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Winter Wonderland Holiday Inspiration

‘Tis the season for holiday decorating, my friends, and the talented team at Art of Imagination is here to show us just how awesome it truly is.  Think rustic meets contemporary with a big ol’ side of glitter to really spice up the action.  Now add in the crazy cool venue known as Chez and Amanda Hein Photography to capture it all beautifully with her lens and, voila!  Pure perfection.  See it all here  

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From Art of Imagination… The contemporary setting of this space with the minimal yet stunning architectural design was the perfect match for this collaboration. The theme was creating a modern enchanted winter atmosphere with a touch of sparkle and fun.

By combining wood elements in the design with the tables and chairs this offered an organic nature feel. The farm tables made the perfect setting for the gold and white chinaware with the linen napkins tied with fresh seasonal foliage which offered a slight fragrance reminisce of the holidays. Table decor doesn’t have to be about flowers as the focal so we incorporated greens, berries, white painted branches with a collection of clean and gold votives for a warm glow.

For a playful use of the taller ceiling we hung white tree branches with floating gold and platinum glass ornament balls over the tables and larger white round balloons at different heights. Lighting is always an important element as it helps set the mood. White glowing circles were projected onto the balloons and surroundings to help add that perfect touch.

Creating the right signature bar at every party is always a challenge. To keep with the same theme, two wooden farm highboy tables were placed together for a champagne station that displayed a triple cream goat brie with rosemary bread from a local bakery, petite grapes and of course delicious bottles of Champagne. A Holiday greeting was displayed on a blackboard easel surrounded with gold glitter painted leaves. Behind the bar, tiers of white vertical thin branches twinkled from white LED lights woven throughout to add that magical sparkle next to Chez’s beautiful glass staircase.

Planning Corporate Holiday parties can be fun keeping to a simple yet creative theme, knowing your budget and selecting that perfect venue. Chez offers such a clean and modern palette that you can let your imagination be adventurous.

Photography: Amanda Hein Photography | Balloons: Balloons By Tommy | Event Design + Decor: Art Of Imagination | Rentals: Tablescapes | Wedding Venue: Chez

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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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