Betina and John

K9 companion – We love seeing pups join the processional and Stevie (Betina and John’s blind dog) stole the spotlight.

Guest Performers – Betina plays bass and John plays harmonica so they joined the band and rocked a few tunes.

Winter Brights – Soft metallics and sunny yellows gave the perfect pop of color and sparkle to a chilly December!

Entertaining Company, Liven it Up Events, Stems, Chicago Catz

Photos by: Ryan Timm Photography


Susan and Matt

Quick Change Artist: We can’t pick a favorite gown! Susan wore a gorgeous Vera Wang gown for the first part of the evening (with suede booties!) and then switched to a traditional Korean dress in the prettiest pink later in the night.

 Wanderlust: Susan and Matt are globetrotters and chose vintage photographs of each city they’ve lived in, in lieu of traditional table numbers.

 Fall Flare: Warm tones of cranberry tipped succulents and amber metallic vases were the perfect complement to a crisp autumn day.

J&L, Juliet Tan, Elysia Root

photos by: Olivia Leigh Photographie


Color of the Year 2015: Marsala

Pantone announced the 2015 color of the year as Marsala – a “full bodied and earthy wine red.” We love the dusty warm undertones of this hue as an accent color in all seasons.


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Tanya and Jose

Perennial Patterns: It’s pretty obvious from this post that floral prints are a favorite of ours and they worked perfectly  for Jose’s floral tie, Tanya’s silk robe and their gorgeous invitations.

Contemporary Colors: We love Cornelia McNamara’s take on modernizing red by mixing traditional reds with pinks and fuschias.

Enveloped in Ivory: Tanya’s veil was  a show stopper. Every single image of it floating weightlessly behind her took our breath away.

Food For Thought, Cornelia McNamara, Toast and Jam

photos by: Evan Hunt


Annie and Adam

Citrus Chic: We’re in love with his ombre palette of oranges, yellows and greens and with Cornelia McNamara’s creative use of fruit. Pops of citrus color were everywhere but our favorite use of this palette is a tie between Annie’s gorgeous bouquet and her rainbow of bridesmaids!

Elegant Embroidery: The unexpected details on Annie’s wedding gown perfectly complimented the sweet, sophisticated feel of this mid summer evening.

Sweet tooth:  Annie and Adam covered every base with a dessert selection that included a kumquat covered wedding cake, a Michigan cherry pie and Grandma Bernice’s Cookies.
Photos by: Amanda Hein
Cornelia McNamara, J&L, Vanille, Toast and Jam