Maggie + Derby: Catholic Wedding and The Westin Itasca

Simplicity and beauty were the inspiring words behind Maggie and Derby’s elegant summer ceremony. The fun-loving pair made sure to incorporate their love of football and fun into their big day!

Reception: The Westin Itasca
Photography: iluvphoto


After sealing their new love with a kiss, the happy couple met guests in their outdoor reception venue and enjoyed dancing, food, and wedding cake!

Maggie and Derby’s wedding was a beautiful celebration of a wonderful couple. I was so glad to be chosen to help make their dreams a reality. 

An Ode to Pantone’s Color of the Year

O, Ultraviolet, the color of the year,

Inventive and imaginative – that’s you, my dear.

Provocative and thoughtful throughout,

We know you are the wedding trend to bring out.

O, Ultraviolet, complex and contemplative as you are, 

We want you in everything, from the bouquet to the dessert bar. 

With your artistic expression and spiritual reflection, 

We can even see you in our confections. 

O, Ultraviolet, you can decorate everything in the venue, 

Kesh Events 

Or accent small things, like just the menus. 

Elegant Wedding Invites
We can place you with the dresses and the shoes, 

Badgley Mischka 
We can even color the booze. 

Monin Violette
O, Ultraviolet, we know you are here to stay,

So why don’t we get started designing you today?

Nerissa + Joe’s Old St. Pat’s and Knickerbocker Wedding

Nerissa and Joe had a stunning fall wedding that incorporated many of the best parts of the city. From their gorgeous ceremony to the lively reception at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, every part of the day showcased their fun personalities and love for each other. Their elegant celebration was full of fun and personal touches, all captured beautifully by  Geber + Scarpelli photography. 

Cotton Candy Machine: Spin Spun
Photo Booth: Fotio
Makeup: Andie Cumber
Photography: Gerber + Scarpelli
Videography: LEAP Weddings

After a beautiful ceremony the bridal party gathered for photos in many of Chicago’s most scenic spots, including Lasalle Street, the Kinzie Street Bridge, and Olive Park. After taking pictures, it was time to dance the night away!

I had such a wonderful time working with this vivacious couple and am so happy that I was able to be a part of planning their special day. 

Ross + Meredith’s New Year’s Eve Wedding

Meredith and Ross rang in 2017 as a married couple at their New Year’s Eve wedding! Their special day was elegant with fun details to help everyone at their celebration enter the New Year with love and light. 

Makeup: Bride Eyes
Photography: Rose Photo
Transportation: Second City Trolleys
Videography: Lexoria Wedding Films

After their beautiful ceremony, the celebration moved to Chicago’s prestigious Fairmont Hotel to keep the party going until the stroke of midnight!

This fun-loving couple had a stunning wedding that was truly them, and I am so glad that I was able to be a part of their celebration of the many happy years to come.

Write the Best Vows Ever with XO Juliet

It can be difficult, making a declaration of undying love to your soon-to-be-spouse, trying to translate all the speechless moments into words. It is even more difficult to do it in front of an audience of your families and friends.  Enter Xo Juliet.

XO Juliet services assist brides and grooms to overcome their public speaking jitters and their tongue-tied nerves on their wedding day. 

Started by Alexis Dent, XO Juliet offers a range of services, from a personalized questionnaire to phone calls with consultants to even public speaking coaching. XO Juliet is a one-stop shop for everyone who needs help translating their feelings into words for their biggest moment. 

Photo by Dennis Lee Photography

XO Juliet not only helps with the vow writing for brides and grooms, but also provides services for the best man, maid of honor, parents, and even the officiants to create their best toasts for the big day. 

Take a full look at their services on their website here. Use the code HoneyBeeWeddings to get a special discount. 

Happy Vow Writing! 

Bridal Event: Jenny Yoo 2018 Bridal Runway Show

Modern Luxury Weddings 
Jenny Yoo 2018 Bridal Runway Show 
January 24th, 6pm – 8pm
Chicago Athletic Association 

Join Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago and Jenny Yoo as they unveil the 2018 Bridal and Bridesmaids Collections. There will be food, drinks, a gift bag for each attendee and a raffle opportunity to win the Bridal Gown of your dreams or Bridesmaids Dresses (up to 5 total).

Purchase tickets here. Use the promo code MODLUXVIP.