romance

AELO Alumni Sandra + Dan, 8/24/18

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VENUE: THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY | PHOTOGRAPHY: DANIELLE SIMONE CHARLES | CATERING: LIMELIGHT | FLORALS: AMY CRUM DESIGNS | SIGNAGE: CALLIGRAPHY BY CT | BARS: BOWERY + BASH | RENTALS: CHICAGO VINTAGE WEDDINGS | CAKE: SUGAR FIXE | LIGHTING + PHOTO BOOTH: A POSH PRODUCTION

What a beautiful time we had with Sandra + Dan. These two tied the knot earlier this year in the Cayman Islands and had an incredible reception in August. We had a wonderful time taking Sandra's vision and bringing it to life with a team of incredible vendors! Everything came together beautifully for a classy evening during which they danced to The Modern Sounds, with a special guest, incredible blues vocalist Oscar Wilson, and everyone went away with meringues from Sugar Fixe, with custom artwork by Dan's brother. 

It was an evening that truly reflected a wonderful couple, and we'll miss them! Congratulations, newlyweds! 

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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 Kennan + Jacob, 8/6/17

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VENUE: LACUNA ARTIST LOFTS, BLANK CANVAS | PHOTOGRAPHER: ASHLEY HAMM PHOTOGRAPHY | CATERING: LM CATERING | FLORALS: DAHLIA BLOOMS | DJ: DJ CHICAGO | LIGHTING: SC LIGHTING DESIGN | CAKE: VANILLE | HAIR + MAKEUP: RAREBIRD BEAUTIES | CEREMONY MUSICIANS: BRITTANY NELSON QUARTET

The week threatened rain, but turned into an absolutely STUNNING day with Kennan + Jacob! What can we even say about clients like these? So kind, so funny, so sweet. What a joy to bring their day to life! They wed under a chuppah made by Kennan's mom out of her old treehouse (I MEAN!), LM provided an incredible meal during which we listened to heartfelt, funny speeches, Dylan from DJ Chicago kept the party going all night, and Ashley Hamm captured it all beautifully. What a beautiful day for two beautiful people.

Congratulations, Kennan + Jacob! We adore you and wish you all the happiness in the world!

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AELO Alumni Jennifer + Peter, 6/1/17

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VENUE + CATERING: LACUNA ARTIST LOFT | CRAFTERNOON: LILLSTREET ART CENTER | PHOTOGRAPHER: ERIN HOYT PHOTOGRAPHY | DJ: CAGE + AQUARIUM | HAIR: WE ONLY DO PRETTY | MAKEUP: KAT DEJESUS | BOUQUET + BOUT: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | DONUTS: GLAZED AND INFUSED

What a year we had with these two wonderful people! Planning with Jennifer and Peter was a dream job. They knew what they wanted, were open to suggestions, and in the end, we had the most amazing day with them! They wanted a wedding that spoke to their unique life and relationship, and choosing to have a Crafternoon in between the ceremony and reception, being introduced to the Dropkick Murphy's, having homemade mead on the tables, and having a serious dance party with their fabulous guests, completely showcased their personalities as individuals and as a couple. It was a perfect day. 

We cried during their ceremony and hope they have an amazing honeymoon! We absolutely love you, J&P, and wish you all the best adventures to come! 

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AELO Alumni Hannah + Cole, 6/25/17

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VENUE: SALVAGE ONE | PHOTOGRAPHER: KRISTIN @ CAGE + AQUARIUM | CATERING: FIG CATERING | FLORALS: FLOWERS FOR DREAMS | LIMO: LIMOTAINMENT | DJ: DANIEL @ CAGE + AQUARIUM

What a beautiful day for Hannah & Cole! Salvage One was the perfectly unique venue for their special day and Flowers for Dreams beautiful geometric lanterns added the perfect touch to the decor. After a very touching ceremony (seriously, not a dry eye in the house!) guests enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour in the beautiful courtyard, followed by a delicious dinner by Fig Catering. Cage & Aquarium got everyone on their feet for a fun dance party and Hannah and Cole's grand sparkler exit was the perfect ending to a perfect day. 

Hannah and Cole are so sweet and SO in love. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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