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Sweet and Sophisticated Botanical Wedding

A wedding filled with breath-taking Flora Bella blooms is a surefire way to put a huge smile on my face. So, when Studio Laguna sent over this stunner, sprinkled with the prettiest of bouquets my happy place just got a little bit happier. I could spend hours upon hours in this gorgeous gallery admiring every lovely detail, and it’s all right here just waiting!


From Katrina at Studio LagunaSweet, modern, and sophisticated. This gorgeous affair was filled with metallic accents and botanical beauty. Soft pink peonies with a hint of bright vibrancy set the scene. With the weather cooperating, there was no rain, the sun came out as they said their vows and a lovely sunset graced their reception.

The Bride was the perfect combination of modern and classic. She chose accents of mercury glass, Victorian inspired botanical drawings, soft textures, and sparkle updated with bold colors and simplicity.

The day began with the Bridal party getting ready in the hotel, even the couple’s dog Maggie was present! Afterwards, we went to downtown Hastings in Wisconsin (just across the river) to do our formal pictures of the couple. John and I had scouted locations ahead of time and found this old Bugatti factory that fit the Bride’s desire for urban and rustic backgrounds. We thought the old high end car logo went perfectly with the wedding look. We were battling rain all day, but the group was awesome to work with despite the sprinkling sky.

At the ceremony, the sun started to peek through the clouds and by the reception we had gorgeous golden light. The ceremony and reception took place under a beautiful draped tent overlooking the hillsides of Minnesota country. The classic details of chandeliers, crystal, and tall floral arrangements paired beautifully with the view of hillsides and trees. Butlers passed hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, cupcakes, and traditional kransekake.

When the sun set, brightly colored uplights made the tent so vibrant, and cafe lights in the trees had a romantic feel. We took the Bride and Groom to a rustic barn on the property for some lovely sunset pictures, and enjoyed watching the swallows dart around them.

Photography: Studio Laguna | Floral Design: Flora Bella | Wedding Dress: Demetrios | Wedding Cake: Kowalskis | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | DJ: Bellagala | Country Club: Stone Ridge

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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!

Photography: Kent Drake Photography | Photography: Gerber + Scarpelli | Photography: Katie Kett Photography | Photography: KingenSmith | Photography: Amanda Hein Photography

Whimsical Pastel Wedding in Rochester

Organic, glamorous, intimate, warm and modern. Those are just a few words that come to mind when I think of this Plummer House affair. Emily Steffen was behind the lens of the wildly chic gallery snapping up every Poznik Floral Design bouquet and cherished moment between the designer duo. Click here to see the whole day of gorgeousness, and watch it all unfold below with a special CH Films & Photo.


From Emily Steffen… Tyler and Jen planned a romantic, nature inspired wedding at a historic mansion in Rochester, MN! A designer meets illustrator wedding that was intimate and full of fun! :) They chose the Plummer house for it’s laid-back feel and ability to accommodate an outdoor under-the-stars evening for family and friends. Guests arrived, and were escorted to the sunken gardens where Jen had dreamed up and crafted a texture-filled pastel, crepe paper backdrop against the tall trees. The reception was filled with beautiful flowers, hand painted table numbers, deer antlers, gold accents and lots of laughter from friends! :) The bistro lights hanging in the trees did an awesome job escorting in the night as guests left for home with a custom, hand painted thank you from Jen and Tyler! 

Photography: Emily Steffen | Videography: Churchill Hang Films | Florist: Poznik Floral Design | Wedding Gown: Mori Lee | Cake: Buttercream | Brides Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue | Caterer: Catering By Design | Bridal Accessories: Handmade By Sara Kim | Ceremony And Reception: The Plummer House | Invitations And Papergoods: Designed By The Bride And Groom