AELO Alumni Claire + Cyrus, 6/16/18

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VENUE: RIVERS RESTAURANT | PHOTOGRAPHY: ANGELA RENEE PHOTO | VIDEOGRAPHY: IMAGINATION DESIGNERS | DJ: TIM @ STYLEMATTERS | FLORALS: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | DRAPING + LIGHTING: A POSH PRODUCTION | FARM TABLES: CHICAGO FARM TABLES | HAIR + MAKEUP: ELANA DARRUS MAKEUP + HAIR

What a beautiful night we had on the Chicago River with Claire + Cyrus! Day of coordination is such a joy with a bride as organized as Claire was! We loved everything from the look of the farm tables, to the boat blasting Usher's "Yeah!" -- Claire's SONG in college -- to the sweet first dance and the incredible dance party. Even the heat wasn't so bad! And let's talk about Claire's beautiful dress! So unique. They are two of the sweetest people, who are so in love, and we couldn't have been happier to be a part of their day. 

Congratulations, you two! We know you're going to have a long and happy life together! 

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AELO Alumni Ella + Adam, 6/29/18

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VENUE: IGNITE GLASS STUDIOS | PHOTOGRAPHER: RYAN MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY | CATERING: FIG | FLORIST: NIGHTSHADE CHICAGO | DJ: TOAST + JAM

Ooooh Ella and Adam: one of the sweetest, most laid back couples we’ve had the pleasure of working with. Loved ones from around the globe traveled to witness the two smarty University of Chicago doctorate students tie the knot on the rooftop of Ignite Glass Studios on a scorching June evening. The heat continued with an original glass blowing demonstration during cocktail hour where artists fused together crushed glass that was mixed together during Ella and Adam’s unity ceremony. During dinner, Fig Catering made sure that no one left hungry with some outstanding themed food stations that guests enjoyed while parents and the bridal party toasted the bride and groom. It was such a special evening and we hope that Ella and Adam and their lovely family and friends will cherish it forever.

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AELO Alumni Beth Ann + John, 9/8/18

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VENUE: BEGYLE BREWING | CATERER: SPOKEN CAFE | PHOTOGRAPHER: JASON EDWARD PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORALS: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | STAFFING + DRAPING: MILLENIUM DECORATIONS | DJ: WINDY CITY MIX | STATIONARY: DESIGN THAT FLIES | CAKE: ALLIANCE BAKERY | HAIR + MAKEUP: WE ONLY DO PRETTY

What. A. Couple. These two beer loving sweethearts had the BEST most beautiful day in September. We loved planning with these two smart, funny people! They knew what they wanted and we had a blast making it happen. An intimate ceremony was followed by delicious food from Spoken, excellent beers from Begyle, a SURPRISE amazing performance by the bride, and dancing to some tunes. 

Beth Ann + John, it was an honor to plan your day, and we know you (and Marla!) are going to have a wonderful life together. Congratulations!

"Love is not an emotion. Love is a promise." - The Twelfth Doctor 

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AELO Alumni Jessica + Mike, 7/27/18

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VENUE: CITY VIEW LOFT | PHOTOGRAPHER: MEREDITH DONNELLY PHOTOGRAPHY | CATERING: LM CATERING + EVENTS | FLORIST: YOUTH + YARROW | SOUND SYSTEM: ECHO LIMO

We had a great time assisting with Jessica and Mike’s nuptials at City View Loft on a hot July day. The mother of the bride made a lot of the DIY decorations that blew us away (read: amazing, giant, wooden “W” in the entrance). Everyone in Jessica and Mike’s families and bridal party was so sweet and enthusiastic—we can’t recall another bridal party cheering when we said we were going to start the rehearsal! They were definitely ready to celebrate this marriage. The whole day was filled with so much love and laughter; we wish them the very best.

 

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AELO Alumni Megan + Paul, 5/12/18

CEREMONY: THE LOGAN THEATRE | RECEPTION: THE JOINERY | PHOTOGRAPHY: JIM VONDRUSKA | DINNER: HONEY BUTTER FRIED CHICKEN | STAFF: CAROL'S STAFFING | BARTENDING: DRINKS ON ME | DJ: HARSH SINGH | SHUTTLE: REGGIE'S | PHOTO BOOTH: FOTIO | HAIR + MAKEUP: SARA JEAN STEVENS FOR GRACE STUDIO

What an incredible time we had with the creative Megan + Paul! These two were so in love on their wedding day, and we loved every minute of it. Their ceremony was in a movie theatre, their dog Ripley walked down the aisle, their after party was in a  speakeasy, and Megan changed into a sparkly gold jumpsuit at the end of the night. There is nothing more we want from clients than that! They took the rain in stride, and had a blast with their friends and family. What a beautiful couple. 

Congratulations, you two! 

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