Epic Restaurant Wedding by Melissa Hayes Photography
December 5, 2011
DIY Inspired

How utterly fabulous is this Chicago affair by Melissa Hayes Photography?!?  (Answer: VERY.)  With its vibrant green bridesmaid frocks, awesome venue (Epic Restaurant) and succulent-filled bouquets by Fleur Inc, I haven't stopped swooning yet.  And don't even get me started on those gorgeous paper goods, which are not only spectacular, but also DIY!  This, my friends, is why I love, love, LOVE a modern soiree.  Click here for more!








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From Melissa Hayes Photography... Sometimes things just fall into place effortlessly. Our engagement session with Jen & Eric was just that... effortless.  When it came time for their wedding, I wasn't surprised how well the day turned out... more specifically the candid session and group photos.  Though I have to confess, I did do some scouting for locations earlier in the week, but no matter how much you plan things may or may not turn out the way you envisioned.  As we made our way out for group photos, I told Jen & Eric of this spot that I had picked out... an old Chicago Firehouse.  To my surprise, I quickly learned that both Jen & Eric have family members that are firemen which made the location all the better.  Its definitely going into my book of favorite photos!

Wedding Photography: Melissa Hayes Photography / Wedding Ceremony + Reception Location: Epic Restaurant / DJ: Toast & Jam / Wedding Cake: Rolf's Pastisserie / Photobooth: 312 Photobooth / Make-Up: Morgan Baul / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bloomingdales / Programs + Menu: DIY / Floral Bouquets: Fleur Inc