple did a great job at setting the mood for their wedding. They had a ballon drop at midnight which their guests really enjoyed!

Planner: The Simply Elegant Group, Lizzy
Venue: The Space Gallery
Catering: Biscuits and Berries 
Bar: With a Twist 
Photographer: Devon K Photo
Video: Greg Schlosser
Florist: A bloom 
Desserts: Gigi's 
DJ: DJ Connection 
Rentals: AllWell Events 
Rentals: Big Event Rents 
Transportation: Buster
Hair: I Do Beauty Boutique ~ Mirinda Vinyard 
Makeup: Makeup by Jordan
Gown: The Bridal Collection 
Mens: Mens Warehouse 

































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If you love glamorous, romantic weddings with a timeless quality, Tania and Sean’s wedding day will make your heart pitter patter.

Tania is an absolute knock-out and was radiant in her couture gown. Her ladies were slaying it as well! Sean & the groomsmen were as dapper as ever. I mean, seriously, this group is straight out of a fashion magazine!

The decor for this wedding day was one of our favorites this year- the stunning drapery elevated the design and tied every single element together beautifully!

For the grand entrance, Tania + Sean incorporation of a Lebanese Dance Troupe. This was SO MUCH FUN! Everyone was dancing, which really kicked-off the night in a great way!

The food was a definite highlight as well- there was something for everyone and the desserts were incredible!

Chicago Wedding Vendors

Planning: Gina, Simply Elegant Group

Venue: Bridgeport Art Center

Food: Kabobi Grill, Catering Staff - Catered By Design

Bar: Venue Logic

Photographer: Daniela Cardili

Video: Our Wedding Movie

Floral: Steve's Flower Market

Dessert: Altissima Cake

Ceremony: TVK Orchestra

Draping +Design: Art Of Imagination

Transportation: Swift Charters

Beauty: Tamara Hair & Makeup Artistry

Gown: Pallas Couture from Dimitra's Bridal Couture

Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse - Joseph Abboud
































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Caitlin + Andrew’s Hotel Arista wedding in Chicago was a DREAM! Their Fall wedding was romantic and elegant- with lots of gorgeous, rich red and blush tones. What really stood out for us about the day, however, is how perfectly matched the couple is and how wonderful they were to work with!

Ashely actually planned the Caitlin's older sister's wedding back in March 2017, and she absolutely fell in LOVE with Caitlin’s family! When reflecting on the day, Ashely said “I mean you could not find more kind hearted people (ESPECIALLY MOM - Jackie Kennedy - the name is amazing ha), but I was SO excited when they wanted to work with me again on Caitlin's wedding.” The couple met in High School at Benet Academy (where they took some pictures at the day-of), and have been dating ever since - even though they went to different colleges that were 7 hours away, they made it work!

These two are just SO kind and fun to be around! Ashley also says “I have never seen 2 people fully enjoy each & every moment of their wedding day. “

The couple was always SO kind and on top of the planning process. On top of being early for all of their due dates (such a plus for wedding vendors), they really took our advice to heart & trusted us with their big day!! ! It was such a pleasure working with them! 

On the big day, everything went perfectly!!! The Bride, Groom, and their parents were SO happy & SO thankful. There were a ton of incredibly emotionally moments as well- major kudos to the photographer (who, side note, is SO nice, friendly & talented) for capturing not just Caitlin & Andrew, but the absolute overwhelming joy and emotion for each of their parents! We can’t decide if Caitlin’s Dad’s reaction or Andrew’s parent’s reaction made us cry more.

Things flow so seamlessly- it just was amazing to see how happy the client was on their day! They truly enjoyed each & every moment! 

Another shout out to their venue coordinator, Katie. The entire experience with Hotel Arista was AMAZING!!! Katie was SO positive, so nice, and was on top of it all! Her response time was incredible, and she was just so fun to work with! Her staff (especially banquet captain) was great, friendly & fun to work with! We highly recommend this venue!

Chicago Wedding Vendors:

Planner: Ashley, Simply Elegant
Ceremony Venue: St. Josephs Church 
Reception Venue: Hotel Arista
Photographer: Hello Rose Photography
Video: fortyONE Films
Florist: Floral Events
Desserts: The Cakery
Entertainment: Hot Mix Entertainment
Transportation: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co
Hair: Rocco & Rocco 
Makeup: Pin Me Up Chicago
Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau
Dress shop: Bella Bianca
Men's Attire: The Black Tux
Paper: Minted
Shoes: Jewel by Badgley Mischka 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, Brideside
Bridesmaid Jewelry: Kendra Scott






























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Now this couple may just be the cutest we have ever worked with! We have never seen so much love between a Bride & Groom. The Bride was actually in Indiana during the planning process, so the Groom was our main point of contact. He came to the walk through, and we actually did not really talk to the Bride until the week before the wedding & did not meet her until the rehearsal! Talk about an amazing team effort!

