A little Glam

A little glam goes a long way, and we love adding gold to any wedding.  This gorgeous wedding at 19 East was amazing and the warmest glow you can imagine. The photos from Studio This Is capture all the warmth of the day.  We love it!


Little Miss Sunshine

Caleb made this sunny little bridal bouquet last week.

I thought it was appropriate to share, since Chicago will actually be enjoying some sunshine and warm weather this weekend.  We have SO many photos to dig through and blog about.  2011 has been a truly beautiful year, and to be quite honest, 2012 is looking pretty hot as well.

If all our proposals are completed this evening, we'll post some more.  This is just a quick breath for now.

Fairytale bouquets

Not too long ago Caleb worked with some clients on the personals for their hand fasting.  The ceremony & reception were both at The Chicago Botanical Gardens, one of the most beautiful place in the Chicagoland area to visit.  They could not have chosen a more perfect aesthetic to share their vows.  The incredibly talented and wonderful Jennifer Kathryn just shared this beautiful images with us.

Juliette garden roses matched the florets on her gown.  Jasmine & kiwi vine added an overgrown, romantic touch to the bouquet and the soft colors were nicely contrasted with a few chocolate fiddle head ferns.

The bridesmaid bouquets featured garden roses, hydrangea & dusty miller.

Groom & Groomsmen wore simple callas with jasmine & fiddle head ferns.

It was a beautiful day on 7-7-11!  Congratulations to the beautiful couple!!!

For Your Inner Romantic (A Valentine Post Part 1)

Last week I was so fortunate to work with Simply Jessie on our Valentine shoot.  It was an engagement session with good friends, Leanne & Gordon (I'll have photos of them tomorrow).  I created a little sweetheart table filled with a trio of floral arrangements, hot chocolate, delicious goodies from Cafe Selmarie and the most adorable cross stitches from Ruggles Stitch.  Complete with lace trimmings and a box full of love letters, this is one of my favorites.  Incredibly easy to create something similar in your own home, it's a delightful surprise for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

Enjoy this Valentine inspiration, and tomorrow you'll learn more about Jessie & see how cute Leanne & Gordon are (complete with taxidermy!?).








Pip and Brian (part 2)

Remember those amazing photos a few posts back from Pip and Brian's engagement session?  I didn't want to ruin the surprise by giving away too many, because they were featured on Style Me Pretty.  Take a peak, it's just gosh darn adorable! Jennifer Kathryn & Jaclyn Simpson took these wonderful photos at Videnovich Farms.  Pip & Brian were so much fun to work with.  And we also set up a mock up of some potential ideas for a weddings table.  Ranunculus, garden roses, billy balls, lilac doubled tulips, smoke bush, fever few and a few additional wildflowers formed a bouquet, boutonniere and filled vintage blue vases.  Lace and yellow ribbon draped across the table with yellow goblets for drinks.  Blue mason jars completed the flowers with additional votive candles.  The blue, yellow & white color palette is so much fun to work with.  The mixture of cool and warm palettes paired with neutral white leave the atmosphere as being almost void of season.  You can really used it any time of the year.

So, enjoy this post and be sure to look at the others featured at Style Me Pretty for more.

Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend and enjoy the days as summer slowly moves into autumn!

~ xo ~


A day off, especially during wedding season is a
treat and a rare case.  After eight years I am
increasingly unapologetic about turning my cell phone
off and not answering any email on Sundays and Mondays.
 This allows for me to enjoy a glass of wine,
linguini and clams, and the time to
actually finish a book.
The two day break (which actually is usually just
one and a half days) and rest also
allow for me to sleep and once again become excited about
bouquets like this:
This dramatic bridal bouquet is filled with such
lovely texture and color.
A touch of rosemary for remembrance, lavender for fragrance and
pink garden roses for the bride's favorite color.
 Summer wildflowers in the midwest are just outstanding.
The bridesmaid's bouquets were soft and dreamy, in
the palette of pale yellow, chocolate and sage.
Centerpieces matched and were arranged in
mercury glass.
Now there you are.  Enjoy that because they're beautiful.
And now I am off to continue enjoying my Monday off.
My bestest friend ever is moving away, and
we need to catch up with a dinner, a glass of wine
and a teardrop goodbye.