Like any meaningful celebration with the girls, thereʻs bound to be lots of laughing, tons of photos, and maybe a little bit of tears. Here are just a couple of real Heirloom brides all dressed up for their special day with their bridesmaids!
Your wedding reception will zip by in the blink of an eye, and soon the last song will be playing and your guests will be wandering towards the exits and shuttles. If you're looking to squeeze every second out of your wedding day, an After Party is a great way to continue the fun once your venue closes. Here are five tips to make sure yours is great.
Cover Image By: Roots of Life Photography
1) The best places to host an afterparty are as close to where your guests will be staying as possible. That allows people to join you for one drink, or stay until the very last second and still get back to their hotel or rooms as safely and easily as possible. Have your shuttles drop guests right at the afterparty AND continue back to the main hotel, for those that don't want to attend.
2) If your guests are all staying in a hotel, check with the hotel bar to see if you can reserve a section dedicated to your party. Depending on the hotel, there may be a semi-private space that can be reserved for your group.
If the hotel is connected to, or a short walking distance from a local pub or casual restaurant with a bar area, reach out to see if they have a section that can be reserved. Don't rely on walking in and trying to find space for yourself if you expect to have a crowd with you.
3) The After Party should be open to all guests, even if it likely ends ups with a group of your close friends and a few others.
4) Don't list the After Party on your main invitation. Information like this is best placed on your wedding website, a details card included with your invitation, or simply by word of mouth on your wedding day (if you're aiming for a smaller gathering).
5) It's not required, or expected, that you supply the food and drinks for the After Party. It's an incredibly nice gesture, and if you have the ability to do it, it absolutely creates a seamless and memorable experience for your guests. If you're at a pub or restaurant establishment, consider ordering some rounds of appetizers for everyone and having guests go directly to the bar for anything they'd like to drink.
Cover Image By: Lindsey Kay Photography
Your wedding planning countdown may stretch on for months and months, but in a blink of an eye it will be the Monday morning before your wedding and you'll want to soak in that time and enjoy your wedding celebration as much as possible. Here are ten last minute to dos for the week of your wedding:
1) If you don't yet have your marriage license, make a plan to get it early in the week. Nearly all counties (the municipal body that issues marriage license) require you to appear in person and together. Many also have a waiting period of 24-48 hours before your license becomes valid. Clear your schedules and go and do it. If you already have it, that's great! Double check that you know exactly where it is and have it set aside and easily accessible for your officiant. Plan to bring it to your rehearsal and hand it off to your officiant then.
2) Pack and organize ALL of your wedding weekend supplies. Do this as early in the week as possible. Especially if you are notorious for packing for vacation the morning you leave for the airport. If you have multiple events throughout your wedding weekend, label the boxes by event and pack things together.
3) Gather a copy of all of your paper goods for your photographer. This includes, Save the Dates, invitations, response cards, envelopes, menus and any other paper goods elements you have. Pack this with your Wedding Morning items so the photographer can easily get to it for detail photos.
4) Plan what you'll wear on your wedding morning. Your photographer will more than likely be taking some photos while you're getting ready and you don't want those photos to be of you in a your favorite netflix-watchging-old-tshirt. You don't have to have matching outfits for everyone in the room, but pick something for yourself that's easy to get on and off without pulling it over your head and will make you feel special (because you are!).
5) If you'll be giving gratuities to your vendors, get the cash or checks ready and place them in sealed envelopes with the vendor's name written clearly on the front. If someone other than you will be distributing these (wedding planner, friend or family member), check in with them so they know when you'll be handing off the envelopes to them for safe keeping.
6) If you and your partner are exchanging gifts or cards on wedding morning, have yours purchased and written out, wrapped and in a place for safe keeping.
7) Gather all of your wedding outfit accessories into one spot. This might be earnings, other jewelry, shoes, shoes inserts, undergarments, veil, ties, cufflinks, belts, pocket squares,
8) Call and request early check in at the hotel. Sometimes hotels can do this for you ahead of time when you're booking suites. Most hotels will allow you early check in based on availability that week. Call and see if it's possible to give yourself more time and make your travel process easier.
9) Fill your car with gas early in the week. These small things are what make big days ahead less stressful.
10) Set a time in the week to stop worrying or doing any unfinished tasks. This time will really truly fly by in the blink of an eye. Having this amount of family, friends and loved ones all together at the same time is a remarkable thing. Don't miss out on it by rushing through the entire week.
