day of coordination

AELO Alumni Sarah + Paul, 8/11/18

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VENUE: CAFE BRAUER | PHOTOGRAPHER: THARA PHOTOGRAPHY | BAND: TIME CHICAGO | FLORIST: STEMS CHICAGO | CATERER: BLUE PLATE | HAIR & MAKEUP: WE ONLY DO PRETTY | CAKE: SWEET MANDY B’S

It was the perfect summer day for Sarah and Paul's wedding at Cafe Brauer. With the spectacular views of the city, Sarah and Paul said their vows on the South Loggia in front of their closest family and friends. Guest then enjoyed cocktail hour on the North Loggia as they overlooked the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. The reception was in the beautiful Great Hall where guests enjoyed dinner and dancing. Thanks to the fun music of Time Chicago, the dance floor was filled all night long with Sarah and Paul right in the middle! Overall, it was a gorgeous celebration of love and family. We wish Sarah and Paul many years of love and happiness.   

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AELO Alumni Siobhan + Bill, 1/13/17

VENUE: KITCHEN CHICAGO | PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKE EDEN PHOTOGRAPHY & CANDRA UMUNNA | CATERING: RUBS BACKCOUNTRY BBQ | RENTALS: PARTY CENTRAL | VINTAGE RENTALS: CHICAGO VINTAGE WEDDINGS | BARTENDER: THE BARTEND GROUP | DECOR: THE COUPLE THEMSELVES! | DONUTS: STAN'S

Such an incredible night. Siobhan and Bill are the cutest fox and bear ever! We loved being a part of their intimate wedding in Chicago. All of that decor was created by Siobhan herself! We were so impressed with their vision and talent and loved putting it all together for them. A touching ceremony was followed by an amazing meal from Rubs and they danced the night away to some of the best music spun by Kristin at Toast and Jam. What a perfect way to kick off our year! Congratulations, you two babes! We adore you and wish you a long and happy life together! 

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AELO Alumni Meryl + David, 9/24/16

VENUE: LACUNA ARTIST LOFT | PHOTOGRAPHER: JOHNNY KNIGHT PHOTO | FLORALS: STEVE'S FLOWER MARKET | CATERING: LM CATERING CHICAGO | CAKE: ALLINACE BAKERY | BAND: SKINNY WILLIAMS BAND | MURAL: ALONZO TORRES | LIGHTING: SC LIGHTING DESIGN

What a perfect pair. We absolutely loved Meryl and Dave's wedding! The gorgeous neutrals, the packed dance floor, and if this bride isn't channeling Audrey Hepburn, right? We knew this was going to be an excellent wedding the second we met these two! They knew how to let go, relax, talk to their people, and let us do all the work. It was a wonderful start to what we know will be a wonderful life together. Congratulations, Meryl + Dave! 

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AELO Alumni Sarah + Tom, 9/10/16

VENUE: RAVENSWOOD EVENT CENTER | FLORIST: STEMLINE CREATIVE | PHOTOGRAPHY: TASHA SCHALK, REDWALL PHOTO | DJ: CAGE AND AQUARIUM

A donut and ice cream bar, an abundance of Harry Potter references, fascinators and a special choreographed first dance.  What more could you want? Sarah and Tom had such a fun and entertaining wedding! These two know how to put on a great party. From the beautiful ceremony, which included readings from Princess Bride and the Sara Bareilles song, "I Choose You", to the fish and chips and mac and cheese croquets for a midnight snack.  These two put so much effort into their big day to make it special for everyone involved. This was more than the joining of two families, it was a joining of countries and cultures. With Sarah being from the US and Tom being from England, there were many great stories and memories shared among friends and family. Tom's great-grandmothers wedding shoes even made an appearance at the wedding.  This special tradition has been carried on through the Bakker family and was a special added touch to the already amazing décor. We are so glad that you both found your lobster! Best of luck in your marriage, Sarah and Tom!

AELO Alumni Emily + Adrian, 10/1/16

AELO Alumni   Emily + Adrian, 10/1/16

We loved working with Emily and Adrian—they’re are the sweetest couple who spent a lot of time and effort really honing in on the vibe and design of their wedding and boy did it turn out fantastic! Their friend married them on the art deco steps of the famed Rookery Building in downtown Chicago on the first Saturday in October. After they said their “I dos”, cocktails were served upstairs where guests had a view of the amazing room flip taking place below them. The elegant ceremony space was transformed into a metropolitan menagerie complete with tree centerpieces inspired by Emily’s desire for a flowerless wedding. It was a magical evening, made even more special by the fact that it was also E+A’s 10 year dating anniversary! Congratulations you two, we wish you every happiness!