I kind of want to marry this next little wedding. It’s so charming, so filled-to-the-brim with personality, I can hardly stand it. From the PING PONG TABLE (yep, I put that in all caps because I am seriously obsessed with this idea…not to mention, I can play a mean game of ping pong) to the sweet, simple flowers and the gorgeous gown the bride is rocking with the best of ‘em. All in all, this is an SMP wedding right out of my dreams.

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

Therese and Dan put their personal stamp on their event and incorporated a lot of their personalities! Therese, a schoolteacher used chalkboards as signage. An artistic friend gave them portraits as a wedding gift which were displayed on the entrance table. Since the groom is a musician, they created a “His & Hers” mix for all their guests as a favor.

After exchanging vows in front of friends, family and honorary groomsman “Oskar” – their cute little pooch, guests enjoyed signature lemonades and mojitos on the patio while enjoying something one of the bride and groom’s favorites… ping pong! Leave it to Therese to paint the table yellow so it went with her design theme!

To give the gallery-like space a warm vintage touch, Kelly from Fleur collected vintage milk glass containers to showcase the centerpieces of peony, ranunculus, billy balls and summer accents. Anchoring the look were runners cut from wallpaper strips featuring the brides signature shade of gold. Sprigs of rosemary tucked into the menus and a collection of mercury glass votives finished the look for the long feasting tables.

Guests enjoyed a 4 course sit down meal by Berghoff starting with a beet tower with sweet corn bisque appetizer course. Guests enjoyed sweets supplied by the bride’s aunt for dessert as well as the big surprise: Coldstone ice cream brought in all the fixings for a make it yourself ice cream station. Guests danced the night away to tunes spun by Toast and Jam DJ’s of Chicago and enjoyed their photo booth by Magbooths.

Event Design, Planning & Coordination: LOLA Event Productions / Venue: Prairie Production / Floral: Fleur / Catering: Berghoff /Hair & Makeup: Sonia Roselli / Video: Studio This Is / DJ: Toast & Jam / Photo Booth: Magbooths / DIY: Invitations, menus, chalk board seating chart, CD “his and hers” playlist favors, table numbers & of course the yellow ping pong table!

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