Kristin La Voie‘s excitement about this sweet Chicagoan soiree is infectious, and her imagery is enchanting to say the least. Soft peaches and lavenders paired with succulents and lovely bow details give this day a darling feel, while the shiny bright smiles give it a gorgeous glow. See it all right here in the full gallery!
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From Kristin La Voie Photography…This wedding is just bananas. I am still so giddy after photographing such an amazing day with these two cutie patooties! Emily & Andy started the day just right; sharing a special first look inside the Grant Statue tunnel at Lincoln Park’s south pond. This was seriously the cutest first look in KLP history, with the beaming Andy seeing his bride for the first time. His reaction was priceless. My chipmunk cheeks are sore from smiling so much. It was a gorgeous day (that’s an understatement- it was perfect, let’s be real) and everything was absolutely stunning. I was thrilled to photograph my first wedding at the Murphy Auditorium, which is now sitting pretty on my “Chicago’s best wedding venues” list. The balcony was the best spot to capture such epic photos (and I NEVER say “epic”!). I mean, look at their first dance?! It just doesn’t get any better, and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful, sweeter couple to share it all with.
Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Florist: Meetinghouse | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Ceremony Venue: The Murphy Auditorium | Reception Venue: The Murphy Auditorium | Shoes: Kate Spade | Caterer: Food For Thought | Hair: Done Up Chicago | DJ: Style Matters DJs | Bridal Boutique: Bella Bianca | Makeup: Makeup By Aga | Tuxedo: Formally Modern Tuxedo
Filled with plenty of wow factors, this designer bride and her college sweetheart planned a perfectly branded wedding. Every grand detail captured by Joan & Jon from the logo to the paper goods and even a marquee sign (to name a few) is reflective of their unique day and will leave you fascinated. Toast & Jam carried the celebration into the night and you can partake in the party right here.
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From Joan & Jon…We are so excited to share this amazing one of a kind Branded wedding. Yes Branded. The bride is a designer and completed branded her day. What was also so sweet about their story is that Kari is a southern girl from Kentucky who found her soul mate who was born and raised in Chicago.
Mike and Kari were married in an unforgettable candlelit ceremony at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago Illinois. Talk about a stunning celebration! Kari is a designer and she branded her entire wedding day. Their wedding even had it’s own logo which Kari designed. She also created and printed all the paper goods. Kari’s father made the huge Mike & Kari marquee sign that hung in the entrance of the gallery. Their wedding had so many wow factors.
From The Bride…Mike and I wanted our wedding to really reflect our personalities and style. We asked ourselves at the beginning “what do we want this wedding to be?” And our answer was always…we want a day for our friends and family to have fun with us and celebrate our love. Throughout the entire planning process, we tried to combine our styles and create unique details that just made us smile. The day couldn’t have turned out more perfectly. Although we both put our heart and soul into the wedding, and there were many sleepless nights designing each small detail to reflect our wedding “brand”, the day wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing families and our insanely amazing vendors! We both feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful people help create the best day of our lives.
It started with a big, southern “Hiiii”. Mike was born and raised in Chicago. Kari was born and raised in a tiny town in Kentucky. In 2005, they met at the University of Kentucky. While Mike played hockey…Kari watched him play (he had no idea who she was). However, once the next semester began, they had a class together (Professional Ethics to be exact). Kari, thinking he knew who she was because of the growing popularity of a website called “the facebook”, stops him after their first night class together. “Hiiiiiiiii Mike!”. Long (and embarrassing) story short – he had NO clue who she was. The next class, however, he sat down next to her and the rest…as they say….is history.
Photography: Joan & Jon | Wedding Gown: Mori Lee | Cake: Creative Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Zhou B Art Center | Catering: Food For Thought | Hair: Samara Toby | DJ: Toast & Jam | Grooms Attire: Topshop | Groomsmen's Attire: H&M | Coordination: Sarah Meece | First Look: Drumbar Rooftop Bar | Floral Design & Table Styling: Ashland Addison Floral & Event Decor | Getting Ready Location: Raffaello Hotel | Jewelry ( Brides Bracelet) : Christy, Southern Wire | Lighting : MK Lighting Design | Make-up Artist : Ashley Chaney Smith & Sarah Shepperson
From the moment that Hello Darling bouquet popped up on my screen, I knew we were in for something good. I’m talking a wedding set at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago and infused with cultural flair from start to finish. Anne Book Signature Style layered the day with classic-yet-totally-cool design, and Olivia Leigh Photographie? Well, she didn’t miss a beat. More right here!
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From the planner, Anne Book of Anne Book Signature Style…Aiasha and I met only twice prior to her arriving back in the U.S./Chicago one month prior to her wedding. The entire design was done together over international calls and Skype. The first time we met in August of 2012 Aiasha had an entirely different vision of blues and more of a natural look in her mind as well. By January of 2013 she had changed her mind to wanting a different feel of soft oyster, warm soft gold, and creamy whites mixed with elements that were more natural such as herbs, berries, wood and bistro lighting. All of this needed to make sense at The Museum of Contemporary Art which is, of course, contemporary.
In order to bring together all of the different ideas in a cohesive manner that reflected the venue, we designed a lookbook complete with palette, design elements, fonts, calligraphers, menu, floorplan options, floral inspiration, basically everything. In addition to the overall design, it was important to include personalized touches throughout the entire event. For Aiasha and Charles’ wedding, a few of those touches included: Playing up the museum’s outdoor garden area by designing custom sips and picnic plates featuring food and drink from their home countries, hosting a traditional Henna ceremony for the bride and bridesmaids the evening prior, displaying an array of international sweets for all the guests to enjoy, and so much more.
Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie | Planner: Anne Book Signature Style | Cake: TipsyCakes Chicago | Stationery: Magnificent Milestones | Stationery: Alexa Pulitzer | Ceremony Venue: Bond Chapel | Reception Venue: Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago | Catering: Wolfgang Puck | Hair: Sonia Roselli | Calligraphy: Stacey Shapiro | Floral & Event Styling: Hello Darling | Makeup: Juli Valdez | Music: Toast & Jam DJs | Rentals: Tablescapes