Scott + Noopur Part II

On Tuesday, I featured Scott and Noopur’s wedding which is in the current issue of New Wedding Essentials.  They were also featured on Maharani Weddings…more on that tomorrow!

Yesterday, I posted about their morning.  Today will post about the couple’s ceremony and reception at the Harold Washington Library.



All photos by MonicaZ.


As guests entered the room, there was a non-traditional guest book: a card catalog with faux old fashioned library cards.


The room set-up for the ceremony


The gorgeous mandap; I love the lush roses!


The bride and groom during the ceremony.


The room during the ceremony…


…and then transformed for the reception!


Scott and Noopur set their sweetheart table on the mandap.


We added little touches like the Mr. and Mrs. signs to the back of their chairs.


These lush roses were on the front of their sweetheart table.


The lush centerpieces looked gorgeous on their long tables.


An example of one of their table numbers.


The table arrangements varied by each table.


The flowers on this simple cake turn it into a work of art!


Noopur surprised Scott with a groom’s cake highlighting Purdue University.


Noopur rented these gorgeous light up bars.  They were topped with a floral arrangement along with a photo of the couple (drinking of course)!


Scott and Noopur also rented furniture, creating a lounge, near the bars.


The couple during dinner.


After dinner, everyone was dancing the night away.


Good night!

Alison + Mitch: Part Two

My last post, I shared the first part of Alison and Mitch’s Labor Day weekend wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

All photos by Artisan Events.

Their escort card table and gift table was stunning! A Stem Above hung the all of the bridesmaid’s escort cards from the branches.

Each table number was hand painted by Alison.

Cute personalized tins of gum as favors!

They opted to have a sweetheart table at the front of the room.

A picture of the room, ready for guests! Alison and Mitch really lucked out with perfect artwork on the walls. It was a modern black and white design that went perfectly with their decor.

Instead of a traditional wedding cake, they had a sweet table with bite size desserts and fresh fruit.

After dinner, the gallery doors were opened and guests were allowed to walk around throughout the night. Alison and Mitch took some great photos in front of the different pieces of art!

A city shot to end such a wonderful night!


Congratulations Alison and Mitch!

Lisa + Steve’s Peninsula Wedding

Yesterday’s blog post featured the first part of Lisa and Steve’s Peninsula wedding. Here are the photos from the rest of the day.

All photos by Allure Photography.

The room looked absolutely lovely!


The couple took photos around their favorite locations in NYC as table numbers.


These may be my favorite favors to date: Christmas Crackers!


The sweetheart table was absolutely gorgeous! I love a low arrangement for the table.


Cute signs made by a friend of the bride.


Tulips are growing around the base of the wedding cake.


The couple brought in an engraved cake knife.


Crowns from the Christmas Crackers!



Lisa brought a ton of fun props for the photo booth.


Lisa loves rainbow cones so she had them as her late night snack. Brilliant!



Congratulations Lisa + Steve!

Irene + Joshua’s city chic reception

My last post focused on Irene and Joshua’s ceremony. Today’s post is all about their gorgeous reception.
All photos by Amanda Hein.

What an elegant shot of Irene’s fabulous shoe.

Irene made these fabulous escort cards herself!

The tall centerpieces were full and luscious.


The one of a kind cake was designed by the amazing bakery, Flour.

A close-up photo of the pink and purple color scheme.

The table lay-out at the James. I love bright colors against the chocolate brown.

Details on the gift table.

One of my favorite sweetheart tables of all time!


The James ballroom is perfect for the modern bride.

All catering is done by David Burke. It’s delicious!

Irene and Joshua agreed to keep the chalk drawing displayed for the reception.

Dancing the night away!

Did someone say dessert?


The couple had an extensive dessert table.

Since most guests were full after the cake, the couple had to go containers to take home some treats from the dessert table.


I had such a great time working with Irene and Joshua. I wish the both of you a lifetime of happiness!

Real Wedding: Liz + Calvin, The Evening

Yesterday, I posted about Liz and Calvin’s wedding day. Today, I am going to post about the rest of the evening.

After a few hours on the town, the couple came back to the Stardust Suite to rest up and have a few drinks before the ceremony.

The room was dimly lit for a romantic feel. The decor was done by A Perfect Event.

The groom, Calvin, is Hawaiian. To celebrate his culture, the couple wore leis. After being pronounced husband and wife, Calvin moved the flower behind Liz’s right ear to her left ear, signaling that she is married woman.

In lieu of a traditional guest book, the couple had a framed Cubs jersey for everyone to sign. It was quite the hit!


The couple opted to have a Suite Table.

The gorgeous centerpieces. I love that the candles were up high so that they did not interfere with the guests from talking across the table.

Below is a close-up of the centerpiece. It’s modern yet romantic with all of that warm lighting from the pillars.

Liz’s Dad, Ira, cut the Challah and said a prayer.

The couple had a delicious Candy Buffet with bags for guests to take some home as a favor.

The couple cut their cake after the salad course. The cake table was decorated with the bridesmaids bouquets.

After dinner, the couple had their first dance to “Better When We’re Together” by Jack Johnson.

At around 11PM, the Allegro brought out some late night snacks to feed the hungry crowd.

A really cute ring shot!
Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your wedding day!