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Hannah and Patrick: Galleria Marchetti

Hannah and Patrick have been friends of mine since college, and I was so honored to be a part of their big day! They are such a fun-loving couple and were all smiles and laughs, despite the wind and rain that day.

The bridal party got ready at the Conrad Chicago in matching floral robes. When the beautiful bride stepped into her Pronovias wedding dress, the bridesmaids snapped photos to capture the special moment. Hannah completed her stunning look with a vintage purse and a BHLDN belt. Pistil & Vine provided the floral, which completed the girls’ looks with classic bouquets of ivory, peach and a touch of green.

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Meanwhile, on the other side of the Conrad Chicago, the groomsmen stayed well hydrated and in good spirits while enjoying gorgeous city views before heading off to the ceremony!

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The ceremony took place at Saint Clement Church, nestled right in the heart of Lincoln Park. After the ceremony, guests celebrated the newlyweds with ribbon wands under umbrellas before the bridal party took off to take pictures around the city.

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Hannah and Patrick got engaged on Lincoln Park Zoo’s Kissing Bridge, so coming back to this area was a must on their wedding day!

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Guests gathered at Galleria Marchetti for the reception, under the newly renovated tent. Pistil & Vine carried the day’s soft, romantic look through with lanterns, mercury glass and a hint of blush for each table’s centerpiece.

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Childhood photos of the bride and groom accompanied the table numbers.

The wedding cake and cupcakes were courtesy of Hannah and Patrick’s close family friend. The desserts didn’t stop there though. The couple incorporated their alma mater into the festivities with an Indiana University sweets table filled with red and white candy for guest’s to take home with them at the end of the evening.

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The evening continued with many laughs, and Standing Room Only kept the dance party going well into the night. I could not have imagined a more beautiful wedding day for such a wonderful couple!

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See the video recap by I DO video here.

Wedding Day Details: 

Wedding Coordinator: Ashley Miller, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Wedding Date: October 4th, 2014 / Ceremony Location: St. Clement Church / Reception Location: Galleria Marchetti / Photographer: Dawn E. Roscoe Photography / Videographer: I Do Video Productions / Floral and Decor: Pistil and Vine / Entertainment: Standing Room Only / Getting Ready Location: The Conrad Chicago / Wedding Dress: Pronovias 


Maddie and Max: Medinah Country Club

Maddie and I have known each other since elementary school, so it was so special for me to be able to plan her wedding! Maddie and Max met at a bar in San Francisco – it was love at first sight! About two and half years later, Max proposed to Maddie during a trip to Washington, D.C. Maddie and Max live in San Francisco, but a few weeks after the engagement, Maddie flew to Chicago, where she grew up to start the planning process. We had a great meeting chatting about their vision for the wedding, and the planning kicked off soon after that!


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Maddie and Max selected the incredible Medinah Country Club for their wedding reception. Maddie and her family have spent a lot of time at the club growing up, and it was a perfect, central location for so many friends and family members. Most of the planning took place during a few visits that Maddie and Max were able to take to Chicago in the midst of their busy work schedules. Needless to say, we organized days of meetings after meetings, and everything came together perfectly!

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The wedding day began at The JW Marriott where Maddie and her bridesmaids got ready. As soon as the hair and makeup were set, we were off to the beautiful Old St. Patrick’s Church for the ceremony. Maddie looked stunning walking down the aisle with both of her parents before she and Max said “I do.”After the ceremony, guests made their way over to Medinah Country Club. Cocktail hour took place in the stunning rotunda as guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while listening to a celtic trio.

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The ballroom was breathtaking! Tables were covered in lavender linens, paper details in midnight blue, and floral in purples, greens, and whites. We used three different centerpiece designs filled with tons of candlelight to adorn the already absolutely stunning space.

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After guests enjoyed dinner, we directed everyone outside for a special surprise: A dance floor under the stars in a beautiful clear top tent with twinkling cafe lights! But, that wasn’t the only surprise… The father of the bride ordered a spectacular fireworks display for all to enjoy before hitting the dance floor! Maddie and Max had the best view in the house, and the entire experience was very magical.

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The Gold Coast All Stars had the party going all night long. It was a perfect day from start to finish. We wish Maddie and Max many years of love and happiness!