Cover Image By: Natalie Probst Photography
Save the Dates can generate a lot of questions because they are one of the first tangible pieces of your wedding planning that guests will see. Here's a simple FAQ guide to mailing your save the dates.
When should I mail my Save The Dates?
They can be mailed up to a year in advance, but a good guideline is to mail them as soon as you have your date and location decided upon and a basic website in place. Always give people more time to plan if you can.
Does the Save the Date have to include our photo?
Nope! Photo Save the Dates are lovely and a great way to use your engagement photos if you've already had them taken, but there is something just as lovely about getting a beautifully designed paper good in the mail as well.
Can I use an electronic Save the Date?
This is your wedding celebration, and you can do whatever you like, but in my opinion this is not the place for an evite. Inviting someone to your wedding is a special invitation. You don't want it to get lost in the electronic shuffle with summer bbqs and online bill payments. You can very much collect your RSVPs electronically later in your planning. Read here for tips on how to know which RSVP collection type is right for you!
Bonus- How you address the envelope matters. All of those guests who receive a save the date must receive an invitation later in your planning. Be mindful of who is included on the envelope such as guests, significant others and kids because all of those same individuals need to be listed on the invite.
Cover Image By: Roots of Life Photography
1) Your Wedding Date
This one might be a big obvious, but in terms of essentials, this is top of the list. The entire reason Save The Dates exist is because our lives continue to get busier earlier and for an important event such as this, you want to ensure you're giving your loved ones enough time to block off their schedules for celebration.
2) Your Full Names (At least first and last)
This also seems a bit obvious, but in reality it's often a simple item that gets overlooked. Somewhere on your Save the Dates should be both of your full names. You may think that everyone who receives this first official piece of wedding mail will know exactly who you are, and if you're having a wedding guest list of 20 people, that might be true. However for the average sized wedding, there will be at least a small section of people on your guest list that you're not on a first name basis with. Or perhaps you are, but they are not the ones who open the mail in their household. Save their partner the head-scratching experience of wondering "who are Kelly and Brian??" and include your last names for context. The return address label on the envelope totally counts, in my opinion!
3) Your Wedding location (either venue or city and state)
We're trying to give people the bare minimum of essential information to make schedule and travel decisions. So the location of your wedding can be an important factor to any of your guests who have to travel. Listing the city and state is perfectly acceptable if you're still nailing down venue details or prefer a simple design without overly needed text.
4) Wedding Website
What use to be a "nice to have" add on in years past, has now become an essential tool for guest communication for your wedding. Every couple should have a basic wedding website and that is what should be listed on the Save The Date. "Invitation to Follow" is nice and formal and can be included if that suites your style, but the ability to communicate the amount of information you need to is hindered by the amount of space available on an invitation details card. Many guests also need hotel and travel information long before you're ready to mail out invitations. See this handy post here for all the essentials to have on your wedding website.
5) A touch of design to set the tone for your day!
This last one is less of an essential and more a fun element to kick off your wedding design in a fun way. Your Save The Dates will be the first tangible thing guests receive for your wedding day celebration. Start to set the tone and look with this piece and have some fun! Err on the side of neutral colors if you're not sure what overall design your wedding will take one.
A Bonus Essential - How you address the envelope matters. All of those guests who receive a save the date must receive an invitation later in your planning. Be mindful of who is included on the envelope such as guests, significant others and kids because all of those same individuals need to be listed on the invite.
All the fall textures and colors in this round up of some favorite interesting elements to add to your fall floral palettes. Colorful foliage is one of my favorite ways to bring in a fall feeling in an unexpected way.
From Top Left: Scabiosa Pod, Burgundy Pom Pon Dahlia, Elaeagnus
Bottom Left To Right: Smoke Bush, Cafe Au Lait Dahlia
Save the Dates are a modern addition to the traditional wedding paper round up. Born out of necessity, they let your friends and family quite literally "save the date" on their calendars and begin to plan for any necessary travel and expenditures. It's quite astonishing how something this small and straightforward can be endlessly complex at the same time, but the fact is they often are. Here's an essential overview guide to you wedding Save The Dates:
Who should receive a Save The Date?
Anyone on your wedding invitation list should receive a Save the Date. Think of these as the "invitation before the invitation." Plan to send your Save the Dates to your full invitation list.
