Chicago Wedding Planner | Artifact Events - Sarah + Benny's STUNNING Winter Wedding!

Sarah and Benny had their Chicago wedding at Artifact Events on December 9th, 2017. On their day, everything came together flawlessly - like out of a dream serious perfection! From the *perfect* amount of snow dust on the streets of Chicago, to Sarah's impeccable off-the-shoulder lace gown (not to mention, her Valentino shoes) and to every little detail in-between; this wedding was incredible, stunning, and the word we rarely use to describe wedding days, perfect. 

To start off, we need to say that the day itself WAS amazing AND that the pictures below are *just* as amazing too. We would tell you to jump ahead and scroll down right now (because you NEED to see the images!) but what fun is it not knowing some details, right? :) Sarah and Benny's photographer, Paper Antler, absolutely nailed the vision and *perfectly* captured the complete ambiance and essence of the big day. Every single image is incredible, and quite frankly, it was a challenge narrowing it down to just a gallery to showcase... we digress! 

Sarah and Benny are both from Chicago, so when they planned their dream wedding in the City they knew how to do it big! The two celebrated their ceremony in the traditional Chicago chapel, St. Alphonsus. After the ceremony, the newlyweds pranced in the streets and soaked up the freshly snow-lined cobblestone streets. Their wedding party followed them around the City, and together, they all found a *perfect* alley behind The Drake Hotel to take *the most gorgeous* winter wedding party pictures to date! After soaking up the afternoon, Sarah and Benny sauntered into their reception and were greeted by celebratory cheers and clinking of glasses! **cue the happy tears**

Things we LOVED about Sarah and Benny's wedding (aside from everything!) - Benny's smile the whole entire day, the ALL WHITE Bridesmaid dresses (#bridesmaidgoals), mix-matched fur shawls, jaw-droppingly gorgeous florals and garland, the simple yet modern reception set (complete with ghost chairs), bistro lighting hung vertically, die-cut place cards, classic bridal look. (we can keep going....)

This wedding was modern, classic and oh-so-inspiring! The all-white color palette is one of our favorites we have seen recently - and it's so timeless AND goes with every season too! Sarah and Benny's perfectly-planned day concluded through the night with extremely thoughtful toasts and a packed dance floor. This wedding was JUST as gorgeous as it looks (scroll down for ALL the images!) We can't wait for you to share our daydreams of this wedding. Insanely stunning and utterly perfect <3 

+ Vendor List at the bottom (check it out!

Ceremony Venue: St. Alphonsus

Reception Venue: Artifact Events

Photography: Paper Antler

Videographer: Courtney Cimo

Planning + Design: The Simply Elegant Group

Hair and Makeup: Glamd

Caterer: Truffleberry Market

Florist: Dily Lilly

Decor/Lighting: Event Brilliance

Photobooth: This Is Feeling


Music: Ron Bedal

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Machine Shop - Emily + Mitch's Dreamy Wedding!

Emily and Mitch had their Minnesota wedding at The Machine Shop on Saturday, August 12th. For the record, let's just go ahead and state that when you think of "perfect romantic summer wedding" this wedding is THE description (seriously!)  

The couple planned their wedding from New York - they wanted "an extravagant wedding" in Minnesota, and we made it happen! Side note: planning a destination wedding for our couples and their guests is SO much fun for us, we love showing off our beautiful locations! :)

Design and overall ambiance was really important to both Emily and Mitch. Emily envisioned a color palette that focused on neutrals, yet one that was overall classic. We LOVED her dusty-rose colored bridesmaids dresses. They complimented the crisp black suits SO well! 

Emily and Mitch's wedding ceremony was so personal (and gorgeous!!) Their reception was out of a magazine - dreamy, romantic, classic, perfect! *scroll down to see photos for proof* Details included: white cross-back chairs, white linens, bistro lights, greenery, at The Machine Shop ... need we say more? :) 

We LOVED all the personal details that Emily and Mitch added throughout their wedding! Aside from custom signage, personalized menu items and an amaaazing warm-pretzel bar, they had custom wood signs engraved in their initials! The wood signs served as a perfect backdrop for their cake display (#outofadream) 

The night concluded with so many laughs, amazing toasts and a rocking dance floor (shoutout to Rock With U!) Emily and Mitch's wedding was just as gorgeous as you can imagine! This wedding was one for the books. We absolutely LOVED every single, color, texture, photo, every. single. thing.  Scroll down for pictures <3 

+ Vendor List at the bottom (check it out!

Reception + Ceremony Venue: Machine Shop

Photography: Emily Steffen

Videographer: Harvest Film Co

Planning + Design: The Simply Elegant Group

Hair: Hayley Sachs Artistry

Makeup: Alexis Leezer

Caterer: Crave Catering

Dessert: Farina Baking Company

Florist: Grace Klein

Rentals: Linen Effects

Lighting: Phos Events

Wood Letters: On Solid Ground

Stationery: The Making 89

Music: Rock With U

Chicago Wedding Planner | Co-Prosperity Sphere - Lisa and Lindsey's Eclectic Bright Wedding!

Lisa and Lindsey had their Chicago wedding at Co-Prosperity Sphere on July 22nd 2017. The day was filled with laughs, happiness, love and LAUGHS (so many!!) It was a perfect summer wedding in the City! Their vision was never the most traditional, but rather simple and thoughtful. 

Lisa and Lindsey met in Chicago, got engaged in Chicago and shortly into their engagement they moved to Washington DC. The two planned their entire wedding out of state! Throughout their planning, they were always were so excited to make their love "official" and celebrate their wedding in Chicago! 

On their wedding day, Lisa donned an AMAZING cobalt blue suit fitted to perfection! Lindsey wore the most amaaazing summer wedding gown (silk + open back!!) The berry color of Lisa's boutonniere was the exact match to Lindsey's lip color, talk about perfection! 

We LOVED all the personal touches that Lisa and Lindsey added throughout their wedding. Their entire style was really a reflection of their personalities; energetic, fun, bold and happy. Their photographer, Adam Novak highlighted their day perfectly too (photos below!) 

The night concluded with thoughtful toasts from the newlyweds, a fun loud dance party and enough laughs to last a lifetime (or one day if you are Lindsey ;)!) The whole day itself was seamless, and everyone had an absolute blast! The images make us smile, this wedding is so fun to relive! 

+ Vendor List at the bottom (check it out!

Reception + Ceremony Venue: Co-Prosperity Sphere

Catering: Big Star Chicago

Photography: Adam Novak

Planning + Design: The Simply Elegant Group, Gina

DJ: Toast and Jam

Florals: Bunches Chicago

Dessert: Doughnut Vault

Hair: Jana Hoeller

Makeup: Khaki Pixley

Decor: Gethsemane Garden Center