Woodland in Chicago

Chicago, with all it's beauty, is an urban, concrete jungle. When a bride comes with a vision of holding a woodland landscape in her hands- we welcomed the unique challenge. Raquel and Ian exchanged their vows in the garden of Firehouse Chicago in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. She held a one of a kind bouquet filled with moss, thistle, ferns, white dendrobium orchid blooms, and delicate white wax flower. 

Carrying the outdoors inside, we decorated the natural wood farm tables with lush garlands of ferns. A clear glass terrarium welcomed guests to take a peak into nature. Sure, hints of the city broke through, but over all this couple was able to escape into the wilderness as they started the perfectly wild adventure of marriage together. 

Special thank you to Michelle at Firehouse Chicago for being an amazing venue manager to work with. And an equally special Thank You to the talented Tuan of Tuan B and Co for capturing all the elements of this day! 

A Vintage Affair at Cheney Mansion

It was an unseasonably warm day in March when Alyssa & Jonathan celebrated their 5 year anniversary with close family & friends. Cheney Mansion, in Oak Brook, was the perfect setting with historical and antique touches for an intimate dinner and dancing that followed.  

Their centerpieces featured a mix of terrariums and floral arrangements in gold compotes. Terrariums are a great way to be eco-friendly because they keep on living long after the celebration (zero-waste).  They also doubled as gifts to special guests in attendance.   The space was given a warm glow with our vintage inspired gold votives. The Bride wore a wrist corsage with succulents and ranunculus and a beautiful wine colored dress to distinguish herself.  An elegant alternative to tradition, much like other aspects of the day.  

Thank you Ryan Moore Photography for capturing these amazing images!  And to Carlene at Naturally Yours Events for organizing the day and vision so effortlessly!