full planning

AELO Alumni Beth Ann + John, 9/8/18

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VENUE: BEGYLE BREWING | CATERER: SPOKEN CAFE | PHOTOGRAPHER: JASON EDWARD PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORALS: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | STAFFING + DRAPING: MILLENIUM DECORATIONS | DJ: WINDY CITY MIX | STATIONARY: DESIGN THAT FLIES | CAKE: ALLIANCE BAKERY | HAIR + MAKEUP: WE ONLY DO PRETTY

What. A. Couple. These two beer loving sweethearts had the BEST most beautiful day in September. We loved planning with these two smart, funny people! They knew what they wanted and we had a blast making it happen. An intimate ceremony was followed by delicious food from Spoken, excellent beers from Begyle, a SURPRISE amazing performance by the bride, and dancing to some tunes. 

Beth Ann + John, it was an honor to plan your day, and we know you (and Marla!) are going to have a wonderful life together. Congratulations!

"Love is not an emotion. Love is a promise." - The Twelfth Doctor 

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AELO Alumni Brittany + Kurt, 10/1/16

VENUE: FLOATING WORLD GALLERY | PHOTOGRAPHY: MISAEL NEVAREZ PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORALS: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | STAFF + DRAPING: MILLIENIUM DECORATIONS | CATERING: ANTIQUE TACO | PIES: BANG BANG PIE SHOP | DJ: STYLE MATTERS | PHOTOBOOTH: MK EVENT PHOTO

Let's start the year off right! When one of our own gets married, it is a BIG DEAL! Our fabulous coordinator, Brittany, planned her day to perfection, and Carolyn had a blast coordinating it! Brittany and Kurt were glowing all day, and how about that little Lucy - ringbearered like a pro! Despite the rain, Misael Nevarez was able to get some absolutely stunning photos, and they danced the night away after a delicious taco dinner. Their ceremony was so touching, and Brittany Wore. That. Dress. 

We love you both so much, and can't wait to see what's next for you, lovebirds! Congratulations!

AELO Alumni Christina + Chris, 7/9/16

CEREMONY: MADONA DELLA STRADA | RECEPTION: HILTON ROSEMONT | PHOTOGRAPHER: SPRUNG PHOTO | VIDEOGRAPHER: FRED FOX | PHOTOBOOTH: YOUR NIGHT PRODUCTIONS | DJ: C-4 ENTERTAINMENT | FLORIST: AVANT GARDENIA | DECOR: YANNI DESIGNS | ICE SCULPTURE: ART BELOW ZERO | LATE NIGHT SNACK: GENE + JUDE'S HOT DOGS

Christina and Chris' wedding was so romantic. The wedding took place at the gorgeous Madonna della Strada Chapel at Loyola University. Christina, a teacher and Chris, a firefighter, were so excited to become husband and wife.  You could see how much love they had for each other throughout the whole day. After the beautiful ceremony, guests headed to the reception at the Hilton Rosemont. An amazing wine glass ice sculpture was the focal point of the place card table. Guests were in amazement of this "cool" piece (get it?!). Christina and Chris did not disappoint. They truly wanted to make this day a special one for everyone involved.  They wanted their parents to have a special dance as well, so they asked all of the parents out onto the dance floor to enjoy a dance with them.  To the parent's surprise, the DJ then proceeded to play each parent's own wedding song. It was a very special moment for everyone to watch.  Chris and Christina wanted to give their guests a special treat, so as the night was close to an end, a cart of Gene and Jude's hotdogs was rolled out.  Needless to say, these two know how to throw a party! Congratulations, you two! We wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Flashback Friday Rebecca + Michel 11/10/13

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VENUE:
SALVAGE ONE | PHOTOGRAPHY: ROBERT WOJTOWICZ | CATERER: JEWELL EVENTS CATERING | DJ: CAGE & AQUARIUM | FLORALS: JANET GALLAGHER DESIGNS | CAKE: CAKES BY KIRIN | Hair: SIENNA MACEDON-KUSEK | MAKE UP, BRIDAL PARTY: LAUREN TAYLOR | MAKE UP, BRIDE: BEAUTY ON CALL

These two were just the best. Super in love, full of humor, and an absolute blast to be around. We had a great time planning the gorgeous Rebecca and Michel’s wedding, and we were so happy to be a part of their day.

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Flashback Friday Liz + Reid 10/26/13

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VENUE: GREENHOUSE LOFT | CATERER: PURE KITCHEN | PHOTOGRAPHER: ROBERT WOJTOWICZ | Decor:OH MY! FLORAL | Dress: B H L D N | Cake: AMY BECK CAKES | Pies: HOOSIER MAMA | DJ: STYLE MATTERS | Strings:ARTI STRINGS

Planning with Liz and Reid in the year before their wedding was awesome! It was wonderful working with a couple who knew exactly what they wanted and had a great vision of their day. It came off without a hitch, and we loved seeing how happy they were! 

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