Beautifully elegant but equally personal, this Botanica wedding has so many pretty and heartfelt little details I don’t even know where to start. Planned by Bel Amour Events with florals from Moore Flowers , there isn’t an image in this collection I don’t love, and luckily those beautiful pictures from Jackie Cooper speak for themselves.
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From Jackie Cooper
…This late-summer wedding was all things pretty and elegant at the same time. The bridesmaids wore black floor-length dresses and carried pale tangerine and white bouquets to perfectly accent Courtney’s stunning Maggie Sottero gown. Their string-bulb lighting for the reception and the LOVE sign custom-made by Kyle himself completed the romantic, garden feel of the day.
Kyle is an avid outdoorsman, taking frequent trips to climb/hike Colorado’s fourteeners (mountains whose peaks rise above 14,000’ in elevation), so it was perfectly fitting that they literally tied the knot during their ceremony using climbing rope! They used river rocks for guests to sign in lieu of a traditional guest book, which suited their love of the outdoors and the garden setting for their ceremony and reception.
Photography: Jackie Cooper | Cinematography: Nick Miller Films | Floral Design: Moore Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Buckingham Cakes | Invitations: Minted | Jewelry: Signatures | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: Blue Moon Catering | DJ: Accent Mobile Music | Suits: Men's Wearhouse | Coordination: Bel Amour Events | Dress Shop: Ida's Bridal & Tuxedo | Venue: Botanica
Take just one step inside the doors at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) and one thing will be certain… this is the place you’ll host your wedding. Because The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) isn’t just any wedding venue, it’s the perfect combo of breathtaking beauty (hello, Grand Ballroom) and top-notch service… all wrapped up in one dream-worthy locale.
Located just steps from the amazingness that is North Michigan Avenue and nestled amongst some of the world’s coolest landmarks (think the Museum of Contemporary Art and the John Hancock Building), The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) is not only a seriously stunning place to say I do, it boasts a team of Wedding Experts that will handle every last aspect of your big day, from providing those much needed vendor recommendations to customizing yummy menus to organizing the guest accommodations. And speaking of guests, they’re going to love sampling the crazy culinary skills of Executive Chef Martin Knaubert, the floor-to-ceiling skyline views of Chicago and the 400,000 crystal chandelier located in the ballroom. It’s basically a wedding paradise.
So what are you waiting for, lovelies? Head on over to The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) (and their blog!) to start planning your dream wedding… you’ll even receive a guest room stay the night prior to the wedding day and complimentary lunches for the men’s and women’s changing rooms on the day of the wedding!
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I just want to thank Keith Czechanski for sending this beauty our way. Because the images sitting in this gallery? They are beyond lovely. They captured the essence of what was surely a lovely and meaningful day overflowing with love, and you can see every gorgeous moment right here.
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From Keith Czechanski
…Jessica and Nathan were married on May 25th, 2014 in Manhattan, Kansas. There was a threat of rain for most of the day but it held off luckily. The day started off at Platinum and Co with the bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done. Thankfully the brides baby niece kept us all entertained. The Groom and Groomsmen hung out at the church playing cards to keep the groom from getting to nervous. The Bride and Groom did a first look outside the church under a very cool arch in the courtyard. After a nice wedding ceremony the bridal party went to the Kansas State University Gardens for pictures. Then it was off to the reception at the Houston Street Ballroom.
Photography: Keith Czechanski | Floral Design: Kistner’s Floral | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero, Bought At Ida’s Bridal & Tuxedo In KC | Ceremony Venue: First Christian Church | Reception Venue: Houston Street Ballroom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Target | Hair And Makeup: April Jacobs At Platinum & Co | Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse | Linens And Food: Ramblers Steakhouse (Doug Long)