There’s no doubt in my mind these two were the cool kids in school. And they carried that vibe all the way into their wedding day infusing it with their personality and lots and lots of chic style. From the super fabulous DIY details to the colorful bridesmaids (thanks to Weddington Way), every single beautiful bit rocks it out of the park. Betsi Ewing snapped away and our Vault sparkles for it!
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From the Bride… When we started off planning our wedding, we talked about the ‘best weddings’ we had ever attended, and we couldn’t remember details like the cake, floral arrangements, or stationery. The best weddings were a great group of people dancing and celebrating together!
So we scrapped the idea of spending a ton on designer gowns and bouquets, and enlisted the amazing DJ Major Taylor, found a venue in the west loop with a BYOB policy for all of our craft beer and champagne needs, and threw a party. I made most of the decorations out of recycled bottles and paints, a lot of twine and hot glue. We bought flowers from TJ’s and had a bouquet-making party in my backyard the day before the wedding.
We used wedding favors to incorporate bikes and our dog Rudie (her face was on the m&m’s), kept the ceremony short, sweet, and meaningful, and walked down the aisle to Kanye. Basically, a very ‘Ally and Rob’ wedding. We had a blast and still have guests telling us it was the best dance party they have ever been to!
Photography: BETSI EWING STUDIO | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Designer Shoe Warehouse| Jewelry: Grandmother’s ring for “borrowed + blue” | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Weddington Way | Catering: Food for Thought | Makeup: Tricia Clarke | Hair: Christina Crosthwaite at Fringe Salon | DJ: Major Taylor | Groom’s Attire:BLVDier | Venue: Room 1520 | Ceremony Diamond Backdrop: DIY by bride, friends + family | Floral Design + Decor: DIY by Bride, friends + family | Photography – Assistance: Britography
How adorbs is this couple?! They’re seriously the SWEETEST! Thanks to Kristin La Voie Photography we’ve got their urban engagement set in Downtown Chicago, and each and every image is waiting for you in The Vault!
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From Kristin La Voie Photography…Oh, Kelly & Troy….these two are an absolute dream to photograph! Not only are they seriously gorgeous and photogenic, but they are so easy just to be around. Happiness radiates from them. We got incredibly lucky with a beautiful, sunny day in the city between the dreadfully cold and rainy days we have been having. Millennium Park was glowing with light around every nook and cranny and I couldn’t get enough of these two in front of the camera! I am on pins and needles waiting for their September glam backyard wedding to come!
Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Venue: Chicago Cultural Center
This, loves, is what total glamour looks like. Think a dashing groom (NASCAR team owner, Anthony Marlowe), his stunning bride and an epic Chicago setting all coming together to create one of the most mesmerizing days you will ever see. (Seriously.) Press play for every beautiful moment captured brilliantly by Amor In Motion. It’s a must-see.
From Amor In Motion… Anthony Marlowe, NASCAR team owner also recognized among the “Youngest CEOs Under 30” as featured on Inc. Magazine’s List of “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies” marries the DASHING fit-to-be a princess, Julia Dirks.
An urban city wedding with timeless glamour and luxury. White, off the shoulder Calvin Klein bridesmaid dresses, all-white peonies and roses, men decked out in the finest of Vera Wang tuxedos in the immaculate historical architectural beauty of Chicago, the Field Museum, is what it took to pull off this timeless, classic, romantic wedding.
Photography: Nakai Photography | Cinematography: Amor In Motion | Event Planning: Kensington Floral And Events | Floral Design: Kehoe Designs | Wedding Dress: Dimitra's Bridal Couture | Cake: Vanille Patisserie | Stationery: Ashley's Custom Stationary | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Calvin Klein | Catering: Food for Thought | Makeup: Makeup By Kimberly Patterson | Hair: Shelby Doehrmann | Lighting: Frost Chicago | DJ: Joe Maz | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Venue: The Field Museum | Ice Sculpture: Alexander’s Artic Ice | Master of Ceremonies: GenerationNOW | Reception Music: The Cover Girls