However, if you are still editing/managing your guest list, a word of caution. If you are not positive you want to invite someone to the wedding, do not send them a Save the Date. If a guest has not received a Save the Date, they can still be invited to the wedding with an invitation later, but not the other way around. While it's not uncommon to have a handful of guests who receive invitations later in the planning, without having received a save the date first, but don't rely on this strategy to manage your guest list.
What should my Save the Date be?
A simple card with the essential information is beautifully sufficient for your Save the Date. If you've gotten far enough in your planning to have an overall look and design for your celebration, this is a great preview for guests of what's to come. If not, keep the card neutral in color and design to give yourself flexibility later.
Magnets, postcards, bookmarks, pencils, calendars: The options are really endless for creative design in this area, but nothing is as timelessly beautiful as really good stationery.
When should we plan to send them?
My rule of thumb is to send the Save the Dates fairly soon after you have your date and venue secured. The most common timeframe is nine to twelve months in advance. Err on the side of more time if you are having a destination wedding, if the majority of your guests are traveling for the wedding, or if your wedding falls on a holiday weekend. If you're having a longer engagement sending anything more than fifteen months in advance is a bit unnecessary.
Where do we get them?
The essential question to answer for yourself when planning for your wedding paper is do you want your paper goods to be fully custom, semi-custom, or stock. Fully custom means that you work with a stationer to design a paper goods suite specifically for your day. Many stationers also have pre-designed collections where you can select your basic overall design and then customize slightly. A stock option would include an online shop from which you select a pre-designed template and swap out your names and details. The price ranges for all three of these options can vary drastically based on the quality and quantity of what you order. If you know that custom designed paper goods are important to you, then it's best to start that process from the beginning with your Save the Dates.
Do we even have to send these and why?
The short answer is no (ish). There is no Wedding Planning Referee that is going to blow their whistle and call a foul if you forgo sending Save the Dates. However, it's a courtesy to your guests, and helps ensure that as many of your friends and family as possible will be there to celebrate with you on your wedding day. It would be a shame to go through all this planning only to have half of the important people in your life already be away on their summer vacation during that weekend. It's nice to give them a heads up.
And, there you have it! The basics of your Save The Dates! If you’re looking for a little style inspiration when it comes to your Save the Dates and wedding stationary, feel free to take a look at these real Heirloom Weddings to see how their stationary fit their wedding style.
If there is a color of the year it is most certainly something in a dusty rose or mauve hue. This 80’s color is back in a fresh and modern way. From lighter pinky hues to earthy brown undertones, this roundup is a few of my favorites in the color du jour.
A few of my favorites pictures above
Top Row | Koko Loko Rose, Rosanne Lisianthus
Middle Row | Cappuccino Rose, Cafe Latte Rose
Bottom Row | Pink Lady Hellebore, Quicksand Rose
Two Fighting Irish alumns meet in Chicago and fall in love over a mutual love for their alma mater and football Add in a bright and colorful palette and you have this beautiful fall day that took guests to two midwestern states to celebrate Liz and Eric. Starting out at the historic Morris Inn, just a quick walk through campus to the venerable Basilica on the campus of Notre Dame, guests were greeted with an incredible choir performance. While the wedding party explored campus for photos, the guests took a quick jaunt to nearby Journeyman Distillery for a reception packed with colorful accents and live music that packed the dance floor all night long.
Details for this day: Getting Ready Location Morris Inn, Ceremony Venue | Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame, Reception Venue | Journeyman Distillery, Photography | Brick & Pine Photography, Coordination | Heirloom Event Co., Videography | Just Visuals Weddings, Hair and Makeup | The Beehive Salon, Floral | Poppies Floral, Cake | Dee’s Specialty Cakes, Band | Nine Mile Smile
Wedding favors are one of the most asked about topics from the couples we work with. Do people still do them? What should they be? Do guests like them?
My advice on favors is ALWAYS the same: Treat your guests to a small, consumable item they can use up within the 6 months after the wedding. Aim for beautiful over branded. Or beautifully branded (meaning it has your name, wedding date or other personal info on it) if that’s important to you. If it feels like it’s just one more thing and it’s overwhelming to you, then skip it all together. Focus on giving your guests a great experience first and think of this as a small extra treat.
Some recent favors ideas that have been big hits at Heirloom weddings (Clockwise from top left):
Potted Succulents (These doubled as escort cards to direct guests to their tables and were a great display piece in during cocktail hour. Escort Cards, Favors and Decor = All in One!)
