Andrea & Rob

Last weekend we worked on a very elegant wedding at Fulton's on the River.  This wedding is really a beautiful description of the Classic Chicago Wedding.  A beautiful bride, her gorgeous gown, a happy groom, simple design and a view of the river.  Congratulations to Andrea & Rob!!  And thanks so much to Greatest Expectations for flawless coordination and Jessie & Eric from Simply Jessie who took these stunning images.  It was a gorgeous day.

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jonquils and cats.

Enjoy these pretty jonquils that Caleb just used in a delivery.  Even though the air is brisk this fine, Sunday afternoon, it's absolutely gorgeous out!  I'm really in a wonderful mood, perhaps because this is my fake Friday.  Finishing up the week's estimates and proposals and updates after a truly sweet wedding yesterday (working with the ever lovely Greatest Expectations team, and eagerly awaiting the photos from Simply Jessie who has taunted me with a text of how beautiful the images are!) I am incredibly excited to share some birthday wishes with a dear friend, Amanda.  Happy birthday Amanda!!! (we also designed the floral decor for her and Billy's Vegas wedding just shy of a year ago!).  And..., being Sunday and fake Friday and all that goodness, it's my evening to spend with my Mr Wonderful.  He's been working hard stripping our dining room chairs and I think it's time to take a break and enjoy some time together.  :)  Hope you're all enjoying a gorgeous afternoon, and see you on Tuesday!

xo

P.S.  here is a photo of our Bootleg, who also has been soaking up the rays of sunshine in little patches throughout our apartment.  Boots, you've come a long, long way.  Remember when we used to call you Little Ugly?  You're still sometimes a jerk, but also crazy awesome.

The 11-11-11 Wedding Giveaway!!!!

Remember a year ago when we told you all about that amazing 11-11 wedding giveaway?  Greatest Expectations are so wonderful to once again offer this amazing opportunity, and there isn't a lot of time left to enter!  You can see the details HERE!

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This is a truly special giveaway.  Your dress, catering, venue, cake and *flowers* are all provided.  And so much more.  And even though it's all part of the giveaway, we still want you to customize the look and feel of the day so it represents *your* vision!  In case you don't know what we mean, see for yourself!  Below are some images Amanda Hein took from last year's wedding.

The bride (also named Amanda!) loved purple and we included vanda orchids in her bridal bouquet, among anemones, privet and brunia.

Also a few polo roses added in among dusty miller.

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I love these nora blue mokara orchid boutonnieres.  Fishing flies were added onto them for a personal touch.

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Who wouldn't want Amanda Hein to photograph their wedding?!  These images are just dreamy!

Yes, even the dress & tux are part of this contest.  Amanda picked out a gown that looks drop dead gorgeous!

Oh!  And the bridesmaid's dresses.  Yup.  Included as well!

Our vintage blue mason jars lined the aisle atop pillars and Amanda & Mike were wed under a romantic and beautiful floral wreath.

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And we provided the window frame chalk boards that displayed not only the menu, but the most important message of all:

Once again, congratulations to Amanda & Mike on their 11-11 wedding!  Don't forget to enter HERE.  Entries will no longer be taken place after April 15th!

Good Luck!!!!