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AELO Alumni Kristin + Bobby 10/3/15

VENUE: HILTON ORRINGTON | PHOTOGRAPHY: RICK AGUILAR STUDIOS, CLARE BRITT | DJ: TOAST & JAM | FLORALS: FLEURS DE LISA | DECOR AND LIGHTING: ATMOSPHERE EVENTS GROUP | CAKE: BITTERSWEET | HAIR: STUDIO 34 | MAKEUP: FAUX GLAUX 

For a couple whose relationship started over grilled cheese at Cheesie's, their wedding was everything but!

Kristin + Bobby said their I do's at the Hilton Orrington in downtown Evanston on October 3rd. Outside, the blustery wind brought the first cold day of Fall, but inside hearts were aglow with warmth and love as the adorable bride wed her dapper groom inside a candlelit, red rose petaled ballroom. 

Guests were invited to enjoy cocktails and reception, also held at the hotel, immediately following the beautiful ceremony. The mother of the bride gave a touching speech, while the co-maids of honor and best man all rocked their toasts. Even after indulging in a gourmet dinner, guests still packed the dance floor the entire night, stopping only to partake in the sweets table and late night soft pretzel buffet complete with nacho cheese and mustards. In all it was a "nice little" wedding day for a lovely couple; we wish Kristin+Bobby all the best!

AELO Alumni Alison + Justin 8/22/15

VENUE: ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL, PARKES HALL AT NORTHWESTERN | CATERING: FIG | PHOTOGRAPHY: KELSEY JORISSEN | VIDEOGRAPHY: DON MARKUS | FLORIST: JANET GALLAGHER DESIGNS | LIGHTING: CHICAGO SPEAKER RENTAL | DJ: DJ-CHICAGO | HAIR/MAKEUP: TOTAL IMAGE 

Planning with these two unbelievably brilliant, and unbelievably beautiful, people was a joy. We love when a couple knows exactly what they want! Their detailed vision came to life on a gorgeous summer day on the Northwestern campus, and just look at those radiant smiles. A sweet, touching ceremony followed by songs and toasts from their friends and family, followed by dancing and laughter made this a wonderful day. 

We wish this truly striking, special couple a lifetime of success and happiness together. And be sure to check out Alison's impressive work as an investigative journalist in her upcoming book, “Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence and Identity”. We're proud to call her an AELO Alum!

Flashback Friday | Jessica + Nate 5/3/14

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Photographer: Katie Derus | Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Wilmette | Reception: Women’s Club of Evanston | Caterer: Froggy’s | Florist: MilleFiori | Band: Mark Little Band | Photo Booth: Music 4 Life

Katie Derus Photography captured Jessica and Nate’s day flawlessly! These two cuties from North Carolina had a beautiful day in May to get hitched, and we absolutely loved being a part of it. It was wonderful to witness how in love they were and how much fun they have together.
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