Catching Up

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Oh, hey! Remember when I used to update this blog? Neither do I. Yeesh. Well, it’s been almost a year since my last post where I teased our upcoming Halloween party. It happened. Then the holidays happened. Then Burns Night. Then Galentine’s Day…and I didn’t blog any of it. Well, the hope is to catch up with life and blogging and post what I missed this past year at appropriate moments. Fingers crossed!

Above image from the amazing The Cake Bake Shop in Indianapolis. Highly recommend!

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Photo above taken at a wedding by Soirée Weddings & Events last year at Cafe Brauer. Floral by Vale of Enna!

Modern Luxury Brides at Chicago Athletic Association!

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In celebration of their Fall/Winter 2015 issue, Modern Luxury Brides invited Soirée Weddings & Events and many other industry friends to their swanky release party at the brand new Chicago Athletic Association Hotel way back in August. I know. I’m so late, y’all; but I did originally post this on the Soirée blog two months ago so…forgiven?

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The Chicago Athletic Association was built in 1893: the same year as the World’s Columbian Exposition. The White City Ballroom, where the event took place, is even named after Chicago’s most famous of fairs.

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StemLine Creative provided the divine table arrangements as well as the floral frame for the party’s centerpiece!

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What a stunning space! This Modern Luxury Brides issue certainly fits right in with its surroundings.

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Delectable sweets by Cake Sweet Food Chicago!

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Our team had a smashing time! Don’t forget to pick up the gorgeous newest issue of Modern Luxury Brides!

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Photo strip by The Original Traveling Photo Booth!

Red, White, and…Ooh, I’m Late!

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Oh, I’m terribly late on posting this, but I did another inspiration post on the Soirée blog and wanted to make sure I shared it here. You’ll see my all American vision and a gorgeous wedding put together by Soirée Weddings & Events. The post includes photos, like the one above, from Kristen Lynne Photography.

I hope everyone had a glorious 4th!

19 East Event Gallery Open House

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I had the privilege of attending the 19 East Event Gallery open house with Soirée Weddings & Events this past Wednesday. I am in LOVE with this space, and the vendors all did such an amazing job of putting together this lovely event: check out that posh lounge by Bowery and Bash! Can I move in, please?

With an iPhone in one hand and a refreshing cocktail in the other, I thought I’d snap a few shots of this elegant affair in its remarkable setting.

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This stunning venue was recently acquired by Food For Thought, who provided the delectable nosh for the afternoon.

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You guys, look at that floral by Exquisite Designs! I was practically swooning!

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I was barely able to handle the industrial chicness of it all. Sigh. I love. Perhaps I can talk Bryan into a first anniversary party there. Hmmm….

FYI: I’ve cross posted this on ye olde Soirée blog, as well, in a slightly less gushy tone. Slightly. Less. Gushy.



Memorial Day Weekend Weddings

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Memorial Day weekend is upon us and that means, not only remembrances, tributes, and parades, but also weddings! We’re headed to one ourselves this weekend, in which my husband will be one of two best men. Not gonna lie: I can’t wait to see him in that tux!

I did a little Memorial Day inspiration post on the Soirée Weddings & Events blog, so pop on over to see my vision of a dramatic poppy-infused wedding and Soirée’s own sweet backyard reception!