Katie & Michael
Chicago, IL

Team of Vendors:
Ceremony: St. Josephs
Reception & Catering: Nellcote
Photography: Louie Abellera Weddings
Florist: A Stem Above
Entertainment: Toast & Jam
Transportation: VIP Valet Services
Wedding Dress: Sweet Mandy B’s

Kate & Joe
Chicago, IL  

The Team of Vendors:
Ceremony: St. Mary of Perpetual Help
Reception: Bridgeport Arts Center Sculpture Garden
Caterer:  Blue Plate Catering
Wedding Cake: Sweet Mandy B's
Photography: Maypole Studios
Videographer: Eivan's
Florist: Juliet Tan Floral
Lighting & Design: Art of Imagination 
Entertainment: Stu Hirsch Orchestra
Transportation: VIP Valet Services
Trolley: Coach USA
Table Numbers & Menus: Minted
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo

Kelley & Greg
Chicago, IL

The Team of Vendors:
Ceremony: St. Alphonsus
Reception: Germania Place
Caterer:  Kenmare Catering
Wedding Cake: Sweet Mandy B's
Photography: Tami Paige Photography
Videographer: Olive Media
Florist: Rose Darling, Dana Taylor
Invitations and Paper Goods: Courtney Callahan Paper
Entertainment: Chicago Catz
Vintage Car: Dynasty Limousine
Bagpipers: Chicalba Bagpipers
Trolley: Second City Trolley
Makeup: Makeup by Rosie, Rosie Scianna
Hair: Robyn Tornabeni Productions


Ever since Kelly was a little girl she dreamed of her fairytale Chicago wedding and I had the best time making those dreams come to life. Kelly and Braulio had a beautiful ceremony at Fourth Presbyterian Church followed by dinner and dancing at the Drake. I loved everything about this wedding and thank you to Kris Kasperek for capturing the day so perfectly! Congratulations Kelly and Braulio!

Ceremony: Fourth Presbyterian Church 
Reception: The Drake
Getting Ready location: The Drake
Hair: Beauty on Call 
Makeup: Ryan Jaeger: Ryan's Beauty Bar
Photography: iKLiK Photo
Flowers: Flowers by Stem
Cocktail Entertainment: Mariachi Imperial de Chicago
Entertainment: Arlen Music: Indigo
Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth 
Wedding Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design 
Videographer: Well Spun Weddings
Trolley: Coach USA 

Discover Lake Geneva Bridal Showcase

We had another great year at the Discover Lake Geneva Bridal Showcase aboard the Lake Geneva Cruise Line boats. The show is a great way for brides to meet all of the fabulous vendors in the area as well as get some great inspiration for their upcoming weddings! 

For more information on how you can plan your wedding aboard one of these fabulous boats, please contact me, I would love to hear from you! 

Kelli & Jake

Kelli and Jake had a perfect summer weekend for their wedding and I had the best time working with them on all the plans and details leading up to their special day! Their ceremony took place at St. Michael's church in Old Town and the reception was held at Germania Place. Hello Darling made Kelli's vision of simple elegance a reality with her classic, fresh and summery centerpieces. The tables had a perfect mix of alternating designs consisting of lanterns, orchids, roses and hydrangeas. Invitations were produced and styled by Courtney Callahan featuring a flourished font in navy which was carried throughout the wedding day pieces including table numbers, programs, menus and escort cards. As guests arrived for cocktail hour they were amazed by the beautiful and personal gift table styled by the mother of the bride which consisted of family photos, cards for advice to the bride and groom and a Chicago guest book for guests to sign. The speeches brought tears of happiness and laughter to the room as guests dined on delicious food prepared by the Kenmare Catering team. 

After dinner it was no surprise that Maggie Speaks kept guests out on the dance floor all night long! And if anyone needed a break from dancing they could head over to the sweet and savory late night snacks table which was filled with Chicago mix popcorn and chocolate covered pretzels.  And for a final sweet touch from the bride and groom, we served coffee and tea to-go in custom "warm wishes" disposable cups.

What a beautiful wedding this was and I loved watching Kelli and Jake have so much fun with each other and soak in their wedding day with family and friends. The wedding day was perfect from start to finish and I wish Kelli and Jake many years of love and happiness. Congratulations to one great couple! 

Team of Vendors:
Wedding Planner: Kelly Kloak 
Ceremony: St. Michael in Old Town 
Reception Venue: Germania Place
Caterer: Kenmare Catering 
Photographer: Orange 2 Photography
Florist: Hello Darling 
Invitations: Courtney Callahan
Entertainment: Maggie Speaks
Transportation: Coach USA 
Makeup Artist: Ryan's Beauty Bar, Ryan Jaeger 
Hairstylist: Salon B
Wedding Cake: Oak Mill Bakery 

Amanda + Andrew

There is no question that I am somewhat obsessed with all things nautical. And navy blue and kelly green might be my new favorite color combination, especially when its wrapped up in this preppy chic rehearsal dinner aboard the Lady of the Lake. I couldn't wait to jump on board and get started planning this one!

As guests boarded the Lady of the Lake, they were greeted by waiters passing specialty drinks from personalized cups called, "The Amandrew"  filled with John Dailey's and Arnold Palmer's. To create a chic look, dining tables were draped with BBJ Linen's miromar linen topped with stunning arrangements by Lilypots, surrounded by small rope votive holders. Gooseberries prepared a delicious custom menu with the crowd favorite being mini brats and cheese curds. Yum! Everyone was having a great time and The Big Al Wetzel band got guests out on the dance floor as they cruised back to Fontana Beach. As guests departed, they took with them custom sugar cookies decorated with the groom's family burgee.  Amanda and Andrew surprised guests at the end of the night with a wish lantern send off . There is no better ending to a perfect night than making a wish and lighting up the sky. Congratulations, Amandrew! 

Lucky for us, the brides dear friend, Lisa Diederich was there to capture it all, enjoy!

Team of Vendors:
Photographer: Lisa Diederich Photograpahy
Venue: Lake Geneva Cruise Line, Lady of the Lake
Caterer: Gooseberries Market
Florist: Lilypots
Chiavari Chairs: Lakes Area Rental
Entertainment: Big Al Wetzel Band
Linen: BBJ Linen 
Event Details: Flair Designery 
Cookies: Patricia O'Brien & Co. Cookies 


Wedding Teaser

Can't wait to share this gorgeous Lake Geneva wedding with you!