Dean Thorsen Photography

I can't boast enough about these photos from Dean.

These are the professional photos from Therese and Dan's wedding just a few weeks back.  They are a m a z in g.

This wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty, so please take a peek!

Yellow peonies = bliss!!!

Dan's bout had a little cotton added into it.

Those might be the most comfortable bridesmaid shoes ever.



These photos are amazing.  It was so difficult for me to choose which to feature!!





A special thanks once again to Thorsen Photography, Lola Event Productions, & Prairie Productions.

Changing the city's anthropology to something more a bit soft...

It is my one and only day of the week off.  And even then I still check a few emails and update posts.  It's a lazy, mid-June day, early evening and a little humid, a little chilly.  After working an incredible engagement session and photo shoot out in the country on Saturday (more about THAT joy a little bit later), I am reworking the entire design of our apartment.  I need to pick up some french blue paint.  And definitely need to buy a couple of ceiling hooks...  I'm a little giddy with all the ideas running though my head right now!!!  Oh, the inspiration!!!

Which brings me to this.

Chicago weddings are outstanding.  City weddings in general are just beautiful.  However, I'm a country girl at heart.  I was raised in Chicago, but spent most of my summers in Michigan with family.  I remember sitting in my grandparent's cottage on the lake and thinking that one day when I have a home, I would sew curtains dotted with little yellow flowers across the fabric, and own a glass door cabinet filled with a hodgepodge of ceramic dishes and vases.  I have both of these things now (although the curtains are a little more saffron).

So I was thrilled to work on a wedding this stunning.

It was simply the most perfect combination of vintage, country charm meeting contemporary city elegance.  Taking place at Prairie Productions & planned with Lori from Lola Event Productions, it glowed!!  Thorsen Photography will have some amazing photos for us soon, but I couldn't wait to share these!

We combined a mixture of vintage milk glass vases with clear cylinder glass vases and used ivories, blushes, corals and yellows to create a field of amazing color across the room.

All the vases were placed atop wall paper, and we tucked rosemary into each menu card.

Now after looking at all of these images, I am going into my home studio and pulling out fabric.  I have a wonderful quilted wall hanging idea that I've been going back and forth on for some time.  And if there is time, those blueberries in the fridge are turning into a crisp.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!