As we say start to say goodbye to 2013, we also start to say goodbye to our gorgeous Pantone color of the year – emerald. Boy is she a beauty. But thanks to Jennifer Kathryn Photography we are sending her out in style. Serious style. With florals from Dilly Lily, design by Reenie Rose, planning by Lovebird Events, linens from BBJ Linen and stationery from Nico & Lala - I think it’s safe to safe emerald is enjoying a proper send off. See it all here.


From Jennifer Kathryn Photography...Inspired by Pantone’s 2013 color of the year, Emerald Green, Loreen Hospodar of Reenie Rose, Meghan Andalman of Lovebird Events, and Jenn Gaudreau of Jennifer Kathryn Photography designed this romantic rehearsal dinner with a masculine edge.

The shoot took place at The Boarding House, an on-trend restaurant in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The restaurant’s existing décor – patterned wallpaper, a mounted deer head and a chandelier made entirely of wine bottles – became prominent sources of inspiration in our design.
The focus of our tablescape was a recreation of the restaurant’s dramatic wine bottle chandelier. The installation of cut wine bottles, created by Reenie Rose, mimicked the ceiling and filled the center of each farm table. Christine Noelle of Dilly Lily designed bunches of all white floral paired with mercury glass votives to compliment the piece and soften the overall look and feel.

Custom menu cards and table numbers featured a graphic diamond pattern and a silhouette of a deer head, taken directly from the walls of the restaurant. Additional table elements included Emerald Green charger plates and napkins from BBJ Linen, custom menu cards and table numbers from Nico & LaLa and a hand-painted runner with monogram by Reenie Rose. A “Scotch & Sweets” Bar featured chocolates from Veruca Chocolates, a monogramed cake by Elysia Root Cakes and a bourbon selection from the bar.

Our bride wore a short white dress from Bella Bridesmaid. Her bridesmaids were accented in Emerald Green dresses, also from Bella Bridesmaid. The groom and groomsmen were dressed in JCrew. Hair and make-up were provided by Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists. “An Evening In Emerald” was captured by Jenn of Jennifer Kathryn Photography.

Photography: Jennifer Kathryn Photography | Event Design: Reenie Rose | Event Planning: Love Bird Events | Floral Design: Dilly Lily | Wedding Dress: Bella Bridesmaid | Cake: Elysia Root | Invitations: Nico & Lala | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Hair & Makeup: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists | Groom's Attire: J. Crew | Boarding House Chicago: Boarding House | Linens: BBJ Linen | Sweets: Veruca Chocolates

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