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These Mismatched Maids are the Prettiest You’ll Ever See

Think mismatched maids are on their way out? Think again, loves, because this is a trend that is here.to.stay. And when paired with a stunning Chicago affair that marries classic + industrial stylings? Ohhhh-so-chic.  From the breathtaking decor from Anna Held Floral Studio to the fab paper goods from Minted, see it all captured by Kate Weinstein right here in THE VAULT.

Colors
Seasons
Fall
Styles
Classic

From the Bride… When we started planning our wedding, we knew we wanted a venue that was equally edgy and cozy. We loved the aesthetic and simplicity of high ceilings and exposed brick, paired with greenery and neutral flowers. We immediately fell in love with Ravenswood Event Center, it had the perfect look & feel.

It was very important that the wedding felt distinctly “us,” and this really came through in the details. We brought in Andrew’s love of music, our appreciation for fantastic food, and a warm inviting environment. We also got creative in capturing the little moments by setting up a couple vintage Polaroid cameras. Guests took pictures of themselves and each other, and signed the film. These pictures are some of our most special memories from the wedding.

We kept the color palette neutral and romantic with cream linens, off-white + blush flowers, mercury glass, and lots of votives to bring in warm natural light. Andrew’s groomsmen wore classic tuxedos, and the bridesmaids wore an eclectic mix of neutral dresses.

We were so happy with the end result! The wedding truly felt like the best expression of our relationship.

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Photography: Kate Weinstein Photo | Cake: West Town Bakery | Ceremony Venue: St. Giles Parish | Reception Venue: Ravenswood Event Center | Bride's Shoes: Schutz | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair and Makeup: Elena Denning Hair And MakeUp | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Dress Boutique: Gown Gallery | Floral Design + Decor: Anna Held Florist | Invitation Suite, Menus, Programs: Minted | Table Numbers: Etsy | Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

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They Walked Down the Aisle to Kanye – It Doesn’t Get Cooler Than This

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!

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Urban Space
Styles
Modern

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!

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More modern inspiration this way!

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

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The Perfect Chicago Engagement Session Set at Millennium Park

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!

From Kristin La Voie PhotographyOh, 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!

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Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Venue: Chicago Cultural Center

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