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Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding

Give me a wedding with a blush and gold color palette any day of the week and I am all sorts of happy. Now throw in a fab locale like The Chicago Botanic Garden, a sweeter than sweet duo saying “I do” and an amazing team of vendors that includes JDetailed Events, Toast And Jam and Jenelle Kappe Photography and that, my loves, is a Monday worth celebrating.  Party on right here.

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From JDetailed Events… I met Daisy and Bing ten months before their wedding. I instantly connected with their vision for their wedding day and we jump started the planning right away. Daisy and Bing knew they wanted a romantic garden style wedding so I knew the Chicago Botanic Garden would be our first stop during our venue visits.

Quickly after visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden, they knew it was the perfect venue. We decided to have the ceremony in the beautiful Rose Terrace, the cocktail hour in English Walled Garden, and the reception in McGinley Pavillion.

Daisy and Bing are the sweetest couple and we quickly became friends through out the planning process. Their guests were coming in from all over the world so it was very important that the evening was perfect and enjoyed by all – and it sure was!

To keep with their romantic garden theme, we chose a color scheme of gold, whites, and soft blush. The flowers consisted of romantic garden roses and lots of peonies – Daisy’s favorite flower! The very talented Jessica Griffin with HMR Designs designed the decor to perfection!

It was a beautiful summer day and the wedding day was flawless from start to finish. The evening reflected Daisy and Bing’s personality and incorporated wonderful family traditions.

And, as if the photos aren’t enough to fall in love with this wedding – here is a recap video by Poetic Productions:

http://poeticweddings.com/events/daisy-and-bing.html

Photography: Jenelle Kappe Photography | Videographer: Poetic Productions | Wedding Planner: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Wedding Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Hair And MakeUp: Elena Denning | Groom's Attire: Saint Laurent | Ceremony Music: Artist Strings | Floral And Decor: Heffernan Morgan Ronsley (HMR Designs) | Garden: The Chicago Botanic Garden | Getting Ready Location: Trump Chicago | Invitations And Papere: Magnificent Milestones | Reception Entertainment : Toast And Jam

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Boat Engagement Session at Burnham Harbour

It never fails, when an engagement on the waterfront lands in my lap, my heart is sent into flip flops. And when it takes place on a dock, complete with wine and cheese, some seriously gorgeous bling and two stylish sweeties like this one from Kristin La Voie Photography? You can bet I’ll be swooning over it for some time. Join me right here!

From Kristin La Voie PhotographyJust as the summer started winding down in Chicago, we thought it would be perfect for longtime boaters Lory & Scott to end their summer on their boat “Nobody” for their engagement session. With wine, crackers, and cheese, they picnicked on the boat, cuddled up, fed each other, and snuggled in close for kisses; the perfect way to end their fantastic summer at Burnham Harbour. This beautiful area was the most picturesque place for photos overlooking Lake Michigan and Chicago’s Soldier Field. These two danced on the dock, cozied up on the bow of the boat, and warmed up under a blanket. The perfect recipe for the sweetest engagement session ever.

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Venue: Burnham Harbour

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Elegant Summer Wedding at Armour House

Fresh wedding ideas get my heart racing and the thought of a champagne brunch reception, with a little Southern charm tossed in, and I’m sold. Held at the gorgeous Armour House outside of Chicago, this summertime fete has me absolutely swooning – and taking notes. Two Birds Photography worked their magic and I’m adding pocketed gowns, orchids and historic mansions to my list of favorites immediately.

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From Gail at GZ Weddings & Special Events… Lauren and Brian were married on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the historic Armour House on the grounds of Lake Forest Academy in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.

Their ceremony was held outdoors on a beautiful, sunny morning. Lauren’s dream was to have a wedding and reception on a estate that was similar to the look of a southern plantation. Their event included many traditions that described good ole’ southern charm since Lauren’s family is originally from New Orleans.

Their reception immediately followed and included those southern details such as shrimp & grits, and chicken & biscuit benedicts on their brunch buffet! Their “Champagne Brunch Reception” was accompanied by music from the Elmhurst College Jazz Band who played popular tunes from the roaring 20′s and classics that everyone enjoyed.

Lauren’s wedding gown was something right off of a southern plantation! She wanted it to look simple yet elegant for their morning wedding.

The plants and centerpieces that helped achieve the look of an outdoor garden reception were brought in and created by the mother of the bride.

Photography: Two Birds Photography | Event Coordinator: GZ Weddings & Special Events | Floral Design: Stems Chicago | Cake: Poppies | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Armour House | Music: Elmhurst College Jazz Quartet

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