We love a Bride who knows how to rock a fascinator and this beauty in the hands of Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists is quickly approaching Style Icon status. Exuding vintage glamour, it’s a wedding overflowing with elegance thanks to A Splendid Occasion. Each and every snap from Robyn Rachel Photography is better than the last and you can see them all here!
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From Tiffany Siladke of A Splendid Occasion… I knew right from the beginning that Tiffany, the bride, and myself were going to be a great fit for each other, especially since we have the same name! :)
Tiffany and Nick reached out to me in the beginning of January 2014 and were in need of a great planner and designer in the Chicago area, since they both reside in Tampa, FL, with Tiffany’s two daughters – Dallas and Chayse. They knew that the chances of the both of them coming up to Chicago before the wedding was slim, due to their busy work schedules, and really wanted to find someone they could trust with their big day. That’s where I came in!
We did a lot of phone calls, skyping, texting photos and emails, and everything worked out in the end. Tiffany was able to come up one time before the wedding to approve the venue and a few vendors, but other than that it was up to me to create a beautiful, vintage inspired and dinner party-like event. I loved every minute of it!
The one thing thing that was so important for them was for the event to not “feel” like a wedding. They wanted it be an absolute blast for their family and friends, which all were traveling in from other states and we made it happen. We planned a city wide scavenger hunt for them the day before the wedding, unique vintage suitcases were delivered to each guests room with Chicago style popcorn, and other goodies, as well as the awesome hype man that MaryMonica Music, Inc. provided for us during the reception. The party was an absolute fun experience, and looked beautiful too!
Dallas and Chayse, Tiffany’s two girls, were also a huge part of the planning too. Since we knew there would be several kids attending, we wanted them to have a memorable time, as well! They had their own fun kid’s table, an interactive photobooth, and a cupcake decorating station. You can bet, a lot of the adults took part in that cupcake station!
In the end, Tiffany, Nick, and all of their guests had an awesome time and left the wedding full of joy, which is what I love to see! This beautiful little family officially became one, and it was a wonderful day to play such a huge role in. I truly enjoy these sort of planning experiences because the bride and groom really get to be a guest at their own wedding.
Photography: Robyn Rachel Photography | Stationery: Bride | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Transportation: Empire Limo | Bride's Dress: Zac Posen | Cake/ Cupcakes: Cacao Sweets and Treats | DJ/ Entertainment: MaryMonica Music, Inc | Getting Ready Robes: PajamaSutra | Hair/ Make up: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists | Miscellaneous Vintage Rentals: Rent Vintage Chicago | Placecards And Custom Signage: Dea & Bean | Planner/ Designer/ Florist/ Custom Chiffon Runners: A Splendid Occasion | Restaurant/ Venue & Rooftop: Epic Restaurant | Vintage Centerpiece Rentals: re:find Joy | Vintage Suitcases: Shadow Box Dreams Vintage Rentals | White Linens: Windy City Linen