Room 1520 Wedding by Nika Vaughan
August 9, 2011

We just love us some modern weddings around these parts, especially when they look like this next wedding by Laurie Peacock and Botanicals. The orange and yellow accents totally have us swooning over here and those oh-so-perfect Phillipe Stark ghost chairs? Amazing. And we can't forget the bride in her beyond beautiful vintage yet contemporary dress with make-up and long-as-can-be lashes by the super talented Nika Vaughan. Totally gorgeous. See the whole, modern fête here in the gallery.










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From Nika Vaughan...This was a July 2011 Modern Loft wedding shot at Room 1520 in Chicago, IL by Laurie Peacock.  The bride, Paige, is a super laid back girl, and gladly let her mom, Sandy, and awesome event coordinator Alexzandra Higgins organize a night they knew she would love.  The details for the wedding were picked to suit Paige's bend towards things that are a touch vintage, but with a very contemporary feel.  Sandy and Alexzandra sourced the details from a wide range of vendors, splurging on the stuff they knew the couple would especially love, as well as finding amazing deals on sites like Etsy and stores like Filene's Basement.  Corey, the groom, actually made his cuff links from hardware pieces, and Paige was dying to see him in his Hugo Boss suit at their first look before the ceremony.

On the day of the wedding, the bride's one makeup request was for some really awesome lashes.  Both her dress and her hairstyle were vintage inspired, but with a more modern twist.  Her dress was actually two pieces that fit her like a glove.  The gorgeous purse was found on a whim at Filene's Basement (for 19.99!), while the mother of the bride managed to hunt down the perfect blue gray flower girl dresses for both the girls--but each from a completely different company.    The flower girls wore wired flowers in their hair from Chicago Botanicals.

Catering: Food Evolution / Florals + Decor: Botanicals, an HMR Design Group Company / Rentals: Tablescapes / Hair: Suzy of Hairspray Revolution / Make-up: Nika Vaughan / Venue: Room 1520 / Wedding Planner: Alexzandra Higgins/Atomic Jaguar / Band: Devil Dogs / DJ: Pete Huels / Wedding Photography: Laurie Peacock / Wedding Dress: Ultimate Bride Chicago / Bride's Shoes: Nine West / Bride's Bracelet + Earrings: Bloomingdales / Veil + Hair Brooch: Etsy / Purse: Filene's Basement / Grooms's Suit: Hugo Boss via Formerly Modern Tuxedo / Grooms's Cuff Links: The Groom / Flower Girl Dresses: David's Bridal + Nordstrom