Monday, January 4, 2016

Welcome Matrimony Monday 2016

Well first...congrats on your engagement!!!  What does Matrimony Monday mean?  Well with the most engagements happening between the Christmas and New Year holiday, the Monday after New Year's Day is believed to be the most popular planning day for newly engaged couples.  So of course, I need to be apart of the planning and education :)

If you follow our blog, we didn't blog as much in 2015 as we usually do because of the crazy value of weddings and events we had to handle.  But that "excuse" does not stop the substantive blogs we produce.  Now that you are engaged, where do you start?  Check out the links below to some of the blog posts we find to be most useful while planning your wedding:

Also, check out a few of our "Real Wedding" recaps for some "WEDspiration":

Until next time...WEDologize and Happy #MatrimonyMonday!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Real Wedding: Emilie and Terrence

On April18th, the DE Team had the honor of directing a wedding for an amazing couple - Emilie and Terrence.  Their 140 guests were warmly welcomed into Zhou B Art Center where the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception took place on this brisk spring day.  Kenmare Catering handled all of the food and signature beverages enjoyed by all.

Take a look at the wedding day details of Emilie and Terrence's grey, black, and yellow spring wedding:

Admiring the gown. Photography by Rush Productions.

Bouquets and all ceremony and reception decor by Juliet Tan Floral Design

The attire
She's ready to marry her sweetheart
The Kiss!
Bride, Groom and their squad

It's all in the details. Draping and lighting provided by Art of Imagination

Room shot as guests entered in the Spirit Gallery of Zhou B Art Center

A view from the square head table. Linens provided by BBJ Linens. Table and chairs provided by Halls.

Escort cards by Calligraphy by CT

Yummy guest favors of cheese and caramel popcorn from Mariano's

Congratulations Emilie and Terrence! xoxo

Until next time...WEDologize!

Photography by Rush Productions

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Real Wedding: Brooke and Patrick

On September 19th, the DE Team had the honor of directing a wedding for a fabulous couple- Brooke and Patrick.  Downtown Chicago was where the nuptials took place on this perfect September day.  St. James Cathedral invited their 150 guests to witness the ceremony and The Drake Chicago welcomed their guests for cocktails, dinner and dancing.

Take a look at the fun details of Brooke and Patrick's fall wedding:

Brooke's stunning Lazaro wedding gown
This southern beauty loves her boots!

Brooke's beautiful bouquet was provided by Ashland Addision Florist

Becoming Mr. & Mrs.
Classic wedding programs

Board Pass escort cards for the wedding guests
Photos with their wedding party in downtown Chicago

Every guest table was named a place Brooke and Patrick have traveled

Centerpieces from Ashland Addison and linens and chairs provided by The Drake

Their favorite cookie treat as a guest favor

Stunning and delicious wedding cake by Cake Chicago and the guests danced the night away to the Andrew Blake Band

Dancing shades for their wedding guests

It's all in the details!

Gorgeous room shot and preview for the bride and groom

Congratulations Brooke and Patrick! xo

Until next time...WEDologize!

Photography by George Street

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Real Wedding: Kenyatta and Garrett

On Sunday, September 6th, the DE Team had the honor of directing a wedding for Garrett and his gorgeous princess bride, Kenyatta.  The ceremony and reception took place at Eaglewood Resort and Spa on the hottest day in September.  The temp was 96 degrees for this outdoor wedding and indoor tented reception, but their 150+ guests didn't complain.

Take a look at the this beautiful wedding in the Pantone Colors of the Year - Serenity and Rose Quart:

The bride wore Christian Louboutin's! Love them!!!

Her princess gown was Olga Cassini via David's Bridal
Kenyatta was stunning holding her bouquet created by Juliet Tan Floral Design
Stunning custom wedding invitations and day-of stationery created by DBY Invitations and Events

The bride exited the Cinderella carriage provided by Jim & Becky's and walked down the aisle with her son
Mr. & Mrs.

Kenyatta and Garrett's sweetheart table with charges from DBY Invitations

Love the details

Look at the details in this cake provided by Delish Cakes


Crystal candle holder and candelabra centerpieces by Juliet Tan Floral Design

Gorgeous room shot in the all white draped tent

Bridesmaids bouquets

Custom white dance floor, monogram and uplighting by Elegant Event Lighting
Gorgeous details!!!

Congratulations Kenyatta and Garrett!!! xo

Until next time...WEDologize!

Photography by Rush Productions

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Real Wedding: Kendele and Tony

On September 26th, the DE Team had the honor of directing a wedding for a fabulous and stylish couple - Kendele and Tony.  Evanston, IL was the city for their wedding nuptials.  The ceremony was held at Alice Millar Chapel located on Northwestern University's campus and the alma mater of the groom.  Then their wedding guests moved two blocks South to one of Evanston's hidden gems, The Crystal Ballroom and Lounge.

Take a look at the amazing blush, gray and navy details of Kendele and Tony's fall wedding:

Kendele and her squad. Beautiful bouquets by Flower Flowers Evanston

She wore a gorgeous custom Monique Lhuillier gown in ivory
Tony, his squad and their socks

The groom looking dapper in his custom navy tuxedo

Mr. and Mrs.
Modern details
Centerpieces by Flowers Flowers Evanston and the chairs and linens are from The Crystal Ballroom

Kendele and Tony's wedding cake was from The Baking Institute

Their 150+ wedding guests feasted on a delicious meal

Room shot of the reception at The Crystal Ballroom and Lounge

Cake cutting right before the dancing began with the sounds of DJ Marco

Guests did not leave empty handed - "S'More Love"
Congratulations Kendele and Tony!!! xo
Until next time...WEDologize!

Photography by Rush Productions


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