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Woodland Fall Styled Shoot

Fall screams romance to me. As the temperatures begin to drop, and that crisp feeling in the air becomes the norm, you just can’t help but want to get a bit cozy. Well, this woodland fall shoot has me craving my favorite season this morning. Captured by Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema at the gorgeous Cuneo Mansion this shoot does cozy and chic oh so well. See so much more here.

From Ann & Kam Photography & CinemaThis shoot started with inspiration from the beauty of the Midwest in the fall. We wanted to create a woodland setting with fall colors like gold, burgundy, and blush, and the romantic feel of a fairy tale. We were so lucky that Megan from CityGirl Weddings and Life Made Pretty were inspired by our vision, and brought their full creative force to create a shoot that we couldn’t even imagine. We were over the moon when Cuneo Mansion joined our team and allowed us to use their amazingly gorgeous grounds for our setting. There really may not be a wedding venue in the Chicago area that is more beautiful than Cuneo.

The combination of the amazing setting, the creative work from CityGirl and Life Made Pretty made this shoot blossom into a whimsical, vintage-inspired fairy tale. We were inspired by the combination of indoors and outdoors, glamour and wildness, brought to life by the combination of pretty vintage furniture and decor, lush textures, and a touch of wildness from elements like vines, furs, and loose curls. The decorative elements were designed to be flexible so that they could be used indoors as well as out, as a wedding in the Midwest is rarely held entirely outside.

Photography: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema | Hair And Makeup: Jennifer Johnson | Ceremony/Reception: Cuneo Mansion | Decorative Furs: Hunter Kaiser Creative For Life | Design And Coordination: CityGirl Weddings | Dresses: BHLDN | Floral And Decor: Life Made Pretty | Linens: Private Label Linens | Models: Intrigue Talent | Suit: Formally Modern | Table Decor: Tablescapes | Vintage Fur Stolls: Mary Burlingame

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Cuneo Mansion Bridal Shoot from Emilia Jane Photography

I don’t have many regrets from my big day, but after seeing this gorgeous bridal shoot from Emilia Jane at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens I am super bummed I didn’t think to do a similar shoot. Because these images of this stunning Bride are completely breathtaking, and you can see them all right here.


From Emilia JaneIt was such a joy to collaborate with a stylish bride and amazing hair, make-up, and floral team to put together Katharyn’s bridal photo session at Cuneo. Honestly I believe it’s one of the most beautiful venues in Chicagoland. So often wedding days are too rushed to have enough time for real bridal portraiture. I love the southern tradition of bridal portraits and am trying to bring it north! I just adore when my brides take the time to set up a separate session for photos in their dress. It’s a great excuse for a professional hair and make-up trial too, to see how flawlessly everything fits together.

From Daphne at Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is unique in that it is not only a historic mansion but also a living museum encompassed by 97 acres of lush gardens. The Venetian style architecture of the mansion and embellished gardens with neoclassical statuary and fountains allow wedding couples to have their fairy tale wedding come to life. The best part is wedding couples have access to take unlimited photography on the grounds of the mansion encapsulating their special day. Also included is the rental– guests have the ability to tour the mansion and view European artwork and tapestries while sipping on cocktails.

Photography: Emilia Jane | Flowers: Pistil & Vine | Dress: Tadashi Shoji | Shoes: Nordstrom | Make-Up: Shannon O'Brien MUA | Hair: Your Stylist AJ | Veil: Etsy | Venue: Cuneo Mansion and Gardens

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Fall Garden Wedding at Cuneo Mansion from Olivia Leigh Photographie

Fall is my absolute favorite season… and for a lot of reasons.  The beautiful colors, the crisp, clean air, the falling leaves.  But ranking high atop that list?  Fall weddings.  Because in my humble opinion, it just doesn’t get any better than a cozy meets romantic day set against a gorgeous Autumn backdrop.  Need proof? Lay your eyes on this stunner from the always-amazing Olivia Leigh Photographie, which is like a literal fairytale come to life with beautiful blooms from Fleur Couture, an enchanting Elizabeth Fillmore gown and a mesmerizing Cuneo Mansion and Gardens setting.  See every last stunning moment in the full gallery.

From Olivia Leigh PhotographieLindsay and Beau are a couple as sweet as they are gorgeous. They met in Chicago when they lived in the same apartment building and were married in the Fall of 2012 at the lovely Cuneo Mansion outside of Chicago. This gorgeous and historic home has stunning grounds and rooms filled with interesting historic details, and was the perfect setting for the slightly vintage-glamourous look the couple pulled together.

Lindsay looked like a silver screen age movie star in her flowing silk gown, and Beau looked dapper in his slim-fit suit. They had a ceremony on the lawn outside of the mansion (and also where the brunch and reception scenes from My Best Friend’s Wedding took place), at the height of Fall season, with magnificent oranges and golds all around them. Both part of small, close families, they did a champagne toast with just their parents after the ceremony, a sweet and unique touch. A reception followed indoors, where Lindsay and Beau cut their croquembouche and she changed into a very fitting retro-inspired getaway look. So cute and chic!

Wedding Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie | Wedding Venue: Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, Loyala University, Chicago | Officiant: Kent Harrington | Floral Design: Nicole Pandola of Fleur Couture | Wedding Coordination: Lauren Knuepfer of LK Events | Catering: Bauer’s Catering | Wedding Cake: Oak Mill Bakery | Invitations: Kara Gordon of Magnificent Milestones | Venue Coordination: Zuzi Williams of Cuneo Mansion + Bauer’s Catering | Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore, via Belle Vie Bridal | Groom’s Attire: J.Crew | Entertainment: Amanda Hohmeier of Toast & Jam DJs

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