AELO Alumni Amanda + Jordan, 5/26/17

VENUE: CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER | PHOTOGRAPHY: VICTORIA SPRUNG PHOTOGRAPHY | FLOWERS: FRAGRANT DESIGN | CATERING: JEWELL EVENTS CATERING | DJ: TOAST + JAM | DRAPERY + LIGHTING: ELEGANT EVENT LIGHTING | HAIR: MERAKI ROOM | MAKEUP: KATE JOHNSON ARTISTRY | CAKE: WEST TOWN BAKERY 

Amanda and Jordan's big day was one for the books! These two college sweethearts had the most gorgeous celebration of their love.  Amanda planned everything perfectly and made sure to accent the already gorgeous Chicago Cultural Center with touches of gold.  Everything from the gorgeous drapery and lighting to the amazing desserts was right out of a fairy tale.  You could just feel the love these two had for each other. It was evident in the excitement on their faces and the way they looked into each others eyes. After dinner, Amanda and Jordan danced the night away with loved ones under the immaculate Tiffany glass ceiling. The night ended with the guests serenading the bride on her 30th birthday! Congratulations Amanda and Jordan! 

AELO Alumni Sandi + Mike, 1/7/17

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CERMONY: ST. VINCENT FERRER CHURCH | RECEPTION: SALVAGE ONE | CATERER: BEYOND EVENTS | PHOTOGRAPHER: INGRID BONNE PHOTOGRAPHY | VIDEO: ORANGE WEDDING FILMS | BAKERY: DOMINOES PASTRIES | FLORIST: GLORIA @ LINDA'S FLOWERS + BALLOONS | LIGHTING:

On a cold January afternoon, Sandi and Mike happily took their wedding vows to become husband and wife. Despite the chill outside, a major party heated up at Salvage One shortly afterward that was perfectly personalized and colorful. The bride's aunt provided the gorgeous florals, the groom handmade several amazing art pieces like a replica of the iconic Chicago Theatre sign, two gigantic sugar skull wood pieces and a "love" lettered sign that lit up and complimented Salvage One's eclectic atmosphere. The reception was moving as well with a touching moment of silence and prayer for Sandi's grandfather who had passed away just days before, an outstanding performance by their mariachi band and dancing galore. This wedding is one to remember!

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AELO Alumni Erin + Chase, 4/2/17

VENUE, DJ, ALL AROUND PERFECTION: OVATION CHICAGO | PHOTOGRAPHY: AARON EHRINGER | CAKE: DINKEL'S | CATERING: ANTIQUE TACO | STAFFING: MILLENIUM DECORATING | HAIR + MAKEUP: SARA JEAN STEVENS | FLOWERS: DESIGNS BY JANET | TRANSPORTATION: M&M LIMO

 

Hey, remember that absolutely gorgeous styled shoot we did back in 2016? Well, that beautiful couple tied the knot for real back in April! And they happen to be great friends of ours, so Carolyn got to be a bridesmaid while Lauren and Kaitlin ran the show. 

Erin and Chase aren't just models though...they are hilarious, kind, generous, and know how to party. It is such a great honor to be trusted with a friend's big day, and this was no exception. They had a lovely ceremony, performed by Erin's father, delicious food by Antique Taco, and a dance party that didn't stop until the lights were on. The biggest Cubs fans, the sweetest loves, the most beautiful of couples, it was an incredible day that we won't be forgetting any time soon!

Congratulations, E&C! We love you so much, and wish you the most happiness in the world! 

 

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AELO Alumni Sara + Nick, 11/5/16

VENUE: GREENHOUSE LOFT | PHOTOGRAPHY: RYAN MOORE PHOTO | CATERER: FIG CATERING | FLORIST: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | HAIR + MAKEUP: DEBRA PETRIELLI | DJ: CAGE + AQUARIUM

What a completely stunning day. Not only was the weather absolutely gorgeous, just look at these two! Their clean, classic style was complemented perfectly by their humor and love for one another. Sara and Nick are a gorgeous, hilarious, sweet couple and we had an absolutely wonderful time coordinating for them! After a beautiful ceremony, their family and friends enjoyed FIG's delicious food, Greenhouse Loft's lovely courtyard, and Cody with Cage + Aquarium kept that dance floor ALIVE. It was perfect and we're so glad we got to be a part of it. 

Congratulations, Sara + Nick! You're the real Diehl's! 

AELO Alumni Araba + Lamar, 10/14/16

VENUE: WOMEN'S CLUB OF EVANSTON | PHOTOGRAPHY: MAYDEN PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORIST: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | HAIR + MAKEUP: NICOLE ROGERS MAKEUP | CATERING: CATERED BY DESIGN | DJ: JUSTIN, STYLE MATTERS DJS

What a day! What a couple! These two incredible people had such a beautiful day together, and we loved being a part of it. Araba, a Harvard grad, ROCKED that blush dress (and later her traditional Ghanaian dress), and Lamar was so full of love for her. There was not a dry eye in the house as their family and friends -- musicians and poets and artists all -- all participated in their touching ceremony. When Araba's sister sang "Unforgettable"? Forget it. The love in the room was palpable. 

It was such an incredible celebration, and one we count ourselves lucky to be a part of. Congratulations, Araba + Lamar! We know you are going to have a long, beautiful life together.