I pretty much want to live in this photo shoot forever. Not only am I totally obsessed with Mexican food, but I die for all these colorful florals. Each and every detail is totally spot on and I especially love those gorgeous, watercolor inspired invites by Lily Red Studio, not to mention the general fabulousness of their images. Jayne Weddings was inspired by her days in California and really wanted to bring a sense of west coast cool to the midwest. I’d say she did that and SO much more! Click here for all the pretty!

From Lily Red StudioKatie-Jayne of Jayne Weddings reached back to her California roots for inspiration to style this “Cali-casual” inspired photo shoot at Big Star in Chicago. A sunny May day, vibrant colors and a bit of casual sensibility helped her bring a taste of the West Coast here to the Midwest! Photos by Lily Red Studio capture every last sun-drenched detail, including the playfulness of the venue and the Latin flavors of the florals created by Janessa Knodt of Forget Me Knodt. These included air plants, succulents, artichokes, straw flower and more, all in industrial cement vessels. Makeup by Nika Vaughan kept the models fresh-faced, while Debbie Petrielli’s lovely hair designs gave them that “just-off-the-beach” look. Gorgeous, casual-cool attire was provided by Mignonette Bridal. We loved the dress change for the outdoor food truck reception! Suzy Rohan of Lily Red Studio designed the invitations, menus, place cards and signage using a bit of southwest flair mixed with ombre and geometric shapes — two big trends right now in Cali-style weddings. Meanwhile the team at Jayne Weddings incorporated several natural styling accents, such as beach stones and succulents into the mix. They also added a couple of DIY touches, such as a paper garland of geometric shapes and a colorful table runner, to complete the look. Finally, with its casual atmosphere, abundant outdoor space and colorful, crazy-cool taco truck, Big Star served as the perfect setting for the couple to nibble on fresh tacos de pescado and cinnamon churros, washing it all down with classic margaritas.

Photography + Invitation Design: Lily Red Studio / Photo Shoot Venue: Big Star in Chicago, Illinois / Event Styling: Jayne Weddings / Floral Design: Forget Me Knodt / Table Top Rentals: Aged Vintage Rentals / Wardrobe: Mignonette Bridal / Hair + Necklace Design: Debbie Petrielli / Makeup: Carol of Nika Vaughan, Makeup Artist / Models: Alexia Brown + Scott Hohman

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