11-11-11 Wedding! Amy & Howard!

The last two years we've participated in the Eleven Eleven Wedding Giveaway (hosted by Greatest Expectations), and we're quite excited to let you know that we will be back this year!  It's quite the glorious deal!  The prizes are valued at over $70,000 this year!!!  If you'd like to enter, you can find all the information right HERE.
Here some images of last year's winners, Amy & Howard!  Thank you so much to the amazing Amanda Hein Photography!!





Inspiré par la lavande française

Just this past Saturday we worked on a beautiful, romantic, french lavender inspired wedding at the History Museum.

Everything about this wedding was so soft and lovely, I was thrilled for weeks to be working on it.  The muted color palette, the fragrant lavender, the texture added in here and there... it's just beautiful!!



Mmm... bosc pairs.

The museum doesn't allow candles, but these flameless tapers and votives still managed to add some twinkling glow among the crystal and mercury glass votive holders.


A May Day wedding, Elizabeth & Alex

Every now and then you meet with one of those clients that makes us kind of have a crush on them.  That's the case with Elizabeth & Alex.  When Joan from Five Grain Events brought Elizabeth, her mother & Alex to our studio to discuss their wedding, I immediately liked them.  Elizabeth is simple in the most elegant of ways.  She shyly told me that she doesn't really like flowers.  She likes greenery.  And artichokes.  And succulents.  And billy balls.  She and Alex wanted a whimsical, garden party, & here is what we came up with!  Above is her bridal bouquet complete with those artichokes and billy balls, white lilac, sapponaria, muscari, spirea & geranium foliage.

Below are some incredible photos from Bethany & Jamie of Maypole Studios.  You may remember their incredible talent from The Love Bike! .

Aren't these two adorable?

Their morning wedding took place at The Chicago History Museum, a personal favorite location of mine.  We mixed our vintage blue mason jars with terra cotta pots on the tables to create a garden-like setting.

Mint & geranium foliage added such an incredible fragrance to the room.

Billy balls and blue muscari added a little color to the setting.

Succulents were surrounded by wildflower blooms & garden picks held the table numbers.

Such a beautiful day!  A few other things about this couple.  During cocktail hour a bluegrass band played for the guests.  Elizabeth and Alex (and E's mother) all joined in for a song, playing their own instruments.  They also spent their honeymoon in Stillwater, MN.  You know, that town I want to retire in.  They attended a pottery festival and bought their mix matched china set from various designers.  And when we met for a beer at the Maproom a month or so post wedding, I found out that E speaks Japanese.  These two were still in their amazing newlywed bliss as we sat and chit chat about the wedding and future dreams.  I'm hoping to catch up again with them soon.  Congratulations to Elizabeth & Alex!!! xoxox!

Christine & Tyler

This wedding was so beautiful and s i m p l e.  The colors were perfect for a dull and chilly Chicago month of March.  Heather and her team at Greatest Expectations, as usual, were amazing to work with.  The venue, The Chicago History Museum is gorgeous and classy, and Sno Studios were there to catch it all.  Of course, I am crazy about the anemones in the bridesmaid's bouquets!  But the blossoming branches for the candy table and ceremony pieces are kinda amazing too!