The couple was just SO kind! Everything they asked for they asked politely, always said please & thank you, and always expressed their gratitude when we assisted them! They also stayed on top of their due dates which is ALWAYS appreciated!

Erica and Peter are both so incredibly sweet, polite, and just wanted a day to celebrate their marriage with the 150 they love most. Although they were on a tighter budget, they really made it work for them! They had a lot of DIY projects, which made it really special and personal for them. Their colors were blue, white, and greenery, and they had rustic wood details as well! 

They saw each other for the first time down the aisle, and the groom instantly started crying when he saw her, when they read their vows, and even during the recessional (totally made us tear up too)! The couple was SO incredibly happy. They hugged Ashley 1,000,000 times & she had guests come up to her constantly saying how well it went!

Major shout out to Steve’s Flower Market for being so great! They did a beautiful job. Cattura Photography was super easy to work with and captured the essence of this sweet couple perfectly! We also can’t thank their DJ, Okyne Media Lab enough! He really helped keep things running smoothly and was a great MC too!

Chicago Wedding Vendors:

Planner: Ashley
Venue: Kitchen Chicago
Photographer: Cattura Photography
Catering: Irazu 
Bartending: Bartend, LLC
Videography: Our Wedding Movie
Floral: Steve's Flower Market
Dessert: Defloured (Vegan Cake) & Sweet Mandy B's (Regular Cakes)
Music: Okyne Media Lab
Table rentals: Tablescapes
Officiant: I Do Weddings - Reverend Phil
Beauty: Stylisted 
Beer/Wine/Alcohol: Binnys 
































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Alyssa and Anthony were a DREAM! Seriously, we are SO fortunate to work with so many incredible couples and these two were no exception.

The bride's family made EVERYTHING & AEG added their amazing flare! All of the signage, Alyssa’s mother made (so impressive)! This family was absolutely incredible! SO kind, SO organized, and were just pleasant to work with. And Alyssa’s sister (also the Maid of Honor) should totally be a wedding planner too because she took notes during our meetings, kept everything for decor SO organized, and made our job SO easy!

Fun fact- Alyssa and Anthony met online and have been a perfect match ever since! They put their personal touches on EVERYTHING at the wedding and it was truly beautiful! Everything went PERFECTLY!!! Literally, Alyssa was the most relaxed bride Ashley has ever had. The couple just enjoyed their wedding weekend to the fullest (which is what we want everyone to do)! The duo was so easy going and everyone in the Bridal Party were early to everything (#winning). Everyone was SO happy, especially Bride & Groom.

Also, serious shout out to the venues & AEG. Out of 10, we would give them both a 1,000,000. SUCH a positive experience, so easy to communicate with, and just everything you could want when working with a venue contact/florist! 

Chicago Wedding Vendors:

Planner: Ashley C
Ceremony: Kitchen Chicago 
Reception: City View Lofts
Catering: LM Catering Chicago 
Beverages: Binnys
Photographer: Allison Williams Photography 
Video: Shutter & Sound
Florist: AEG 
Desserts: Big Bang Pies & Westtown Bakery 
Music: Ten Twelve Entertainment 
Officiant: Family Friend
Transportation: Absolute Dream Limo 
Hair: Stylisted 
Makeup: Emily Wolf MUA
Gown Designer: Watters
Dress Shop: Haute & Co 
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth Chicago 

Stationery: Alyssa’s Mom!

































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Erin and Matt are SUCH a fun couple! They were friends of friends and it was really fun to get to know them more and really see what was important to them on the day of.  

We loved seeing how they interacted with each other. Truly, there was so much joy and laughter.

Their decor was breathtaking! It was an elegant greenery and gold combination with lots of lush white florals. The mix of textures was perfection! Love how they mixed their centerpieces - the family style tables were adorned with garland, the rounds alternated between gold geometric lanterns and tall arrangements on clear vases. It was swoon city! The pops of navy were glorious and the cross back chairs added such a warm touch! Can you tell we were smitten from the start?!

Special shout out the Erin + Matt’s amazing photographer, Jessica with JM Photography and their Minneapolis florist, Luna Vinca!

Minneapolis Wedding Vendors

Ceremony: Annunciation Church 

Officiant: Father Brian Park 

Reception: Lumber Exchange 

Photographer: JM Photography

Florist: Luna Vinca

Planner: Lindsay 

Dessert: Wuollet's Bakery

Entertainment: Riverside Allstars

Transportation: Renee's Royal Valet

Beauty: Andria Johnson Artistry

Stationery: Minted Weddings

































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