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Katrina and Michael: The School of Art Institute Ballroom

I met Katrina and Michael one year before their wedding. They are the sweetest couple and we had so much fun through out the planning process. Katrina and Michael selected St. Michaels Church for their ceremony and the School of Art Institute Ballroom for their reception.

The wedding day began with hair and make up at the Palmer House hotel. Everyone was all smiles in preparation for the big day. Katrina looked timeless in her wedding gown that was designed and made by her own mother!

Kehoe Designs provided gorgeous floral and decor for this special occasion. Katrina carried a classic, tailored bouquet of ivory roses and peonies. The bridesmaids held bouquets with textural floral in shades of ivory, nude, and pale blush that accented their soft pink Two Birds Bridesmaid dresses perfectly.

Similar floral adorned the guest tables at the reception. We featured two different centerpiece designs; one consisted of a collection of ivory, white, and pale blush floral intermixed among champagne-colored mercury glass and tall cylindrical containers with floating candles and the other displayed a lush low arrangement consisting of peonies, garden roses, and ranunculus.

Guests were greeted with two speciality cocktails – a “his” and “hers”. The “his” cocktail was bourbon whiskey, apple cider, and old fashioned bitters – the perfect fall drink – and the “hers” cocktail was a refreshing Pear Martini with St. Germain elderflower liquor.

Food for Thought Catering provided a fantastic meal of Striped Seabass and Slow Roasted Hanger Steak and to top off the evening, we passed beignets and chocolate milk for a late night snack on the dance floor.

It was a perfect day from start to finish! Special thanks to Olivia Leigh and Poetic Productions for capturing all of these special moments.

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Wedding Day Details: 

Wedding Date: November 7th, 2015 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie / Videographer: Poetic Productions / Getting Ready Location: The Palmer House Hotel / Ceremony Location: St. Michael’s in Old Town / Reception Location: The School of Art Institute Ballroom / Catering: Food for Thought / Floral, Decor, and Lighting: Kehoe Designs / Paper Items: Magnificent Milestones / Band: Bluewater Kings / Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design / Hair and MakeUp: Elena Denning 

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Kelley and Zach: The Peninsula Chicago

When I first met Kelley and her Mother, Janice, I was greeted with homemade cookies and I knew it was a match made in heaven. As I learned more about Kelley’s wedding vision filled with candle lit tables adorned with clean whites and warm champagne tones, we were well on our journey to creating her dream day!

Their black tie wedding combined two families and two religions, creating a truly unique and personalized wedding day that all took place in the luxurious The Peninsula Chicago.  The Peninsula served as the perfect space for Kelley & Zach’s first look, ceremony and reception. Kelley & Zach currently live in Baltimore, so to have their cocktail hour looking over Michigan Avenue and a clear view of The John Hancock was a Chicago treat!

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chicago, wedding, The Peninsula Hotel, JDetailed Events

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Incorporating calla lilies into the florals was another personalized and important detail to Kelley’s wedding vision. Kelley’s mother, Janice, carried calla lilies on her wedding day and Kelley’s bouquet was mirrored after Janice’s. The chuppah and table’s centerpieces, all created by Joshua Jones of Kehoe, highlighted the statement flower as well.

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The Peninsula catered the affair and provided the stunning wedding cake. Rendezvous Music got guests up and out of their seats and kept the party going all night long. It was a true pleasure to help create the wedding day of Kelley & Zach’s dreams, right down to the 200 McDonald’s cheeseburgers and french fries that guests grabbed on their way out!

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Wedding Day Details: 

Wedding Date: Sunday, September 6th 2015 / Wedding Coordinator: Ashley Miller, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Ceremony and Reception Location: The Peninsula Chicago / Floral and Decor: Kehoe Designs / Photographer: Julia Franzosa Photography / Wedding Cake: The Peninsula / Band: Greenlight, Rendezvous Music / Hair and MakeUp: Elena Denning / Videographer: Smiling Toad Productions

 

 

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