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AELO Alumni Austin + Dave, 8/12/17

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VENUE: CHICAGO ILLUMINATING COMPANY | PHOTOGRAPHY: STUDIO THIS IS | CATERER: LIMELIGHT | LIGHTING: FROST CHICAGO | CEREMONY MUSICIANS + BAND: TIME CHICAGO | CAKE: SWEET MANDY B'S | DECOR: REVEL EVENTS | MAKEUP: TO HAVE + TO GLOW | HAIR: JULIE TRIMBLE

Austin + Dave are such lovely people, and we were so happy to have been a part of their day! Frost and Revel turned the Chicago Illuminating Company into a wedding DREAM for them, and they were just so in love it was hard not to tear up during the beautiful ceremony. Time Chicago ROCKED the dance floor all night, and everyone had a blast. The love in the room was overflowing for these two wonderful people, and every element of the day -- from the perfect weather, to the sweetest first dance -- combined to make it one for the record books.

Congratulations, you two! We know you're going to have an incredible life together! 

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AELO Alumni Amy + Tanner, 6/9/17

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VENUE: NOAH'S EVENT VENUE | CATERER: MY CHEF | PHOTOGRAPHER: RIDDLE ROAD PHOTOGRAPHY | FLOWERS: WHOLE FOODS | CUPCAKES: MOLLY'S CUPCAKES | CAKE: VALERIE DULZER | DJ: SOUNDS ABOUND ENTERTAINMENT

Amy and Tanner had such a special wedding!  From the perfectly executed ivy wall escort cards to the Cubs jersey guest book, these avid Cubs fans had the perfect touches to support their home team! The ceremony was very personal and included a special gift given to Tanner's daughter. At the reception, guests danced the night away while enjoying the delicious Molly's cupcakes and some cake designed by their daughter, Kyla.  What a fun night full of dancing, great food and even better friendships! Congratulations Amy and Tanner! 

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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 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.

AELO Alumni Kristen + Brian, 6/17/16

VENUE: GALLERIA MARCHETTI | PHOTOGRAPHY: CRISTINA G PHOTO | BAND: TVK ORCHESTRA | CAKE: BITTERSWEET BAKERY | FLOWERS: MARIANO'S 

Such wonderful people. Such incredible weather. And that DRESS. Kristen and Brian got married in June on the most beautiful day surrounded by their closest friends and relatives. It was such a relaxed, happy time, and their little touches from Up were so incredibly sweet. We loved the simple flowers and gorgeous neutrals, but most of all, we loved getting to be a part of this beautiful couple's love story. Congratulations, you two! We know you'll have a lifetime of adventures together! 

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