Winter Wedding Delight

While Chicago often only has two seasons (Festivals & Frigid), Winter Weddings are becoming more and more popular.  With the mild winter we have had this year, it was pleasant to have beautiful white floral and seemingly frosted succulents decorate Revolution Brewing's Tap Room.  Lauren & Jordan were wed beneath their hand made Chuppah with barrels donning white spray roses, dahlias, and roses with  olive tree foliage and wintery gray dusty milller. 

Lauren carried a textured bouquet of succulents, anemone, brunia, and garden roses while Jordan sported a succulent and ranunculus boutonniere. Garlands of olive tree branches with pops of white floral lined the dinner tables, set off by the soft glow of mercury glass votive candles.  Romantic and subtle, soft and warm just like the newly weds' love. 

Special Thank You to Cage & Aquarium Photography for capturing (and sharing) these beautiful photos!  

Betrothed & Bound at a Brewery

Picture this; an all American couple, cold beer pouring, and a family overflowing with love. That was the scene at Revolution Brewery in late October when Kari and Brad exchanged vows.  Their non-traditional personalities were displayed in little details of the day. For starters, Kari opted for a floral corsage composed of ivory, blush and peach blooms instead of a traditional bridal bouquet.  The wristlet complimented her lacy, backless dress, while her boho-braided up-do with a floral hairpiece set the mood of casual elegance.  

To highlight the rustic, natural beauty of the venue, we used mason jar chair hangers filled with electric pops of dahlias, roses, and lush greens.  Antlers accented the favor table arrangement of hanging amaranthus, garden roses, dahlias, bittersweet and ranunculus in different tones of fall colors.  Sprinkle in some mercury glass votives and this became one classy shin-dig! 

Much gratitude to Victoria Chukarov for shooting and sharing these amazing photographs!  They capture raw emotions better than most- Thank you!  

Love at Revolution Brewing

For Jennifer and Sam, a young couple who love Chicago and Beer alike, there was no better place to wed than Revolution Brewing.  The natural and rustic feel flowed into their floral decor effortlessly.  Jennifer carried a wild looking bouquet with large, beautiful blush Roses and local Dahlias surrounded with seeded eucalyptus, berries and greens.  Sam's boutonniere held a single ivory ranunculus to accent his dark blue lapel.  

At cocktail hour and dinner, different sized vases, bottles and tins held hydrangea, roses, local gomphrena, dahlias, and celosia with willow eucalyptus. Wooden carved table numbers and slabs of fresh cut timber tied rustic and elegance together beautifully.  Even the cake was splashed with deep red dahlias, dark roses and seasonal berries.  

Big Thank You to Linda Horton Photography for the fabulous photos and to Revolution Brewing for the amazing space.