AELO Alumni Susan + Matt, 9/9/17

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VENUE: THE ROBEY | PHOTOGRAPHER: JACOB LOAFMAN | FLOWERS: ASRAI GARDENS | DESSERT: ALLIANCE BAKERY

Susan and Matt's big day was nothing short of stunning.  The Robey hotel was the perfect venue for their vintage, glamorous wedding. Everything from Susan's breathtaking dress to her beautiful flowers exuded elegance. With the clear Chicago skyline as the backdrop, Susan and Matt said their vows in front of their closest family and friends.  Afterwards, the newlyweds enjoyed an intimate reception in the Robey's Up and Up Lounge.  Guests were able to sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the perfect view of Chicago's twinkling city lights, or they could relax in the lounge area on some vintage inspired couches. Susan and Matt were surrounded by so much love, it was wonderful to be a part of it!

Congratulations, you beautiful couple! We know you're in for a lifetime of happiness.

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AELO Alumni Diana + Mikey, 7/21/17

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VENUE: ROSEWOOD BEACH INTERPRETIVE CENTER | CATERER: SEOUL MARKET | PHOTOGRAPHY: APARNA PAUL JAIN | DJ: KINDRICK COLEMAN | FLORIST: ART QUEST, LTD | SERVING STAFF: THAT SPECIAL EVENT 

Diana and Mikey’s wedding day was heartwarming. These true life partners work side by side in real estate and catering and they put a lot of care in planning their special day together. With Lake Michigan as their backdrop, they said their wedding vows on the beach at the gorgeous Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center. Even though a massive thunderstorm rolled in after the ceremony, the storm did not dampen anyone’s spirits because inside and out on the covered deck guests enjoyed a delicious Korean buffet and  they didn’t stop dancing until the night ended! 

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AELO Alumni Sam + Pat, 9/9/17

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VENUE: ROOM 1520 | PHOTOGRAPHY: WHITE QUILL CREATIVE | CATERING: JEWELL EVENTS CATERING | FLOWERS: THE BRIDE! | CAKE: THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE! | PHOTO BOOTH: FOTIO | DJ: JUST PRESS PLAY

What can we even say about our former coordinator Sam's wedding? We were thrilled and honored to be a part of her big day, and we KNEW it was going to be epic, we just didn't realize HOW epic. She and Pat are such a perfect fit, and the whole day was a perfect celebration of the two of them. Just look at that cake, made by Sam's mom. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, Game of Thrones...these two have their fandoms and they flaunt it! We loved every single second of this special day, including their two perfect puppers walking down the aisle. We adore Sam, and she and Pat were just glowing all day! 

After the initial shock and laughter seeing Sam in the Pikachu costume, Pat said "Let's get married" several times. We just love these weirdos. Congratulations, you two! 

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The AELO wedding planners LOVE DOGS, guys.

The AELO wedding planners LOVE DOGS, guys.

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AELO Alumni Holly + Mark, 9/16/17

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CEREMONY: ST. ANDREW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH | RECEPTION: CITY VIEW LOFT | FLOWERS: STEVE'S FLOWER MARKET | PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIN EVANGALINE | BAND: BLUEWATER KINGS

Holly and Mark had a beautiful September day for their wedding.  These two avid travelers said their “I do’s” at the beautiful and ornate St. Andrews surrounded by their loved ones. The reception was at the scenic City View Loft.  Their guests were welcomed with drinks and the smooth jazz sounds of the Bluewater Kings Band.  Holly and Mark are huge Cubs fans so of course they had to throw in some Cubs related things. Guests signed a custom Cubs jersey as their guest book and what better way to start off the night than to have the new Mr. and Mrs. walk into the reception to “Go Cubs Go” while waving the big W flag. Once dinner was over, the Bluewater Kings Band started the party with some great live music.  The guests filled the dance floor as they danced and sang the night away! Congratulations Holly and Mark! We wish you many years of happiness. 

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AELO Alumni Austin + Dave, 8/12/17

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VENUE: CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY | PHOTOGRAPHY: STUDIO THIS IS | CATERER: LIMELIGHT | LIGHTING: FROST CHICAGO | CEREMONY MUSICIANS + BAND: TIME CHICAGO | CAKE: SWEET MANDY B'S | DECOR: REVEL EVENTS | MAKEUP: TO HAVE + TO GLOW | HAIR: JULIE TRIMBLE

Austin + Dave are such lovely people, and we were so happy to have been a part of their day! Frost and Revel turned the Chicago Illuminating Company into a wedding DREAM for them, and they were just so in love it was hard not to tear up during the beautiful ceremony. Time Chicago ROCKED the dance floor all night, and everyone had a blast. The love in the room was overflowing for these two wonderful people, and every element of the day -- from the perfect weather, to the sweetest first dance -- combined to make it one for the record books.

Congratulations, you two! We know you're going to have an incredible life together! 

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