Not only does this slice of pretty from Roots Of Life Photography and Joanna B Artistry represent a lovely array of Chicago wedding industry talents—but the fresh approach to every little detail makes it a total trendsetter. Set at the clean, crisp Chicago History Museum, it’s filled with rose gold touches, a cute-as-can-be popcorn bar, heavenly florals from A Splendid Occasion and so much more. Head to the gallery for every bit!
From Roots Of Life Photography… Joanna of Joanna B. Artistry & I are pleased to share our latest styled shoot featuring a luxurious palette of rose gold, pale blush, cream and gray. I would describe this inspiration shoot as sweet, classic & chic… a modern twist on the traditional (and trendy) wedding. In thinking about what key elements we wanted to focus on, Joanna & I decided we wanted the shoot to be practical & relate-able while introducing brides to new and emerging trends, colors and themes from the wedding industry.
The biggest new element & focal point is the rose gold or copper color you will see throughout the shoot. Brides are quickly becoming obsessed with it as the trend is fast emerging on social media. I have been seeing more and more rose gold rings lately, several women I know have even changed their wedding rings to rose gold! CA Jewelers gave us two sets of wedding ring & band options and I just had to show you pictures of both. Stunning!
Plate & Nimble Well did a fantastic job of using the rose gold color in designing the tables. The blush chargers, water goblets, sweets displays & hand painted silverware really tie everything together. Our ‘Chicago’ Mule signature cocktail mugs are perfectly paired with the theme as well. Speaking of signature cocktails, CH Distillery & Goose Island pair nicely in our ginger drink.
Something fun we wanted to do was feature ONLY Chicago vendors, a celebration of the best our city has to offer. Chicagoans are very proud of their city and we wanted to show brides that they too can incorporate their own cities local businesses, trends, foods & products into their wedding design without it appearing to ‘themed.’
Another element we wanted to tie in was comfort. Midwest brides are all about comfort, even the ones with large wedding budgets. That being said, we wanted to do something different and veer off from the food & favors that are currently on trend (I’m looking at you French Macaroons!). Lovely, A Bake Shop made us delicious mini doughnuts & peanut butter fluff pies for our sweets table as well as provided us with small jars of their home-made jam as ‘favors’. Their peach-lavender jam is to die for!
Instead of a trendy candy bar, we put together a popcorn bar featuring Chicago vendors. I am a popcorn addict myself and was thrilled with how well this came together. Oh Olive butter flavored olive oil & white truffle oil serve as a nice base for toppings. The ‘Spice House’ spices feature a Chicago theme, place or element and taste DELICIOUS on popcorn. Both companies work with brides to create fun favors and elements for any wedding or event. Our paper products from Fox & Hound Paperie are so chic and fun. Don’t you just love those custom popcorn bags?!
Tiffany of A Splendid Occasion (SMP Little Black Book member) nailed our vision and her floral pulled everything together in a cohesive way. The venue, Chicago History Museum, is the PERFECT place for a classic & timeless Chicago wedding. The Chicago Room is just breath taking.
Our bride, looking classically beautiful, showed off this Alyssa Kristin gown flawlessly. Her Groom couldn’t take his eyes off her…
Photography: Roots Of Life Photography | Floral Design: A Splendid Occasion | Wedding Dress: Alyssa Kristin | Cake & Sweets: Lovely: A Bake Shop | Hair : Glowout: A Golden Girl Salon | Invitations & Popcorn Bags: Fox & Hound Paperie | Linens: M & M Special Events | Makeup: Joanna B Artistry | Model: Jacqueline Andriakos | Model: Johnny Malgeri | Museum: Chicago History Museum | Plate Rentals: Plate, Vintage Crockery Rental & Rescue | Popcorn Bar: Oh Olive, The Olive Oil Store | Popcorn Bar: Spice House | Rings & Jewelery : CA Jewelers | Signature Cocktail: CH Distillery | Vintage Rentals: Nimble Well
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