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AELO Alumni Lauren + Brian, 12/8/18

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CEREMONY: ST. MICHAEL’S OLD TOWN | RECEPTION: CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER | CATERING: KENMARE CATERING | FLOWERS: STEVE’S FLOWER MARKET | DJ: TOAST + JAM | PHOTOGRAPHER: CRISTINA G PHOTOGRAPHY | VIDEOGRAPHER: OLD NORTH FILM COMPANY | STYLIST: TAMARA MAKEUP + HAIR ARTISTRY | CAKE + DESSERT: BAKING INSTITUTE

It was definitely the "most wonderful time of the year" for Lauren and Brian last December.  Lauren, a labor and delivery nurse, met Brian, a principal, through Brian's aunt.  They were set up on a blind date and the rest is history! These two amazing human beings got married at the historic St. Michael's in Old Town.  With the intricate details of the church in the background, Lauren and Brian's closest friends and family watched as they exchanged vows.  Brian's aunt, who set them up, was even the flower girl! 

The Chicago Cultural Center set the stage for a night of fun and dancing.  Of course it was fitting that they entered their reception to the song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". The speeches did not disappoint either.  From the Father of the Bride speech filled with sound effects to the reminiscent speech from the maids of honor, laughter and tears filled the room! It was a spectacular evening for a spectacular couple! Congratulations Lauren and Brian!

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AELO Alumni Laura + Brian, 11/3/18

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VENUE: DANK HAUS | PHOTOGRAPHY: MADDIE BLECHA | CATERING: AMAZING EDIBLES | HAIR + MAKEUP: WE ONLY DO PRETTY | DJ: TOAST + JAM | PHOTOBOOTH: I LOVE PHOTOBOOTH

What an incredible evening! Laura + Brian had the best day in November. We absolutely loved planning their day with them! These two sweethearts tied the knot in a day that was perfectly them. The board games, the incredible food, the glow sticks...everything came together perfectly for them, and we were so honored to be a part of it. It was a day that was truly about the two of them and their love.

Cheers, ya gorgeous kids! We love ya!

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AELO Alumni Colleen + Bob, 10/27/18

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VENUE: BRIQUE | CATERER: BOUTIQUE BITES | PHOTOGRAPHY: THIS IS FEELING | FLORALS: FLEUR | CAKE: SWEET MANDY B’S | SOUND AND LIGHTING: ROBERT KOZYRA | HAIR: HOUSE OF SOHO | BLOWOUTS: THE DRY BAR | MAKEUP: SUKY V STUDIO

What a couple! We absolutely adore Colleen + Bob and had the BEST time coordinating their day. These are two people who love to have fun, and after twelve years, they finally tied the knot! We were so honored to be a part of a celebration that was such a long time coming. Their friends and family were thrilled for them, and after a gorgeous ceremony, they partied the night away!


Congratulations Colleen + Bob! We’re so happy for you!

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AELO Alumni Karen + John, 9/29/18

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CHURCH: FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN | VENUE: GERMANIA PLACE | CATERER: KENMARE CATERING | FLORIST: DETAILS IN BLOOM | PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK FEDERIGHI | VIDEOGRAPHER: OUR WEDDING MOVIE | DJ: TOAST & JAM | HAIR: TAMARA HOLDEN | MAKEUP: JPARK ARTISTRY | BAKERY: INGRAM’S BUSY BEE BAKERY

What a memorable evening we had with Karen and John! These two are so sweet and fun and their wedding reflected those personalities perfectly. From a show stopping fan dance to “Sisters” from White Christmas performed by the bride’s sisters to the bouncing dance floor (literally— you could feel wood floors move when then dancing got ca-razy), to a server getting down with wedding guests on said dance floor. If Karen and John’s wedding is any indication of how they will spend the rest of their lives, it will be filled with style, fun, and a lot of laughter together.

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AELO Alumni Sarah + Dan, 9/22/18

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CEREMONY: ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL | RECEPTION: QUADRANGLE CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHER: JUSTIN MCCALLUM PHOTOGRAPHY | DJ: FOURTH ESTATE AUDIO | CHUPPAH: CHICAGOLAND CHUPPAH

Dan and Sarah's wedding day was nothing short of perfection.  These two University of Chicago alum had a beautiful day back in the place where they met and fell in love. The intricate architecture of the  Rockefeller Chapel was a perfect backdrop for the bride and groom as they stood under an elegant, natural chuppah.  The ceremony was officiated by two of their closest friends which made the ceremony even more intimate and special. After the beautiful ceremony guests gathered at the Quadrangle Club for dinner and dancing.  The dance floor was filled all night long as Sarah and Dan danced with all of their family and friends. The day was a great start to their new lives as husband and wife! Best wishes to the happy couple.

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