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No venues available during the time they got married so they took it upon themselves and celebrated with their closest friends and family in their backyard! And most of the decor was done by family! Check out their beautiful backyard transformation!

chris + tom | backyard wedding

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Created some magic at a destination wedding in Georgia for Lina & Talal. In the midst of this pandemic, we packed our car with all of our gear and drove down to Georgia! A micro destination wedding… a first for us! Venue: Hilton Atlanta / Marietta Hotel & Conference Center    

lina + talal | hilton atlanta marietta hotel

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Wren and Samir’s intimate fall wedding at the Morton Arboretum near the Thornhill Education Center.

Morton Arboretum Elopement | Wren + Samir

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Choosing the wedding date, how hard could this be?  Harder than you think. When we were choosing the date for our wedding we sat down, grabbed a cup coffee and cracked open the calendar.  We didn’t have a particular venue in mind so that allowed us to freely choose the date.  We definitely didn’t want […]

choosing your wedding date

bride and groom hands holding a vintage wedding horseshoe
gold coast reception room at the drake wedding

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You’re excited to get this wedding planning started!!!  You jot down all the cool locations and start making plans to visit all the beautiful venues that you’ve pinned on pinterest…am i right? ;)  I know your pain and I want to help you but we have to crawl before we walk :) Believe it or […]

Choosing your wedding venue

reception room shot at navy pier wedding

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Navy Pier is 3,300 feet long and is located on the near north side of Chicago on Lake Michigan.  It is now a major tourist attraction in Chicago and house restaurants, shops, cruise tours, family attractions and event spaces.  It was opened in July 1916 and initially named the “Municipal Pier” and its purpose was […]


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[smartslider3 slider=4]   The Blackstone Hotel was designated as a Chicago Landmark in 1998 and has recently been added to Marriott Hotels Autograph Collection of luxury hotels. It was once known as the “Hotel of Presidents” as all visiting presidents would stay at this luxurious hotel. Their old school glamour combined with modern luxuries gives […]


Blacstone Hotel reception room all decorated and dressed up empty with no people in the room

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Bridesmaids are the best!  They’re there with you every step of your wedding so giving them a special gift is essential, and giving them something custom is even better!  Check out this awesome water bottle!  It keeps your beverages hot or cold for hours.  And I absolutely love the clean and simple design :)

bridesmaid gift idea

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[pp_gallery id=”32927″ style-id=”379848e3-c945-4299-94c9-74918b16cae2″]    Built in 1920, the Drake provided a transition between the fashionable Gold Coast residential area and the new commercial north Michigan Avenue now known as the Magnificent Mile.  It was also the original home of WGN radio.  This hotel is the epitome of classic, elegant and opulence, it is definitely one […]

The Drake Hotel Weddings

Empty Room shot of the Drake Hotel ballroom with a wedding cake in the middle and reception table set up for wedding reception.