I had so much fun working with Alison & Kevin in preparation for their big day. They are the sweetest couple! When I arrived to the hotel to meet the girls, everyone was so calm – an indication for a perfect wedding day to come! Ali looked stunning in her wedding dress, and we loved the neutral bridesmaid dresses. The bridal bouquet included beautiful blush and white peonies, ranunculus, astilbe, hydrangea and garden roses, and the bridesmaid bouquets added the perfect pop of color with peach juliet garden roses and muted coral peonies. 

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After a beautiful ceremony at St. Michael’s Church in Old Town, guests made their way over to Newberry Library to celebrate. Cocktail hour was in the lobby of the library, and guests enjoyed passed wine and hors d’ouevres while mingling throughout the galleries. Alison and Kevin made their grand entrance down the stunning staircase as guests cheered for the newly married couple. 

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Dinner and dancing took place in Ruggles Hall. The ballroom was absolutely stunning with champagne linens, mahogany chairs, and a mixture of high and low centerpieces that included gorgeous florals in peach, ivory, blush, and coral. The tables were accented in floating candles of various sizes and table names with significant meanings to the bride and groom. Ali and Kevin created adorable signs that looked like a library book explaining the significance behind each table name, which was a great way to personalize the evening.

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The wedding day was enjoyed by all, and we were so happy to have been a part of it. We wish Ali and Kevin many, many years of love and happiness! Thank you to Lilly Photography for capturing all of these wonderful moments!

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Wedding Day Details:

Wedding Date: May 3rd, 2014 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Ceremony Location: St. Michaels Church / Reception Location: Newberry Library / Floral and Decor: Avant Gardenia  / Catering: D’Absolute Catering & Events  / Photography: Lilly Photography / Entertainment: Style Matters DJ / Cake and Sweets: Molly’s Cupcakes  / Hair and MakeUp: Beauty on Call  / Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher / Brides Shoes: Kate Spade / Hotel: Westin Michigan Avenue