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Classic Blush Chicago Tent Wedding

This wedding? It’s the definition of timeless. Think classic Pronovias ballgown, tented reception and more white-on-white moments than you can count. The fab Kristin La Voie was there to capture the day, and she has all the classic gorgeousness sitting right here.

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From Kristin La Voie PhotographyThere are no two sweeter, cuter, happier people than Luke & Lauren. Not only do their names together roll off your tongue, but they are pure magic in front of the camera. The minute I stepped into Lauren’s bridal suite and got one look of the most stunning updo of all time, I KNEW the whole day would be perfection. Even though it was a humid & hot day, we found the perfect shady patches for a magical first look. These two just couldn’t keep their hands off of each other! The ceremony was breathtaking with their gorgeous chuppah and the tented reception was just my cup of tea (even during a monsoon!). The day was simply stunning.

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Videographer: Vanilla Video | Florist: Phillip's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Allegretti's Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort | Reception Venue: Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort | Shoes: James Ciccotti | Hair: Antje Kastner Studio | Band: Orchestra 33 | Boutique: Volle's Bridal Boutique

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Modern Print Tablescape Inspiration

Real weddings are the heartbeat of our content on SMP, but every now and again we like to focus in on stand-alone design inspiration that pushes the envelope. It’s the result of vendors like SQN Events who dreamt up this modern tablescape with bold prints from BBJ Linen that managed to steal the show. One part pink, one part teal, one part gold, one part coral, and all parts fabulous. More from Kina Wicks‘ lens right here.

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Summer
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From SQN EventsOur inspiration for this shoot was putting a modern, urban spin on what could have turned into a very “beachy” theme based on the color palette we used (teal and coral). Of course we added a touch of gold since everything looks better with a little sparkle and metallics are hot right now. We selected a bold, pattern linen (it’s brand new from BBJ this year), but paired it with classic hemstitch napkins. The oversized white leather chairs added yet another element of the sleek and modern feel we were going for.

We also challenged our cake designer to mimic the pattern of the linen on the cake and were beyond thrilled with the results. While the floral featured some romantic and lush varieties such as peonies, ranunculus, and hydrangea, spray painting some of the flowers and foliage, including succulents, added an unexpected modern twist. Choosing a linear “script” for the paper suite was also intentional; even the “script” had a twist to it since it lacked the traditional curves generally associated with calligraphy. The private dining room at NoMI (one of Chicago’s top restaurants, located in the Park Hyatt) was the perfect venue for this as it features crisp white walls, windows overlooking bustling city life, and a gorgeous bold and bright art piece.

Photography: Kina Wicks Photography | Floral Design: Fleur | Cake: Cake Chicago | Stationery: Magnificent Milestones | Chair Rentals: AFR Event Furnishings | Charger Rentals: Tablescapes | Linens: BBJ Linen | Planning & Design: SQN Events | Venue: NoMi Restaurant

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Illinois Estate Wedding in Pretty Pastels

Give me pretty pastels, a garden ceremony, and a beautiful estate for celebrating, and my blog post basically writes itself. Shot by Evan Hunt Photo, this Illinois wedding at Patrick Haley Mansion is one of my favorites. The light pastels of Bokay’s bouquets next to those dreamy bridesmaid dresses? GORGEOUS. See why I’m obsessing, here.

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Summer
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From Evan Hunt PhotoJasper and Michael’s wedding was one for the books. By themselves, Jasper and Michael’s style is consistent and addicting, but together it’s unstoppable. Their attention to detail and traditional class allowed their wedding to really speak through the entire day as to who they are as a couple. Calm, soothing color tones and tasteful flare carefully placed throughout their day was incredibly easy on the eyes and inspirational all together.

Jasper and Michael met in college and he proposed in the middle of a very well known but hidden speak easy, mixology bar in downtown Chicago.

Their love for each other was completely contagious throughout the entire process and was overflowing on their wedding day!

Photography: Evan Hunt Photo | Florist: Bokay | Wedding Gown: Bella Sposa Bridal | Cake: Creative Cakes | Invitations: Angelique Ink | Bride's Shoes: Nina | Rings: New York Jewelers | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Dessy | Band: Maggie Speaks | Bride's Belt: Vera Wang | Bride's Earings/bracelet: Swarovski | Bridesmaid's Bracelets: Alex And Ani | Ceremony / Reception: Patrick Haley Mansion | Groom's Tux: Vera Wang | Groom's Watch: Victorinox | Save The Dates: Wedding Paper Divas

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