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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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Elegant

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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Elegant

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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Classic Bull Valley Golf Club Wedding

Thanks to its classic sensibilities, this is one of those weddings that’ll look just as lovely 20 years from now as it does today. From the navy and blush pink palette to the charming golf club setting, it’s everything we love about a traditional “I do” and Kristin La Voie’s captures don’t disappoint. Have a look here!

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Summer
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Rustic

From Kristin La Voie PhotographyWhere do I even begin with these two? Simply, this couple is the kind of couple every wedding photographer dreams about. Super laid back and chill, up for anything (and I do mean anything – like hiking through a weedy field in their wedding attire!), amazingly photogenic, and SO FUN! I’ve been eager for their wedding ever since their gorgeous camping engagement session that still remains in my top sessions of all time catalog.

When the day started, the second I walked into this gorgeous bridal suite with perfect light and a beautiful gold ceiling, I knew my face was going to hurt from all the smiling. Megan is the most picture perfect bride; stunning and down to earth, with the most striking blue eyes and beautiful smile. Dakota is the most laid back and silly groom; super fun, super cute, and super in love with Megan. It really couldn’t get any better, except for that it could. We shot so much film from beginning to end, I actually used every roll I brought and wanted more!

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Videography: 29eleven | Florist: Trellis | Wedding Dress: Kathryn Bridal | Cake: Lovin Oven Cakery | Hair: Paul Hyland Salon | DJ: Spinnin Discs | Makeup: Paul Hyland | Suit: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Bull Valley Golf Club