Fall Wedding at The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Colleen and Joe's wedding had all the classic touches: white dress, gold decor, a stunning venue- The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel- and yet they went out of their way to add quirky touches to make the day their own. 

Inspired by the colors of figs, their fall wedding palette included shades of plum, salmon, burgundy, and navy with accents of peach and blush. Her bouquet was a lush arrangement of dahlias, two-tone garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, privet berries and cymbidium orchids. The multi-colored trailing ribbons topped off the look, giving her a chic, yet elegant style.  We loved her hair flowers too...little buds of ranunculus and spray roses with a touch of seeded eucalyptus.  

The reception was decorated with eclectic gold vases filled with fig inspired floral including some very cool antique hydrangea and deep purple scabiosa. Gold votive candles were paired with the arrangements to create a warm glow at each table as the guests enjoyed the celebration. 

Thanks to Ryan Moore Photography who did an amazing job capturing the little details of this beautiful day, and Carlene Smith of Naturally Yours Events for coordinating this flawless event!

Wedding Bliss in November

Sunny days in mid November can be hard to come by in the heart of the Midwest. However, Kayleigh & Matt managed to pick a beautiful sunny (although chilly, which you'd never know from the pictures of her outside in a cap-sleeved gown) to celebrate their beginning together! Clutching one of our favorite bouquets, with garden roses, dahlias, olive tree foliage, eucalyptus, ranunculus, wax flower, privet berries and more, truly brought out the texture of her gown. While Matt sported a peach ranunculus to match. 

Their Ceremony space at Ravenswood Event Center was defined with two overflowing, natural arrangements on wooden pedestals which were later repurposed on the dessert table.  Flowers in clear glass jars hung from aisle side chairs with ivory satin ribbon. We especially loved the escort card table with an eclectic mix of vintage cut glass vessels holding pops of floral and tall stemmed votives holding mercury glass candles.  The centerpieces held the similar floral as the bridal bouquet in clear footed compotes with yummy textures of fall flowers.  But not too fall-ish!  The bride didn't want typical fall colors like yellow, red and orange.  Peach, coral, white and green are a great fall alternative palette. 

Very special Thank You to Katie with Cage & Aquarium for these amazing photos!