When a wedding from Simply Jessie Photography shows up in our inbox, we know it’s gonna be good…like super-amazing perfectly captured details good! She does not disappoint with this suburban Chicago fête featuring a yellow + grey palette and a beehive theme! Showcasing an absolute dream team of vendors like Heather of Greatest Expectations, the incredibly talented Fleur, Cheap Tart Bakery and the ever-creative Courtney Callahan Paper, this summertime stunner may be your newest inspiration go-to! Be sure to buzz over to the full gallery for so, so much more!

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From Simply Jessie Photography… Jen wanted her event to feel warm and inviting but still elegant and romantic. She was particularly inspired by honey bees and beehives. Her paper goodies by Courtney Callahan Paper had a beehive-inspired pattern. She used a color palette of dark gray, yellow and white, which made for a country chic look. When the guests first arrived to the reception, they were greeted with place cards attached to honey dippers.  The wedding favor was organic wildflower honey from a local honey bee farmer, and it tied the whole theme together.

From Heather of Greatest Expectations… We spent a great deal of time thinking about the best way to display the honey dippers and Kelly from Fleur Inc. suggested vintage drawers. We decided that sugar would be the perfect thing to put inside the drawers and hold up the dippers because it would sparkle and add a beautiful shimmer to the display. To our surprise, it took almost 150 pounds of sugar to fill those three drawers! We sprinkled crystals on top of the sugar for a little extra sparkle. From the beginning of wedding planning, Jen knew she wanted a wedding pie instead of traditional wedding cake. After our amazing talk with Dinah from Cheap Tart Bakery, we knew she was the right person for the job. Dinah recreated the pie cake several times to insure that it was perfect. The top layer was banana cream pie, just for the groom (that flavor was not served to anyone else).

Wedding Photography: Simply Jessie Photography / Wedding Venue + Catering: Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights, Illinois / Wedding Planning: Heather Lynne Vickery of Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc. / Floral Design: Fleur / Pie: Cheap Tart Bakery / Printed Items: Courtney Callahan Paper / Band: We, Unity Candle / Linens: BBJ Linen / Chairs: Halls Rentals / Vintage Drawers: Aged Rentals / Wedding Dress: Pronovias

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