February 23, 2015 § Leave a comment
Ariana and Ryan had the most emotive wedding day.
Ariana wore her beautiful hair down and surrounded herself with bridesmaids in blue. Ryan kept it cool wearing a patterned tie and stylish shoes. Our day started at the Hotel Palomar where the ladies all got ready in awesome animal print robes. We met up with the men at the Ravenswood Event Center Industrial Ballroom where the ceremony and reception was to take place. We just can’t get enough of The Ravenswood Event Center!
The couple had their first look right behind the space, in the coolest alley in Chicago. Ariana of course climbed a ladder for a cute photo just before the couple saw each other. Everyone was excited for the ceremony to begin, so off we we went! The intimate ceremony ended with everyone singing the classic Beatles tune Here Comes the Sun. (You know Lizz and I joined in to sing while photographing!)
The tables were decorated with yummy smelling herbs, glasses were filled and raised and then dancing began! The couple and their friends had so much fun together and, well, we have the pictures to prove it.
Congratulations to Ariana and Ryan!
September 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
Allison and Darren embody the vintage lifestyle.
This style is more than just a aesthetic for their wedding day, this is part of their everyday. From swing dancing, to vintage clothing, the best of the 40’s and 50’s era come alive with them.
They chose the Byron Colby Barn as the location for their wedding day. The sun shone beautifully on the gazebo where they tied the knot. The entire event was in one location so we had extra time to explore the prairie, a beautiful willow tree and working barn nearby.
The reception barn was decorated sweetly with items made by the bride, a graphic designer, and the event was seamless due to Lola Event Productions. The reception was a blast. To fill the dance floor and so everyone could dance to the stylings of Modern Sounds, the couple hired Sofia Wolfe to teach everyone to Jive dance. Lizz even got on the dance floor to show her swing dancing bravado.