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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.

AELO Alumni Christi + Rob, 9/17/16

CEREMONY: ST. JAMES CHAPEL | RECEPTION: THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY | PHOTOGRAPHY: INK RINGS | CATERING: SIMPLY ELEGANT CATERING | CAKE: VANILLE PATISSERIE | VIDEO: BELLA PHOTO + VIDEO | FLORALS AND DECOR: LIFE IN BLOOM | BAND: DAVID ROTHSTEIN MUSIC

This absolutely stunning couple had the most beautiful day in September! Rain threatened all week, but we are having some amazing luck with Mother Nature this year. An emotional ceremony at the St. James Chapel was followed by dinner and dancing at the Newberry Library, and led by David Rothstein Band, the dance floor was packed from start to finish! As a super sweet touch, their families snapped a couple of photos at the ceremony, went to Walgreens, had them printed and framed, and they joined the bevy of family wedding photos displayed at the reception. We loved that!

We had such a wonderful time with these two sweethearts. Christi and Rob, we know you are going to have a long and happy life together! Cheers!

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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 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!