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Weddings & Events at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)

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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Winter Holiday Table Inspiration

If you are anything like me this week, you are knee deep in a to-do list of holiday happenings, and whipping up a pretty table just so happens to be on the top of that list. Well, Lauren Field Design is swooping in to save our tablescapes with this winter beauty. Overflowing with gorgeous textures and lovely neutrals, these images from Moondance Photography define winter table perfection.

From Lauren Field DesignThis table by Moondance Photography and Lauren Field Design shows the beauty of an atypical winter holiday color palette with elegant soft neutrals and simple details for impromptu winter get-togethers or Christmas celebrations. Simple geometric place settings paired with knit layers bring warmth to everyday dinnerware classics. The touches of metallic from the copper mugs, two-tone flatware, and the mirror add shine to the ecru layers of texture. Delicate foliage provides a soft hint of color in white shapely vessels .The dessert tops off the table with a chic modern take on the French Mont Blanc confection.

Photography: Moondance Photography | Flowers: Flowers To The People | Cake, Cookies & Marshmallows: La Patisserie Chouquette | Design & Styling: Lauren Field Design | Holiday Tags: LH Calligraphy | Location: La Patisserie Chouquette | Location: La Patisserie Chouquette

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Elegant Kansas City Wedding

There is a reason that elegance has long reigned popular in the wedding world; it never, ever fails. And this beautiful celebration overlooking Kansas City just reinforces that once more. Something Gold Photography captured every stunning detail of this soiree, from the blushing bride to the cutting of one chic cake. If you ever need a reminder that classic elegance is queen, this gallery is where it’s at.


From The Bride…. Bryan and I met at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. While Oklahoma is very special to us, Kansas City is where we fell in love and began our journey together. Bryan surprised me and popped the question on October 20th, 2013 by decorating my apartment with dozens of candles, roses, and pictures of us together. When I walked in after dinner with friends, he was standing in the candle light waiting for me. He asked, and I said yes!

Once we got engaged, we could not wait to plan our wedding. As the planning began, we knew that we wanted a classy, elegant wedding, but with an urban twist. The Terrace on Grand was perfect. It had everything we wanted…exposed brick, hardwoods, beautiful lighting, and a rooftop view of the city where we fell in love. As soon as we walked in I could envision us celebrating with our family and friends.

After we found our venue, everything else slowly fell into place. We knew navy and gray would be our colors from the very beginning. The colors combined with the luscious floral arrangements and bouquets were absolutely gorgeous. The atmosphere of the venue, along with the fun music and dance party absolutely reflected Bryan and I as a couple. We wanted our night to be classic and elegant, but with a laid back feel. We had the time of our lives with all of our favorite people surrounding us.

Photography: Something Gold Photography | Florist: Good Earth Floral And Design | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | DJ: Chris Taylor From DJ Kirby | Cake Designer: Icing On The Cake | Ceremony And Reception: The Terrace On Grand | Dress Designer: Allure Bridal | Hair And Make Up Artist: Tiffany Franklin | Ring Designer: Meierotto Jewelers | Shoe Designer: Nina

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