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