Limoncello (These doubled as place cards at the guest’s seats!)
A bouquet bar (This was a focus point of the reception decor. Small paper bags were provided and guests were encouraged to select blooms to take home in market style bags!)
Jars of local honey
There are few moments more meaningful on your wedding day than the first time your dad sees you in your wedding dress. With a few moments of planning you can create an intentional time to enjoy this once in a lifetime moment. Here are my best tips for how to plan this unique experience.
Three Tips For Planning Your Father Daughter First Look
Include The First Look In Your Morning Timeline - More than any other day, what you plan for is what happens on your wedding morning. It may feel like you're going to have hours and hours on your wedding morning, but it goes by in a whirlwind and it's very easy for even big things like this to get skipped over. If having a first look with your Dad is important to you then include it in your morning plans from the beginning. The best timing is immediately after you've finished putting your on your dress and before you start any of your wedding party photos.
Have your Dad arrived Fully Dressed - Give your Dad a heads up that he need to arrive at your suite a few minutes before the first look is planned in your timeline and that he should arrive fully dressed in his tux or suit. These are definitely phots you and your family will cherish for a lifetime and having him full dressed will ensure your photos turn out the best.
Ask Someone Tidy Up - There are a lot of people in a small space on your wedding morning and they're all eating, getting ready and in general creating a big mess in their wake! Nothing ruins a precious photo like a pile of breakfast plates and cans of LaCroix sitting on the coffee table in the background. While you're getting in your dress, ask a member of your wedding party, a family member, or close friend to sweep through the suite and clear the trash and corral all the clutter to one corner.
Taking these simple steps ahead of time will ensure you have the time and space to intentionally soak in and enjoy this meaningful piece of your wedding day.
There are some couples that just stick with you long after their wedding day is over. For me, Amanda and Archie are one of those couples. This wedding was a favorite from our 2017 wedding season, and the first wedding I did after my own just a few weeks prior. A combination of going through our final months of engagement together, the warmth and love shared by their family and friends during their wedding weekend mixed with the fact that these two are just some of the most wonderful people around all culminated into this gorgeous gallery shot by TimTab Studios.
Details for this day: Getting Ready + Reception Venue | Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, Ceremony Venue | Assumption Catholic Church, Photography | TimTab Studios, Coordination + Design | Heirloom Event Co. , Hair and Makeup | Antonette White, Floral | May Floral, Transportation | M&M, Cake | Bittersweet, DJ | Toast & Jam, Photobooth | The Portrait Booth
I love a good mid-wedding outfit change! Both of Amanda’s dresses were stunning and slipping into her dancing dress was the prefect accent to dancing the night away!
The bride hand lettered these custom seating tiles herself!
Wedding websites have gone from being a complicated and few-and-far between add-on to a necessary and standard piece of your wedding planning process. More than ever before your wedding website is THE BEST way to communicate information to your guests in advance of the wedding. But they can still be overwhelming, especially if creating a website is something you’ve never done before. Keep the website as simple as possible and it will be a powerful tool in your planning process, without adding to the heap of things you need to check off your list. Here are my best tips on the bare essentials that you need.
A note about timing: I recommend that couples have their basic website up when their Save the Dates go in the mail and they include the web address on the save the date. This is primarily for travel information and to train your guests to check this website for further information (saves them calling and emailing you with lots of logistics questions). Have at least one basic registry included for those that wish you send you an engagement gift. You can continue to add and finalize your registry in the coming weeks/month with the goal to have it finalized by the time any wedding shower invitations go in the mail.
The Only 5 Things You NEED On your Wedding Website:
YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAMES - For both of you! For a long time I thought this was kind of silly. If you’re inviting someone to your wedding, of course they’re going to know who you are. Not true. Especially in the case of business associate, parents friends and more distant relatives. The first time I received a wedding invitation and had no idea who either of the people were in the photo, I realized this is a basic and necessary item.
DATES AND LOCATIONS OF MAJOR EVENTS - List the date and location of any events open to all wedding attendees. Times can be added later, or listed on the actual invitation. Most people will block out the entire day for a wedding anyway. Listing the date and the location helps them start to make any necessary travel plans.
