Phillip Downie Photography

Phillip Downie Photography

This stunning gallery showcases a variety of unique and beautiful decor that has been designed, styled, or executed by the An Event Less Ordinary team. You will see an incredible array of styles and unique personal touches all displayed against a backdrop of Chicago's most fabulous venues. Our clients love to break from tradition, using all kinds of non-floral items for their centerpieces, gift tables, family photo displays, and more. We absolutely love pulling together our clients' vision to make their event less ordinary!


Renae Johannes Photography

Renae Johannes Photography

We had the pleasure of putting together this beautiful shoot by photographer Renae Johannes. Click through for her stunning photos, with our real-life couple models, (the newly married!) Erin & Chase.

Photographer City Savvy Imaging
Dresses: Mignonette Bridal
Jewelry: The Left Bank & Rebecca Zemans
Flowers: Gratitude Heart Garden
Cakes : Alliance Bakery
Health & Beauty: Holli Beauty & Marguerite Preston
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Spilled Ink Press
Lighting : Drape Kings
Rentals: Rent Vintage Chicago
Favors & Details: Woodland Fever Ring Boxes
Venue: Bespoke Cuisine


Melissa Jordan Photography

Melissa Jordan Photography

In 2014, a talented designer named Sally Stauffer created an incredible dress based on the popular Steampunk look. She asked us to put together a styled photoshoot to showcase her beautiful design, featuring local Chicago vendors like Oh! My Floral, Amelia Street Studio, Arch Apothecary, and Lauren Taylor Makeup, as well as local models Hannah Bushong and Josh Knox. The photos were taken by Melissa Jordan at Revolution Brewing Company and Salvage One, AELO coordinated the entire event, and everyone donated their time and services to produce these incredible images. This is what Chicago vendors are all about!