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Wedding Day Details:

Wedding Date: September 13th, 2014 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Ceremony Location: Old St. Patrick’s Church / Reception Location: Medinah Country Club / Photographer: Gerber + Scarpelli, Kurt Gerber / Floral and Decor: Elizabeth Wray Designs / Invitations and Day of Paper Items: Magnificent Milestones / Entertainment: The Gold Coast All Stars / Wedding Cake: Cake Chicago / Tent: Blue Peak Tent Company / Draping : Quest Drape


Private Residence: Chrissy & Cory

I am so fortunate to have been a part of Chrissy and Cory’s beautiful wedding weekend. We kicked off the celebration in Chicago with a rehearsal dinner at Fred’s at Barney’s. It was a perfect evening with great food, touching speeches from family and friends, and loads of personal touches.


When the wedding day arrived, the weather couldn’t have been better. Chrissy got ready for the big day with her family and friends at Glenview Country Club, and she was glowing with happiness and excitement all morning!




One of the many highlights from the wedding day was Chrissy’s first look with her father. It happened at the family’s home, and it was the sweetest moment! Chrissy’s stepmom also surprised her with a C&C-shaped wreath at the front of the house to greet guests as they arrived.


Chrissy & Cory had a beautiful ceremony and not only did they become officially joined together, but their new family did as well.








After the ceremony, the doors to their home were open, and it was time to celebrate! The family’s backyard in Wilmette, Illinois was transformed to create the perfect setting for their reception. A beautiful clear-top tent and elegant lighting set the tone for a truly special outdoor event.

Guests made their way to the private residence where they were greeted with passed rose as they entered the home.

Chrissy & Cory envisioned the tent to feel elegant and natural. We incorporated rustic elements like farm tables, lots of greenery and birch, and beautiful white floral. When it came to the food, Chrissy & Cory wanted an organic, farm-to-table style menu, and Entertaining Company provided that to perfection!

The menu included beef tenderloin with summer corn and tomato salad, small plates of smoked chicken with charred corn flan, and a raw bar station shrimp and lobster rolls to fit the summer season.



























It was a beautiful wedding weekend that was filled with so much love! We wish Chrissy & Cory many more years of love & happiness!





Wedding Day Details:

Wedding Date: July 19th, 2014 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Catering: Entertaining Company / Photographer: Molly Grace, Vrai Photography / Videographer: Charlie Hilbrant Films / Floral and Decor: Simply Flowers /  Entertainment: Chicago Catz / Linens: BBJ Linen / Wedding Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s / Wedding Dress: Ultimate Bride  / Rehearsal Dinner Photography: Molly Grace, Vrai Photo / Rehearsal Dinner Floral: Simply Flowers





Private Residence Wedding: Lauren and Ryan

Lauren and Ryan’s wedding was over a year ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday! Lauren and Ryan are dear friends of mine from Indiana University, and I was so honored and excited to be a part of their wedding day.

Lauren and Ryan’s wedding took place right on her grandparents’ property in Westfield, Indiana. Lauren always dreamed of having her wedding at this location so the personal ties made the wedding weekend even more special. Lauren and Ryan’s families showed so much love and support during the wedding planning process and wedding day itself. Lauren’s uncles designed the menu, and her father was up bright and early to be a part of the set-up process.

The ceremony took place outdoors right next to her grandparents’ home. Lauren pulled up to the ceremony site with her dad in her grandfather’s vintage red Lincoln. The look on Ryan’s face when he first laid eyes on his soon-to-be new wife was a moment I will never forget!

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After the ceremony, guests gathered around the pool and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before heading into the tent for dinner and dancing. The tent was absolutely stunning, decked out in elegant white, soft grays, and accents of peach and green.

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It was a perfect wedding day from start to finish, and I wish Lauren and Ryan many, many years of love and happiness! I am so lucky and excited to be a part of the maid of honor’s wedding this August and the wedding of another bridesmaid’s brother in May!

Wedding Details:

Wedding Date: September 22nd, 2012 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events / Ceremony and Reception Location: Private Residence in Westfield, Indiana / Photographer: Morgan Matters Photography  / Ceremony Music: Emily Thompson Violinist  / Reception Entertainment: Sound Advice DJ / Florist: Julie’s Flowers / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Chicago / Hair and MakeUp: DL Lowry

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