HOTEL BLOCK INFORMATION - This is the best and easiest place to communicate hotel block information to your guests. List the name and addresses of the hotels in your block. The rate information and most importantly the cut-off date when they need to reserve their room by. Guests who wait until the last minute and miss that cut off date cannot be guaranteed the group rate, and you’re at the mercy of the hotel’s good graces to help them if they contact you desperate for a room.
SHUTTLE OR TRANSIT INFO - List the basics of how guests should get themselves to your ceremony and reception. A simple statement such as, “A shuttle will be provided from the hotel to the venue” or “Guests may self park at the Church and Reception Venue” gives your guests the information they need to make informed decisions for their travel. Do they need to rent a car? Do they need to plan for a driver who will not be drinking at the wedding? More details can be added closer to the wedding, such as shuttle pick up times, but these essentials allow them to make informed travel decisions months in advance.
REGISTRY INFORMATION - This is less of an essential, and more of a “best practice” place to include any registry information. You can link directly to your registry websites and make is easy and seamless for your guests to purchase and often times ship their gifts directly to a location you designate. Wedding gifts are a very standard and lovely pieces of the wedding process, but spending time and celebrating with your loved ones should always be your main focus and priority. In my opinion, listing: “For more information and registries, please visit xxx.com” is a much classier way to communicate the necessities than “The couple is registered at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Nordstroms, REI, Amazon, the cute boutique down the street…”
That’s it! You can stop right there and have a perfectly great and functional wedding website! Get the basics up and add to it if and when you have more information and more time.
Other information that you can certainly include and is very nice for guests includes:
Your RSVP information! See my best practices here for how to know if an electronic RSVP is right for you.
Information about other wedding weekend events - Welcome Parties, Farewell Brunches, Group Wine Tastings, Sight seeing trips. All great ways to spend some extra time with your guests during your wedding weekend!
Wedding Party Information - A listing of your wedding party and why they play a special role in your lives
Your favorite local restaurants, sightseeing spots or things to do in the area
Your proposal story
Background information about your venue if you’re getting married at a location that has historical significance or special meaning to you and your family
Photos of your life together or your engagement photos
What Platform to Use?
My two favorite platforms for wedding websites are Squarespace and Minted. If you have basic website experience and want a more tailored look (and custom URL), then Squarespace is easy and affordable. Minted has a free platform that’s tailored to the look of their invitation suites and gets the basics done easily for you. They also have an upgraded platform with some additional feature.
Hopefully this helpful list gets your on your way to an easy and stress-free wedding website. What other questions do you have about your website or what information to include? Add them in the comments below and I’ll answer as many as I can!
When selecting the inspiration images for your wedding florals, your bouquet is often the first place to start. It can inform so many of the other floral decisions for your wedding day and help you narrow down things like color palette, overall style (ex. garden vs. traditional, vs. modern), and types of greenery. Here’s a round up of some of Heirloom’s recent bouquets in a variety of different palettes to give you some inspiration ideas!
Over the last 4 years, I’ve been building and refining my approach to weddings. From Heirloom’s very first clients, my philosophy for heartfelt wedding planning has grown and evolved. I’ve long wanted a way to share this approach beyond the in-person couples that I have the opportunity to work with because I think this approach is truly NEEDED in the wedding industry and beyond.
It’s been an honest struggle in finding a way to package this information in a format that was easy enough for couples to use on their own. After months of planning and designing, our Heirloom Shop is finally ready for you!
Each and every one of our self-paced guides are specially designed to help you with the heart work during your engagement. AND, we’ve also added some freebies answering our most frequently asked questions; like How To Create A Seating Chart Your Guests Will Love and How To Select Your Wedding Date.
Heirloom’s Three Signature Guides
More shop products are currently in the works! If there’s anything you would love to specifically see, please let me know in the comment section down below or at email@example.com.
I draw inspiration from all kinds of sources when I’m working through a design plans for what the floral and decor elements of a wedding day will look like. The first and number one place I always look for inspiration is from the actual wedding venue itself. It’s the largest visual element of your wedding day, and often one that you often times can’t alter the basic look of, so it’s important to start from there when consider what your day will look like.
Kristin and Pavel has the gorgeous visual backdrop of The Newberry Library, so we had some good materials to work with. Heirloom teamed up with our friends over at Clover Events to make this wedding happen and Katherine and her team provided the planning and coordination end. When Katherine first introduced me to Kristin, she asked if there was a way that I could incorporate elements of one very famous fairytale into their design, in a subtle and beautiful way. Yum, heck ya! See if you can tell where we placed an ode’ to my favorite childhood movie!
Erika Mattingly Photography captured these images and this hot summer day really beautifully!
Details for this day: Venue | Washington Square Park & The Newberry Library. Photography | Erika Mattingly Photography, Hair and Makeup | Bianca Sansosti Artistry, Floral | Heirloom Event Co., Catering | D’Absolute Catering, Coordination | Clover Events, Entertainment | Yazz Jazz Entertainment
One of my favorite favor elements! We had small glassware printed with Kristin and Pavel’s wedding logo and planted succulents for guests to take home and enjoy! A small flag that noted their table number, made these favors do double-work on wedding day!
For a roundup of other sustainable wedding favor ideas, check out this recent post!
There are a few design trends that I think are just on the cusp and feeling very fresh right now. I use the word trends very loosely, because I look for an undercurrent of timelessness to everything I do. None the less, bringing fresh approaches and elements into you wedding day, home or life keeps things interesting and exciting.
Here are three inspiring design trends that I’m loving right now:
Whenever I tell people that I work in the wedding industry, their eyes light up and they instantly become curious about the behind-the-scenes details and imagine a day surrounded by beautiful elements. All of that is true, mixed in with a heathy dose of non-glamours box schlepping and scurrying around in hot weather mixed in. But at the core and the very center of every wedding day, what I do the most is help and support families. I don’t know if this is compleatly unique to Heirloom or not, but I get to know the families and friends of Heirloom’s couples really well and it is one of the most fun and cherished parts of my job.
Mallory and Jeremy’s wedding day was filled with heartfelt moments and special touches. Mallory’s sister in law performed their ceremony and Jeremy’s nephew took center stage in the most adorable ring bearer wagon imaginable. A spot on mix of timeless neutral and blush decor elements peppered with trends like the gorgeous print on the bridesmaids dresses and the modern lace neckline on Malloy’s gown.
Details for this day: Venue | Chicago Botanic Gardens, Photography | Jennifer Claire Photography, Hair | Blohaute, Makeup | Joanna B Artistry, Paper Goods | Hadley Design, Floral | Flowers For Dreams, Cake and Sweets Table | Sweet Melissa Desserts
Color trends for weddings move a bit more slowly than fashion. They evolve over years and decades, instead of from one season to the next. Never wanting to loose a timeless feel, but still brining a fresh and modern perspective to your celebration.
The evolution of blush is a welcomed one. Moving from light and airy pink, the new blush has an earthy undertone in shades of mauve. Way more interesting and nuanced and just as timeless. Bring it on, I love everything about this style! Early Mauve is my new favorite neutral.
You know those people you meet who always make you feel good when you’re in their presence. Andrea and Kevin are those people. They radiate light when you’re around them, and most especially when they are together.
Their sleek and sophisticated wedding celebration at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel was overflowing with both style and heartfelt personal details. One of my all time favorite details, still to this day was the back of Andrea’s dress. She wanted to incorporate a piece of her family and a touch of tradition to her own modern and beautiful personal look. So the buttons that lined the back of her dress came directly from the dress her grandmother wore on her wedding day. Not only did they look incredible, it was a really thoughtful way to incorporate family and her “something old” tradition in her very own way.
Every detail of this wedding celebration was captured by one of my favorite photographers, Julia from You Me Photography. Take a look for yourself at these beautiful images and take note of how they incorporated small details to make an overall impact that brought warmth and fun to their whole day.
Details for this day: Venue | Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Photography | You Me Photography, Getting Ready Location | Palmer House Hilton, Hair | Gia Does Hair, Makeup | Nina Clarke, Floral | Flori Sculpture, Videography | Jiu Studio, Ceremony Music | Artistrings, Transportation | Windy City Limo, Reception DJ | Double B Entertainment
These are the buttons that Andrea had added to her dress, right from the dress her grandmother wore on her own wedding day!
These portraits are everything. Compleatly fresh and endlessly timeless.
The foyer outside the ballroom at the Chicago Athletic Association has beautiful old world built in bookcases. We filled these shelves with photos, momentos and family pieces from both Andrea and Kevin’s families! Photos from their engagement, wedding photos from their parents and grandparents, vintage trays, a grandfather’s pipe and a family wedding veil all made it artfully into the mix. This might be one of my all time favorite decor pieces i’ve worked on.